Chris Bell,
Call to Arms Brewing Co. 

A graduate of The University of Colorado Boulder in 2008, Chris has spent the last 14 years working in the craft brewing industry. He started his career in the warehouse at Long Trail Brewing Company in 2008 before making his way back to Colorado in 2011 to manage the Avery Brewing Company’s Brew House for 3 years. In 2015, Chris founded Call to Arms Brewing Company, located on Tennyson Street in Northwest Denver. Call to Arms Brewing has spent the last seven years focusing on high quality traditional beers with a modern twist. They have always focused on taking their product seriously and not themselves.

Mug Clubs, Memberships, Merchandise

Social Media Marketing

Mark Boelman, Triple Bottomline Brewery Consulting

Mark has been a Colorado resident for the last twenty years after finding his way out of the great Hawkeye state to serve in our USAF. He holds a MBA in accounting and finance from Regis University in Denver and also a PHR certification. He is an industry vet in the finance and administration space having led the business side for Left Hand Brewing Co for the better part of decade, and he is currently employed with Wild Goose Filling. He founded the Craft Beer Accounting Group, a network of 100+ regional brewery CFO’s, Owners, and Controllers and he has also served as the chair of the Guild’s finance committee since 2017. Mark prides himself as a hardcore homebrew nerd having won a personal GABF medal, several medals at NHC, is a national BJCP judge, sits on the CB&B Magazine sensory panel, and recently brewed his 15th pro-am here in 2022. 

Calculating Production Costs to Drive Financial Results

Peter Bouckaert, Brewmaster and Co-owner, Purpose Brewing and Cellars

Peter is currently brewmaster and co-owner of Purpose Brewing and Cellars in Fort Collins, Colorado and runs BierBouckaert Consult international since 2017.

He started to love beer while growing up in Belgium and studied brewing engineering at the University of Ghent, Belgium.  Zulte was the first brewery he worked in, one of the breweries of the group Kronenbourg at that time.  He went on and became brewmaster in Rodenbach for almost 10 years.  He also worked with Brewery De Gouden Boom and started his own brewpub, De Zwingel in Harelbeke in 1994.  In 1996 he moved to the US to join New Belgium Brewing where he was brewmaster until 2017.  This fast growing, always expanding brewery was really a fun ride culminating in design build and start up the new brewery in Asheville.

He gained various expertise along the way, from brewing/distilling to being a Black Belt Six Sigma in quality, board member for various breweries and trade organizations, to being a small business owner on two continents.  He published on sour beers, fermentation modeling and metabolomic profiling of beer.

Together with Dick Cantwell he wrote the book “Wood and Beer, a brewers guide”.  Other publications are in metabolomic profiling of beer, fermentation modeling, sour beer and even cave geology.

Wood and Beer, A Practical Approach

Tristan Chan,Founder,
The Porch Collective PR & Marketing

Social Media Marketing

Mike Drumm, BeerAttorney.com

Mike Drumm is a Beer Attorney who founded Beer Attorney (www.beerattorney.com) and Drumm Law (www.drummlaw.com) in 2010.  He is also DJ for his business Party O’Clock (www.partyoclock.com) and a Yoga teacher in his spare time. 

Till Death Do Us Pilsner- The Distribution Relationship

Crystal Egli, Inclusive Journeys

Having grown up in rural Vermont, Crystal Egli (she/her) has always been an avid outdoor recreator. She grew up hiking, biking, camping, boating, and both water & snow skiing. After attending film school at Emerson College, she pursued a career in the film industry in Los Angeles. It only took Crystal 2 weeks to realize Los Angeles wasn’t the place for her, but 10 years to leave.
She ended up moving to Colorado and working for Colorado Parks and Wildlife as a videographer, and a few years ago coworkers convinced Crystal to take up hunting. Not only is she now an enthusiastic hunter– Crystal has also become a Hunter Education instructor, as well as a mentor to a novice young woman.
In 2019, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) awarded Crystal the Stephen Kellert  award for “outstanding service in advancing connections between humans and the natural world to all peoples in a diverse and inclusive manner”.
In 2020, Crystal left Colorado Parks and Wildlife to pursue working on Inclusive Journeys full time, as well as embark on a tandem career as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity consultant, trainer, and keynote speaker.

