Matthew Elliott President
Jackie Eckman Vice President
Jackie joined ASH in 2012 after trying her hand at brewing with two of her friends. The trio of women were bitten by the brewing bug and spent their first year experimenting with a variety of styles. During their inaugural year they earned medals at ASH Oktoberfest and HAZE's Queen of Beer competition. Jackie hosted the Tasting and Packing party for Queen of Beer in both 2013 and 2014. She also volunteer pours at a number of events in the Valley and at ASH's special events.Besides a passion for craft beer, Jackie brings a background in financial consulting to nonprofits to the ASH board.
Danielle Schanke Secretary
Danielle has been homebrewing off and on for about 12 years and introduced her husband Mike to the joys of homebrewing when they first met. In 2014, the two joined ASH to learn more about homebrewing and improve their brewing skills. In 2015, Danielle and Mike made the jump to all-grain brewing on a brew-in-a-bag (BIAB) system, partly due to what they learned from ASH meetings and members. That same year, Danielle was appointed by the Board as Member-At-Large, Special Projects and she was re-elected in 2016. This year, Danielle plans to hep the club encourage member participation, improve member communications and community outreach, and whatever other special projects the Board throws her way.
~Maintains membership list
~Distributes the membership cards
~Takes meeting minutes
Paul Vincent Treasurer
Paul Vincent began brewing in 2009 with a small equipment kit that his wife bought him for his birthday while living in Oregon. Paul quickly found a passion in homebrewing and continued to brew extract in Portland, Phoenix, Ireland. Returning to Phoenix on a permanent basis allowed him to switch to all grain and get deeper into the basic roots of homebrewing. Paul has been an active member in ASH since 2010 and 2017 is his first year serving on the ASH Board as Treasurer. In his adult life, Paul has worked with a large US bank since 1990. His activities outside of homebrewing and earning a living, have included rock climbing, snow boarding, cycling and skydiving.
~Primary signer of club bank accounts and debit card.
~Manages and maintains the club business accounts in good standing.
~Collects and disperses all club monies.
Keeps records of all club income and expenditures.
Maintains limited cash on hand during club functions for incidental use.
Krystal Bittner Education & Competitions
Krystal joined ASH in 2011 and became increasingly active in the club. She has helped lead several BJCP 101 courses and will lead the more classes in the future. During 2013 she volunteered as beer pourer, judge, meeting presenter, committee member, event coordinator and was even on trash duty at strong beer. For the second year in a row in 2013, it was her honor to host ASH's all women's brew-out as well. Mid 2013 she was appointed Vice President and worked on improving raffles and industry donations. These opportunities and the support of ASH's members encouraged me to run for President. Krystals goals for 2014 were to work hard to support club's long term goals of a larger clubhouse. Secondly she strived to help the club continue to grow not only sustainably but smartly by strengthening our community and industry ties, and engaging our membership with interesting meeting topics and club events. Krystal has made tremendous strides in 2014 as President to meet such goals.
Keith Mycek Operations
Keith was introduced to home brewing back in 1995 and has been actively brewing ever since. He loves electronics and fabrication and has made all of his own brewing gear. He has been an contributor to many homebrewing blogs, forums, and has appeared several times on the Brewing Network internet radio station. He moved to AZ from NY in 2002 and joined ASH shortly afterwards in 2006. He has been a Certified BJCP judge since 2008.
Vacant Special Projects