George discovered his love for craft beer while in Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. After spending 15 years in various corporate and entrepreneurial roles, George conceived and founded Three Notch’d Brewing Company in 2012 and serves as Chairman and CEO. From 2008-2014, George served in several roles at Encell Technology – a Silicon Valley backed energy storage and management company. Kastendike supported executive leadership, business development, product development and fund raising efforts as Encell secured its Series A, B and C financing rounds. George served as VP of Business Development and Sales of Encell and President of the Company’s Battery Management Business Division where he built a full-scale advanced battery management business and eventually sold the unit to a private venture group. Prior to Encell, Kastendike served in various roles with AT&T and IBM from 2000-2010. Outside of work, George enjoys spending time with his wife, Lindy, and his twin children – George and Olivier. Kastendike has a BBA in Finance and is a graduate of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School with an MBA and concentration in Finance and Banking.
Scott got his start in the beer world over 15 years ago when he began bartending at the age of 18 at a local country club in his hometown of Fleetwood, PA. While completing his Engineering degree at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, Scott worked in just about every part of the restaurant industry, and during his final year he landed a management position at an Irish Pub that had 46 draft lines. It was at that pub that his love of craft beer and the restaurant industry were solidified. After graduating and meeting his now wife, Kristin, the Roth’s began their search to open up a pub of their own. One year later McGrady’s Irish Pub was born, and it was in one of the booths at that very pub that the concept for Three Notch’d evolved, along with many product testing sessions of course.
Scott lives in Charlottesville with his wife Kristin and their two sons, Evan and Tyler.
Derek comes to us from Ireland with a wealth of experience as a traveled beer drinker and also an excellent business operator. Derek is a director with Silverchair Information Systems and prior to this he was working as a senior I.T. Consultant with Dominion Digital. Derek’s background (way back) was in the Service Industry, bar tending, waiting tables and managing restaurants and always wanted to return to these roots. His love of beer and interacting with people, (and having such good friends with the know how) helping to open a brewery with great local craft beer in mind was a no brainer. Derek lives in Charlottesville his wife Jayme and three boys, Finton, Driscoll, and Senan. When not working at Silverchair or Three Notch’d, or spending time with his family, Derek loves to play soccer or can be caught having pints around town in any of the great bars and restaurants.
Brad oversees all financial, administrative and human resource matters for Three Notch’d. Brad is an active CPA and has 15 years of accounting and financial related experience. Most of his experience was spent in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ private companies market auditing and advising manufacturing and distribution companies on growth and preparation for IPOs. Prior to joining Three Notch’d, Brad was Senior Vice President of Finance at Natural Retreats, a global luxury vacation company. Brad holds a BS in Accounting from Bucknell University.
Dave Warwick has worked in the beer industry since 1997 with jobs in almost every aspect of the business. In 2006 he gained acceptance to the highly competitive craft brewing apprentice program at Rock Bottom Breweries and rapidly climbed the ranks of the successful brewpub chain. After only two years of being an assistant, Dave was given his own brewery in Westminster, CO. After many successes in Colorado, Dave relocated to the east coast and was the Brewmaster for the Rock Bottom Brewery in Arlington, VA for three years. After training under four diverse brewmasters, and then after operating four highly successful breweries, Dave has become a versatile, well-rounded brewer with a library of market proven recipes. At the 2012 World Beer Cup, Dave collected his first medal when he was awarded a bronze medal for his “Dude! Where’s My Vespa?” Espresso Stout. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival for his “Nikki’s Gluten Free Honey Pale Ale.” Since brewing at Three Notch’d Brewing Company, Dave has won a bronze medal at the 2014 Virginia Craft Brewers Cup for his “Oats McGoats Oatmeal Stout” and a bronze medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival for his “Hydraulion” Irish Red Ale.
Born in Munich, Germany and the descent of a long line of moonshiners, bootleggers, and speakeasy owners, Rob Mullin was a political campaign manager in a former life. D.C. burn out and a chance encounter with a home-brew starter kit changed that forever. A true Renaissance man, Rob got his start in the beer industry driving trucks for Old Dominion Brewing Company right here in Virginia. Under the tutelage of John Mallet (of Bell’s Brewing) and Ron Barchet (of Victory Brewing), Rob began his new life as a craft brewer bouncing from Virginia to Manhattan to the Tap Rock Restaurant and Brewery in New Jersey. In 2002, he escaped the East Coast to become the head brewer at Grand Teton Brewing Co., immediately shifting the company’s focus from traditional English-style ales to more hop-forward styles associated with the region.
Throughout his career at Grand Teton, Rob has risen to C.O.O, become the Vice President of the state brewer’s guild, and increased brewing capacity from 2,000 to 10,000 barrels a year. He also won 4 World Beer Cup medals, 13 Great American Beer Festival Medals, and 26 North American Beer Awards Medals. Rob will be joining the team as Production Manager, working closely with me and the rest of the brew team in overseeing and streamlining brewery operations.
