Managing Owners

Justin - President/CEO   Justin has had passion for beer for a long time, and it started with home brewing with his Dad for many years before being an owner at a brewery himself. When he wasn’t brewing his own beer, he was actively buying and trading beers with friends around the country. Being the father of four means that he spends a lot of his free time hanging with his wife and kids, cooking, and relaxing while watching The Office or baseball games. An avid sports fan his whole life, his dream beer with anyone is Peyton Manning, and the best way to get him on a tangent is bringing up the current state of the Cleveland Indians. There’s nothing Justin loves more than watching the Sonder team crush it at their jobs, and he feeds off that passion and energy everyday. He is a lover of all kinds of beer, but would choose a Traditional German Berliner Weisse if forced to pick one style forever. At Sonder you’ll see him grabbing a Midwesterner if it’s on tap.

Justin - President/CEO

Justin has had passion for beer for a long time, and it started with home brewing with his Dad for many years before being an owner at a brewery himself. When he wasn’t brewing his own beer, he was actively buying and trading beers with friends around the country. Being the father of four means that he spends a lot of his free time hanging with his wife and kids, cooking, and relaxing while watching The Office or baseball games. An avid sports fan his whole life, his dream beer with anyone is Peyton Manning, and the best way to get him on a tangent is bringing up the current state of the Cleveland Indians. There’s nothing Justin loves more than watching the Sonder team crush it at their jobs, and he feeds off that passion and energy everyday. He is a lover of all kinds of beer, but would choose a Traditional German Berliner Weisse if forced to pick one style forever. At Sonder you’ll see him grabbing a Midwesterner if it’s on tap.

Chase - Chief Operations Officer   Chase brings a lot of brewing experience to Sonder, working at the family bar and at New Glarus Brewing in Wisconsin prior to Sonder. When he’s not leading the production team, he spends time traveling, hiking, and testing out good food spots around town. If he could, he would love to spend a month or two in Europe traveling around drinking beer and eating good food. In another life Chase would be a cat because cats get to live a pretty chill life. Chase loves heading up the production team because he’s able to cultivate a team and culture focused on quality and integrity. For him it’s more than just beer, it’s about building relationships with his team and empowering them to be creative, attentive to detail, and enjoy their jobs. Chase has a deep appreciation for traditional german style beers, and pilsners are his favorite, so it’s a shock to no one that his favorite Sonder beer is Rally Cap.

Chase - Chief Operations Officer

Chase brings a lot of brewing experience to Sonder, working at the family bar and at New Glarus Brewing in Wisconsin prior to Sonder. When he’s not leading the production team, he spends time traveling, hiking, and testing out good food spots around town. If he could, he would love to spend a month or two in Europe traveling around drinking beer and eating good food. In another life Chase would be a cat because cats get to live a pretty chill life. Chase loves heading up the production team because he’s able to cultivate a team and culture focused on quality and integrity. For him it’s more than just beer, it’s about building relationships with his team and empowering them to be creative, attentive to detail, and enjoy their jobs. Chase has a deep appreciation for traditional german style beers, and pilsners are his favorite, so it’s a shock to no one that his favorite Sonder beer is Rally Cap.

Jen - Chief Marketing Officer   Jen remembers her first craft beer as being Kentucky Irish Red Ale, and once the brewery scene in Cincinnati blew up she embraced the trend of constantly trying new beers. Her and her family often travel, and visiting new breweries along the way is a must do. Jen has been doing marketing and graphic design for 20+ years, and loves bringing that knowledge and expertise to her work. When she’s not growing the Sonder brand, she spends time with her husband and two children, enjoys a good work out, catches up on Netflix, and spends time drinking good brews on the patio with the neighbors. When she’s picking out a new beer to try, she’ll try anything with Simcoe hops or a good barrel aged stout, and her Sonder beer of choice is The Midwesterner.

Jen - Chief Marketing Officer

Jen remembers her first craft beer as being Kentucky Irish Red Ale, and once the brewery scene in Cincinnati blew up she embraced the trend of constantly trying new beers. Her and her family often travel, and visiting new breweries along the way is a must do. Jen has been doing marketing and graphic design for 20+ years, and loves bringing that knowledge and expertise to her work. When she’s not growing the Sonder brand, she spends time with her husband and two children, enjoys a good work out, catches up on Netflix, and spends time drinking good brews on the patio with the neighbors. When she’s picking out a new beer to try, she’ll try anything with Simcoe hops or a good barrel aged stout, and her Sonder beer of choice is The Midwesterner.

