Austin is our trusty brewmaster who began his journey in the beer world over a humble homebrew pot. When Ryan and Austin decided to take their journey to the next level, Austin got accepted into Siebel Institute of Technology and graduated a Master Brewer of the World Brewing Academy. While Austin is intense about his brewing, he is the largest goofball that loves to be around his friends and family. He has a passion to see the world and to bring Oklahoma flare through the ales he will make, influenced by what he has experienced.
COO / FOUNDER
Hailing from Tulsa, OK, Ryan brings a unique skillset to the Cabin Boys team. His leadership and management skills come from a variety of experiences he had while serving as a radio operator in the United States Marine Corps. Upon leaving the service, Ryan moved on to graduate from the University of Oklahoma where he received his Bachelors, majoring in Entrepreneurship.
He focuses his efforts on daily operations, management, and financial decisions in the company. In other words, he keeps the boat sailing smoothly. Outside of having a passion for beer, Ryan loves to be active in the world, laugh, joke, play, and travel...especially to the beach.
ART DIRECTOR / FOUNDER
As Art Director, Lisa is the head of the marketing team at Cabin Boys. She also is the event coordinator for the taproom. As a painter, designer, and full time day-dreamer, Lisa often lives with her head in the clouds. Her work is pluralistic, often combining abstract elements with figurative imagery. When she’s not consumed by the possibilities of lines, colors, and shapes, she is more than happy to talk your ear off over a good beer.
Lisa received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, OK in 2011. Since then Lisa has worked, lived, and shown art in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK; Chicago, IL; Mito, Japan; and Munich, Germany. When she’s not working, she enjoys travel, rollerskating, cooking, and beer tasting.
CHIEF OF SALES
Hunter is a Tulsa native and a proud graduate from Oklahoma State with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. His passion for craft beer was born the first time he put a Boulevard Tank 7 to his mouth. After he was introduced to the world of beer, he developed a hobby of trying any beer he could. This passion grew to an obsession after his first experience home brewing with Ryan and Austin. Not only is Hunter the Chief of Sales, but he is also an integral part of the CBB marketing team and helps coordinate off site events for the brewery.
When he is not selling beer, he enjoys hunting, fishing, watching movies, and spending time with his family.
Louisiana born and raised, Ben and his wife moved to Tulsa in the Summer of 2017. After graduating from Louisiana Tech University in Music, Ben moved to Boulder, CO and received his Masters in Performance and Pedagogy at University of Colorado. It was in Boulder that Ben fell in love with the world of craft beer. Being in a city and region full of great beer and breweries, he was quickly exposed to a wide variety of beers. He took his passion back home and landed a job at Great Raft Brewing in Shreveport, LA in 2013. It was there that a solid brewing industry foundation was laid. Ben gained wide experience in cellarmanship, canning and bottling, filtration and centrifugation, brewing, cask/real ale, barrel and foeder-aging both clean and sour beers, tap room and event management, distribution handling, QA/QC, recipe development, among a host of other skills. Ben joined the Cabin Boys team in February 2018. As Austin's right hand man in production, he uses his passion, work ethic, creativity, and brewery experience to be an effective member of the CBB team. When Ben is not hanging out with the stainless steel tanks, he likes to spend time with his wife Keri and his dog Wren, is an avid rock climber, is a barista at Cirque coffee, a cocktail and natural wine enthusiast, all around scifi and fantasy nerd, and an accomplished multi-instumentalist musician.
Grace moved to Tulsa in 2016 after jumping around the US. Originally from the frosty state of Wisconsin, she’s relatively new to the craft beer industry, but it hasn’t kept her back from experiencing all she can with beer and broadening her knowledge. Working in the taproom, Grace thrives off the fast-paced demand and conversing with the people coming through the door. Craft beer has lined up with her passions of local products, doing things yourself, and creating something to be enjoyed. She will be attending OSU in Fall 2018 for Chemical Engineering.
"Fixe" Daniel Whitaker
Content Creator / Bartender
Fixe (Fix·ee) Is originally from San Diego and left when he was 18 to spend some time in Washington and explore the pacific northwest. With a creative background in Videography and Photography, he recently relocated to Oklahoma to pursue his MBA at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. With a developed palate from working in the coffee industry, he started his beer drinking career with west coast IPA styles. When he’s not bartending, Fixe helps develop our brand image with his photography on the marketing team. He passes his days by drinking coffee, taking photos, traveling, and trying to stay out of the heat.
CELLAR ASSISTANT / BARTENDER
Greg will be graduating this spring with a degree in Justice Administration which He plans on serving his community within the justice arena. He also enjoys serving within the craft beer realm as well. Greg has a passion to serve and loves being busy. When not serving tasty beer or studying law, he is typically outdoors hiking and fishing, playing sports, traveling, finding sweet coffee shops, or spending time with family and friends.
Shelby is new to the craft beer world but is pretty pumped about being here. She has had a myriad of jobs in her life (still does) but this is by far the most fun! Her favorite part about Cabin Boys Brewery is the culture--you truly will not find better people in Tulsa.
Her fave beer is The Hallows Tripel, fave hobby is hiking, and preferred hair color is purple. Catch her pouring beer on the weekends and feel free to say, "Hi!"
Currently a full time student at Rogers State University, John plans to pursue a career in the sports world after getting his degree in Sports Management with an option in Business. John's outgoing and sociable personality led him to his job as a bartender. He loves that the job is not only great for networking but also meeting new people.
In his free time John loves to play sports, hang and socialize with his friends and family, and travel any chance he gets. He always says road trips are a must!
Born and raised in Tulsa, Kayley returned back home after graduating Oklahoma State University in 2014. Since, she has managed a local Tulsa bar and restaurant. In addition to curating cocktails & tasting new wines, Kayley has a soft spot for craft beer as well. Traveling and being outdoors are two of her biggest passions. When she’s not managing the other bar or going on an international adventure, catch her pouring beer in the taproom at Cabin Boys— a perfect match for all her interests!
From the first time he visited the anatomy lab at the OSU medical school, Jeff was hooked on the idea of becoming a doctor. He completed medical school at OU, then surprised even himself by choosing psychiatry as his specialty.
A passion outside of practice has been work with his chainsaws. The iconic cabin of Cabin Boys came forth from this passion which some have said borders on insanity. Jeff points out, though, that none of those who have said this are licensed to make such a diagnosis.
To be a part of the finance and founding of a brewery satisfies his inner drive to do life differently. To do this with family and friends is even sweeter icing on that cake.