Patrick developed a passion for the culinary arts at an early age in his grandma’s kitchen before attending culinary school at Johnson & Wales North Miami. After interning in France and Ireland, and graduating Magna Cum Laude, Patrick worked full time in kitchens from Miami to La Jolla, CA. Patrick then landed a sous chef position for Clyde’s Restaurant Group, working his way up to Executive Chef at their Reston location, before joining the Three Notch’d team at the Craft Kitchen & Brewery. Patrick and his wife Melissa have a son Asher who loves ketchup.
John Burnette joins the team with over 20 years of management experience. He started his career on Martha’s Vineyard where he ran a full-service catering operation that specialized in clambakes, weddings, and high end cocktail parties as well as opening a retail outlet for the same operation. He then received the opportunity to take on a civilian position for Navy MWR to run the largest nightclub in southern Japan featuring four restaurant concepts as well as running all special events programming for the base. He decided to move back to Charlottesville and began working for UVa Dining with Aramark. Over 10 years, he worked in every aspect of the business including catering, retail operations, dining halls, special events programming, and alcohol compliance at John Paul Jones Arena before joining the Three Notch’d team. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife, Alice, and their two children Evy and Jack.
Aaron Coffey joined the team in late 2017 as Executive Sous Chef and brings a wealth of food knowledge and experience to the Craft Kitchen.
Aaron grew up in Alexandria, VA and then moved to Richmond to attend and graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. After college Aaron worked his way up in the craft beer industry from bartending to working for a local beer distribution company and then helped operate two other brewery taprooms in RVA. His passion for beer grew from trying Double IPA’s, to homebrewing, to acquiring a palette for Sours and he continues to enjoy a variety of styles. His favorite Three Notch’d beer is the No Veto English Brown Ale “It’s got a lot of bready, biscuity and toasted malts accented by a balanced hop profile.” He currently resides in Richmond and enjoys spending time with his fiancé Sarah.
Naveed graduated college in May of 2018 from the Hart School of Hospitality Management at James Madison University. Halfway though his college career he started booking and coordinating live music events all around the city (including the Valley Collab House taproom) through a production company he founded with a few friends. He eventually became a bartender at the brewery and as of April 2018 has become the taproom manager. His favorite Three Notch’d beer is our Wilson Regiment, Juicy IPA.” I just can’t get enough of those juicy IPAs & we make a tasty one! ” In his spare time he enjoys writing, producing, & recording music in his home studio. As well as attending live music events & festivals all around the country.
Jacob is a San Diego native who has held every front of the house position in a restaurant once could possibly imagine. He has helped open seven new restaurants throughout his career, six of which have had emphasis on craft beer. His work has taken him to seven cities and three states over the last three years, all of which has led him to Roanoke to help open the fourth Three Notch’d location. Jacob is vocal about his love for Harry Potter and all things related to the wizarding world. His spirit animal is an owl, and he is fueled by coffee, great beer, and laughter.
Born and raised in the Roanoke Valley, Laura started her career in the service industry at the age of 18. Her passion for the industry motivated her to work her way from a server to Assistant General Manager. She has spent the last seven years in retail, but is finally coming back to her roots. Laura has a passion for learning, teaching, brewing, serving, and drinking beer, so Three Notch’d is a natural fit!
Sam’s passion for cooking begins with his mom and great grandmother and a shared loved of cooking with family. When he was finally old enough to work in a kitchen, he took his first culinary job workingin the Outer Banks, and ultimately went on to study at Johnson & Wales-Charlotte. From there, he moved to Northern Virginia to launch his career and work as a line cook for Clydes Restaurant Group, Reston. Sam’s career took off there, spending seven years with Clydes and working his way up from line cook to executive sous chef. Sam continues his culinary journey by joining the Three Notch’d team in Roanoke!
Richard Ryland’s passion for the culinary arts began at a very young age in the kitchen with his grandmother. He always dreamed of becoming a chef. Richard’s career really took off when he joined Clyde’s Restaurant Group in Georgetown and honed his skills in different areas of the kitchen. Following that experience, Richard worked at other restaurants across Virginia where he learned more advanced cooking techniques and gained more management experience, but he ultimately ended up back at Clyde’s Restaurant Group as a sous chef in their Reston location and worked his way up to Executive Sous Chef. After nine years there, he moved to Montross, Virginia to become the Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director for Stratford Hall. Richard comes to us with several years of experience and we are proud to be part of his culinary journey.
Mary Morgan is the Blonde behind the brews! Three Notch’d is proud to have Mary on board as one of Virginia’s Elite Female Brewers. Mary was the Vice President of Harrisonburg Homebrewers Club for a full year before stepping down to focus efforts on Three Notch’d, she has integrated her relationships into the brewery through collaborations with homebrewers and local restaurants. She’s been delivering creative, clean, and balanced brews since taking the position in May. Mary’s passion for brewing developed from her scientific roots as a high school Biology and Chemistry teacher. She prides herself in using unique local ingredients whenever possible. Come by the Harrisonburg taproom every Friday for a pint of Mary’s latest creation!
