Jess Baker

Jess Baker, Editor in Chief

Jess Baker is a 15-year media vet whose credits include tv producing, digital storytelling and overall social media magic-making. Enamored by the personalities, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit of America’s small and independent brewers, she brings their stories to life at She’s a runner, an aunt, a big fan of beercations and also a die-hard Springsteen fan. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @craftcurious.

juliaJulia Herz, Publisher and Brewers Association Craft Beer Program Director

Julia (@HerzMuses) is a homebrewer, BJCP beer judge and Certified Cicerone®. Despite her extensive experience, she will always consider herself a beer beginner on an unending journey to learn more about craft beer.

Andy Sparhawk, Craft Beer Program Coordinator

Andy (@AndySparhawk) is a BJCP Beer Judge and Certified Cicerone®. He lives in Arvada, Colorado where he is a homebrewer and avid craft beer enthusiast. On occasion, Andy is inspired to write on his experiences with craft beer pairings, and if they are not too ridiculous, you might see the results here on

meghanMeghan Storey, Web Editor

Meghan (@mestorey) has been lucky enough to work in the world of craft beer since graduating from the University of Mississippi. Now living in Nashville, TN, with her big yellow dog Wally, she loves introducing friends to new craft beers and food pairings.

kerryKerry Fannon, Senior Designer

Kerry is no craft beer novice. Growing up with a homebrewing father, she was exposed to the smell of a stove-top mash at an early age. Today she resides in the craft beer hub of Fort Collins, Colorado and is married to a craft brewer. Besides drinking a cold IPA and prettifying craft beer, she loves chasing around her daughter and snapping photos.

cindyCindy Jones, Web Director

Cindy feels right at home in the community of craft brewers. Being surrounded by passionate, creative breweries is an amazing and inspiring work environment for this 12-year veteran. At beer:30 you’ll find her digging through the beer fridge for a good brown ale. She also loves to pair a Belgian tripel with her other passion, cupcakes with copious amounts of icing.

Ashley PeckAshley Peck, Designer

From throwing New Year’s Eve beer tasting parties or planning her honeymoon around the beer gardens of Europe, Ashley has always had a love for beer. Her love of beer is only trumped by her love of all things art and design. When she’s not working, she enjoys exploring museums, camping with her husband and hanging with her cats Umphrey and Jicama.

lukeLuke Trautwein, Art Director

Can one man stare at delicious beer for hours every day and not lose his sanity? Luke is on a mission to find that answer. If not making beer look fabulous (tough, right?), you’ll find him crankin’ around on his bike or sippin’ on something hoppy.

nateNate Zander, Web Architect/Project Manager

Already a certified computer nerd, Nate is working on his beer geek credentials as a student of the Certified Cicerone® program. While not hammering away on code in the back corner of the Brewers Association office, you can find him on his skis, bike or on the baseball diamond as the starting shortstop for the BA Growlers.

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