Daniel - Chief Sales Officer   Daniel has en extensive background in the craft beer and wine industry, getting started working for his Dad at Jungle Jim’s at 15 stocking shelves and dusting bottles. He was able to interact with world class beer and wine makers at such a young age that it kick started his interest in the industry. He went on to become a sommelier working in restaurant management at some great bottle shops around Cincinnati. As an experienced wine drinking, the top of his bucket list includes being able to drink a DRC RC, a world famous burgundy from France. Daniel has been the cool beer salesman for a long time now, and loves building relationships with people over good beer. When he’s not around town selling Sonder, he’s spending time with his wife and daughter, listening to music, or if he finds time actually getting some sleep. Daniel will be the first to tell you that Sonder is one big family of people that has built something incredible in such a short time, and he gets inspiration from working with his family everyday. Daniel loves a good German Hefeweizen, and his favorite Sonder beer depends on the day but he’s typically reaching for a Blanc or Zauber.

Daniel - Chief Sales Officer

Daniel has en extensive background in the craft beer and wine industry, getting started working for his Dad at Jungle Jim’s at 15 stocking shelves and dusting bottles. He was able to interact with world class beer and wine makers at such a young age that it kick started his interest in the industry. He went on to become a sommelier working in restaurant management at some great bottle shops around Cincinnati. As an experienced wine drinking, the top of his bucket list includes being able to drink a DRC RC, a world famous burgundy from France. Daniel has been the cool beer salesman for a long time now, and loves building relationships with people over good beer. When he’s not around town selling Sonder, he’s spending time with his wife and daughter, listening to music, or if he finds time actually getting some sleep. Daniel will be the first to tell you that Sonder is one big family of people that has built something incredible in such a short time, and he gets inspiration from working with his family everyday. Daniel loves a good German Hefeweizen, and his favorite Sonder beer depends on the day but he’s typically reaching for a Blanc or Zauber.

Production

 
Luke - Head Brewer   Luke spends most of his time at Sonder crafting incredible beer for all of our fans to enjoy, but when he’s not brewing he’s spending time with his girlfriend, hanging with friends, and visiting breweries. If you know Luke, you know that the guy loves getting creative with beer so his ideal holiday would be blending day where brewers who blend beer get some love. Luke got into craft beer working in restaurants and teaching himself how to home brew, and it spiraled into a career, previously at Streetside Brewing. He loves working at Sonder because he’s able to learn from Chase and brew really good brews. His favorite style of beer is pilsners, and his favorite Sonder beer is Zauber

Luke - Head Brewer

Luke spends most of his time at Sonder crafting incredible beer for all of our fans to enjoy, but when he’s not brewing he’s spending time with his girlfriend, hanging with friends, and visiting breweries. If you know Luke, you know that the guy loves getting creative with beer so his ideal holiday would be blending day where brewers who blend beer get some love. Luke got into craft beer working in restaurants and teaching himself how to home brew, and it spiraled into a career, previously at Streetside Brewing. He loves working at Sonder because he’s able to learn from Chase and brew really good brews. His favorite style of beer is pilsners, and his favorite Sonder beer is Zauber

Jeff - Brewer   Jeff has been in the beer industry for a while now, going from being a bar manager, brewing at Paradune Brewing, and now working in the cellar at Sonder. Jeff spends a lot of his free time with his wife and two kids watching superhero movies and cartoons, playing music, and going to live music events. You’ll even see Jeff play some music in the taproom from time to time. Jeff loves working at Sonder because of the awesome people he gets to work with and getting to work with such awesome beer. Jeff is your typical hop head who has really enjoyed beers like Record Hop, Hunter’s Sword, and his favorite being You Betcha!

Jeff - Brewer

Jeff has been in the beer industry for a while now, going from being a bar manager, brewing at Paradune Brewing, and now working in the cellar at Sonder. Jeff spends a lot of his free time with his wife and two kids watching superhero movies and cartoons, playing music, and going to live music events. You’ll even see Jeff play some music in the taproom from time to time. Jeff loves working at Sonder because of the awesome people he gets to work with and getting to work with such awesome beer. Jeff is your typical hop head who has really enjoyed beers like Record Hop, Hunter’s Sword, and his favorite being You Betcha!