Inclusive Guide: Building Blocks for Incorporating Authentic Inclusion Practices

Kristine Carey,
Founder & Brand Strategist,
Brand Guide

Brand Guide supports food and beverage consumer packaged goods companies in the start-up and growth-stage who struggle with inconsistent brand messaging and the execution of that messaging and would like to find a clear path to spark a change in their communication strategy. Kristine collaborates with brands and organizations to investigate, identify, develop, and execute approachable and engaging communication strategies. She has worked internally and now as a consultant and mentor in the better for you food and beverage category. For more information, visit www.kristinecareybrandguide.com.

Recipe for a Successful Brand


Todd Fredrickson, Attorney at Law, Fisher & Phillips LLP

Todd is one of a small number of Denver labor attorneys who practice traditional labor law, representing employers in union campaigns, contract negotiations, grievance arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges. He also tries employment cases before juries, judges, and arbitrators. His practice involves representing employers in various matters arising under such laws as Title VII,
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA).
Todd regularly counsels clients on a spectrum of personnel management issues, with the goal of avoiding litigation. To that end, he advises employers on developing and enforcing proper policies, employee handbooks, and employment and compensation agreements.
Todd also counsels employers on compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws. Much of his practice focuses on training supervisors, managers, and other employees on such issues as sexual harassment, discrimination, employee discipline and discharge, and investigation of employee
Todd is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in the Colorado Super Lawyers list since 2006. He has also been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2009 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012.
He was recognized as an Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for 2014, 2017, and 2019. Todd was also selected as a BTI Consulting Group Client Service All-Star for 2011 and was named the “People’s Choice” selection as the Best Employment Lawyer in Barrister’s Best by Law Week Colorado six years in a row beginning 2011 and again in 2021. He was also named to 5280 magazine’s list of Top Lawyers since 2008.

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Brewery Business Bootcamp: Financing, Insurance, HR and more

John Giarratano, Founder / Lead Engineer, Inland Island Yeast Labs

John Giarratano founded Inland Island back in 2014 and continues to lead the company in customer service and innovation. John’s previous career in pharmaceutical GMP manufacturing and bio fuels introduced him to the world of yeast propagation, and he saw the need for a local yeast lab in Colorado. What started as selling vials of yeast to homebrewing shops quickly blossomed into an industry leading yeast laboratory supplying breweries large and small from coast to coast and beyond. Many breweries are too small to have their own labs, so John’s team provides them with the quality control and care that they would not have access to otherwise. John’s proud of the niche he and his team have carved in the industry and believes that yeast is the single most important ingredient in beer! In his spare time John volunteers his time with the Master Brewers Association of the Americas and strives to educate the brewing community and public alike on yeast management and brewing practices. John also enjoys snowboarding, gardening and spending time with his two daughters. 

Seminar: Using Yeast To Your Advantage Presentations by Berkeley Yeast and Inland Island Yeast Lab /Know Your Nutrients!

Garrett Graff, Partner, Moye White LLP

Garrett counsels clients throughout their corporate life cycle on corporate formation and structuring; ongoing operational agreements, including leases, supply/distribution agreements, licensing agreements, and services agreements; as well as debt/equity financing and mergers and acquisitions. Garrett’s practice often involves serving as outside general counsel and is inclusive of both corporate/M&A and regulatory compliance matters, along with issues relating to real estate, intellectual property protection, tax, litigation, policy, and international issues.

Garrett specializes in representing clients in a variety of regulated sectors, including cannabis (inclusive of both marijuana and hemp), food/beverage, and brewing. He also assists clients in general corporate matters, protecting intellectual property, establishing partnerships and joint ventures, and expanding clients’ footprints across multiple states and/or countries, along with regulatory compliance matters.

Relatedly, from a regulatory perspective, Garrett counsels clients in navigating the many layers of international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations, ranging from marijuana- or hemp-specific laws and regulations to issues relating to conventional FDA and FTC compliance, Proposition 65 compliance, and import/export issues, along with other regulatory considerations.

Garrett has testified in judicial proceedings related to regulatory matters and frequently speaks in many forums – conferences, symposiums, and other events – regarding various issues, including cannabis and natural products.

The Top Three Legal Trends for Maintaining a Successful Brewery

Tom Jasko,
Colorado Craft Distributors

Tom is the owner of Colorado Craft Distributors, who have been slinging specialty craft and import beer since 1999, and have worked hard to create a business model that is fair, honest and respectable.

