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Oscar Wong

Founder, Owner, President, 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

Vice 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  Email

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Chuck Whitehead

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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Barb Cole

HR, Compliance, & Office Manager(aka "Babawella, Queen a da Bwewy")

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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

Administrative/Accounting Assistant

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Tres Howell

Brewer

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Justin Haughney

Packaging

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Drew Stevenson

Communications Director/Community Outreach

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Dave Stroman

Cellarman

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Jamie DeJohn

Bar Supervisor

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Kitty Price

Market Developement and Data Management

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Jamie Rowe

Brewer

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DeWayne Beck

Packaging

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McKinnon Dellinger

Shipping/Receiving

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Mark Conti

Marketing Development for 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 for Eastern/Central North Carolina

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Jay Frazier

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Scott Okes

Brewer

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TJ Burke

Market Deveoplment for WNC

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Lori Rasmussen

Administrative/Compliance Assistant

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Jesse Lapinski

Cellarman

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Andrew Klosinski

Facilities and Maintenance Engineer

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Molly McQuillan

Merchandise/Off-Site Event Coordinator

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Sean Sutherland

Shipping/Receiving

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Eric Jorgenson

QA/QC Manager

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Ron Boos

Sanitation Specialist

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