Crew

  • Conor

    Founder/Owner
    “Chief Optimist”
    After leaving a job he did not find satisfying and taking a trip around the world (see The Poor Man’s Jet-Setters), Conor found his passion to be equal parts artfully crafted beer, inspiring stories, and refreshing experiences. From the day the words “Half Full Brewery” were jotted down in a notebook, Conor has pursued turning his passion into a reality.


  • Jordan

    Director, Branding & Customer Experience
    After college Jordan spent four years at two of New York's largest ad-agencies, which proved to be unfulfilling. His path to Half Full was charted via a five-month Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail and three months in Southeast Asia. A run on a cold February morning, several beers, and a fair bit of persuasion later he hopped on board and has never looked back.

  • TOM

    DIRECTOR Of Brewery Operations
    Tom, a Mississippi native, graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University in 2002 and has spent the last 6 years at Brooklyn Brewery. While at Brooklyn, Tom oversaw the design and build-out of the onsite Laboratory, witnessed a brew-house expansion that helped propel the brewery from 75,000 to 225,000 Barrels in 5 years, and was instrumental in maintaining all aspects of Quality Control.
  • Adam

    REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
    Adam used to sell sugar water throughout South Boston. While the phrase "If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere" usually applies to NY, the words ring true for his previous employment. "Hey buddy, ya can't pahk ya cah there!" In his free time Adam enjoys sipping rosé and watching Gilmore girls. He is also pumped to be back in his native CT, and we are really privileged to have him!

  • Zach

    Tasting Room Manager
    Zach joined us with experience at a handful of different tech startups and is helping us improve our processes & customer experience. Whenever you see Zach, his dog Rye isn't too far behind seeing as how she's named after one of our favorite beer ingredients. When he isn't at Half Full, he's probably adventuring somewhere in the Northeast or brewing his own beer at home!

  • JAY

    REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
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  • JAIME

    Office Manager
    We've been waiting 3 years for Jaime to show up! Her level of organization for all things accounting, bookkeeping and inventory is mind boggling! Jaime is a die hard UCONN fan and when not crunching numbers or rooting for the Huskies she can be found hunting, fishing or caring for her newborn (presumably not while hunting or fishing). For whatever reason, she also wants us to mention that she used to be a teacher. Welcome aboard Jaime!
  • McLain

    HEAD BREWER
    McLain (yes that's his real name) walked into the Tasting Room and applied for a job. Lucky for him (or us) he has worked at places like Aspen Brewing Co. and most recently Black Dirt Distillery in the Hudson Valley. McLain is a rad dude. He has run with the bulls in Pamplona, volunteered in Ecuador, and can backflip on skis. He's also a firm believer that a positive attitude and a genuine smile can open doors and lead to opportunities, and he's right, it lead him here!
  • DAN

    SHIFT BREWER
    Dan is from the dirty Jerz, which is ironic because he most recently worked as an Applications Chemist for a large cosmetics and fragrance company, go figure. Dan started at Half Full as a cellerman and is now one of our shift brewers and we're lucky to have him!
    He also comes with some pretty cool stories, like the time he spent his first year out of college doing volunteer work in Chicago. Very noble of you Dan!

  • Jill

    Shift Brewer
    With a Master's in Brewing and a few years spent in Scotland, who better to have on the team than Jill?
    We're thrilled to have her, mostly because of her motto:
    "Always bring beer"
    In this case, Jill's also the one who makes the beer! She hasn't had too many odd jobs but if you get a chance to meet her, you need to ask her all about her time in Scotland.
    Jill also wanted us to mention that her lifelong dream is to visit Giraffe Manor, look it up!
  • Allie

    Territory Sales
    Allie loves to be consistently learning and is a huge book worm! She loves skydiving, hiking and anything adventurous in general. Allie is also obsessed with the Harry Potter books & has a huge weakness for sprees!. After her undergrad, she spent some time getting to know the industry and we're glad that she made her way over to us! Most importantly though, she loves spreading Hoptimism out in the field and is an incredible part of our Half Full team!
  • JOE

    TASTING ROOM ENTERTAINER & TOUR GUIDE
    From Nashville to Stamford, Joe is a fan turned professional. Joe found us on the other side of the bar and after his fair share of pints, we decided he'd be even better at pouring them! When he's not at Half Full, chances are that he's chatting someone up about their favorite country music shows or travel spots. When you see him at Half Full, ask him about wearing a diaper on a sold out stage in Nashville!
  • Kelly

    TASTING ROOM ENTERTAINER & TOUR GUIDE
    Kelly is our own insta-celebrity and beertographer! Shes traveled all throughout New England and the East Coast to visit 80 different breweries and she landed at her favorite one! If you want to follow her travels, check her out @epicbeers.
    She's also a twin, but the non-identical kind so there's no Parent Trap hijinks.
    Kelly says that life is too short to drink cheap beer and we couldn't agree more.
  • KAITLYN

    TASTING ROOM ENTERTAINER & TOUR GUIDE
    Coming all the way from Idaho just to join Half Full!
    Just kidding, Kaitlyn is a full time reporter and writer! We're glad she came all the way across the country to bring some of that Pacific Northwest charm. Kaitlyn says that If you have to make a big life decision, pick the one that makes you feel like vomiting. And always say yes to trying new things ... unless that thing could kill someone, of course.
  • Vanessa

    TASTING ROOM ENTERTAINER & TOUR GUIDE
    Vanessa truly understands what it means to live life Half Full! As a first-generation American, she's about seizing it everyday and making the most out of everything that comes her way.
    No matter what she's doing, it's always done with a smile on her face which is why she fits in so well with us here. Besides spending time at Half Full, she loves anything that has to do with her family.
  • Kathryn

    TASTING ROOM ENTERTAINER & TOUR GUIDE
    Kathryn came a long way to join the Half Full crew—3,640 miles to be exact. Born and raised in California, Kathryn moved to Stamford for a job in sports marketing. She found us one cold winter night and instantly felt at home. When Kathryn’s not serving up pints in our tasting room, you’ll find her out on a hike, training for her next triathlon, or discovering the Northeast one beer at a time!
  • Pounce

    "Brew Dog"
    Pounce is a happy dog. You would be happy too if you had people feeding and petting you all day! If you're lucky enough to catch Pounce on a Saturday make sure to give her a belly rub, she will be eternally grateful, and will proceed to follow you around all day!





  • Jess

    TASTING ROOM ENTERTAINER & TOUR GUIDE
    Somehow we managed to bring Jess in from the great outdoors! She's usually running, biking, hiking, kayaking or crotcheting (Ok, we know that one's not outdoorsy but it's still pretty rad). Jess feels that experiences are one of the most important things in life and we couldn't agree more. Jess also works to preserve the Long Island Sound (Did we tell you how cool she is?)


  • Lindsay

    Chief Beer Brander
    From the mouth of Conor to the sentence that follows: “Lindsay knows how to articulate the vision for Half Full 10X better than I do.” And we are happy she does. She was also chiefly responsible for pushing Conor to pursue his passion and open a business that stands for something more. Now, only if we could pry her away from that full time corporate gig ☺
  • BRIAN

    TASTING ROOM ENTERTAINER & TOUR GUIDE
    If there's a beer brewed in CT, Brian's had it. From putting on craft beer workshops to traveling between every brewery he could find, Brian is our kind of people. He's also pretty skilled with a camera as well, he's had a film featured in a film festival and loves discovering new indie films. When you see him in our Tasting Room, make sure you ask him about his vintage beer collection!