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Dana Johnson,
Technical Director, Craft Brewing,
Birko – A Diversey Company

As the Technical Director of Craft Brewing for Birko – A Diversey Company, Dana consults craft breweries, wineries and distilleries on food safety and sanitation practices. He has more than 25 years of experience serving Birko’s brew customers and is known in the industry as one of the leading voices on sanitation. 

A home-brewer since 1989, Dana had authored numerous articles for Zymurgy, The New Brewer and other brewery trade publications and a frequent speaker at industry events. He is a member of the Brewers Association Safety Subcommittee, (SSC) MBAA Safety Committee and is the current Webinar Committee Chair for the MBAA (Master Brewers Association of the Americas).

Dana joined Birko in 1979 and attended Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colo.

Proper Care and Feeding of Stainless Steel


Andrea Jones, Deputy Director, Liquor Enforcement Division

Andrea Jones is currently the Deputy Director of the Liquor Enforcement Division and has previously held Divisional roles as a Policy Advisor and Legal Assistant. Andrea holds a bachelor of science degree in Biological/Forensic Anthropology from the University of New Mexico, and received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola New Orleans College of Law in 2015. She worked in various law firms in the greater New Orleans area focusing on both criminal and labor and employment defense until relocating to Colorado in 2018 and beginning her career with the Department of Revenue. Andrea currently resides in Lakewood with her husband and two young sons.

Check-in with the Liquor Enforcement Division (LED)

Drew Kearns, Fractional Controller & Founder, That’s Delicious Financials

Drew is a beverage business specialist and, more importantly, consumer. He is passionate about helping beverage companies grow economically sustainable businesses. He started That’s Delicious Financials with a focus on bringing accounting expertise to emerging beverage brands through technology and low-cost bookkeeping. His past experience in designing accounting processes for high-growth technology companies and a brewery Controller give him the strong foundation to lead breweries in their next decade of growth. Outside of work, he keeps himself busy trying new beverages and traveling to somewhere new.nt

Seminar: The Journey from Bookkeeping to KPIs & How to get Started

Brynn Keenan,
Grist Analytics

Brynn is a biochemist by training and fermentation scientist by trade. Her experience in brewing QC includes building micro, sensory, and analytical programs for Left Hand Brewing and Inland Island Yeast Laboratories. Brynn started Grist Analytics to bring big brewery QC tools to craft by making data entry, visualization, and analysis easy. She now helps breweries across the world turn production data into actionable information. Brynn is passionate about good beer, rock climbing, and building community.

An Overview of Increasing Brewery Efficiency and Beer Quality with Production Data

Rachel Kesley,
National Sales Manager,

Rachel is a hospitality master, working as an executive chef and in the craft beer world for over two decades! Now she’s leading the Arryved sales team to help other craft venues grow their revenue through a point-of-service (POS) solution. Outside of work she is busy traveling, exploring Denver on her bicycle, and working with the non-profit she co-founded!

How to Maximize Your Taproom Profits

Alex Koral, Regulatory General Counsel, Sovos ShipCompliant

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Alex Koral is Regulatory General Counsel for Sovos ShipCompliant, where he serves as lead legal researcher for beverage alcohol regulation and has become a leading expert on interstate distribution of alcohol. He has spoken on the topic at many industry events including the Craft Beer Professionals Virtual Conferences, Craft Brewers Conference, American Craft Spirits Association Convention, as well as meetings for the National Council of State Liquor Administrators and the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association. Alex has been in the beverage alcohol arena since 2015, after receiving his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School.

Seminar: Key Compliance & Regulatory Concerns for Interstate Distribution

Brian “BK” Krueger, VP – Business Development & Portfolio Strategy, BUMP Williams Consulting

Graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 1996 with a degree in Marketing- focusing on Strategic Marketing & Promotional Strategies.  BK is a 23-year Craft Industry Sales Leader with a distinguished and accomplished history of growth and development across multiple National and Regional Craft Breweries.  Rising from New Belgium’s first “Texas Beer Ranger” in 1999, BK spent 17 years growing in parallel with New Belgium’s success and expansion and held the role of Assistant Director of Sales for 5+ Years.  Leaving New Belgium in 2015, BK spent the next 4 years applying his knowledge, experience, and skill set to an extended selection of National and Regional Craft Breweries helping to evolve them into the modern and future world of Craft Beer.  Joining Bump Williams Consulting in 2020, BK now applies his talents and expertise on Sales Systems and Structure, Portfolio Development, Distributor & Retailer Partnership, and Sales Strategy & Growth across the broad spectrum of Beverage Alcohol clients.

