MATT LINCECUM is a long-time environmentalist, community organizer, and homebrewer. But to make a living, he became an attorney and specialized in beverage and hospitality law. As fun as that sounds, Matt decided that instead of spending his time making other people’s dreams of owning a bar or restaurant or brewery come true, he should realize his own latent and undisclosed-to-his-wife desire to start a microbrewery.
Director of Brewing Operations
MATT LINCOLN comes to us from a small planet on the outskirts of the Nebula Galaxy. Rumored to be searching for Dilithium Crystals while aboard our planet, Matt has taken to brewing fermented beverages, keeping an eye on James, and collecting small glass fairies. Matt likes tummy rubs, fresh blood, and double tall, nonfat, mocha/blueberry lattes with whipped cream. Matt doesn't like sudden movements, directions to a destination, loud noises, or anything by Cyndi Lauper.
JAMES MCDERMET comes to us by way of a trade in a fantasy brewing league ... hatched in the basement of an industrial spice factory in Papau New Guinea, James was bred to sniff out imperfections in spice shipments, microbrewed beer, and children's hand paintings. James likes scratches behind the ear, Malt-O-Meal with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar, being tucked in at night, and fermentations that finish within .000000000001 of target. Please don't 1) turn your back on him, 2) ask him about Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits Album XVIII, or 3) touch his tummy. Please do ask him about his Tom Selleck mustache imitation and his favorite meat dish.
SALAT TAWINWONG cooks copious amounts of delicious foods, has an honorary doctorate in toilet bowl brush handling from the University of Phoenix Online, and drives a very suspicious white van (complete with padlocked doors). All available evidence points to him being the unwitting love child of Vlad the Impaler and a hardy Siamese peasant. As this makes him only 1/2 vampire, his only evident powers are immortality and astounding facial hair, both of which he uses for good and not evil ... most of the time. His only notable accomplishment prior to Fremont Brewing is the creation of a revolutionary musical instrument he called a "Tawinwonger" while interning at a Russian electronics lab in 1919. His mentor Léon Theremin stole the idea and the rest is history. Salat never forgave him.
SARA NELSON is Matt Lincecum’s aforementioned wife. A long-time do-gooder, she earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at UW in order to change the world through blowing students’ minds. Unwilling to consign herself to a life of poverty as an under-employed lecturer at small colleges in the middle of nowhere, she bailed from academia and found her true calling working in politics for several years. Working for her family business is the perfect expression of her interest in sustainability and community. And paying the mortgage.
CASEY GISH, formally known as Swain Swainson, is a poster boy of success for the witness protection program. Plucked from Toledo, Ohio's fourth largest O-ring manufacturing plant after witnessing irrefutable acts by an illegal panda breading ring, Swain ... I mean Casey ... expresses his passion for beer by heading up the sales and marketing department of Fremont Brewing. His interests also include tie-dyed t-shirts, semi-extreme beers, overusing the word 'awesome', and not listening to the man (one of Seattle's remaining grunge bands).
Chief Operating Officer
ANDREW “ANDY” FOGARTY came to us somewhat serendipitously while working to infiltrate Fremont’s inner workings as part of a high-level corporate espionage program linked to the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and the Celestial Order of the Antlered Undulates. Andy defected from the Duchy however, in order to turn his passion into his profession; feverishly checking can specifications against standardized means. Andy has been voted the ”Most Charming Man in Fremont” for two consecutive years, and although Andy likes his beats fast, he does indeed prefer his bass down low.
BRETT RADKE, borne of rock and fire, was cast out of Erebor… errr Oregon… in 2013. After years of clandestine integration in dwarvish society, it suddenly became apparent that though his beard was indeed worthy of the Kings Under the Mountain, his height, love of all things distilled, and penchant for smoking meats gave him away. While those around him feverishly dug for gold, precious stones, and all the things that glitter, all Brett wanted to do was get the party started … After emerging into the light, he found his way to Seattle. And so Middle Earth’s loss became Fremont Brewing’s gain. A master of the logistical arts, Brett manages the comings and goings of All Things. To infinity & beyond.
“Men without beards cannot be trusted.” Brett Radke, June 2014
DAN STUCKEY. Dan’s origins are hazy and questions of his past can be perilous. What we do know is that Dan’s creativity started young, becoming a child prodigy in the arts of miming and bedazzle design. The audio recordings of his mime work and his jean jacket bedazzle designs are still highly sought after. Molded by those early creative pursuits, Dan brings a perspective that can be found nowhere else. At the brewery his hours are spent miraculously “unlocking ideas”, using focused visualization exercises directed at the thinking rock, and astral projection to dimensions above the comprehension of the common brewer. Dan’s long-term goal is to unlock the secrets of the color yellow. Whether it be miming for children at the local playgrounds, leading the field of amateur alchemy, or writing manga comics published through his personal weekly newsletter, Dan’s creativity is boundless.
JULIE STRICKLAND, found her way to the Northwest after fleeing an angry mob of Cheeseheads. Unfortunately, she ended up settling east of Lake Washington. In spite of this extreme disadvantage, she was recruited and hired for her prodigious talent with, well … people. She developed, refined, and perfected this skill in her years spent negotiating two daughters. Julie has utilized this wealth of knowledge to push us to the forefront of employee happiness.
Marketing & Events & Stuff
Born from the head of Gambrinus, fully armored by a suit of malt husk (AMR lvl 12) and equipped with a hop scepter (DMG +8), Carrie was born to weave a rich tapestry of marketing genius from the ethereal mind visions of Fremont’s brain trust. According to the DM, as a young girl Carrie was widely considered one of the most focused mages of all time (SPL +98), but after a mage bomb injury (DMG -75) even the strongest Proto-Human has to lose some hit points from time to time. Carrie went on to develop “Dark Vision” as many of her kind are prone to do, which she used to infiltrate (DXT +14) the earliest Bronycons, guised as Rainbow Sparkle, providing the Government with essential intel (INT +3) and herself with a small fortune. Disenfranchised with her quasi-illegal works Carrie embraced her royal pedigree, and came to Fremont Brewing to earn week 2, February 2012, employee of the month (EOM).