Aaron Brodniak is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran that transitioned to the brewing industry and has over 18 years of craft brewing experience. He has worked in breweries ranging in size from 5 – 50 barrels and has held the titles of Head Brewer for a microbrewery and Regional Brewer for a chain of brewpubs. Aaron is currently the Director of Quality at Diamond Knot Craft Brewing. Before joining the team at Diamond Knot, Aaron worked as a consultant for craft breweries to develop business plans, brewery operations, product development, human resource development plans, and standard operating procedures. He is also an instructor on business plans for Oregon State University’s Professional and Continuing Education program (Craft Brewery Startup Workshop). He attended the Siebel Short Course on Brewing, earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Portland State University and a Master’s in Management from American Public University.