MEET THE BOARD

LAUREN ZEHNDER

PRESIDENT / Mindscape Fermentations

Lauren is co-creator of the craft beer and hard kombucha brewery-in-planning, Mindscape Fermentations. She graduated with a degree in Economics from UC Davis in 2011 and initially worked in the wine industry, until realizing craft beer was really her passion. After managing a local brewery for 5 years, she decided to embark on a project of her own in 2019. Aside from beer and kombucha, she loves traveling, catching a concert, or trying out the newest restaurant in town. Lauren’s term on the SABG board started in 2017.

Andrew Mohsenzadegan

VICE PRESIDENT / FLATLAND BREWING CO.

Andy began his brewing career in 1995 at The Sacramento Brewing Company when there were only 5 breweries in the Sacramento area. He fell in love with the culture, food and Beer of Europe on a trip to Germany in 1987 and always wanted to bring that back to Sacramento. He opened The Monk’s Cellar in 2014.

JULIEN LUX

SECRETARY / NEW GLORY CRAFT BREWERY

Born and raised in France I was first introduced to craft beer by my father who had a passion for Belgian Trappist ales. Upon moving to California I started working for Markstein beverage, a Sacramento beer distributor, representing brands from their portfolio such as Sierra Nevada and Firestone Walker. It was then that I completely fell in love with the art of brewing and what inspired me to open and operate New Glory Craft Brewery in 2012.

SAGE SMITH

TREASURER / Bike Dog Brewing Co.

Daniel Moffatt is co-owner and head brewer at Fountainhead Brewing Co. Daniel was an avid home brewer for eight years before opening Fountainhead with a small group of friends in April 2016. He was elected to the guild board later that year and currently holds the position of treasurer.

ALEX LARRABEE

Government Affairs / BIG STUMP BREWING COMPANY

Alex is the Owner of Big Stump Brewing Company in Sacramento, California which opened in 2015. At Big Stump, we take the science and art of craft beer very seriously, but we like to have fun along the way! Alex joined the SABG Board of Directors in 2017.

Derek Gallanosa

Education / Moksa Brewing

Derek Gallanosa has over 8 years of professional experience including management positions in brewing, marketing, sales, and event coordination. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from California State University, San Marcos and has served as one of the instructors for the Business of Craft Beer program at San Diego State University instructing the course “Marketing Craft Beer.” He currently is the Head Brewer/Partner at Moksa Brewing Company in Rocklin, California overseeing the brewery’s operations, social media/other marketing, 400-person membership, and outside events.

Teresa Psuty

Membership / Crooked Lane Brewing

Teresa Psuty is the brewmaster at Crooked Lane Brewing Company in Auburn, California. A two-time GABF medal winner, she’s also a mom of three, and intrepid co-host of The Session on The Brewing Network. Crooked Lane is enjoying the title of CCBC brewery of the year for 2019. Find Teresa on instagram @psutybrews and @crookedlanebrewing

JONATHAN MARTINEZ

MARKETING / TILTED MASH BREWING

Jonathan is the Co-Owner of Tilted Mash Brewing in Elk Grove. He Graduated with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science in 2003. Since then took his career in Real Estate and home brewing with his Best Friend Derrick on the Weekends. Upon deciding to open a Brewery both Jonathan and Derrick took extensive Brewing courses at UC Davis and Siebel Institute to extend their knowledge on the Commercial side of brewing. Jonathan’s term on the SABG board started in 2018.