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Thursday, March 1 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Building It: "Women Who Brew" FILLING

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Take a page from these amazing women standing out in a male-dominated industry.  This panel discussion will dive into how these women standing out in the brewing industry started their businesses, what lessons they have learned and how they have had to pivot to stand out.  This session is not just for people interested in a food or drink business, but for all entrepreneurs who are breaking into a new industry.  Building It is a part of an ongoing series presented by the Northern Colorado Food Cluster.

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Sari Kimbell

Founder/Principal, Cultivate Consulting
Sari Kimbell has worked in just about every sector of the food industry, cultivating her passion for food and the way it connects all of us. Her career in food systems started in restaurants serving and then management. She shifted to the production aspect and created a small wholesale... Read More →


Lesley Brandt

Bean Cycle
My name is Lesley Brandt. Since my beginnings in the industry I've held every position imaginable in a coffee shop, everything from barista to roasting. I've been roasting top quality coffee for well over 13 years now.I started in the coffee industry at Java Mountain Roasters in my... Read More →
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Carol Cochran

Founder, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Carol founded Horse & Dragon Brewing Company in 2014 with her husband Tim (and the bank). She grew up in Colorado, went to school in California, and then worked and lived around Asia, in Milwaukee, and in Bogot√° (Colombia), sampling great craft beer all along the way. With an... Read More →
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Natalie DiSanto

Turtle Mountain
I brewed my first batch of kombucha in my apartment in Philadelphia in 2013. I started brewing it for the health benefits and continued to brew it because I saw results. When I decided to move to Fort Collins, one of the few items I brought with me was my SCOBY and kombucha brewing... Read More →
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Loren Matthews

5003 Distillery
Loren has been in the beverage industry for over 17 years. She started out in the brewing industry working for AB Inbev. In 2015, she followed her passion for distilling and opened Elevation 5003 Distillery, a grain to bottle distillery.
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Jennifer Seiwald

All of Jennifer's life history has prepared her for current endeavors , from working for national restaurant chains to banking, financial planning to her studies in chemistry. These days you will find her climbing trees, eating apples, and constantly struggling to keep a clean desk... Read More →
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Twila Soles

Twila Soles, Grouse Malt House- Maltstress & CEO Twila earned an undergraduate degree in Nutrition from Miami University and a Master’s degree in Food Science & Food Safety from Colorado State University. For graduate studies, she focused on malting and brewing science and bioactive... Read More →

Thursday March 1, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm MST