Our Team

Garett Lockhart

Garett Lockhart

President

Garett immigrated to the United States from southern California and came to Atlanta Brewing (then Red Brick) in December of 2010. Growing up around such a thriving beer scene inspired him, and Garett would eventually take his passion to Siebel Institute in Chicago, one of the few true brewing schools in the country. He came to ABC after a stint volunteering with Crawford Moran at Five Seasons and was promoted to Brewmaster in 2013. He assumed the role of president in July 2015. Garett says that his favorite aspect of working at the brewery is the freedom to create new beers. He also says the best kind of beer is free beer. Can’t argue with that. When he’s not running the brewery, you will find him at home, spending time with his wife and three young daughters, and occasionally kayaking.

Eric Collier

Eric Collier

Brewer
How long have you been with ABC?

Joined the family in July of 2012 because I wanted to get involved in the professional brewing industry after 10 years of home brewing on the high seas

What do you do in your spare time?

Sipping stouts or porters while swashbuckling and playing video games.

Anything else?

My wife and Ialso enjoy rescuing animals, and love our pit-bull mixed breed dogs and parrots.

Cameron Davis

Cameron Davis

Marketing Director
What’s your favorite place to drink a beer?

On the beach with friends

What did you do before coming to ABC?

I have worked for a pro-sports team, managed sponsorship on a National TV show, did marketing for a college football bowl game, event marketing for Mercedes-Benz, and taught dance to kids and adults

What do you do when you aren’t at the brewery?

Hanging out with my awesome dog (who is named after Bo Jackson…War Eagle), spending time with friends, crafting, watching movies, and I am on a constant search for Atlanta’s best queso

Greg Owens

Greg Owens

Director of Sales and National Accounts
What made you decide on a career in beer?

Prior to beer, I was in the music industry for 7 years.  I got the opportunity to travel quite a bit during that time and fell head over heels for local and regional craft beer, sampling and experiencing what these places meant to their communities.  When it was time to hang up the microphone, Craft Beer just seemed to make a lot of sense.

What’s your favorite beer here at Atlanta Brewing Company?

Homestand Pilsner —

Despite banging my head against the wall every time I hear someone refer to it as “Homestead”, it’s my go to and does right by me every time I open one.

What’s something interesting that people might not know about you?

I’ve collaborated on songs with Cappadonna and MF Doom.

I also have 6 kids.

Those two facts are not related.

Gavin McKenna

Gavin McKenna

Director of Brewing Operations
How were you introduced to the world of craft beer?

My best friends dad growing up in Boston was an enthusiastic homebrewer, and gave us both an enthusiasm for craft beer. I started borrowing his homebrew gear, and it clicked.

What are some of your favorite things to do that are non-beer related?

Hiking and exploring with my wife, Elizabeth and our dog Willie. And food fermentations.

Tell us something this is interesting about you –

I spent a year studying economics and politics in Beunos Aires, Argentina and can speak Spanish. in my past life before brewing, I was a high school teacher and football and baseball coach.

Hannah Williford

Hannah Williford

Director of Accounting and HR
If you could switch jobs with anyone at Atlanta Brewing who would it be and why?

I’d switch with someone in sales! They get to meet all kinds of people at beer events and if I had to sell something, beer would be it!

What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?

I’ve done a 12 hour Ultra run (twice!) It pushes my physical and mental limits, and I love that! I try to do the same race annually.

Name your weirdest talent.

I can name my entire kindergarten class alphabetically by first name

Shane Ruppert

Shane Ruppert

Sales Representative
How were you introducing to the world of craft brewing?

I was introduced to craft beer my freshman year of college because my roommate at the time worked at Atlanta Brewing (thank you, Zak). He would bring home short-filled bottles of Hoplanta, Blonde, and Peachtree Pale Ale and my Budweiser/Yuengling cultured palate was forever transformed.

What are some of your favorite things to do that are non-beer related?

Anything baseball related, watching Seinfeld re-runs, and attempting to write short story fiction.

Tell us something interesting/funny about yourself

Myself, my brother Drake, and sister Taryn are all named after characters from the soap opera General Hospital that my mom watched while she was pregnant and laid up on the couch. Wait, that’s not exactly funny… it may be fond of weird.

Zach Wakefield

Zach Wakefield

Brewer
What is your favorite Atlanta brew?

Vanilla Gorilla

Do you have any kids?

I’m married with 2 dog children – a black lab and a brittany spaniel

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Fire power

Adrianna Dukes

Adrianna Dukes

Taproom & Events Manager
What did you do before joining ABC?

I worked at Roux on Canton in downtown Roswell. Roux was my introduction to the craft beer industry, and where I developed my passion for all kinds of beer!

What do you do when not at work?

I love getting out with friends for hiking adventures! I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2020!

What is something no one knows about you?

I used to compete in flower arranging competitions. I may have won 2nd place in the mall competition. No big deal.