After the beer, NoDa Brewing Company is all about our people. Whether they help make the beer, sell the beer or serve the beer, every person here is a vital part of our culture and makes what we do more enjoyable on a day-to-day basis. Without these people there is no NoDa Brewing, and we’d love for you to meet them. So now when you stop by you can call them by name.
Anthony Proctor Yeast Wrangler
Casey Ford Czar of Cleanliness
Chad Henderson Head Brewer, Owner
Eric Richardson Brewer
Anthony Proctor Yeast WranglerAnthony, or “@Raindawg,” as the craft beer community affectionately knows him on Twitter, is a NC native, husband, stepfather, and homebrewer. You couldn’t meet a nicer guy in the world. He’s a fan of music ranging from Country & Western to Metal to Tom Waits. When he’s not hanging out at home reading, he spends his time helping out with productions of Chickspeare — his wife’s all-female Shakespeare company. He also enjoys spending time with his mutt, “Gossamer" who's a purebred goofball.
Casey Ford Czar of CleanlinessAfter beer, Casey considers himself an authority on pop culture. He alleges he was born and raised in Charlotte, like unicorns. Casey once spent Christmas in Florence, Italy and used to play the cello. He enjoys sci-fi, heavy metal music, UFC and is not fluent in Mandarin, nor does he have plans to be.
Chad Henderson Head Brewer, OwnerChad was (and still is) an amazing home brewer who won many awards at brew festivals as a member of Carolina Brewmasters. It’s where he and Suzie and Todd met and became good friends, eventually forming the core group that launched Noda Brewing. He’s the son of an Elvis Tribute Artist and left the medical industry to pursue his dream of being a brew master. Chad also once bench-pressed the entire brewery for nine repetitions.
Eric Richardson BrewerEric was raised a true Southern outdoorsman and gentleman. A 2015 graduate of Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts, he majored in the Beverage Program because “I always loved beer and thought that’s the direction I should go.” Eric once hiked half the Appalachian Trail and has probably spent more nights sleeping in the woods than in his bed. He plays the banjo and has two Bassett Hounds: “Blue” and “Peanut.” He’s originally from South Fulton, GA, is a whitewater kayaker, mountain biker, and scratch brolfer (golf that’s more beer than golf).
Jack Hargrove Packaging Professional
Marley Brew Dog
Matt Virgil Brewery Manager
Matthew "Quatro" Morrison OG Cellarman
Jack Hargrove Packaging ProfessionalYou may not recognize Jack without his camera, but he does much more than videography. Like fighting bears and amateur pyrotechnics. Around the brewery he’s best known for his work creating many of our NoDable videos, but it should be noted that he also touches every can that goes to market during his hours working as a canning assistant. When you invariably see him around the taproom, be sure to ask him about his perfect record at Russian roulette.
Marley Brew DogThe VP of Delegation and Reclination, Marley’s office is located under Matt & Chad's desks. Marley enjoys being outdoors, lying in the sun and playing fetch. He also made his NoDable Series video debut in “Abbey Dabby Doo.” He is currently suing for “points,” related to merchandising and DVD sales.
Matt Virgil Brewery ManagerMatt studied screenwriting in college and channels his storytelling abilities to create adventures for his daughter. When he's not managing the brewery or hanging out with his family, he sings, plays almost every instrument, and occasionally catches a pickup round of disc golf. Matt is originally from California but came to Charlotte when he was eight. Since then, he has occasionally cosplayed Batman while protecting the city of Charlotte.
Matthew “Quatro” Morrison OG CellarmanBefore becoming interested in brewing, Matthew pursued a career in Criminology/Homeland Security and hopes to one day help run an anti-human trafficking organization as well as continue in the brewing industry. As a man of many talents, he can also pop his ankle joint. He enjoys country music concerts, hockey, racing, the great outdoors, and such classic cinema as The Sandlot.
Matthew Young Packaging Professional
Todd Ford Founder
Matthew Young Packaging ProfessionalMatthew enjoys long walks to the beer fridge and the majestic views seen while peering over the top of his beer can. But it's not just beer that he enjoys - he's also a fan of sports teams from Philadelphia and the musical stylings of David Bowie. One day, Matthew hopes to travel into space and high five some aliens, but he's already lived an exciting life of playing basketball with Lebron James and learning the secret recipe of a fast/casual restaurant that cannot be named for trademark reasons.
