Ownership Team:

Craig Wensell
Craig Wensell
Chief Executive Officer and Master Brewer

Craig Wensell, Sanitizer in Chief, Brewing Operations Manager, CEO, and Janitor. Craig has degrees from Oklahoma State University and The Florida State University. Early in his career, he taught orchestra K-12 before moving on to teaching at different universities to include The Florida State University. Craig is an amateur Double Bassist and has played across the country with many different groups such as The Columbus Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic, and The Delaware Symphony Orchestra. He has performed at The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame for Barney Kessel and has performed music in Weil Hall in New York City. Craig also served in Afghanistan as a Blackhawk (UH-60 A/L) Crew Chief. During his service he reach the rank of E-5 and earned numerous commendation for outstanding performance including 1000 accident free flight hours. His family has a long rich history of home-brewing that goes back to the 1980s. Craig enjoys endless hours at the brew kettle, reading technical papers, and watching yeast make beer!

Keith Hughes
Keith Hughes
CFO and Chief Operating Officer

Keith Hughes, CFO and Chief Operating Officer, individual grain counter and IT/website help desk. Keith has a degree in Accounting from The State University of New York. Early in his career, Keith employed his talents to the cosmetics industry, working for Estee Lauder companies. Having conquered lipstick costing, Keith embraced the complicated world of software revenue recognition. By day, Keith serves as the Director of Finance for the Digital Science group of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Keith’s heart and soul will forever be of the lemmings in their eternal quest for a new hops combination. “NEIPA’S forever,” will likely be a headstone epitaph.

John Fusco
John Fusco
VP Creative & Brand Marketing

John is a Marine Engineer by trade, with a degree from the US Merchant Marine Academy, and a Masters from Temple University in Engineering Management. In his day job he’s a navy civilian, and spent 20 years as a Strategic Sealift Officer in the Navy Reserves. In 2004 he started a T-shirt company in Wilmington with some friends that eventually became WhizBang Concepts. He has drawn logos and artwork, and produced apparel, for a number of local businesses, charities and breweries, which is how he met Craig. John and his wife Lisa, have also chaired the Philadelphia Walk for Williams Syndrome thrice. He plays drums and guitar in a band called Double Down that rarely plays outside a basement in Glen Mills. He’s a New Yorker by birth, but has now lived in Delaware almost as long as he has in NY. He has three young girls, and will try any beer twice. Most more.

Dan Yopp
Dan 'Beerman' Yopp
Partner

Dan “Beerman” Yopp is the Master of the Custodial Arts at Wilmington Brew Works. As a Delaware native who has spent his entire life in the state, he graduated from Wilmington University with a B.A. in Business Management. Dan became interested in homebrewing from a neighbor and quickly realized he enjoyed it very much. As an avid gardener who enjoyed growing everything from sweet garlic to habanero peppers, he found the “Do it Yourself” method in homebrewing very rewarding. He joined the First State Brewers to enhance his skills, and along the way he met the esteemed gentlemen which would go on to being his business partners. Favorite beers styles are Stout, Porter, & Barleywine, especially if they are barrel aged.

Derek Berkeley
Derek Berkeley
Facilities and Maintenance Manager

Derek Berkeley, Beer Hunter, and Janitor In Training. Derek hails from Canada which helps explain his love for beer and hockey. Nomadic by nature, his travels have taken him from the snowy tundras of Montreal to the badlands of Boston, deserts of Charlotte, wilderness of Virginia and most recently the ‘burbs of Delaware. Having realized at an early age that earning a college degree would allow him to buy more beer, he embarked on his “Decade of Learning” at the University of Lowell where he almost became the first undergrad in history to get tenure. When not honing his Beer Hunting techniques, Derek enjoys racing tricycles, and refereeing Women’s Roller Derby.


Staff:

Jennifer Hughes
Jennifer Hughes
Director of Administration

Jennifer was born and raised in New Castle County and was a member of the last graduating class of Claymont High School. She is a registered nurse practicing in Delaware for 22 years with a specialty certification in Medical Surgical Nursing. She received her Associates Degree from Delaware Technical Community College and her Bachelors Degree from Drexel University. She has an empty nest with two sons and two daughters having flown the coop. Prior to the opening of Wilmington Brew Works, her love of beer revolved mainly around sours. Her palate has expanded however and she will sample just about everything on the menu, with her most recent favorite being Undelivered Mail. Jen is the wife of Keith, head bean counter at Wilmington Brew Works. Although she holds the title of Director of Administration, she can be found doing just about anything and everything, from pouring beer behind the bar, washing dishes, doing the staff schedule, ordering supplies, and most importantly, keeping everyone in check!