Matt - Packaging   Matt will be the first to tell you that he loves beer. He fell in love with beer once his friend shared a bottle of Weinstephaner 1509 Berliner with him, and now sharing beers with friends is one way that he likes to spend his time away from Sonder. Matt has been a versatile and flexible member of the team working behind the bar, delivering beer, and working the keg and can lines in production. Matt is enjoying his time at Sonder learning from the team and being a part of packaging some awesome brews. His one beer of choice for the rest of his life would be Bell’s Two Hearted, and at Sonder his favorite is Rally Cap

Matt - Packaging

Matt will be the first to tell you that he loves beer. He fell in love with beer once his friend shared a bottle of Weinstephaner 1509 Berliner with him, and now sharing beers with friends is one way that he likes to spend his time away from Sonder. Matt has been a versatile and flexible member of the team working behind the bar, delivering beer, and working the keg and can lines in production. Matt is enjoying his time at Sonder learning from the team and being a part of packaging some awesome brews. His one beer of choice for the rest of his life would be Bell’s Two Hearted, and at Sonder his favorite is Rally Cap

 

Sales

Andrew - Downtown Sales Manager   Andrew is the guy getting the Sonder name south of 275, and when he’s not selling beer there’s a good chance he’s on the golf course. He hopes to one day play all top 100 golf courses in America, an ideal holiday for him would be National Golf Day, and if he could drink a beer with anyone it would be Phil Mickelson. He got into the industry working at the family business, O’Bryan’s Wine and Spirits, and used to refer to Bell’s Two Hearted as the beer with the fish on it. In his role at Sonder he loves building relationships and spreading the word about the Sonder brand. Andrew is an IPA guy, but his favorite Sonder beer is Blanc

Andrew - Downtown Sales Manager

Andrew is the guy getting the Sonder name south of 275, and when he’s not selling beer there’s a good chance he’s on the golf course. He hopes to one day play all top 100 golf courses in America, an ideal holiday for him would be National Golf Day, and if he could drink a beer with anyone it would be Phil Mickelson. He got into the industry working at the family business, O’Bryan’s Wine and Spirits, and used to refer to Bell’s Two Hearted as the beer with the fish on it. In his role at Sonder he loves building relationships and spreading the word about the Sonder brand. Andrew is an IPA guy, but his favorite Sonder beer is Blanc

Brad - Suburbs Sales Manager   Brad spends his days at Sonder slinging beer all around town and attending beer events on Sonder’s behalf. When he’s not at Sonder he spends his time with his Wife and two kids, often traveling for sporting events. Enjoying Sam Adams is what got him interested in craft beer, and that feeling people get when they enjoy Sonder beer is what he loves most about his job. He loves a good IPA, and if he’s enjoying a Sonder beer it’s probably You Betcha!

Brad - Suburbs Sales Manager

Brad spends his days at Sonder slinging beer all around town and attending beer events on Sonder’s behalf. When he’s not at Sonder he spends his time with his Wife and two kids, often traveling for sporting events. Enjoying Sam Adams is what got him interested in craft beer, and that feeling people get when they enjoy Sonder beer is what he loves most about his job. He loves a good IPA, and if he’s enjoying a Sonder beer it’s probably You Betcha!

Danny - Delivery Driver   The love of a good beer and good work life balance got Danny to come deliver beer for Sonder. When he’s not driving around town delivering brews to businesses, he likes doing anything outdoors such as hiking, backpacking, camping, and running. He one day wants to hike all the way through the Appalachian Trail, and in another life was a bird so that he could easily enjoy nature. Danny’s favorite part about working at Sonder is being able to hear all the good things people say about our beer when he’s dropping off fresh kegs and cans. His favorite beer of all time is Full Nelson, and at Sonder you’ll see him enjoying a You Betcha!

Danny - Delivery Driver

The love of a good beer and good work life balance got Danny to come deliver beer for Sonder. When he’s not driving around town delivering brews to businesses, he likes doing anything outdoors such as hiking, backpacking, camping, and running. He one day wants to hike all the way through the Appalachian Trail, and in another life was a bird so that he could easily enjoy nature. Danny’s favorite part about working at Sonder is being able to hear all the good things people say about our beer when he’s dropping off fresh kegs and cans. His favorite beer of all time is Full Nelson, and at Sonder you’ll see him enjoying a You Betcha!

Jess - Director of Beer Education   Jess is fully ingrained in the Cincinnati craft beer scene, and got into craft beer once she realized that she liked the west coast style IPAs. She became an enthusiast, got involved with the local craft beer facebook groups, started attending beer releases, and now has a group of life long friends in the industry because of it. She previously worked at Brink Brewing, and has been furthering her beer knowledge along the way. When she’s not talking and educating about beer, she spends time with her kids and they enjoy going to FCC games, attending live music, and camping. She loves working at Sonder because she gets to spend her time educating employees and customers about beer, and loves the feeling of expanding someone’s beer palate. For the most part you’ll see Jess enjoying our hoppy beer offerings after a shift, and her favorite is Hunter’s Sword DIPA