Todd Ford FounderWith deep roots in the Charlotte Homebrewers’ guild, Todd has always enjoyed the creativity and craft of brewing small batch beers. As a former pilot, he has travelled the world and once successfully bought an entire year’s worth of Christmas presents out of Sky Mall magazine. He’s allegedly a very talented guitar player, enjoys classic rock and loves dogs. Todd’s favorite color is Ramble on Red.
Alana Allen Event Ninja
Charles Willett Numbers Cruncher
Dakota Brew Dog
Ivey Amburgey Ambassador of Buzz
Alana Allen Event NinjaAlana hails from Sioux City, Iowa and became a seasoned traveler by the end of high school as she had lived in 8 different cities and attended 12 different schools. It was during this time that she became ambidextrous. Her hobbies include attending concerts, cooking, baking, spoiling her dog, and telling dad jokes. We believe these skills will enable her to reach her lifelong goal of being on Jeopardy!. Alana also wants the internet to know that she could eat tacos and/or sushi every night of the week… but not sushitacos.
Charles Willett Numbers CruncherAround the brewery, Charles is known as "The Viking" because he was once stabbed by a deer and knows how to tame tiger cubs. He's also an ambidextrous juggler who can recite the alphabet backward, but we prefer to think of him as our go-to financial adviser. He has a long legacy of supporting the idea that clear is a color and would appreciate assistance from the people of the internet. Until he can prove this point, Charles will be working at the brewery to save up cash for a commercial flight into outer space.
Dakota Brew DogDakota graduated summa cum laude from the Advanced Institute of Canine Sunbathing. She enjoys a very full social life and closely monitors what every one is doing. She even takes part in the brewery tours sometimes because after all, in her mind, it is HER brewery and people come to visit her.
Ivey Amburgey Ambassador of BuzzSee a beer pun from us on the Internet? You have Ivey's (corny) sense of humor to thank for that, which can certainly be attributed to her father. She prides herself on being a Charlottean, and uses magnetic force to draw everyone to the Queen City (husband included). With a background in corporate and agency public relations, Ivey relishes in the fact that she can wear jeans and her nose ring at the office. She can be seen throughout the brewery with her phone in one hand and a Diet Coke in the other.
Jenn Harrison Office Maestro
Leland Brew Dog
Mindy Stull Pint Pixie
Suzie Ford Founder/President
Jenn Harrison Office MaestroJenn earned her place at NoDa by winning a fight-your-way-in MMA tournament. One of her favorite cities is NYC because she loves going there with her architect husband. Her first concert was The Police. She remains a vegetarian at the moment but is very tempted by the barbecue on the food truck. At home she enjoys her family, her cranky 16-year old terrier, and her favorite color is sea foam green.
Leland Brew DogLeland is an alum of the Charlotte Humane Society where she was a standout high jumper. Her tail once knocked over 32 chess pieces in individual succession. Her hobbies include wood chewing, ear and nose nibbling and Sudoku. She lists Grizzly as her boyfriend, but Grizzly claims they are just casual. Leland has been with NoDa Brewing since Spring 2015 and is fluent in six languages.
Mindy Stull Pint PixieHailing from Statesville, NC, this pint pixie weighs about as much as a glass of beer. In fact, she’s too tiny to activate a car airbag. But don’t let this Modest Mouse fan fool you, she can still haul a keg and take some great Instagram selfies. What else should you know about this little lady? Well, she loves bottle shares, hates spoons, and her spirit animal is the unicorn.
Suzie Ford Founder/PresidentThe most liked woman in the ownership group, Suzie is a details-oriented free spirit. She is a proud mom, diet coke lover and general fan of Top 40 music. She once worked in motorsports marketing and is a vanilla ice fan. She is originally from California, and plays lady gaga entirely too loud. Suzie once turned left without using her indicator. But it never happened again.
Sales & Delivery
Andy Grimes Sales/Marketing
Bobby Dalzell Delivery Specialist
Brian Butler Delivery Specialist
Derek Murphy Sales/Marketing
Andy Grimes Sales/MarketingAndy worked his way up to NoDa brewing after being in the industry for some time. And while NBC is his soul mate, he still really loves his wife and three children. A jack-of-all-trades you can see him just about everywhere around the brewery and beyond. From the taproom to deliveries and sales he is always there to lend a hand and offer a smile. Originally from Michigan, he’s just an all around great guy. Even though he’s a Steeler’s fan.