Keynote: The Current State of Colorado Craft Beer

Lauren Kayl, Digital Brand Manager, Weldwerks Brewing Co

My name is Lauren Kayl and I am the heart and soul behind the lens and storyteller at WeldWerks Brewing Co. I’m an adventure-loving, mountain-going, craft beer-drinking kinda gal who has been interested in photography ever since I could hold onto my dad’s *old* Minolta. Twenty-some odd years later, countless hours spent tinkering in Lightroom and Photoshop, deep-diving on the ‘Gram, and too many filled-up hard drives to count… I still can’t seem to put my camera down, whether it be for personal or professional reasons. Prior to WWBC, I served at Funkwerks in Fort Collins for multiple years running their social accounts.

Social Media Marketing

Russell “Tony” McCrimmon, O.H.S.T., Brewery Safety Consulting

Russell “Tony” McCrimmon O.H.S.T. is a Certified Safety and Health Specialist who spent many years as a Technical Specialist, installer, troubleshooter, and trainer in Process Automation, Production, and Safety Equipment. He is HAZWOPER Hazmat Specialist certified and certified to train HAZWOPER.

Tony was Regional Manager for a gas detector manufacturer and ran a detection equipment repair department. He was certified to provide factory repair for 12 manufacturers. His work has included testing effectiveness of ventilation in schools and testing and ventilating confined spaces for entry.

OSHA trainer and Competent Person, certified to train HAZWOPER/ Hazmat, Confined Space Entry, Forklift, NFPA 70e, Aerial Lift, Fall Protection Program, and numerous other equipment and safety subjects. He managed Safety Programs for small to large companies, and presently is a Safety Professional at Denver International Airport.

He is a founding member of the BA Safety Committee, the GABF team for 30 years, and is a BJCP Judge, homebrewer, and visited 100’s of breweries in 50 states and DC. He has presented safety topics at CBC and other conferences for many years.

Seminar: Detection and Ventilation: Standard Equipment Design and Operating Practices for Managing Co2

Chad Melis,
Soul Founder & CEO,
Turn it Up Media

Chad Melis is the founder of Turn It Up Media, a collective of leading brand marketers from the craft beverage, outdoor sports, and lifestyle industries. With over a decade of experience successfully elevating the Oskar Blues Brewery brand, Chad uses his PR savvy and an uncanny knack for brand strategy as a trusted partner for brands looking to position themselves and go to market effectively. Turn It Up Media, which launched in 2018 in the front range of Colorado, excels at brand development, content creation, go-to-market strategy, and media relations. Chad is also co-founder of REEB Cycles, a founding board member of nonprofit Can’d Aid, and an avid cyclist.

The Art and Science of Media Relations

Alli Meyerhardt, Executive Director, Breaking Silence

As a survivor herself, Alli founded Breaking Silence in 2013 knowing that the stories many have to share would pave the way to bring an end to sexual assault and domestic violence. She followed this vision and began a nonprofit that focuses on teaching organizations and businesses ways in which they can prevent violence and become a part of the change.
As a smaller organization, the call to wear many hats often arose, leading Alli to work in many different industries including beer and bars. She spent time as a salesrepresentative for Fort Collins Brewery, a bartender at Ted’s Montana Grill, and even started her own beer podcast called “The Lighter Side of Beer.”
Since its inception, Breaking Silence has provided trainings for numerous universities
and businesses throughout their nine years. Some of their most notable partners are: the University of Colorado, University of Southern California, University of Oregon, Highland Park Brewery, 101 Cider, and goodr sunglasses along with various other businesses and agencies.
With over fifteen years worth of experience in the violence prevention space, Alli has worked with thousands of participants as they have walked through Breaking Silence’s interactive exhibit, helped those who have survived interpersonal violence share their stories. and provided victim impact training for businesses and individuals.
Her experiences have developed skills such as active listening, empathy, and curiosity, all of which she is able to transfer in an approachable manner throughout the presentations and trainings that Breaking Silence provides.
The combination of these experiences has contributed to the growth and success of Breaking Silence. Through continuous empowerment, collaboration and dedication, the mission of Breaking Silence will be fulfilled.

