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Joe van Heerden, General Manager & CEO

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Joe van Heerden joined District Brewing Co. as General Manager & CEO in June 2016 after serving as a board adviser to the brewery in a financial consulting capacity. He brings an expertise in public practice auditing and business consulting for various industries (including medical, real estate...


Mbaku Hamidu Adamu, Brewmaster

Mbaku Hamidu Adamu, Brewmaster

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Our master brewer Mbaku Hamidu Admau hails from Cameroon. Relocating to Canada in 2015, and later to Saskatchewan in 2018, he settled his family down in the small-town big-city lifestyle of Regina. Mbaku has been making beer for seven years and counting, inspired to brew simply because “beer...


Jerry Swetlow, Production Assistant

Jerry Swetlow, Production Assistant

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Jerry Swetlow is a production assistant at District Brewing Co. who loves the Lemon Ginger Radler and “making something people like.” Born and raised in Regina, he enjoys cooking, hanging out with his army buddies and helping out his mom. His favorite memory working at District was learning to...


Walter Martin, Assistant Brewer

Walter Martin, Assistant Brewer

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Walter Martin is the assistant brewer at District Brewing Co., having joined the team in January 2017. He’s passionate about beer, a BJCP certified beer judge and proud member of the ALES Club of Saskatchewan—brewing up his own beer, wine and mead for many moons now. His all-time favorite lager...


Jeff Lukomski, Sales Rep

Jeff Lukomski, Sales Rep

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Jeff Lukomski is the guy who gets all your favorite District Brewing Co. beer into stores and pubs near you! He joined District January 2017 as our sales representative “because I love working with people and always being on the go”. He has a hankering for black cherry ice cream, enjoys all...


Melanie Mitchell, Sales Assistant

Melanie Mitchell, Sales Assistant

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Our sales assistant Melanie Mitchell is a new to the expanding District Brewing Co. team, having joined in summer 2018. Born in New Brunswick, she hopped around Canada before settling in Regina in 2017. Following her through her transitions is Melanie’s personal business, where she is as a...


Nicole Martin, Packaging Lead

Nicole Martin, Packaging Lead

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Nicole Martin is the packaging lead here at District. She took on this role in January 2018, but has been around brewery operations months before that. A Hermione Granger wannabe (for the magic powers and pure awesomeness of course), Nicole is an avid open world video game player who “spends...


Colleen Cretin, Accountant

Colleen Cretin, Accountant

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Colleen Cretin is the new resident accountant at District, having joined August 2018. She loves the feeling of community the small office provides, and feels inspired by the support of local beer-lovers and other local companies. Her passion for local beer began when she first tried Lucky...


Casee Johnston, Office Manager

Casee Johnston, Office Manager

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As the office manager, Casee Johnston is the person who holds District Brewing Co. together. A Regina native, she spent a lot of time growing up on family farms and enjoying the countryside—maybe that’s why she loves country music and is an avid rodeo goer! Casee enjoys going to the gym and...