Bobby Dalzell Delivery SpecialistBobby is quite the active guy with hobbies including soccer, snowboarding, guitar playing, and fly fishing. When he's not hitting the slopes or shredding chords, you can probably find him practicing his home brewing. He's also exceptional at rubbing his belly and patting his head SIMULTANEOUSLY! This remarkable gift comes from his love of eating veggies. If you see Bobby on the road, peas don't kale his vibe.
Brian Butler Delivery SpecialistBrian Butler is a Northern Virginia native and is currently in the witness protection program. He's worked in the beer business for half a decade and helps out in several capacities at the brewery. He is a LA Rams and Dodgers fan that enjoys eighties music and old school Nintendo. His favorite beer is Ramble on Red, and he used to be a Jaegermeister fan. But not anymore.
Derek Murphy Sales/MarketingDerek is always around to help at the brewery, which makes him very popular. He is often seen changing the station to nineties music, and enjoys the lyrical stylings of Mister Dave Matthews. His first job was a paperboy, which has resulted in having excellent throwing skills, but to this day, he still dreads Sundays and gets phantom back pains. Derek refused to answer what his favorite color was because it was “too personal.”
Dwight Grassel Delivery Specialist/Tour Guide
Greg McIlvaine Delivery Specialist
Jesse Muñoz Sales/Marketing
Kevin Hilla Taproom Titan
Dwight Grassel Delivery Specialist/Tour GuideDwight is from Mansfield, Ohio and loves woodworking, cooking, and dogs. He claims that not a whole lot embarrasses him, but he does know which end of the hammer to grab. Dwight's favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption, and he likes working at NoDa because of the family atmosphere. He also alleges that he was once given 25% of something, but we refuses to say what it is.
Greg McIlvaine Delivery SpecialistLike many of the gentlemen strutting about the brewery, Greg McIlvaine has a beard, wears flannel, and can fell a tree in one swoop. This Eagle Scout turned furniture designer/gardener enjoys introducing new people to craft beer so working as a Delivery Specialist at NoDa Brewing is a perfect fit. Greg’s main craft beer influencers include his dad, a long time local brewery supporter, and his wife who introduced him to his favorite style — the India Pale.
Jesse Muñoz Sales/MarketingHaving a talent for discerning the flavors and aromas that make NoDa brews unique is a necessary skill for any of our employees, and Jesse brings a special aptitude for such things. In fact, as a certified sommelier, he uses his expertise to host some of the best beer dinners Charlotte has to offer. He's also passionate about working with people who believe in what they're doing. One day he hopes to retire early and live on a golf course, but until then, we'll keep him.
Kevin Hilla Taproom TitanKevin is from Wilmington, NC and enjoys surfing. That is all he's comfortable with the internet knowing about him, but you can come by the taproom and get to know him in person while he's barbacking.
Lindsay Sprick Her Hopness
Tyler Norris Delivery Manager
Lindsay Sprick Her HopnessWhen she isn't making beautiful baked goods, reading, or hanging out with her two Australian shepherds, Lindsay is representing NoDa around town. She decided to pursue a career in craft beer after concluding that a profession in law wasn't for her. Now, she has determined that the best part of working in the craft beer industry is the family community.
Tyler Norris Delivery ManagerOriginally from Winston-Salem, Mr. Norris is a Charlotte Hounds and Buffalo Bills fan. He enjoys comic books, movies and great beer. Tyler studied theology at Belmont Abbey for what we assume was an elaborate and committed effort to gain direct access to Trappist Beers.
Brian Nadolny Tour Guide & Beer Slinger
Carla Garrison-Mattos Run Club Coordinator
Corey Ballard Pint Pusher
Courtney-Lee Burrows PINT PUSHER
Brian Nadolny Tour Guide & Beer SlingerHailing from Buffalo, NY, Brian is a hockey enthusiast, aspiring homebrewer, and international traveler (over 30 countries). In fact, his love of travel lead him to major in Geography, and to date, he still enjoys all things about maps. One day, he hopes to create international tours focused around beer, but for the time being, he's living out his dream as a brewery tour guide and pop music aficionado.
Carla Garrison-Mattos Run Club CoordinatorCarla is married with two dogs and proudly sports an "I Love My Wife" bumper sticker. Of course, you may not want to be a passenger in her car given her enthusiasm for road rage. She's an adept face contortionist and Cher impersonator. She's also the world champion of Rocky trivia. When she's not pouring you a beer, she's probably painting one of her beautiful murals on the wall of a local business.
