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Oscar Wong

Founder, Owner, Board Chair, Chief Peddler, Schmoozing and Cleanup Guy

Highland founder, Oscar Wong, was born in Jamaica in 1940. At 18, he left the island to attend the University of Notre Dame, where he completed his masters in Civil/Structural Engineering. After retiring early from a successful engineering career that took him all over the country, Oscar landed in Asheville in 1994 and started Highland Brewing "as a hobby" in the 3,500 square foot basement of Barley's Taproom in downtown Asheville.

He is an active member of the Rotary Club and other community-minded volunteer endeavors. He was awarded Small Business of the Year in 2007/2008 and the William A. V. Cecil Award for Leadership in Hospitality in 2011, both by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce.

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John Lyda

Chief Visionary, Brewmaster, Vice President

Head Brewer for 16 years and Vice President. A Siebel graduate and Asheville native, John has been with the company since its inception.

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Leah Wong Ashburn

Family Owner, President

Leah has been a fan since the beginning in 1994 - Oscar is her father. Cheering him all the way, she worked in the printing industry for 15 years before joining the brewery in 2011. She is proud to be part of a company that has changed Asheville. Her favorite part of the job is the fact that "Drinking Highland beer is PR. Drinking other beer is Market Research.

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Chuck Whitehead

Vice President, Business Development

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Kevin Wheeler

Head of Operations

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Greg Ferguson

Packaging Manager, head fixer and innovator of all things mechanical

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Hollie Stephenson

Head Brewer

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Paul Rollow

Brewer

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Liza Van Cauwenberghe

Controller with a Smile

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Grant DaSantos

Hospitality General Manager

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Megan Best

Accounting Specialist

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Tres Howell

Brewer

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Drew Stevenson

Communications Director/Community Outreach

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Dave Stroman

Cellarman

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Jamie DeJohn

Bar Coordinator

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Kitty Price

Key Accounts Manager

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Jamie Rowe

Brewer

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DeWayne Beck

Packaging Technician

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McKinnon Dellinger

Shipping/Receiving

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Mark Conti

Market Development Manager - TN, KY and OH

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Alan Robinson

Tour Guide/Bartender

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Dirk Hillegass

Cellarman

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Toby Arnheim

Market Development Manager - Eastern and Central NC

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J Ferris

Audio/Video Technician

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Jay Frazier

Packaging Supervisor

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Scott Okes

Cellarman

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TJ Burke

Market Development Manager - WNC

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Lori Rasmussen

Compliance/Administrative Support Specialist

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Jesse Lapinski

Cellarman

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Molly McQuillan

Merchandise/Off-Site Event Coordinator

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Sean Sutherland

Shipping/Receiving

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Jacob Sanford

Market Development Manager - Georgia and Alabama

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Eric Jorgenson

QA/QC Manager

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Michael Welch

Forklift Jockey

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Ron Boos

Sanitation Specialist

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Anna Sauls

Quality Control Specialist

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Tucker Lee

Packaging Technician

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Candace Folks

Human Resources Director

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Nate Corn

Packaging Technician

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Tim Oldread

Market Development Manager - FL

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Chris Hays

Brewer

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Dawn Baker

Hospitality Coordinator

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Jason Unger

Bartender

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Kayla Cochrane

Bartender

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Katie Gravatt

Marketing Assistant

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Josh Brooks

Bartender

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Joel McLead

Tour Guide/Merchandise

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Gary McCracken

Tour Guide/Merchandise

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Craig Sanford

Packaging Technician

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Jeremy Edge

Packaging Technician

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David Bradley

Market Development Manager - South Carolina

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