Our Leadership Team
It all starts with people. We firmly believe that our success is dependent upon building a team of employees and advisors who share our passion, vision, and determination to build a successful brewing company and a thriving communal space in the heart of Butchertown.
Our founding team consists of six individuals with aligned personal/professional beliefs and a genuine love for spending absurd amounts of time together. We have diverse and complementary backgrounds; we believe in a divide and conquer mentality for our startup, and on-going business operations that will allow us to take advantage of everyone’s unique skills and experience.
Head of Brewing Operations
An experienced head of brewing with over 26 years of designing, building, managing, and leading production operations in several breweries across the United States. He has won over 21 medals for his beer recipes, he is an instructor at the American Brewer’s Guild, and he is a board member on the National Brewer’s Association where he also serves as the co-chair of the Technical Committee responsible for establishing standards and best practices for quality, safety, sustainability, supply chain, draft beer quality, and engineering for the craft beer industry. Most importantly, he is a fantastic cultural fit and aligned with our cultural ethos.
Jonathon has been in the restaurant and hospitality business for over 17 years and has served in many capacities, from server to training general manager. He’s a Certified Instructor and Proctor for Servsafe’s Responsible Alcohol Service program. A graduate of Southern Indiana University, Jonathon spends most of his free time with his wife Selene and their daughter Harper. They love to spend time going to concerts, exploring the outdoors, and traveling. Jonathon is also an avid sports fan and loves the Kentucky Wildcats, Cleveland Indians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Hanover College graduate and Louisville-area native with deep strategic relationships with local business, government, and non-profit leaders. Currently, Jim serves as a senior-level administrator at one of the top independent schools in the region. Known as an entrepreneurial-minded educator, Jim has combined a tireless work ethic and an innovative approach to maximize student and institutional outcomes. Additionally, he has and continues to serve as a trustee, board member, and advisor for various non-profit organizations in and around the region.
Outside of his work in education, Jim also spent time as a licensed financial advisor helping individual and commercial clients achieve their financial goals.
When he is not working, you can find Jim on a trail, in the pool, or on his bike. He loves any challenging adventure that takes him outside. His wife, Bridget, and his two kids, Cole and Ella, are the absolute loves of his life.
U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Naval Aviator, combat veteran, and MBA from San Diego State University. John is currently a Senior Director at GE Healthcare leading the modernization of GE’s Customer Digital experience. John has a background in running an international startup, business development, operations, product management, and tactical execution.
When John is not working, he loves spending time with his wife, Megan, and daughters, Maya, Zoe, and Sylvie. His other interests include anything outdoors, riding bikes, hiking, and competing in Ironman
U.S. Naval Academy graduate, F-18 pilot, combat veteran, Combat Air Medal recipient, and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Luke is currently the Managing Director of Sach Law Firm.
When Luke is not working at the law firm, he is flying a 737 for Delta Airlines out of Atlanta, Georgia. During his free time, he enjoys traveling all over the world with his wife, Claudia, and his daughter, Mackenzie, and his son, Elias.
Dean Holland is the President and Founder of Morrland Holdings, Inc., a Louisville-based holding company that has held minority and majority interests in a broad cross-sections of industries, most notably healthcare, technology, manufacturing, and oil and gas exploration. Dean brings to TEN20 over 35 years of senior management and entrepreneurial experience in mergers and acquisitions, operations, business development, and strategic initiatives/turnarounds. Dean is also a founding member of Evermore Investments, LLC, a Louisville, KY-based venture funding firm that looks to invest in post-revenue, developing companies seeking capital for growth and/or leveraged buyouts. Given Dean’s past leadership experience, proven results in developing businesses, and his love for really good beer as a platform to “bring people together for good”, TEN20 is a great fit for him.
Dean is originally from western New York and with his bride of 35 years, Teri, raised their three children in Louisville. He now enjoys traveling to remote, picturesque locations with Teri, hiking, boating, and spending time with his ever-expanding family as grandchildren have entered the mix. Additionally, Dean’s love for the game of baseball for as long as he can remember has led to his avocation of having the pleasure of being a collegiate and high school level umpire.