Founder, Head Brewer
A homebrewer of eight years, Mike returned from the craft brew mecca of San Diego to pursue his dream of brewing at a professional level in his hometown of Ventura. Mike is known for his meticulous brewing style, and his attention to detail has resulted in numerous award-winning beers. You’ll never meet someone who knows or cares more about beer.
Born and raised in Ventura, Seth has cultivated a lifelong passion for his city, its surf and its dual regard for hard work and everyday adventure. Having served as the CFO of a private equity investment company for over eight years, Seth’s entrepreneurial spirit and love of craft beer have led him to proceed in this exciting new direction.
ART DIRECTOR, MARKETING
Scott is the Co-Founder of What Youth and former Art Director of Surfing Magazine. Trained in illustration with an emphasis in clean minimalist design, he has launched and directed several publications and specializes in creating unique brand identities as well as hand painting the mural at the Madewest Taproom.
Northern Los Angeles Market Manager
Michelle Leonard, first of her name, was born and raised in Ventura, with an 8 year stint in Phoenix. It was in the desert that she discovered her love of craft beer and never looked back. She is a retired massage therapist, lover of bacon, breaker of chains, and mother of dragons.
San Diego Market Manager
Paul started his beer career 10 yrs ago as a field marketing manager for Primo Beer and later Pabst Blue Ribbon. As a hop head, he decided to leap into the craft beer side of the industry, mostly for the free beer. After working with a couple successful craft brewerys in San Diego, Paul joined MadeWest. Beyond slinging suds, he restores and builds camper vans, operates his vintage trailer photo booth business, and enjoys adventures with his family.