Meet the Team
Head Brewer & Co-Founder
A lifetime Green Bay resident and Wisconsinite, Sam, like many professional brewers discovered his love for craft beer when he began home brewing almost a decade ago. Tired of tasteless beers, Sam quickly found he had a knack for recipe development. He has brewed everything from Belgian Tripels to Peanut Butter Stouts. He since then has refined his brewing aptitude during his studies at the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology. Sam is involved in all aspects of the brewing process from hop additions to cellaring and sales.
Favorite beer style: The one in front of me.
President & Founder
Some people are pot of coffee by day, pint of beer by night kinds of folks- triple that and you have this guy. Born and raised in Green Bay, Andrew comes from a proud family heritage of small business entrepreneurs and owners. With prior work in distribution, retail and bartending as well as business research and experience from his collegiate studies, Andrew brings a well-rounded knowledge of the beer industry and ideas to Badger State Brewing. Andrew currently handles all day to day operations of the brewery, specializing in marketing, sales, product development, and events. Under his leadership, Badger State Brewing has been able to focus its brewing skills, knowledge and creativity into a business that the community of Green Bay and Wisconsin can be proud of.
Favorite beer style: Barrel Aged Beers, IPAs
Head of Brewing Technology & Co-Founder
As a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Environmental Public Health, Michael brings six years of brewing experience and operations expertise to Badger State. Michael provides extensive academic knowledge with experience in organic chemistry, qualitative analysis and microbiology in addition to training in chemical, air, water and food safety. Michael’s passion and background in both science and craft beer have allowed him to develop multifaceted brewing techniques and processes to create high quality and unique beers. Michael loves the community craft beer inspires and strives to bring its culture to his hometown of Green Bay.
Favorite beer style: Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Tom has been with the company since the first day the tap room opened in 2014. Many of you may recognize him not only from behind the bar at Badger State but also from the music scene in Green Bay where he has been an avid music promoter for over a decade, booking and producing shows at the best music venues in town. A graduate of St. Norbert College, Tom has been working hard to make the Green Bay area a more enticing place to live and work for several years. His love for music and film are something he incorporates into events at the brewery accompanied by beer and good times. His background has been a fantastic fit for coordinating day to day operations in both the tap room and event space.
Favorite beer style: Coffee Beers & Hazy IPA's
PRIVATE Event COORDINATOR & DIRECTOR
Starting as a loyal beer patron, Milena joined the Badger State team in 2017 shortly after the opening of The Barrel Haus event space. After living all over the state of Wisconsin, she has made Green Bay her home. Her background in marketing and advertising gives her a unique approach to managing events of all styles and sizes. Her strong work ethic blended with her outgoing personality makes her accessible and detail oriented. Outside of work, Milena enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with her husband and dogs.
Favorite beer style: Brown Ales, Kolsch, Anything With Coffee
ENTERTAINMENT & Event DIRECTOR
Jen started her career as our first Beertender before transitioning into her current role of Event & Entertainment Director. With a successful track record in customer relations and business management she has been able to create and execute unique events that showcase our beer brands throughout the year. Her outgoing personality is topped only by her hard work ethic as you will typically see her behind the scenes ensuring our staff has the necessary tools to make the most entertaining events and tap room experience possible.
Favorite beer style: Sours, Coffee Stouts, Fruited IPA’s