After conducting one hundred or so reckless home-brewing experiments, Jeff began his brewing career in 1991 as a brewer's apprentice at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston. In 1993, he became head brewer and production manager at the Tremont Brewery in Charlestown, MA. During that time, Tremont won four consecutive awards for Boston's best beer and grew to a 10,000 bbl brewery, all sold within a 50-mile radius. Jeff has been an active member of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas for 20 years, holding the positions of Rocky Mountain District Technical Chair, Board of Governors representative, Vice President, President, past president & scholarship chair. He also teaches at the annual MBAA Brewing and Malting Science course at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Jeff graduated from the 75th Diploma Course in Brewing Technology at the Siebel Institute in Chicago in 1998. In 2000, he and his wife migrated to Colorado, where he took a position as production manager at Avery Brewing in Boulder. In 2001, Jeff was indoctrinated into the Church of Fermentology at New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO. Since that time, he has earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification and has lead numerous projects across the business. His current work is focused on process improvement, R & D, day-to-day troubleshooting & problem solving, process modeling, and applying multivariate experimental design to improve and control complex processes.