Wil Laska

Man with a plan

Retiring from the U.S. Navy and a Homeland Security position, gave this veteran some free time to explore new business ventures. Over 15 years sampling handcrafted brews throughout the world, he was ready to put his own hands into the crafted beer business. After being introduced to David his newly found business partner, he eagerly embarked on an ambitious business plan.  Two years of putting the business plan into action makes Wil the man with the plan.

Contact: wil@gvbeer.com

David Kucera

QC & Lover of outdoors

Majoring in forestry at WVU, David became a lover of all things outdoors and all things West Virginia.  As an avid home brewer, and craft beer enthusiast, the idea of a beer based business was fostered.  David joined forces with Wil to make his dreams of a business in craft beer a reality.  David’s love for the great state of West Virginia is directly depicted in the marketing, naming several of the beers after local legends and mythical figures.  Equipped with a head full of big ideas and passion, you are sure to see some unique ideas coming soon.

Contact: david@gvbeer.com

Sam Walker-Matthews

General Manager

contact: sam@gvbeer.com

Jeff Bray

Out Side Sales Rep

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Jeff moved to West Virginia in the mid-90’s to attend college and has been visiting and living in the Lewisburg area ever since. While wearing many hats professionally, he is excited to be joining the craft beer world. His past work has included being a professional stage manager as well as a geologist. Travel enlightened him to help develop I-Treks, a smartphone application providing custom tours around West Virginia and soon to select locations out of state. As a caver, outdoor enthusiast and traveler, an appreciation for good beer after a long day of exploration makes him a perfect fit to the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company’s motto, “Get out. Explore. Bring Beer.”

Contact: jeff@gvbeer.com

 

William Guðmundsson

Head Brewer

Having apprenticed under Brian Reymiller, William (Will) learned the ropes and gained confidence to become a Brewer for our growing brewery. Will’s enthusiasm and chemistry background is a perfect fit for the our brand and style.  

Contact: willg@gvbeer.com

Dave Barron

Assistant Brewer

Contact: davidb@gvbeer.com

Gary Vermillion

Brewery Operations Manager

Gary comes to the brewery with years of laboratory, mechanical, and production experience from the chemical and dairy industries. Overseeing the production of our brews, Gary makes sure our facility runs smoothly and efficiently. An avid home brewer, Gary has long been a fan of craft beer and the process of creating good beer.

Contact: gary@gvbeer.com

Travis Canterbury

Cellar Manager

As our cellar man, (admittedly an awesome title), Travis does much of the work getting our brews to your favorite pub, restaurant and retail store.  Helping to fill kegs and cans and building orders, Travis is our last line of defense before our brews head out into the world.

Contact: travis@gvbeer.com

Julia Guðmundsson

Canning Line Manager

Julia is our resident lover of nature and music, especially when they are combined. Being the younger sibling of our head brewer, Julia has been around the beer brewing scene for a while. Although she contributes to a lot of areas in the brewery and considered the “Jill of All Trades” she manages our canning system and makes sure that every can of brew is properly packaged and sent out with love. You may even spot her from time to time in our Tap Room, pouring fresh beer and serving it with a smile.

Tanya Hazelwood

Communications Manager

Tanya is a Greenbrier County native, having lived in the area her entire life with the exception of six years spent in Baltimore, MD, where she attended massage therapy school. Licensed in WV and VA as a massage therapist, she decided to take a break from that career and try her hand in the craft beer industry. She manages all of our social media and internet pages, helps coordinate events, helps serve our beer in the Tap Room, co-hosts Pub Quiz, works the canning line and is the resident artist.

contact: tanya@gvbeer.com

Christina McDaniel

Tap Room Manager

Christina has recently migrated from our canning line to become our Tap Room Manager.  She is full of great ideas and an infectious laugh.  Give her a “Cheers!” when you stop by.

Contact: christina@gvbeer.com

James McLendon

Brewery Staff- Pub Quiz Host

Keg-cleanin’ machine, crusher of cans and most months’ pub quizard.