A Harrington, DE native, Lori spent many summers at the local beaches and worked in Ocean City where she met Suellen. The two stayed friends no matter where in the world they were. After graduating college, Lori worked at the local hospital and when an offer came up to go to Ireland to work, she jumped at it. Lori lived and worked in Ireland for 5 years. On her return the U. S. Lori and Suellen re-connected and started visiting local craft breweries. After learning of a homebrew shop close by, they started to brew their own recipes. The rest is history, what a ride!
Born and raised in Ocean City, MD, Suellen has always had a love for the beach and surfing or boogie boarding. She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School and pursued her dream to become a dentist. While traveling and being educated in other states she developed a passion for all different kinds of craft beers. Once settling back in Salisbury and having stayed in touch with her best friend of many years, Lori, they both started homebrewing together with the dream of one day opening a brewery. Today, Suellen and Lori are living that dream and are the only female owned brewery to their knowledge.
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Kate Garland is a Jersey Girl who went to Salisbury University. She played shortstop for the SU softball team and loved the area so much, decided to settle down here on the eastern shore. Kate loves the beach and craft beer so working for 3rd Wave is the perfect fit!
John is entering into his third year here at 3rd Wave Brewing Co. John is very knowledgeable about craft beers, having brewed with Iron Hill in the past. John has strengths in many areas but he excels in his Belgian Triples and Sour Beers. We have won several awards with our handcrafted brews and looking for many more.
Andy began his craft brewing career with 3rd Wave as the Assistant Brewer. He has developed his brewing skills and is adding his own ideas to our line-up. Andy is also a very talented artist.
We are so happy to have Traci as part of team! She handles all on and off premise sales for all of Delaware and the lower Maryland counties. She has brought a wealth of beer sales knowledge to our team. Always on top of her game and doing big things for 3rd Wave Brewing Co.
Dave is our Baltimore and surrounding areas on and off premise sales guy. This guy can tell you anything you want to know about 3rd Wave beers. He can talk for days! He is a great asset to our little brewery. And what a mustache!! You gotta see it.
Mike is from the great town of Smyrna, Delaware. Growing up in a small state and even smaller town you lean early in life what it means to be outgoing and social with people. As I grew up and started college at Wilmington University, I spent my summers working in the restaurants at the Delaware beaches. A few years later I packed my bags and headed west, to Aspen Colorado for the winter and found my love of craft beer. I returned back home to the Delaware coast that summer to work in the restaurant industry, my passion for craft beer continued to grow until I found myself in sales for a local brewery. I'm as happy as I can be to be selling, discussing, and drinking great craft beer from 3rd Wave brewery.
Adam came to us after 6 years at Mountain State Brewing Co. in Western Maryland/West Virginia. Adam started out as our Assistant Taproom Manager but quickly succeeded to hitting the streets with the rest of our sales team. He loves all beer but favors the Porters & Stouts and has that extra polite personality of making you want to try any style! Watch out for him in the lower counties of Delaware and Maryland!
Kathi is in charge of the Tasting Room at 3rd Wave Brewing Co. Kathi has been with the brewery since day one! Starting out part-time and then taking a full time position as bar manager. Look for Kathi to give you a smile behind the bar or tell you about all of the events and entertainment on the schedule.
Mary is our new full time bartender. This Salisbury native began her love of craft beer while homebrewing with her husband, Shawn. After 3rd wave brewing company opened it became her favorite "watering hole". Now you can find her sharing her love and knowledge behind the bar.