Willey started with Three Notch’d working in the cellar and has steadily risen to Pilot Brewer, creating and brewing new and experimental beers on our pilot system. Many of the new and exciting beers coming out of the brewery were first conceived on the pilot system.
Levi is the jack of all trades at Three Notch’d and the man behind many of our unique and innovative engineering and design solutions in the brewery. From welding, to configuring bottling lines, to electrical engineering, if it needs to be fixed, adjusted or made better, Levi is the man for the job. Levi came to us from our friends at Starr Hill Brewing and has a background in engineering and mechanics.
Christian comes to Three Notch’d with an extensive scientific research and quality control background. After graduating from the College of William & Mary he attended graduate school for forensic biology. Following a brief stint at the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, his love of beer convinced him to transition to brewery science. Christian is in charge of our quality control program ensuring we release an amazing and consistent product.
James manages all our packaging at the production facility, including cans, bottles, bombers, boxes, and kegs.
Kris joined Three Notch’d in 2017 and manages the cellar team, the guys behind the scenes who make the brewery hum by handling everything that isn’t brewing.
Chase joined the Three Notch’d team late in 2017 as a Brewer’s Assistant, greasing the wheels of brewery operations.
Brian handles brewing responsibilities at the production facility.
A native of Charlottesville, Jack comes to Three Notch’d with a wealth of branding and marketing experience in industries directly and tangentially tied to craft beer. Following graduation from Washington & Lee University, Jack spent another four years ski bumming in Jackson, WY, finding both himself as well as a love of craft beer. Upon returning to Virginia, he worked in media, producing for NBC-29 and writing/editing at Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine. At BRO, Jack helped launch a focus of the magazine on two areas that it lacked previously – fly fishing and craft beer. He then went to work at the Roanoke Regional Partnership, where he helped promote the emerging craft beer scene in the region as well as recruit both Ballast Point and Deschutes to open production facilities in the area. He returned to Charlottesville to become Marketing Manager at Natural Retreats, a global vacation rental and property management company before finally landing at Three Notch’d. His favorite Three Notch’d brew is the Ghost of the 43rd and he lives in Charlottesville with his wife and two sons.
Ryan joined the Three Notch’d team to assist with the brewery move, and moved into a brewer’s assistant roll, filling the gaps at our production facility. He brings a unique perspective to the industry.
After graduating from Ithaca College with a BA in Political Science, Sam began working in the specialty coffee roasting industry in upstate NY, working in various capacities, before eventually taking the role of wholesale manager for coffee sales. When the company added a homebrewing shop to its existing operation, Sam took over as the manager, having started brewing several years previously. In 2014 he moved to Virginia with his girlfriend, Maya, when she started her PhD program in Biology at Virginia Tech. After starting at Parkway Brewing Company on the packaging line as a part time employee, Sam quickly rose to the role of lead brewer, overseeing all brewing and cellaring operations as the brewery grew to produce over 8,000 barrels. Sam enjoys brewing and drinking a variety of styles, from Belgian style beers, to lagers, sours and IPAs among many others. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, cooking, and playing fiddle and mandolin in his spare time. Sam currently resides in Blacksburg with Maya and their cat, Brettanomyces “Brett” bruxellensis.
Collean Laney comes to us with over a dozen years of experience in the entertainment, hospitality and events management industries. She began her career at the New York Times working on the hugely popular “TimesTalks” series while also collaborating with beloved Broadway producers on shows like Wicked and The Lion King. She was quickly picked up by Live Nation where she worked for years as the National Director of Group Sales for the United States and Canada managing Customer Service and Sales Teams in 19 major US markets. When she returned to her home state of Virginia in 2014, she was brought into Red Light Management as the General Manager of the Jefferson Theater and then later added the Southern Cafe & Music Hall to the RLM portfolio. Most recently, she’s worked with Oskar Blues Brewery in producing their events across the country including their Burning Can Beer Festival series and the opening of their newest Brewery in Austin, Texas. In her free time, Collean is also a member of the marketing team for LOCKN’ Music Festival and Board Member for Common Ground Healing Arts.
Kalene graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in both Economics and Philosophy in 2015. During her time at UVA she fell in love with Charlottesville and everything it had to offer (especially the craft beer scene!) and decided to call it home after graduation. Kalene comes to us with several years of marketing experience and has a particular passion for social media and brand storytelling, and she is excited to combine that passion with her love for Three Notch’d craft beer.
Jon has been with Three Notch’d and CVD in various roles since 2014. After starting with the company as the original taproom’s GM Jon moved into sales at CVD in 2015. He is currently responsible for on/off premise sales in Charlottesville and will lead this territory post BRB transaction. BS, Music, Liberty University
Rick has a business economics degree from Randolph Macon and has been in the sales field for over 20 years and has spent the last 9 years focused on the craft beverage industry. As a member of CVD, Rick was responsible for establishing the Three Notch’d brand in Lynchburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Roanoke, Lexington and Blacksburg.