 

Ryan Rice
Ryan Rice
Production Assistant and Draught Technician

Ryan, a Wilmington native, learned to make cider while working as an instructor at the North American Bushcraft School in Hedgesville, WV. When not cleaning taplines in the brewery, Ryan can be found skating and coaching for Diamond State Roller Derby under the alias, John E. Applespeed. His current favorite WBW brew is Ü and he has been begging Craig to make a lactose free sour. Instagram: @ciderryan

Cider Institute Cider Maker

Erin Vosburgh
Erin Vosburgh

SHIFT LEAD

Erin is a Pennsylvania native, hailing from the Kennett Square area. She briefly lived in Wilmington, DE which is how she discovered WBW. In her earlier years, she studied public relations/communications and used those skills to work for a professional outdoor lacrosse team. Erin eventually took her customer service skills and curiosity around computers to the IT industry, where she worked for one of the largest tech companies in their retail store. This is where her love of craft beers really developed at many after work happy hours. When she is not working, Erin’s most likely road tripping to new breweries, getting lost in a good book for her book club, playing video games or playing with her 7 year old boxer, Jackson.

Ashley Sweetman
Ashley Sweetman

SENIOR SHIFT LEAD

Ashley is a singer, actress, & Cicerone Certified Beer Server who recently moved back to her hometown of Wilmington, DE after spending many years living in NYC. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance: Music Theatre from New York University and is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association.  Some of her favorite regional theatre credits include the Media Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, Depot Theatre, and Sharon Playhouse. Ashley is also the lead singer in a cover band called Ashley & the LimesTones.  When she’s not working or enjoying delicious craft beer at WBW, Ashley enjoys hanging out with her husband, Zach and their two cats, Michael & Rosalita, travelling as much as possible, and hiking.

Ben Kaminski
Ben Kaminski
WordPress Development

Ben was born in Pennsylvania and spent most of his childhood there. It wasn’t until 2000 that Ben landed in Delaware and, unbeknownst to him at the time, he would decide to stay in the first state permanently. Ben has been in the web development field for over 25 years and has worked on projects of all sizes. Web development for Ben Kaminski spawned out of a passion for music. He spent many years playing in heavy metal bands and knew the importance of having a website before the era of social media networks. Ben’s love for craft beer came the first time he tried a New England IPA. He couldn’t believe that a beer could taste so good and be so fulfilling. Having tried only corporate beer previously, the taste of the NEIPA was so dramatically different and better; he discovered a whole new world of beer that would lead him on a road of discovery that continues to this day. Ben enjoys playing guitar, writing music, playing golf, and taking road trips to breweries.

Jeff Kempista
Jeff Kempista
App Development

Jeff is a man of mystery who made our menu display app. His app is awesome and makes it so you can see what’s on tap and we can change it on the fly.

Laura McDonald
Laura McDonald
Photographer

Laura, aka Paparazzi, loves taking photos. You may see her around the brewery laying on the floor or climbing on a table to get the perfect photo of beer. Never before a “beer person” before discovering the brewery, she is now a full-on sour beer lover. Visit her website www.lauramcdonaldphoto.com for both family and commercial photography work.

Lisa Fusco
Lisa Fusco
Designer

Lisa is a Mechanical Engineer by degree, but these days is more interested in the design aspect of spaces and how best to intersect modern and vintage styles. She helps to make the taproom look beautiful, especially during the holidays. Mom extraordinaire to her and John’s three daughters. She also tells John whenever his artworks doesn’t look good, which is a crucial role!



Employees

Sheila

Team Member Since: March, 2019 (?)

Favorite WBW Beer: Tangerine Dream

I Daylight as a: Hairstylist

My Cool Hobby: Roller Derby

My Family/Pets: 2 Dogs

My Favorite WBW Moment: Wishing “some of you were here”

Brandon

Team Member Since: June, 2019

Favorite WBW Beer: Golden Hopsmelt

I Daylight as a: Mail Carrier

My Cool Hobby: Vinyl and Sticker Collecting Enthusiast

My Family/Pets: My Girlfriend Lauren, our doggo Dino, and our cat Leo

My Favorite WBW Moment: Sitting and enjoying a Blue Rocks game drinking some WBW Beer….and watching Keith lose at anything.

David

Team Member Since: September, 2019

Favorite WBW Beer: Sour Pranks

I Daylight as a: Production Manager/Purchaser for a textile printing company

My Cool Hobby: Punk/Harcore Vocalist, Avid Disc Golfers, Record Collector &  Comic Book Nerd. Collects Take-Out Food Menus.

My Family/Pets: Wife Jessica and Doggos Shortcake, Bella and Roxy

My Favorite WBW Moment: The Flight Deck Massacre of 2019

Brie

Team Member Since: June, 2020

Favorite WBW Beer: Luau Punch

I Daylight as a: Student-Teacher

My Cool Hobby: I Paint!

My Family: My Family lives in Southern DE.

My Favorite WBW Moment: Getting told by a customer that I was her Fave!

