MEET THE TEAM
Get to know the best taproom crew on the planet, the ones that keep the wheels turning and the beer flowing!
Ashley is our gold leader. She is a wonderful mom and wife. Ashley was the obvious choice to lead the team not only because of her industry experience, but her experience dealing with the Gierada brothers. Ashley is fun, positive, and an adventurous soul. She's also a music lover.
Favorite musician/artist: Otis Redding
Favorite movie: Midnight in Paris
Favorite vacation spot: Petoskey, Michigan
Favorite D&P brew: Dr. Streus
Look for Ashley smiling and laughing behind the bar!
Assistant Taproom Manager
Everyone's favorite bartender and SUPER DAD (hi Sloan!)
If you've been in more than once or twice, Jake knows you. If you love soccer, Jake definitely knows you!
Favorite sport / team: soccer / Tottenham Hotspurs and DCFC
Favorite show: Great British Baking Show
Favorite vacation spot: Up North, Michigan (Glen Arbor, Leland, Frankford, Petoskey, Charlevoix)
Favorite D&P brew: Wizard Power
Jake is a genuine, good-hearted and all-around great guy. Next time you're in, give him a high five!
Assistant Taproom Manager
Coming all the way from Georgia, we are extremely luck to have Tayler join the team. The only thing drier than his sense of humor is the chicken he meal preps after a workout. Tayler works in the front and back of the house, but you may have seen him pouring beers in his purple Curves t-shirt.
Favorite artist: David Hasselhoff
Favorite TV series: The Boys
Favorite movie: Blazing Saddles
Favorite vacation spot: Gulf Shores, Alabama
Favorite D&P brew: Force Pull DIPA
Cellarperson & Beertender
Danielle is a true lover of cats and all things beer - and has been actively involved in the Michigan beer scene for a long time.
Danielle took over the Detroit chapter of Girls Pint Out in 2019, and since then has begun schooling to learn how to brew, taken several certifications, joined various boards, attended conferences, and has now switched careers to focus solely on her love for beer!
You may find her at the Dog & Pony Show or working with our friends over at Cadillac Straits.
Favorite band: Sloan
Favorite movie: High Fidelity
Favorite TV show: Law & Order SVU
Favorite vacation spot: Italy or Southern England
Favorite Dog & Pony Brew: Old Dog New Trick IPA
Beertender & Photography
Our dungeon master, bar back by night and side hustle marketer by day - say hello to Derrick! Don't let his soft-spoken personality fool you. Hardworking and attention to detail from Derrick is why the taproom looks so good!
Favorite artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite TV show: Scrubs
Favorite movie: Revolver
Favorite anime: anything by Shinichiro Watanabe
Favorite vacation spot: Traverse City
Favorite D&P brew: For Sal
Say hi to Derrick next time you're in!
Do you remember your first job? Some of us would like to forget. Well, we are lucky enough to be Brian's first gig.
When he's not working on his car, Brian can be found up at the SHOW keeping it in tip-top shape. Brian is always willing to help and down to learn new things.
Brian is a born and raised Michigander, with a passion for cars.
Favorite music: Hip Hop
Favorite artist: Lil Wayne
Favorite movie: Avatar
Favorite TV series: Master Chef
Favorite vacation spot: Marquette, MI
Favorite D&P brew he'd like to try when he is of legal drinking age: BA Stout
Next time you’re in, raise your glass and say hello to our guy Brian!
Pilot in Training
Gone to pilot school but not forgotten... Good luck Matt!
Favorite TV show: Trailer Park Boys
Favorite movie: Tropic Thunder
Favorite music: classic rock to rap, to EDM
Favorite vacation spot: Marquette, Michigan
Favorite D&P brew: Simply the Fest