Todd has spent much of his career on the distribution side of the business. First with Superior Beer Distribution, which he owned and operated; and then with the Odom Corporation. He currently oversees all Farmstrong operations and is at the brewery most days. His wife Joanne, takes care of Farmstrong Human Resources and Payroll.
Favorite Brew: Farmstrong Brewing- “Skagit Pilsner”
OWNER / INVESTOR
Don retired after 30 years in various roles leading logistics, refining and marketing teams throughout the Western United States. When asked what his next job might be, he joked about running a beer & bait shop. His part ownership and investment in Farmstrong was a natural fit for at least part of the future plan! Don and his wife Maija have spent half their adult lives in Washington on several different job assignments and have a fond love for the people and natural beauty of Skagit Valley. Their two sons were born in Skagit Valley Hospital and still enjoy returning to the valley.
Favorite Brew: Farmstrong Brewing- “Pull & Be Damned Porter
OWNER / INVESTOR
Dan is part owner who invested in Farmstrong after retiring from 35 years of Operations and Management experience in Refining. His love of beer, business, people and agriculture in Skagit Valley were a natural fit with the Farmstrong team. As a sixth generation Skagit Valley family, Dan, his wife Chris and their family are proud of the focus Farmstrong has placed on it’s ties with agriculture and our community.
Favorite Brew: Farmstrong Brewing- “Steer You Right Stout”
After several years of mixed success as a home brewer, Thane took the plunge and went head first into teaching himself everything he could about professional brewing on a large scale. He spent countless hours reading and absorbing as much as he could. His career started at Gallaghers' Where-U-Brew, in his home town of Edmonds WA. After several years of honing his skills it was time to move on to bigger production facilities. Over the years Thane has spent time working for Mac and Jacks, Elysian and most recently pFriem Family Brewers. After returning to Western Washington he found his way to Farmstrong and is now leading a team of dedicated brewers to crafting the best locally sourced beer for your enjoyment.
Favorite Brew: Brouwerij Boone- “Oude Geuze Boon Black Label”
SALES & MARKETING
Clay began at Farmstrong as one of our Farm Boss members and a big supporter of our beer. After bringing Way North Comedy into the taproom we hired him in sales. Now he is our jack of all trades. He does all of our outside sales, onsite/offsite events, marketing, graphic design, and is also our quizmaster on Trivia nights.
Favorite Brew: Southern Star- “Black Crack”
Kelsey has been with Farmstrong since the beginning and started as a Taproom Assistant. She is now our Taproom Manager which includes managing taproom staff, taproom cleanliness, onsite events, reservations and social media.
Favorite Brew: Wander Brewing- “Uncommon California Common”
Taproom & Brewery Staff
We wouldn’t be here without our amazing and knowledgeable beer tenders and beer makers! They work hard to brew the beer, clean the kegs, and pour the pints you get to enjoy every day!