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Meet our crew with mostly checkered pasts.

From former goat wranglers to space oddities, it takes a group of individuals to make Against the Grain the dark-humored beacon of fart jokes it is.

Together make one helluva a team!

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Sam Cruz

Co-founder

“No shoes, no shirt, no problem.”

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Andrew Ott

Co-founder

“I once hung upside down on a rollercoaster for 4 hours.”

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Adam Watson

Co-founder

“Greetings sapiens!”

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Jerry Gnagy

Co-founder

“For cryin’ out loud! The first “G” is silent!”

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Alex Vogt

Production Brewer

“Every Vogt counts.”

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Amelia Pillow

Smokehouse Head Brewer

“Self-described over communicator”

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Ashley Paul

Social Media Specialist

“Oh, were you sitting here?”

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Austin Cummins

Sausage Maker

“Sex, Drugs & Sausage Rolls”

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Cameron “Danger” Russ

Kentucky Sales Representative

‘”ppreciate ya.”

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Daniel “Shaggy” Thompson

National Sales Manager

“He’ll give ya five good ones just to stoke up a whale.”

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Jessy Harding

Merchandise & Special Events Manager

“I mean, I’m not wrong.”

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Jon HIgh

Smokehouse Manager

“If my hat’s missing, I’ve gone Phish-ing!”

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Jordan Delewis

Executive Chef/Pitmaster

“My meat. Your mouth.”

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Katie Molck

Marketing & Media Manager

“Eeehhh, but I have some questions!”

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Kyle McCoy

Sous Chef/ Assistant Pit Master

“I look better in person.”

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Peter Fingerson

Production Brewer

“Not just hands on, but fingers on!”

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Shane Benton

Smokehouse General Manager

“Yes, I am a KY Colonel. Thanks for noticing!”

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Ted Brower

Smokehouse Brewer

“Michigan Man”

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Tyler Martin

Brewer

“I like your jacket.”

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Whitney Darnall

Administrator and Executive Assistant

“Get out of my office.”

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Xander Stewart

Smokehouse Assistant General Manager

“I manage the general things, not the specifics.”