Jess - Director of Beer Education

Jess is fully ingrained in the Cincinnati craft beer scene, and got into craft beer once she realized that she liked the west coast style IPAs. She became an enthusiast, got involved with the local craft beer facebook groups, started attending beer releases, and now has a group of life long friends in the industry because of it. She previously worked at Brink Brewing, and has been furthering her beer knowledge along the way. When she’s not talking and educating about beer, she spends time with her kids and they enjoy going to FCC games, attending live music, and camping. She loves working at Sonder because she gets to spend her time educating employees and customers about beer, and loves the feeling of expanding someone’s beer palate. For the most part you’ll see Jess enjoying our hoppy beer offerings after a shift, and her favorite is Hunter’s Sword DIPA

Marketing

 
Danny - Marketing Manager   Danny is the guy behind the camera, and spends his time at Sonder giving customers the inside scoop on what’s happening at the brewery. He first got into craft beer as a fan visiting breweries and trying new beers, and brings a Marketing degree from Xavier and CPG experience to the team. When he’s not at Sonder, he’s often at the disc golf course, reading thriller novels, or watching Cleveland sports or Xavier basketball. He eventually wants to play disc golf in all 50 states. He loves working at Sonder because he’s able to showcase the talented staff and quality beers to the public, and enjoys the interaction with customers online. As a self-admitted millennial beer nerd, he loves hazy IPAs and his favorite Sonder beer is The Midwesterner

Danny - Marketing Manager

Danny is the guy behind the camera, and spends his time at Sonder giving customers the inside scoop on what’s happening at the brewery. He first got into craft beer as a fan visiting breweries and trying new beers, and brings a Marketing degree from Xavier and CPG experience to the team. When he’s not at Sonder, he’s often at the disc golf course, reading thriller novels, or watching Cleveland sports or Xavier basketball. He eventually wants to play disc golf in all 50 states. He loves working at Sonder because he’s able to showcase the talented staff and quality beers to the public, and enjoys the interaction with customers online. As a self-admitted millennial beer nerd, he loves hazy IPAs and his favorite Sonder beer is The Midwesterner

Katie - Associate Marketing Manager   Katie moved to Cincinnati from North Carolina, and started working at a restaurant that focused on good craft beer selections. She started to learn more about craft beer, and really took an interest in it. She took a bartending position at Mt Carmel, and started going to school at Cincinnati State to study brewery sales and marketing. Working at Sonder is inspiring for her because she’s able to use her experience, education, and passions to help grow the Sonder brand. Katie likes spending her free time with friends doing things like hiking, canoeing, and going to beer events. Katie tends to drink unique beer styles like goses and porters, and her favorite Sonder beer has been Coconut Tears

Katie - Associate Marketing Manager

Katie moved to Cincinnati from North Carolina, and started working at a restaurant that focused on good craft beer selections. She started to learn more about craft beer, and really took an interest in it. She took a bartending position at Mt Carmel, and started going to school at Cincinnati State to study brewery sales and marketing. Working at Sonder is inspiring for her because she’s able to use her experience, education, and passions to help grow the Sonder brand. Katie likes spending her free time with friends doing things like hiking, canoeing, and going to beer events. Katie tends to drink unique beer styles like goses and porters, and her favorite Sonder beer has been Coconut Tears

 

Operations

 
Haley - Director of Strategic Partnerships   Haley spends her time at Sonder managing events in the taproom, charitable givings, and building relationships with the community. In her free time she likes to cook, garden, and travel when she can. She doesn’t have a bucket list, but just wants more time to explore Europe. Haley first got involved in craft beer back in Wisconsin where she grew up, and is now an integral part in building the Sonder brand in Cincinnati. She loves working at Sonder because she’s able to see everyone’s hard work come together to create such a beautiful product and space for people to enjoy. Her favorite style of beer is hefeweizens, and her favorite Sonder beer is Fruited All In with Lemon and Lavender

Haley - Director of Strategic Partnerships

Haley spends her time at Sonder managing events in the taproom, charitable givings, and building relationships with the community. In her free time she likes to cook, garden, and travel when she can. She doesn’t have a bucket list, but just wants more time to explore Europe. Haley first got involved in craft beer back in Wisconsin where she grew up, and is now an integral part in building the Sonder brand in Cincinnati. She loves working at Sonder because she’s able to see everyone’s hard work come together to create such a beautiful product and space for people to enjoy. Her favorite style of beer is hefeweizens, and her favorite Sonder beer is Fruited All In with Lemon and Lavender

Liz - HR Manager   Liz is the keeper of all things HR and accounting at Sonder. When she’s not running payroll and benefits, she is the proud mother of four children under six years old, is pursuing a masters degree at Xavier University for Montessori Education, and when she finds some free time she enjoys watching anything on BRAVO!, HGTV, or the Bachelor/Bachelorette. Her favorite part about working at Sonder is seeing the constant growth among the employees, and seeing the hard work come to fruition. Liz has been a craft beer fan for a long time, and grabs Sierra Nevada Otra Vez whenever she can! Otra Vez may be her favorite beer, but her Sonder beers of choice are You Betcha! and The Midwesterner

