THE BREW TEAM
Dr. Joe McAllister
Dr. Joe McAllister founded The Autism Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and developed programs there that were replicated internationally. McAllister was also the founder of the Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders (ABOARD), which today is known as Autism Connection of PA and has 12,000+ members. McAllister established a private business, Services for Children with Autism and Their Families, which was acquired by The Watson Institute. He was recruited to develop the Department of Psychological Services at Watson, where he served as the Director from 2000 to 2013. In this role, he developed innovative programs, oversaw a $5 million budget, managed a staff of 70+, secured State and County funding, established post-doc training programs and recruited trainees.
Paul Young graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2005 with a film degree. He has spent his professional career working in documentary film, owning and operating a home beer and wine making supply store and as a professional brewer. He curated the Louisville Brewseum in Louisville, Ky – a mobile exhibit covering 200 years of beer history, and has taught hundreds the joy brewing their own beer. Paul has created and overseen events teaching team building, promoting the importance of support for local business and fundraising. He enjoys traveling, hiking, good beer and food and, especially, learning the ways the lessons of our history shape the present and design the future.
Denis Meinert has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and financial executive. He is currently Head of Finance of Duolingo. Denis served as CFO of 4moms from 2011 to 2013. He was also CFO and a Principal for H.B. Maynard and Company (acquired by Accenture in 2007), and as CFO for Hire for companies including CMU spin-offs reCAPTCHA (acquired by Google in 2009) and Blue Belt Technologies (acquired by HealthPointCapital in 2011). Currently he serves on the board of Pittsburgh Habitat for Humanity, and was the Board Chair from 2013 to 2015. He also served as the Council President of O’Hara Township for eight years, and led the Fox Chapel Area Youth Basketball league for eight years. He enjoys time with his family and trying and tracking new beers through UNTAPPD.
Catlyn Brooke is an Eastern PA native who has called Pittsburgh home for the past 7 years. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and first fell in love with craft beer on her breaks from school at Victory Brewing Company. In the present moment, she prefers sour beers over other styles, but won’t hesitate to drink a tasty IPA or stout. Catlyn is the Events Director at ASCEND Pittsburgh. Her experience in marketing and event planning draws from working at various non-profits in Pittsburgh, planning fundraising and community events. When Catlyn isn’t working or drinking a beer, she enjoys climbing, hiking, reading thrillers, cooking in her Instant Pot, and lifting weights. Catlyn lives on the North Side with her wife, Sara, two dogs, and two cats. Follow what Catlyn is drinking on her Untappd profile! (Username: catlyn_b)
Rachel Rampa’s career began as the Assistant Registrar for the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA after earning a degree in Art History and Italian Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. During that time, she managed internationally renowned permanent collections, organized exhibitions, and worked on both the 1995 Carnegie International Exhibition and opening The Andy Warhol Museum. Rachel’s current role in communications and community outreach, and on the Board of Directors for the Strip District Neighbors, enhances her passion for serving Pittsburghers and this incredibly unique city. She is also thrilled to tap back to her roots in collections management with the Brew family.
Debbie Stueber is a Sr. Customer Service Representative with an international electronics manufacturer. She is a “one-person Pittsburgh welcoming committee;” she “adopts” newcomers and enjoys sharing her zeal for our region and helping people feel more at home in their new surroundings. As the daughter of Holocaust Survivors, Holocaust education is paramount to her and she shares her parents’ story at public venues. Debbie tapped into craft beer after attending Craft Beer School in Pittsburgh. She enjoys trying new beers and brewery hopping in Western PA and beyond. Debbie is an active member of Pittsburgh Beer Ladies and excited about women’s involvement in the industry.
Matthew Sherwin is a Pittsburgh-based education-entrepreneurship fundraiser. Previously, he served as political counselor to the President of the opposition party in Cambodia, the founder of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong and the Environmental Adviser to the President of the Philippines. Mr. Sherwin graduated with Honors from Yale University in 2005, where he co-founded The Hillhouse Scholars Program and organized the seed funding competition for the Yale Entrepreneurial Society. Mr. Sherwin began consulting with The National Beer Museum in 2014 and joined full-time in 2015.
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