Breaking The Silence About A Safe Night Out

Tony Nieto, VP of Lending,  On Tap Credit Union

Tony Nieto is the Vice President of Lending at On Tap Credit Union in Golden, CO. He has 22 years of financial industry experience, with stops in both national and regional commercial banks and credit unions. During COVID, Tony helped numerous clients navigate the governmental EIDL and PPP programs. His previous experience allows him to navigate the consumer, residential, and commercial lending arenas. In addition to helping move On Tap’s commercial banking program forward, Tony is involved with assisting the next generation of craft brewers avoid the financial pitfalls associated within the brewery industry. By creating and sharing educational content for current students within MSU’s Beer Hospitality Program, Tony is pouring it forward. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Wheeling Jesuit University and an Executive Leadership Certificate from the Wisconsin School of Business. Tony is a 2017 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has also completed the CUES School of Business Lending program.

Brewery Business Bootcamp: Financing, Insurance, HR and more


Nick Nunns, Founder and CEO, TRVE Brewing Co.

Nick Nunns is the Founder and CEO of TRVE Brewing Co.; A decade-long marriage of Heavy Metal and Craft Beer based in Denver, Colorado. 
Nick left his career as an electrical engineer to open TRVE on a shoestring budget. He has steered the brewery by way of organic growth from a three barrel nano system with a taproom focus, up to a ten barrel production facility distributing to over fifteen states nationally and several countries outside the US. Nick has performed almost all roles at the brewery, including brewing, bartending, sales management, bookkeeping, financial strategy, and company direction.

Mug Clubs, Memberships, Merchandise

Maria Pearman,
GHJ Advisors

Maria Pearman, CPA, CGMA, has more than 15 years of public accounting experience providing accounting and advisory services to clients. She is an expert in the beverage and alcohol industry and specializes in internal accounting processes, financial reviews, budgeting, cash flow forecasting, financial strategy and succession planning.

Maria manages a national practice focused on beverage alcohol clients. She helped clients to improve financial results and maximize efficiency of operations and guided them through ownership transitions.

Maria sits on the Finance Committee for the Brewers Association, the nation’s largest industry organization for craft brewers. 

Published by the Brewers Association in 2019, Maria wrote a top-rated book, Small Brewery Finance, to help small businesses run more successful breweries. Her second book, Distillery Finance, was published by the American Distillers Institute in 2022.

Maria is also a featured speaker and author on topics in the beverage space, specifically related to craft breweries. She has taught courses at the Business of Craft Beer program at the University of Vermont, Portland State University, and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Academy.

How to Maximize Your Taproom Profits


Matthew Peetz, CEO, Founder, Propagate Lab

In 2018, after passionately working for more than a decade in and around the brewing industry, along with being a home brewer for years, Matthew Peetz decided to open Propagate Lab in Golden, CO with a focus on customer service, honest pricing, and an unbeatable quality product. 

From working at the Brewing Science Institute to doing Bio-Fuel research at GEVO, Inc., Matthew has propagated yeast from both a home brewing scale all the way up to a seven-figure scale – working with proprietary yeast strains and cultivating yeast production at scales unheard of in the craft brewing industry.

With a background in fermentation and biology, and a Masters degree with an emphasis on Cell Biology, Matthew’s extensive resume makes him and his team uniquely qualified to provide you with the highest quality yeast without the markups used by larger facilities. 


Seminars: Fungi Farming: how to reuse yeast in your brewery

Chas Runco,
Runco & Proffitt, P.C.

Robert “Chas” Runco provides licensing, regulatory, and commercial transaction advice to clients of all sizes, from start-up breweries to nationally distributed craft manufacturers. 

With a focus on closely held companies, Chas is a seasoned business attorney who advises large and small corporate clients on a variety of business matters including licensing, distribution agreements, and day-to-day contractual issues. Chas works with clients in all stages of the business cycle, from start-up and contract negotiations, to mergers, acquisitions and succession planning, he has assisted many breweries reach their business goals.