Liz - HR Manager

Liz is the keeper of all things HR and accounting at Sonder. When she’s not running payroll and benefits, she is the proud mother of four children under six years old, is pursuing a masters degree at Xavier University for Montessori Education, and when she finds some free time she enjoys watching anything on BRAVO!, HGTV, or the Bachelor/Bachelorette. Her favorite part about working at Sonder is seeing the constant growth among the employees, and seeing the hard work come to fruition. Liz has been a craft beer fan for a long time, and grabs Sierra Nevada Otra Vez whenever she can! Otra Vez may be her favorite beer, but her Sonder beers of choice are You Betcha! and The Midwesterner

 

Taproom

Andy - Taproom Manager   Andy is probably the funniest guy at Sonder, and you’ll even see him doing stand up comedy around town when he’s not behind the bar at Sonder. He also spends time with his son and playing video games. He got into craft beer when he started working in the Jungle Jim’s beer department, and has been in the industry ever since. Working at Sonder has been a perfect fit for him because he loves utilizing his customer service skills to create a great customer experience and being a mentor to our bar staff. He loves IPAs, and his favorite Sonder beer is Undignified

Andy - Taproom Manager

Andy is probably the funniest guy at Sonder, and you’ll even see him doing stand up comedy around town when he’s not behind the bar at Sonder. He also spends time with his son and playing video games. He got into craft beer when he started working in the Jungle Jim’s beer department, and has been in the industry ever since. Working at Sonder has been a perfect fit for him because he loves utilizing his customer service skills to create a great customer experience and being a mentor to our bar staff. He loves IPAs, and his favorite Sonder beer is Undignified

Tim - Assistant Taproom Manager   When Tim isn’t behind the bar, he’s often playing video games, gardening, playing pool, and hanging with friends. He also loves the Harry Potter books, and his favorite show is Game of Thrones. His love for craft beer started while he was working at O’Bryans Wine and Spirits. The best part about the job for him is learning about the nuances and complexities of beer, and being able to relate that knowledge to our customers. Tim really likes sour beers, but his favorite Sonder beer has been the Frosted variants

Tim - Assistant Taproom Manager

When Tim isn’t behind the bar, he’s often playing video games, gardening, playing pool, and hanging with friends. He also loves the Harry Potter books, and his favorite show is Game of Thrones. His love for craft beer started while he was working at O’Bryans Wine and Spirits. The best part about the job for him is learning about the nuances and complexities of beer, and being able to relate that knowledge to our customers. Tim really likes sour beers, but his favorite Sonder beer has been the Frosted variants

Chris - Shift Lead Bartender   Chris has a wife and three boys who take up a lot of his time outside of Sonder, and they love watching Marvel, DC, and Disney movies together. Chris is also a sneaker head who thinks that there should be a National Sneaker Day where everyone wears their favorite pair of shoes. He got into craft beer by working at a restaurant in OTR where they only had craft beer on tap, he then started getting involved in craft beer groups in Cincinnati, and the rest is history! He loves working at Sonder because of the amazing team that works here, and he can always count on laughing a lot at work. Chris has really started to love sours and berliners over the last year, and his favorite Sonder beer is Mella

Chris - Shift Lead Bartender

Chris has a wife and three boys who take up a lot of his time outside of Sonder, and they love watching Marvel, DC, and Disney movies together. Chris is also a sneaker head who thinks that there should be a National Sneaker Day where everyone wears their favorite pair of shoes. He got into craft beer by working at a restaurant in OTR where they only had craft beer on tap, he then started getting involved in craft beer groups in Cincinnati, and the rest is history! He loves working at Sonder because of the amazing team that works here, and he can always count on laughing a lot at work. Chris has really started to love sours and berliners over the last year, and his favorite Sonder beer is Mella

Brian - Bartender   Brian is our internal history nerd, and is a great follow on social media if you like reading about history. If he could have a beer with anyone it would be Phillip IV of France, which is good because not many people know who that is so he probably needs someone to have a beer with. His super power of choice would be meat vision, the ability to turn anything into meat. His favorite part about working at Sonder is learning about beer and working on a team with so much passion for good beer. His Sonder beer of choice is You Betcha!

Brian - Bartender

Brian is our internal history nerd, and is a great follow on social media if you like reading about history. If he could have a beer with anyone it would be Phillip IV of France, which is good because not many people know who that is so he probably needs someone to have a beer with. His super power of choice would be meat vision, the ability to turn anything into meat. His favorite part about working at Sonder is learning about beer and working on a team with so much passion for good beer. His Sonder beer of choice is You Betcha!

