Our Team

3rd Wave Staff Member making beer

In life it's important to surround yourself with positive people. Our brewery prides itself on being a small business focused on community and positive energy. We have created a team of passionate people, who enjoy working together to produce great beer. Everyone on our team has unique qualities and strengths that complement each other and our brand. The knowledge, excitement and positive energy goes into every beer we brew and we hope our consumers can feel and taste it. We truly enjoy what we do and look forward to growing with your support! Come see us on location in Delmar, DE and see for yourself why we think we are the coolest brewery on the Eastern Shore.

Lori Clough

Lori Clough

Co-Owner/Brewery Manager

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!

Suellen Vickers

Suellen Vickers

Co-Owner/Business Manager

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.

Kate Garland

Kate Garland

Accounts Receivable Manager

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 Panasiewicz

John Panasiewicz

Head Brewer

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 Vinroot

Andy Vinroot

Lead Brewer

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.

Traci Huggans

Traci Huggans

Salesperson

thuggans14@hotmail.com

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 Glover

Dave Glover

Salesperson

daveglover93@yahoo.com

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.

Michael Gaynor

Michael Gaynor

Salesperson

mgaynor308@gmail.com

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 DeWitt

Adam DeWitt

Salesperson

adambdewitt@gmail.com

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 Bryan

Kathi Bryan

Bar Manager

kbryan@3rdwavebrewingco.com

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 Fantinori

Mary Fantinori

Bartender

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.


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