Compliance Update & FAQs

Till Death Do Us Pilsner- The Distribution Relationship

Karyn Savory,
Creative Director
Sweet & Savory Designs

Karyn Savory is a brand connoisseur with an obsession for food. In pursuit of combining this passion with purpose, she founded Sweet & Savory Designs to help food & beverage companies create top-shelf visual brands that provide joy and nourishment to their communities. Using her knowledge of the human experience, brand design psychology and a love for all things tasty, she is devoted to collaborating with other passionate foodpreneurs to help bring their dream to life. As a graphic designer, her vision is to create memorable experiences and spread happiness to others through food & drink, culture and of course, design. For more information, visit www.sweetsavorydesigns.com.

Recipe for a Successful Brand


Brandon Selinsky, Senior Attorney, Beer Law HQ

Brandon Selinsky counsels breweries and other business clients on trademark prosecution and defense in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and  the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). 
He specializes in trade secrets, leading a proactive approach to alert clients early on to potential conflicts, ways to strengthen their brands, and how to eliminate overlap with other breweries. 
His extensive local and federal litigation experience helps resolve issues efficiently when a trademark war breaks out. He has successfully represented breweries and other business clients in front of the USPTO, TTAB, and federal court. 
In addition to trademarks, Brandon specializes in Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) compliance, licensing/permitting, and other regulatory issues.
He is an active member of the Brewers Association, Craft Beer Professionals, and Colorado Brewers Guild.

Seminar: Attracting (and Keeping) Top Talent: Employee Ownership vs. Profit Sharing

Michael Shepherd
Director of Business Development

Michael Shepherd is the Business Development Director for On Tap Credit Union.  Michael started his career at Walnut Brewery and then moved on to the Credit Union and banking world to provide financial and business support to small businesses and breweries.   Michael’s unique experience working on both the business side and the financial side, allows him to provide a financial perspective that truly understands the industry.  Michael serves on the School of Hospitality Advisory Board at Metropolitan State University of Denver. 

Brewery Business Bootcamp: Financing, Insurance, HR and more

Mel Smith,
Perkins & Co

Mel has 15 years of accounting experience and specializes in beverage alcohol. Many of those years have been spent working at breweries so Mel not only provides accounting expertise, but also an extensive operational knowledge of the industry. She joined the Client Accounting Services team at the public accounting firm, Perkins & Co, in 2021 to assist beverage clients with managing bookkeeping, financial consulting, financial statement and performance analysis, budgeting, and cash flow forecasting. She is a graduate of Colorado State University, a mentor for the Brewers Association, committee member for the Pink Boots Society and although her firm is based in Portland, OR, she works remotely from Sheridan, WY.

How to Maximize Your Taproom Profits

Michelle Stone-Principato, Director, Liquor Enforcement Division

Director Michelle Stone-Principato began her career with the Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division six years ago. Michelle started her career with the Department of Revenue as the Agent in Charge of the Licensing Section, then as the Agent in Charge of the Enforcement Division supervising four field offices throughout the state, and later promoted to Deputy Director, then Director in April 2020. Michelle was instrumental in her quick deployment of an online payment system, devising new and innovative solutions to keep businesses open during the pandemic. The outdoor communal outdoor dining spaces were put into law in the 2021 legislative session. Director Stone-Principato followed in her parent’s footsteps in Law Enforcement’s challenging and rewarding career. Michelle was given the honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the City of Lakewood as a Law Enforcement Professional for 17 years. She served as a Patrol Agent, Field Training Agent, and Detective in the Crimes Against Children Unit, Major Crimes Unit, and Cold Case Unit. As a Sergeant, Michelle worked in the Patrol Division and Internal Affairs Unit. Michelle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State College of Denver and a Paralegal Certificate from Arapahoe Community College. Michelle spends time outside work supporting her children’s love of basketball and golf. Michelle is excited and eager to assist local Licensing Authorities, licensees, attorneys, and stakeholders with navigating Liquor Licensing and Compliance in the State of Colorado.

Check-in with the Liquor Enforcement Division (LED)

Emily Wang,
Founder/Lead Scientist,

Emily Wang is a TTB-certified brewing chemist and laboratory overlord of Fermly, a third-party quality lab based in Denver, CO. With years of science and people experience, Emily consults on data-driven, community approaches to making consistent quality brews. Emily is also a freelance writer and public speaker, with previous engagements including HomebrewCon and ASBC/MBAA Summit. She participates in the community through volunteer work with the ASBC, MBAA, and Pink Boots Society.

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