Dave - Bartender   Dave loves history, and got involved in beer because of early interest in breweriana and craft beer history. During his stint in the army in the 1980’s was when he started drinking good beer, but knew there was potential for better and loves how far craft beer has come since then. He loves working at Sonder because he is surrounded by people who are just as interested in good beer as him. He loves porters, and has so far liked Otto the most at Sonder

Dave - Bartender

Dave loves history, and got involved in beer because of early interest in breweriana and craft beer history. During his stint in the army in the 1980’s was when he started drinking good beer, but knew there was potential for better and loves how far craft beer has come since then. He loves working at Sonder because he is surrounded by people who are just as interested in good beer as him. He loves porters, and has so far liked Otto the most at Sonder

Hollie - Bartender   Hollie is a craft beer fan, and got into the industry because once the craft beer movement started her and her friends found themselves visiting breweries all the time. Hollie loves the Reds, and if she could make Opening Day an official holiday, she would. She also spends her free time playing board game and spending time outdoors. She loves working at Sonder because her day job is very stressful, and at Sonder she’s able to be with customers who are enjoying life, smiling, laughing, and having a great time. Her favorite style of beer is porters, but at Sonder you’ll often find her drinking Kato or The Midwesterner

Hollie - Bartender

Hollie is a craft beer fan, and got into the industry because once the craft beer movement started her and her friends found themselves visiting breweries all the time. Hollie loves the Reds, and if she could make Opening Day an official holiday, she would. She also spends her free time playing board game and spending time outdoors. She loves working at Sonder because her day job is very stressful, and at Sonder she’s able to be with customers who are enjoying life, smiling, laughing, and having a great time. Her favorite style of beer is porters, but at Sonder you’ll often find her drinking Kato or The Midwesterner

John - Maintenance Manager   John considers craft beer as a hobby, and spends a lot of his time visiting breweries and trying new beers with friends. He’s also a big racing fan who will travel to race tracks to drive practice runs, and he one day hopes to take a road trip down Route 60, hopefully going the speed limit. John loves keeping Sonder clean and looking nice for everyone to enjoy. He likes a lot of different styles, but when it comes down to it he loves a really good lager and his favorite Sonder beer is Rally Cap

John - Maintenance Manager

John considers craft beer as a hobby, and spends a lot of his time visiting breweries and trying new beers with friends. He’s also a big racing fan who will travel to race tracks to drive practice runs, and he one day hopes to take a road trip down Route 60, hopefully going the speed limit. John loves keeping Sonder clean and looking nice for everyone to enjoy. He likes a lot of different styles, but when it comes down to it he loves a really good lager and his favorite Sonder beer is Rally Cap

Johnny - Bartender   Johnny is the party starter on staff, and loves bringing the energy to the taproom when he’s behind the bar. When he’s not serving beer, he spends his free time playing video games and watching sports. As another Cleveland Indians on staff, his top bucket list item is throwing the first pitch at an Indians game. He loves working at Sonder because he’s able to connect with incredible people over good beer. He got involved with craft beer because of sharing beers with friends. His favorite style of beer is New England IPAs, and his favorite Sonder beer is the one in his hand

Johnny - Bartender

Johnny is the party starter on staff, and loves bringing the energy to the taproom when he’s behind the bar. When he’s not serving beer, he spends his free time playing video games and watching sports. As another Cleveland Indians on staff, his top bucket list item is throwing the first pitch at an Indians game. He loves working at Sonder because he’s able to connect with incredible people over good beer. He got involved with craft beer because of sharing beers with friends. His favorite style of beer is New England IPAs, and his favorite Sonder beer is the one in his hand

Jim - Bartender   Jim has been home brewing for 12 years, and loves trying new styles and flavors as a form of research for his next beer experiment. He loves the passion and generosity within the craft beer community. When he’s not cooking up his own beer, he’s spending time with family at home or watching Marvel movies. He loves helping Sonder customers navigate the tap list and find beers they enjoy. He loves that customers often are willing to branch out and try something new, and he’s always ready to make recommendations. He loves Double IPAs, so Hunter’s Sword is his Sonder beer of choice

Jim - Bartender

Jim has been home brewing for 12 years, and loves trying new styles and flavors as a form of research for his next beer experiment. He loves the passion and generosity within the craft beer community. When he’s not cooking up his own beer, he’s spending time with family at home or watching Marvel movies. He loves helping Sonder customers navigate the tap list and find beers they enjoy. He loves that customers often are willing to branch out and try something new, and he’s always ready to make recommendations. He loves Double IPAs, so Hunter’s Sword is his Sonder beer of choice

