A native of the Rochester, NY area, John grew up drinking local beer from a smallish, regional brewery that survived prohibition and the ensuing consolidation of the American brewing industry. That’s right – grew up drinking local beer – back in the days when a youngster could take a sip of his Dad’s tin can of Genesee beer or pluck the olive out of his martini without causing so much as a raised eyebrow. Now, having arranged a steadier supply of locally brewed beer than the occasional sip, John is free to focus on pub and tap room operations, sales & distribution and overall expansion plans for Marble Brewery.
In 1995, Ted Rice decided to turn his love for good food and beverage into a career. After visiting several breweries and receiving a home brew kit from his brother, Ted went to his local brewpub and landed a job washing kegs and assisting the brewers. In 1998, Ted completed the American Brewer’s Guild Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering course. Since then, Ted has run several successful breweries and has won multiple GABF and World Beer cup medals along with numerous local accolades.
Jeff came into craft brewing through the restaurant side of the business, opening the Blue Corn Cafe & Brewery in Santa Fe and then the Chama River Brewing Co. in Albuquerque. As the craft beer culture in New Mexico began to flourish, he partnered with friends and co-workers Ted and John to develop, design and open the Marble Brewery. As the President of Marble Brewery, Jeff tends to the less glamorous tasks such as corporate affairs, legislation, planning, banking and accounting. You will often find him at the bar after work sipping a Marble IPA and daydreaming about being a brewer.
Dan came to work for Marble as a delivery driver in April of 2009. As the only driver for the Albuquerque area, he handled all of the deliveries and doubled as the draft technician. With the enormous popularity of Marble Beer, and as wholesale demand grew, it became obvious that one driver and truck weren’t enough. More drivers, trucks and wholesale accounts created the need for someone to manage it all, and the Distribution Manager position was developed. Dan was the obvious choice for the job, and he now runs Marble Distributing, which enjoys continued growth and success year after year.
After serving eight years in the Air Force, Jesse earned his Bachelor of University Studies degree from the University of New Mexico. Shortly after graduation, he came to work for Marble Brewery as a Draft Technician and eventually moved into his current position as a Sales Representative. He has been married to a wonderful woman for over ten years and has a teenage boy in high school.
Angelo has been working in the brewing industry for nearly four years. As an outside sales manager, he is responsible for ensuring that the beer keeps flowing at Marble’s local accounts. Additionally, he has recently acquired the distinction of Certified Beer Judge through the Beer Judge Certification Program. Angelo appreciates all styles of beer, but really loves a well-crafted White ale.
Jeremy started with Marble in 2010, initially performing delivery and draft tech duties in Albuquerque. A few months later, Marble’s Santa Fe territory was in need of someone capable of handling sales, deliveries and the various other tasks that go hand-in-hand with taking care of Marble’s clients. Having grown up in the Santa Fe area, Jeremy was a natural fit and has been happily taking care of Santa Fe’s Marble beer needs ever since.
In 2008, Silas earned his degree in Advertising Art from the Southwest University for Visual Arts. Shortly after, he started his career with Marble as a delivery driver and quickly moved up to Draft Manager as well as part-time graphic designer. Silas has a strong passion for craft beer and is a Cicerone Certified beer server. As active members of the craft beer community, Silas and his wife Monica run the Albuquerque Craft Beer Drinkers. The group is 240 members strong and focuses on supporting local craft beer, the local establishments that serve it, and promoting awareness of quality craft beer across the city of Albuquerque.
Justin Svetnicka has been in the hospitality industry in New Mexico since he was fifteen years old, first, as an after-school job, and then to support himself through college at UNM. After receiving his degree in primary education, he taught third and fourth grade in Albuquerque. He then moved to Santa Fe to raise a family. Since, he has bartended and managed at several eateries in downtown Santa Fe. After working at the Santa Fe Marble Brewery Taproom since its conception in 2009, Justin assumed managerial responsibilities. He has been the general manager of operations since August of 2011. In addition to promoting Marble beer in Santa Fe, Justin enjoys mountain biking, trail running and snow-shoeing. He currently resides in Santa Fe with his wife and four-year-old son.
New Mexico native Josh was raised in the north valley were he still resides. A jack of all trades with a welding/construction background, Josh can fix just about anything. He enjoys fishing, camping, hunting, mountain biking, operas, moshpits and brewing beer. In 2008, Josh landed at Marble Brewery working as a bar back and helping the pub cleaning crew. He quickly worked his way up through almost every position. Josh gained his brewing chops here at Marble and graduated from the American Brewers Guild in 2011. In the summer of 2012, Josh became Marble’s head brewer.
An Albuquerque native landed a gig building boxes with a few friends whilst doing what they did best in college: enjoying a craft brew or two. Kyle split his time between Marble and college until he graduated. Unpleased with his degree, he pursued brewing, learning the ropes around the brewery from the bottom-up. Having only a couple of home brews with his dad under his belt, brewing wasn’t exactly an aspiring passion of his; instead, his interest was sparked by the learning experience and hands-on application of science, engineering and creative thinking.
With humble beginnings rooted in a bus/house combination in Silver City, NM,
you could say Anna has come a long way. She graduated from UNM in 2009 with
a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science and immediately secured a lab position
at The Heart Hospital. After over a year at the lab bench, having mastered
the intricacies of every human fluid, she sought a more challenging and
complex arena. Enter Marble Brewery and the art of crafting beer. Part
science, part dark magic, Anna has fallen in love with the process of
brewing and the community that surrounds it. She enjoys being surrounded by
people with fun-loving attitudes and a commitment to creating a quality
product. As a native New Mexican, she is proud to be part of the craft beer
scene here. When not wrangling yeast, Anna enjoys spending time outside rock
climbing, camping, snowboarding and road-tripping.
Nathan grew up with a passion for learning about how things work. He took apart electronics as a kid and learned to put them back together, though not always successfully. Thankfully, he’s gotten better, and it’s not surprising that he is now in charge of all things packaging for Marble Brewery. So, the next time you drink a bottle or can of Marble beer, know that there was probably a lot of taking things apart and putting them back together to get you that perfectly packaged beer.