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What inspires Stephen is to do things that have the potential for adrenalin boosting excitement. Mountain biking, cycle touring and fishing are just a few of the activities that keep Stephen excited about life. “I love doing exciting activities that are generally reserved for people younger than my age. Mountain biking is a good example. I like setting a goal for cycle touring then meeting it.”
Born and raised in Vancouver, Stephen has always had a love and appreciation of the outdoors. He also developed a love for business at an early age, which led him into school for a degree in Hospitality Management, and then towards accounting and eventually his Chartered Accountant designation.
“To me the Two Wolves Great Plains Ale reminds me of my first European experience, as it embodies those rich, flavourful yet totally drinkable beers that I fell in love with”. In his off time you will find Stephen on his boat floating through the gulf islands, contemplating the joys of remote working and corporate finance.
Wayne is the creative force behind the Two Wolves Brewing brand development. Originally from Nova Scotia, Wayne has truly 'explored both sides' of this great country, and his journey is not over yet.
An avid motorcyclist and tennis player who loves being on the open road, engulfed in fresh air and sunshine, Wayne’s favourite place to be is the BC Okanagan, winding through the vineyard covered hills with the wind in his hair. “I believe in complete creativity and building design that reaches beyond local markets”, says Wayne. “in the freedom of the outdoors we find creative ideas that allow us to build design that communicates internationally. This is what we are striving to achieve with the Two Wolves Brewing brand.”
BRAND EXPERIENCE MANAGER
Born and raised in Edmonton, 'Nate', as he is known to us, is a prairie boy at heart. His passion is beer, and as Two Wolves Brewing's resident 'beer geek', Nate combines his love for brewing, experience in the industry and knowledge about all things beer in one place.
Nate started home brewing in college to save money and learn more about beer. Over the years, he moved from extract beers that would have impressed even the most discerning palates in any federal prison, to custom all-grain recipes preferred by his ardent light-lager drinking friends.
During his career, Nate worked at several different breweries, gaining experience in all aspects of the industry, and constantly challenging himself to raise the bar and be part of something special. Today, Nathan pairs his love of beer with his love of the outdoors. He loves to camp, hike, snowshoe and just generally explore.
You can find Nate at bars, liquor stores, and beer festivals sharing the Two Wolves experience with people right across Western Canada, or perhaps even brewing up lagers and ales on his patio.
Another Prairie native, Michelle was born and raised in Calgary, AB and has never been the best at sitting still. She loves to go out and explore the landscape of Western Canada, and especially the Okanagan, which she calls home. An avid dog lover, she tells us, “I rescued a dog from Mexico so I have the perfect adventure partner to go swimming or hiking with, and he's always down for a good old fashioned walk."
In the winter Michelle is an avid snowboarder and takes advantage of her wetsuit so she can keep swimming all year long. She likes to be outside and stay active because we all know the tastiest beers are the beers you earn after a great adventure!
Warren’s obsession with making beer started in 1998 when he bought an apartment and had his first mortgage. Seeking a way to enjoy beer without the expense of visiting a pub, he bought a book, cobbled together some inexpensive equipment and started all-grain home brewing. “I first became interested in non-mainstream beer while still in high school. A friend’s father was buying imported English ales from where he grew up and he let me try them. I was instantly intrigued by this product that was so very different from the pale yellow, fizzy, tasteless beers that my parents had in the house!”
Today, Warren wears many hats. In addition to being an award-winning home brewer, a BJCP Certified Beer Judge and a regular writer for 'What’s Brewing' magazine, he created the recipes for Two Wolves Brewing. You can also find Warren at a local campground on any given weekend, or kayaking in the gulf islands. “When you live here,” says Warren, “the outdoors is not just something to do, it is a way of life.”
In case you’re wondering, with all he has on his plate, Warren is still home brewing in his spare time. He says, “There’s always an opportunity to better yourself and your peers by sharing what you know. I want to create the best versions of traditional beers possible—and that’s not something that can be achieved if you sit still.”
Wade has always been inspired by the power of nature, be that a ski hill in the Rocky Mountains, or riding his mountain bike down a winding trail. He says, “When I get to rip great trails on a mountain bike; shred awesome lines on skis; or simply go for a hike on the trails, I am in awe of the ability of nature to strengthen my mind, body, and spirit”.
Wade started his sales career doing what he knew best, working in the bike industry. He quickly realized that his natural aptitude for sales and love of all things outdoors would serve him well. Looking for a change he applied to a job posting for a brewery sales rep in Edmonton with a large Western Canadian brewery. Not really knowing anything about beer, but never one to shy away from a challenge, Wade decided to do what came naturally to him, and immerse himself in this new position. Now Wade is bringing his passion for life and experience in the sales industry to the Two Wolves Brewing Alberta sales team.
His love of the outdoors and determination to live every day to its fullest, is an inspiration to everyone on the Two Wolves team. Simply put "get outside".