Kara - Bartender   Kara has been working in the industry for a bit now, getting her start as a server at Rivertown where she got introduced to working at a brewery. In her free time she’s typically hanging with her dog and family. She is also a big fan of the show Lost, and openly admits to crying when the show ended. The best part about working at Sonder for her is helping people enjoy their day with really good beer. Kara is a fan of ciders, and at Sonder her favorite drinks are Zauber German Lager and Scarlet Cider with Cherries

Kara - Bartender

Kara has been working in the industry for a bit now, getting her start as a server at Rivertown where she got introduced to working at a brewery. In her free time she’s typically hanging with her dog and family. She is also a big fan of the show Lost, and openly admits to crying when the show ended. The best part about working at Sonder for her is helping people enjoy their day with really good beer. Kara is a fan of ciders, and at Sonder her favorite drinks are Zauber German Lager and Scarlet Cider with Cherries

Kaytlyn - Bartender   Kaytlyn loves watching too much Netflix (too much isn’t a thing), and her favorite books are the Twilight series (Team Edward Forever). Something she really wants to do is visit a dark sky park, and hopefully see the Milky Way. Bell’s Oberon was what got her to really take interest in craft beer, and her favorite part about bartending at Sonder is the conversations because it’s easy to connect with people over good beer and a story. She loves Pilsners, and her favorite Sonder beer has been The Midwesterner

Kaytlyn - Bartender

Kaytlyn loves watching too much Netflix (too much isn’t a thing), and her favorite books are the Twilight series (Team Edward Forever). Something she really wants to do is visit a dark sky park, and hopefully see the Milky Way. Bell’s Oberon was what got her to really take interest in craft beer, and her favorite part about bartending at Sonder is the conversations because it’s easy to connect with people over good beer and a story. She loves Pilsners, and her favorite Sonder beer has been The Midwesterner

Mark - Bartender   Mark loves spending time with his family, playing golf, and enjoying some brews. The top item on his bucket list is playing Augusta National golf course, so hopefully he hits golf balls straight. He loves working at Sonder because he’s able to recommend beer to consumers based on what they describe is their ideal style. His favorite style of beer is IPAs, and his favorite Sonder beer is You Betcha!

Mark - Bartender

Mark loves spending time with his family, playing golf, and enjoying some brews. The top item on his bucket list is playing Augusta National golf course, so hopefully he hits golf balls straight. He loves working at Sonder because he’s able to recommend beer to consumers based on what they describe is their ideal style. His favorite style of beer is IPAs, and his favorite Sonder beer is You Betcha!

Nick - Bartender   Nick is a self proclaimed geek who loves watching movies & tv shows and playing video games. Along with working at Sonder, you’ll also see Nick working at Dewey’s pizza where he really started to love educating consumers about beer. Nothing beats seeing a consumer really enjoy a beer he recommended for them. A style that Nick really likes is Goses because of the creativity that goes into the style. At Sonder you’ll seem him picking up Lore the most

Nick - Bartender

Nick is a self proclaimed geek who loves watching movies & tv shows and playing video games. Along with working at Sonder, you’ll also see Nick working at Dewey’s pizza where he really started to love educating consumers about beer. Nothing beats seeing a consumer really enjoy a beer he recommended for them. A style that Nick really likes is Goses because of the creativity that goes into the style. At Sonder you’ll seem him picking up Lore the most

Robb - Bartender   In Cincinnati, the craft beer scene eventually finds you in some capacity, and Robb accepted it with open arms and loves being a part of it. Robb jams with his band in his free time and in another life would be Ron Swanson. His favorite style of beer is hefeweizens, and his Sonder beer of choice is 92 Dayz

Robb - Bartender

In Cincinnati, the craft beer scene eventually finds you in some capacity, and Robb accepted it with open arms and loves being a part of it. Robb jams with his band in his free time and in another life would be Ron Swanson. His favorite style of beer is hefeweizens, and his Sonder beer of choice is 92 Dayz

Ross - Bartender   Ross spends his free time traveling, visiting amusement parks, and playing both golf and disc golf. In another life he claims to have been a meerkat, which would be a pretty cool animal to be. He got his start in craft beer working in OTR in the mid 2000s when that area started to blow up with craft beer. He loves Belgian style beers, specifically Belgian tripels, and at Sonder he loves drinking Blanc

Ross - Bartender

Ross spends his free time traveling, visiting amusement parks, and playing both golf and disc golf. In another life he claims to have been a meerkat, which would be a pretty cool animal to be. He got his start in craft beer working in OTR in the mid 2000s when that area started to blow up with craft beer. He loves Belgian style beers, specifically Belgian tripels, and at Sonder he loves drinking Blanc

