OUR Staff

Ryan Seiz
Head Brewer

Tim Taber
General Manager

Matt Henze
Cellerman

Jay Trauger Brewer

Tom Smithem
Sales and Marketing

Megan Gubzica Controller

Jordan Bowser
Tasting Room Manager

Swampy Anderson
Jonny on the Spot

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Ryan

What do you do at WFB?

Brewmaster

How did you get involved with WFB? 

I started home-brewing in 2015 and worked on recipes until we opened.

What do you do outside of the brewery? 

I am a big video gamer and I love playing golf!

Do you have a nickname?

Scott Farkus

Favorite Movie?

Blade Runner

The last concert you attended? 

The last concert I went to had Hoobastank and Metro Station 

 

TIm

What do you do at WFB?

No one really knows. 

How did you get involved with WFB? 

I was born into the business. 

What do you do outside of the brewery? 

Fishing and golf

Do you have a nickname?

Timmy

Favorite Movie?

The Other Guys

The last concert you attended? 
Dierks Bentley

Matt

What do you do at WFB?

I clean up a lot and move beer from here to there.  

How did you get involved with WFB? 

I got involved with WFB after I was working with one of the owners doing construction. I realized brewing was much more exciting. 

What do you do outside of the brewery? 

I like to DJ, go to EDM festivals and play ice hockey

Do you have a nickname?

Matty Boy

Favorite Movie?

Anything with Vin Diesel or the Rock

The last concert you attended? 

HiJinx

jay

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Otto (dog) Jay (right)
What do you do at WFB?

My main job at WFB is being the brewer.  We brew multiple times each week and I’m responsible for getting all of them done on schedule.

How did you get involved with WFB? 

I got involved with WFB from knowing Ryan and working with him at our previous job.  I met him through his cousin years ago which led to him helping me get a job at Keystone Homebrew Supply. 

What do you do outside of the brewery? 

Outside of WFB I like to golf as much as I can.   I enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures. I also enjoy spending time with my family, friends, the guys from work, my girlfriend and our golden retriever, and going out in town with everyone.

Do you have a nickname?

My nickname everyone knows me by is Jay.

Favorite Movie?

Favorite movie is always a tough one.  I can narrow it down to  Warrior and Miracle

The last concert you attended? 
The last concert I attended was years ago at the XTU anniversary show.

Tom

What do you do at WFB?

I’m an ideas guy. Just kidding. I’m usually the one to blame if the website doesn’t work. 

How did you get involved with WFB? 

I worked with some craft breweries when I lived in Colorado and when I moved back East I thought I could lend my experience to a high school friend.  

What do you do outside of the brewery? 

Spend time with my kids and wife. Oh and Phish tour. 

Do you have a nickname?

Smitty or Tommy

Favorite Movie?

Groundhog Day or Life Aquatic

The last concert you attended?

Phish. 

Megan

What do you do at WFB?
Anything with numbers and organizing
 
How did you get involved with WFB? 

I got lucky and knew the family

What do you do outside of the brewery? 
Spend time with family, hang outside by the fire, get away to the beach or camping
 
Do you have a nickname?

Meg

Favorite Movie?
 I can’t pick one! 
The last concert you attended? 
Third Eye Blind

Jordan

What do you do at WFB?

Tasting Room Manager

How did you get involved with WFB? 

I went to college with Jay, so I’d come and visit the brewery from time to time and got to know everyone else on the team. When the opportunity presented itself to join the team, I knew I had to do it!

What do you do outside of the brewery? 

I enjoy golfing, playing in a local lacrosse league, and visiting other breweries.

Do you have a nickname?

A lot of people call me by my last name – “Bows” or “Bowser”.

Favorite Movie?

Miracle

The last concert you attended?

Dave Matthews Band

Swampy

What do you do at WFB?

Assist the brewers throughout the week by cleaning and organizing the brew house to streamline production and distribution of our craft beers and merchandise. I also help with landscaping the property to create a serene atmosphere for our beloved patrons who come for service on the weekends, come Saturday I ditch my dirty clothes and don a clean shirt and support customer service by running, pouring, and engaging with customers over a shared passion for beer.

How did you get involved with WFB? 

I was drawn to our hop-fields like a moth to light, driving by one day I observed the farm and already having a passion for brewing decided to apply online through our website for a part-time service position and as fate would have it that opportunity blossomed into a full-time position.

What do you do outside of the brewery? 

Market-research at local bars.

Do you have a nickname?

My name is Swampy but some people call me Matt.

Favorite Movie?

Shrek (the first one)

The last concert you attended?

EARTHGANG