We are a group of creators inspired by what's really possible in life. 

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LOVE what you drink,

appreciate ALL of it,

AND feel great the next day.


Joshua grew up equally in Maine and California.  He has experience in food, beverage, branding, event management, and transformative education.  He embodies a commitment to community, excellence, and fun and serves as the CEO and managing director of Dr Hops.


Alex has serial start-up experience and has been investing in early stage food and beverage companies for over 16 years.  He is an internationally-known fermentation expert, author, and speaker.

Tommy grew up in California with a love for microbiology.  He has a special talent for both kombucha and beer brewing and is undeniably on a quest for ever more tantalizing alcoholic fermentations.  Tommy is the inspired brewer at the heart of Dr Hops.


Janelle grew up in California.  She has experience in accounting, business management, and law.  With her profound commitment to community, family, and operating with integrity, Janelle serves as legal counsel for Dr Hops.


Ahmed brings over 20 years of experience as a beverage entrepreneur, investor, and board member to Dr Hops.  He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Numi Tea, the largest organic tea company in North America, and co-founder of OSC2, a national community of sustainable natural product leaders.


Murat is a serial entrepreneur and financier.  He has over 16 years of experience as a start-up executive and investor, including as co-founder with Odwalla founder of Adina Beverages.  He is also a former hedge-fund manager.


Shannon is the founder and CEO of Madplum Creative, and has over 25 years of experience as a creative director for natural products, specializing in brand identity, packaging, and marketing assets.  She provides exceptional aesthetic and marketing expertise to Dr Hops.


Steve resides in Maine and is focused on living harmoniously with nature.  His career encompasses commercial banking, project financing, business ownership & management, venture investing, environmental protection, and community building.