I’m a regular guy like you. I worked at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR from 1998 – 2010 where I operated, maintained, and managed the waste treatment facility (the appropriately nicknamed WTF) at the production brewery- among many other things.

I was a licensed wastewater treatment plant operator in the State of Oregon from 1997 to 2014 and have more than 20 yrs of wastewater experience, in breweries and laboratories.

However, eventually I decided I needed more out of life than working 40+ hrs/wk.  So I left Deschutes at the end of 2009 to ride a bicycle around the world with my wife for 2 years.  Needless to say, that adventure was amazing and life changing.  We now live in her hometown in Colorado.

Soon after settling in Colorado I learned there weren’t any jobs in our particular area (so much for my wife’s hometown).  However I always knew I had a peculiar skill set, so in 2013 I started this consulting business.  It has proven to be a success and we continue to grow and expand services.  This is my full time job and it’s great- except for the staring at a computer all day part.  And I usually work way more than 40 hrs/wk.

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At Deschutes my primary job was managing the WTF, eventually it got to the point where I could almost do it with my eyes closed. So I branched out and was instrumental in other areas such as incoming water treatment, CIP, contract development, utility management, project management, safety, capital budgeting, master planning, AutoCAD and dealing with the City of Bend Public Works Department.

Credentials:

  • Licensed Wastewater Operator, Level II, State of Oregon, 1998-2014

  • Deschutes Brewery, Waste Management, 1998 – 2010

  • Brewery Wastewater Design, Owner, 2013 – present

  • B.S.  Environmental Biology, 1994, Eastern Illinois University

I give talks from time to time, going way back.  Here are a few of those…

This is a talk I gave at the 2017 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, DC.  It was a 1 hour talk on the basics of brewery wastewater, with some diagrams, budget figures, and options available.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

CBC 2017 TALK
I was a panel speaker at the Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, OR in April 2015. Click below to view that talk as well as those of my co-presenters.  Cool stuff.

 

CBC 2015 TALK
The presentation itself was a study of wastewater issues for craft breweries around the country.  What works, what doesn’t, and lessons learned. I surveyed 18 breweries for this talk, from tiny to huge.

 

MBAA PRESENTATION