Corey Ballard Pint PusherCorey is originally from North Carolina, but he displays a "bounty of accents" while working in our taproom. When asked about his future aspirations, he states that he wants to be a space pirate, and given that he's actually from the future, this shouldn't be too hard for him. We're glad he's gracing us with his presence, while he's hanging out in the twenty-first century watching Pulp Fiction and shotgunning La Croix.
Courtney-Lee Burrows PINT PUSHERCourtney's hobbies include practicing yoga, kissing dogs, and eating Vietnamese food. She also loves being near the water and aspires to become a beach bum. At the brewery, you'll find her managing the tap room, pouring beer, and listening to the Heart radio station.
Grizzly Brew Dog
Hank Hanegraaff Brewrista
Justin Mulcahy Tour Guide
Litty Letteri Pint Pusher
Grizzly Brew DogGrizzly is the two-time winner of the NoDa most-fluffy award and loves to have his belly rubbed. He loves to be outside and go on walks and feels very strongly that he deserves treats. When he rides in the car Grizzly loves to sit on the middle console so he can see everything around him.
Hank Hanegraaff BrewristaHank Hanegraaff has ten brothers and sisters and is the second in his family to join NoDa Brewing. His favorite beer is Jam Session and he is musically inclined to the Weepies and Modest Mouse. He was a member of the Baylor Golf Team and majored in Philosophy. He is a student of humanism, prefers tendencies inquisitive and realistic and is Pascalian in his appreciation of our ability to coexist harmoniously but still have individual convictions . And drinks beer y’all.
Justin Mulcahy Tour GuideJustin's greatest achievement was losing an arm wrestling match to Angela Landsbury, and since then, he has been playing, writing, and/or performing music and comedy. He also freelances as a fashion model and once sang in a punk rock band. However, other files regarding his special talents have been redacted. Justin is putting his Physics and Engineering studies to good use as a tour guide where he is able to give someone a ten minute speech about chemical engineering and they can't walk away. He also enjoys cooking.
Litty Letteri Pint PusherWhile Litty likes napping with her dog, she does not enjoy wearing pants. When she's not napping, she's saving up for a motorcycle to make driving around Charlotte more fun. Her most embarrassing moment includes, but is not limited to, spilling a whole bottle of red wine on a table of six people. But this beer goddess promises not to spill one drop of your NoDa brew.
Mandi Matthews Beer Slinging Manager
Morgan McFetters Beer Slinger
Will Vega Adjunct Professor of Pint Pushing
Mandi Matthews Beer Slinging ManagerBesides being a talented pint pourer and conversationalist, Mandi Pants is a talented crafter you might recognize from the NoDa Eclectic Market. There you can find her punch card picture creations for sale. She likes all kinds of music but her favorite concert was Bjork, on Coney Island in 2002. She has a huge crush on her husband, John and adores her doberman, Knox.
Morgan McFetters Beer SlingerMorgan is an adventurer at heart and claims to have a severe case of wanderlust. In the past three years, she has lived in Prague, Czech Republic and Bangkok, Thailand while exploring other parts of the world. While traveling, she enjoys cooking, lifting, and ordering beer in different languages. For all her globe trotting, she values the importance of community, and that's what has brought her to NoDa while she awaits her next adventure.
Will Vega Adjunct Professor of Pint PushingWill's hometown is San Diego, CA, and he can make an origami Pegasus so he is statistically cooler than everyone else. Owed to his love of cardigans and his propensity to call-it-a-night earlier than most, his friends call him “Gramps." He enjoys writing, illustration, board games, and hiking with his 2 dogs and wife. Will hopes to one day publish a comic book, novel, or trading card and/or board game. Or all three, ideally.
The NoDa Story
NoDa Brewing Company is a homegrown Charlotte brew house located in (and named after) the city’s most bohemian and artistic neighborhood—NoDa, named after North Davidson Street.
Our approach is to handcraft small-batch beers with a dedication to quality and variety. Our size and attitude allow us to brew unique and artistic recipes as well as our renditions of classic varieties such as Stouts, Witbiers, and Winter Warmers. We are actually the only brewery in town with deep roots in the homebrewing scene. After winning numerous homebrew competitions, by popular demand, we took our beer to the general public. From our taproom to our kegs to our cans we hope you taste and enjoy the commitment, detail and love we put into every last drop of our NoDa beers.