Bryce

Team Member Since: July, 2020

Favorite WBW Beer: Lupulin Enlightenment

My Cool Hobby: Disc Golf Master

Colin

Team Member Since: September, 2020

Favorite WBW Beer: Luau Punch

I Daylight as a: Figure Skating Coach

My Cool Hobby: Former International Figure Skater

My Family/Pets: Bella (Wife), Gibbs & Gretchen (Cats)

My Favorite WBW Moment: Got a love note on the receipt from my first ever table.

Jaz

Team Member Since: March, 2021

Favorite WBW Beer: Duvette Tangerine Dream

I Daylight as a: System Admin

My Cool Hobby: Hula Hooping, Roller Skating and Jump Roping

My Favorite WBW Moment: Too new for a moment! 🙂

Derek

Team Member Since: March, 2021

Favorite WBW Beer: Lupulin Enlightenment

I Daylight as a: Spanish Teacher

My Cool Hobby: Running and World Travelling

My Family: My Wife, Luisa

My Favorite WBW Moment: Nothing specific yet but the atmosphere and general feels are awesome.

Graham

Team Member Since: April, 2021

Favorite WBW Beer: Eloquation

I Daylight as a: Mail Clerk

My Cool Hobby: Triathlons, Snowboarding and Surfing. I run a beer review instagram page called Mr. Eyebrow Beertaster!

My Favorite WBW Moment: I really enjoying making customers happy and helping out my fellow employees!

Riley

Team Member Since: April, 2021

Favorite WBW Beer: Elemenopy

I Daylight as a: Kitchen Staff

My Cool Hobby: Juggling

My Pets: American Bully Puppy

My Favorite WBW Moment: My first Turntable Tuesday

Dillon

Team Member Since: May, 2021

Favorite WBW Beer: Bricfeasta Indiscretion

I Daylight as a: Writer/Editor

My Cool Hobby: Homebrewing

Amanda

Team Member Since: May, 2021

Favorite WBW Beer: Luau Punch

I Daylight as a: Bartender

My Cool Hobby: Volleyball & Basketball

My Pets: Henney & Grey Goose (Cats)

Favorite WBW Moment: Emma’s Grad Party in the Alamo Room!

Shelby

Team Member Since: July, 2021

Favorite WBW Beer: Ciderosa Watermelon Sugar

I Daylight as a: Behavior Tech

My Cool Hobby: Danced for 20 years! Shoutout to Movement Workshop!

My Pets: Remi the Yorkie

Kasey

Team Member Since: July, 2021

Favorite WBW Beer: (Ü)

I Daylight as a: Referral Specialist

My Cool Hobby: Disney Nerd

My Favorite WBW Moment: Cornhole Nights with my Family!

Nate

Team Member Since: September, 2021

Favorite WBW Beer: Recreational Gravity

I Daylight as a: Student

My Cool Hobby: Hiking with my Dog

My Pets: I have a dog named Bailey, two cats named Bitey and Lil Cat, and I have eight chickens! (Ask me for their names)

My Favorite WBW Moment: Working with my best friend Gina!

Gina

Team Member Since: September, 2021

Favorite WBW Beer: Duvette – Tangerine Dream

I Daylight as a: Human Resources Specialist

My Cool Hobby: Beer Tastings and House Renovations

My Pets: Roxi, my pittie princess.

My Favorite WBW Moment: Getting to try new beets and work with my BFF Nathan!

Zack

Team Member Since: February, 2022

Favorite WBW Beer: Undelivered Mail

I Daylight as a: IT Systems Analyst

My Cool Hobby: Average Golfer…at best, plus I’ve been playing hockey since I could walk!

My Family & Pets: My wife, and our yellow lab Captain!

Traci

Team Member Since: March, 2022

Favorite WBW Beer: Crux Australis

I Daylight as a: Office Administrator

My Cool Hobby: Metal Radio DJ & Roller Skater

My Family: 2 Kids and lots of Friends I call family!

 

Dustin

Team Member Since: March, 2022

Favorite WBW Beer: Synonym

I Daylight as a: Project Coordinator

My Cool Hobby: Host my own Podcast!

My Family and Pets: My Daughter and my Dog, Chelsea!

Favorite WBW Moment: Finding this place when my family moved here a year ago and having a great time!

Oliver

Team Member Since: March, 2022

Favorite WBW Beer: International Incident

I Daylight as a: Camping Equipment Salesperson

My Cool Hobby: Backpacking!

Favorite WBW Moment: Being here with my family for opening weekend in 2018!

Amanda

Team Member Since: March, 2022

Favorite WBW Beer: Rail Car One

I Daylight as a: Registered Dietitian

My Cool Hobby: Snowboarding & Knitting!

My Family & pets: My husband and our Pittie, Cora.

Jaime

Team Member Since: April, 2022

Favorite WBW Beer: Varsity Brew

I Daylight as a: Behavior Therapist/Specialist

My Cool Hobby: Hiking

My Pets: I have a dog named Colton!

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