Steve - Bartender   Steve got into the beer industry working at his Dad’s restaurant in Celina Ohio where they had an extensive craft beer bottle selection. It’s now been a passion for him for a while, and it shows when he’s on the bar. When he’s not slinging beer at Sonder, you’ll see him at FC Cincinnati games as a season ticket holder, biking, working out, photography, and spending time with his family. He’s also a Lord of the Rings fan, and his favorite book of the series is The Fellowship of the Ring. He loves working at Sonder because he’s able to educate visitors on new styles and show them that there’s other styles they could enjoy. He loves IPAs, and his favorite Sonder beer is Undignified

Steve - Bartender

Steve got into the beer industry working at his Dad’s restaurant in Celina Ohio where they had an extensive craft beer bottle selection. It’s now been a passion for him for a while, and it shows when he’s on the bar. When he’s not slinging beer at Sonder, you’ll see him at FC Cincinnati games as a season ticket holder, biking, working out, photography, and spending time with his family. He’s also a Lord of the Rings fan, and his favorite book of the series is The Fellowship of the Ring. He loves working at Sonder because he’s able to educate visitors on new styles and show them that there’s other styles they could enjoy. He loves IPAs, and his favorite Sonder beer is Undignified

Nina - Bartender   Nina will joke that she married into the craft beer industry, but has found a home among the Sonder staff and enjoys serving brews to our customers. Nina is a busy person, and once she gets some free time will let you know what she does with it. At Sonder her favorite part about working here is finding the right beer for a self-described non beer drinker to enjoy. Her favorite Sonder beer varies depending on what’s on tap, and her go to style is lagers

Nina - Bartender

Nina will joke that she married into the craft beer industry, but has found a home among the Sonder staff and enjoys serving brews to our customers. Nina is a busy person, and once she gets some free time will let you know what she does with it. At Sonder her favorite part about working here is finding the right beer for a self-described non beer drinker to enjoy. Her favorite Sonder beer varies depending on what’s on tap, and her go to style is lagers

Tom - Bartender   Tom is a busy guy, running around working his day job as a owner of a bar services company. He jokes about spending his free time working, but would like to create a holiday called Family Day where everyone gets the day off to spend some time with the people they love. He loves working at Sonder because he gets to interact with customers and gets the opportunity to broaden their choices of beer styles. Tom is a known hop head, and if he’s having a beer at Sonder there’s a good chance that it’s Hunter’s Sword DIPA

Tom - Bartender

Tom is a busy guy, running around working his day job as a owner of a bar services company. He jokes about spending his free time working, but would like to create a holiday called Family Day where everyone gets the day off to spend some time with the people they love. He loves working at Sonder because he gets to interact with customers and gets the opportunity to broaden their choices of beer styles. Tom is a known hop head, and if he’s having a beer at Sonder there’s a good chance that it’s Hunter’s Sword DIPA

Tony - Bartender   Tony has been bartending for 18 years now, and when he’s not slinging beers behind the bar you’ll find him at the gym or the golf course. In another life he was a mediaeval viking, and it definitely could work with his luscious beard. His favorite part about bartending at Sonder is seeing a customer enjoy a beer they didn’t they would. Tony loves New England IPAs, and it makes perfect sense because his Sonder beer of choice is You Betcha!

Tony - Bartender

Tony has been bartending for 18 years now, and when he’s not slinging beers behind the bar you’ll find him at the gym or the golf course. In another life he was a mediaeval viking, and it definitely could work with his luscious beard. His favorite part about bartending at Sonder is seeing a customer enjoy a beer they didn’t they would. Tony loves New England IPAs, and it makes perfect sense because his Sonder beer of choice is You Betcha!

Zach - Bartender   Zach is a craft beer nerd, and it started when he got involved in the craft beer scene in Charlotte. Once he moved to Cincinnati in 2014 he really started to get ingrained in the Cincinnati Craft Beer community. In his free time, besides craft beer, you’ll see him working out, coaching football, and hanging with his family. He loves bartending at Sonder because of how social it can be interacting with customers and coworkers. He’s been bartending for 13 years, and loves the beer conversations that come with it. Zach loves stouts, and whenever we have it on tap he’s crushing Otto

Zach - Bartender

Zach is a craft beer nerd, and it started when he got involved in the craft beer scene in Charlotte. Once he moved to Cincinnati in 2014 he really started to get ingrained in the Cincinnati Craft Beer community. In his free time, besides craft beer, you’ll see him working out, coaching football, and hanging with his family. He loves bartending at Sonder because of how social it can be interacting with customers and coworkers. He’s been bartending for 13 years, and loves the beer conversations that come with it. Zach loves stouts, and whenever we have it on tap he’s crushing Otto