After growing up in Dallas and graduating UT Austin with a BA in Liberal Arts, I immediately began my professional life in beer. I worked for Ben E. Keith Company for 18 years beginning in 1996 with stops in Denton, Dallas, Palestine and Fort Worth. I developed a passion for the business of beer throughout this time period, and developed a love for craft beer specifically after the company expanded its portfolio via acquiring CR Goodman in 2008. As a member of the management team, I had the good fortune of visiting some of the finest craft breweries throughout Texas and the Nation. Upon enjoying the products, meeting the people behind them, and experiencing the energy within the breweries themselves, I knew quickly that my dream was to pursue a career in craft brewing. I departed Ben E. Keith in 2014 as the General Manager of their Fort Worth operation to begin Wild Acre Brewing Company. We began selling beer in June of 2016; and in the best kind of way, life has never been quite the same.