Board of Directors + Staff

The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 tax-exempt organization comprised of independent NC brewers, allied trade vendors, and retailers focused on promoting North Carolina craft beer.

We are the State of Southern Beer.


Leah Ashburn
Highland Brewing Company
Asheville, NC

Lynn Auclair
Deep River Brewing Co.
Clayton, NC

Joel McClosky
Four Saints Brewing Co.
Asheboro, NC

Aaron Baker
Oskar Blues Brewery
Brevard, NC

Paul Casey
French Broad River Brewery
Asheville, NC

Scott McWhorter
Wise Man Brewing
Winston-Salem, NC

Lynne Mason, Treasurer
Lost Province Brewing Company
Boone, NC

Matt Shortway
Shortway Brewing Co.
Newport, NC

Micah Niebauer, President
Southern Pines Brewing Company
Southern Pines, NC

Josh Patton
Wooden Robot Brewery
Charlotte, NC

Brian Quinn
Atomic Clock Brewing Company
Durham, NC

Les Stewart, Vice-President
Trophy Brewing Company
Raleigh, NC

Rick Benfield
Blue Blaze Brewing
Charlotte, NC


Russ Haddad,
Business Development Manager

Lisa Parker,
Executive Director

Samantha Salvato
Social Media & Brand Manager

Shannon Taylor,
Communications & Events Manager