ROSEMARIE CERTO
President + Founder

Born in Sicily to an entrepreneurial family of olive-oil producers and vintners, Rosemarie emigrated to the United States at 10 years old. After earning degrees from Penn State and Moore College of Art, she taught English and worked as a professional photographer before her entry into the world of beer when she co-founded Dock Street in 1985. Rosemarie attributes much of her love and passion for high quality and innovative beers to her family's artisanal background. She is considered an early pioneer and one of the first women in the (still) male-dominated Craft Beer Movement.


MARILYN CANDELORO
Vice President

Marilyn joined us in 2010 and has a hand in almost every facet of the company. While her title is VP, Marilyn is a rare intellectual fource and coordinates brewing operations and sales, navigates the red tape of bureaucracy, organizes the Annual Dock Street Music Fest and is a Founding Partner of Dock Street Brewing Co.'s sister company, Dock Street Spirits. She's also an intrepid diner, a food + drink tinkerer, and a traveler. Just remember: Marilyn has as many hours in her day as you do.

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MARK RUSSELL
Head Brewer

Mark grew up in York, PA and moved to Philly in 2010 to get a degree in film Temple University. The same thing that drew him to film-making - having an outlet for creative expression - is ultimately what attracted him to brewing, which he considers an equally effective vehicle. He fell in love with craft beer, particularly IPAs, stouts, and sours, (although as Mark points out, beggars can't be choosers) as soon as he turned 21 (not a day sooner of course) and started home brewing in college. He brewed once or twice a week for the better part of a year and read every book about the craft he could get his hands on, and joined the brewing team at Dock Street soon thereafter.


PJ FREEMAN
Head Chef

PJ started crafting pizzas here at Dock Street back in 2009, and now heads up our kitchen, churning out countless perfectly-topped pies each evening. With little more than an effortless and artful flip of his wrist, which by now is equal parts talent and instinct, he's earned the respect of the staff and pizza devotees alike. He developed a love for cooking at a young age, and by eighteen, his career was already underway. When he's not at Dock Street (yes, such a time does exist!) his hobbies are being a family man, sports, and music.

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RENATA CERTO-WARE
Marketing, Events and Business Development

Renata works on marketing, business development, copy and social media strategy here at Dock Street, as well as helping plan events such as weddings, brewery tours, tattoo parties and more. Prior, she worked as Head of Sales. She's obsessed with the Rye IPA, and Prisoner of Hell is a close second.

Her writing has been published in Boston GlobePaperThe PhoenixBilly Penn and Bustle, and she waxes cynical at UntouchableBlog.com. She recently started wearing (faux) leather pants as a lifestyle choice, and it's going pretty well.


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TIMOTHY FLORENTINO
Chef

Born and raised just North of Boston, Tim has been trained front to back in restaurant operations over the past decade plus, but he found his niche when it comes to breweries and brewpubs, thanks to his love of fresh ingredients and incorporating craft beer into his recipes. He recently moved to Philadelphia with his wife, who is pursuing her PhD in neuroscience at The University of Pennsylvania, and is settling in and doing what he loves most - being a Chef. If you can't find him in the kitchen, he is probably on the rugby pitch, at home watching football with his dog, or drinking craft beer at a local bar, while his wife rants about the brain.

EDWIN LOPEZ
Lead Brewer

This Philly native studied Fine Arts in school, and now (luckily for all of us) he dedicates his life to the fine art of brewing alchemy. He got his start as a packager at Hangar 24 in Cali, working his way up to cellar/lab technician, brewer, and R+D brewer, all the while homebrewing and reading up on the craft. His faves are French Farmhouse and Brett beers, but when it comes to fermentation, he doesn't discriminate; he makes his own kimchi, kombucha and kefir, and he also loves foraging for edibles with his family; he and his wife are teaching their two young sons the importance of a healthy life and the joys of hiking.


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DANIEL GODINEZ
Lead Bartender, Dock Street Cannery

With roots in Oaxaca and Mexico City, Daniel draws a lot of inspiration from the sense of magic and the culinary traditions of his heritage. His bartending career started at a dive bar in his hometown of Half Moon Bay, CA, and before long, he ended up at nationally-recognized craft cocktail spot 15 Romolo in San Francisco. (Call him the Drake of the bartending world.) He's new to Philadelphia, and now that he's settling in over at the Cannery, he's looking forward to working with a whole new set of ingredients local to the East Coast, as well as the community aspects of a neighborhood bar with a history like Dock Street's.

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LARRY MILLER
General Manager

Larry came to Philadelphia from Central NJ for school and ended up, as one does, sticking around. Dining at Dock Street was one of his first bar experiences (we're willing to believe that...) and he immediately recognized the brewpub's reflection of the local counterculture and our commitment to delicious food and drink. His first job in the industry was as a bar-back at Belgian Café, a gig that required him to get familiar with a roster of 300 different beers, and sparked a lifelong curiosity with beer styles, flavors, and pairings. Off-duty, Larry enjoys cycling, exploring Philly's amazing park system and volunteering with an environmental justice nonprofit, which prepared him to kick Dock Street's transition to green energy into gear.


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JUSTIN LEHMANN
Sales Representative

As a Philly native, Justin has been exploring craft beer ever since he could purchase a pint. And when he and some friends started brewing beer together after college, it became something of an obsession. That obsession led him straight to Dock Street where he found a rowdy group of misfits and fit in perfectly: too weird to live, too rare to die. Now you'll find him dropping into bars, restaurants, and distributors with all the best Dock Street has to offer. When he's not at the brewery you can find him biking around Philly, brewing in his backyard, and exploring the great outdoors (a beer garden) with his dog and girlfriend.

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JESSE DEFRANCESCO
Social Media + Photography

Hailing from Boston, MA, Jesse moved to Philadelphia in 2016 for its vibrant arts and food community. A self-taught photographer, he honed most of his skills while on the road with a number of touring bands over the past decade. With a large focus on food and lifestyle, Jesse’s work spans the Northeast Corridor showcasing sustainability and community within small business. A lover of craft coffee, he was drawn to Dock Street for the opportunity to explore a different world of flavor.

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BRIAN "TAYLOR" TAYLOR
Brewery Tour Guide

Taylor moved to West Philly about three years ago from Delco, and might not ever leave this westerly neighborhood again. His love of craft beer comes from being a homebrewer: capturing a local identity, culture, and horticulture, and distilling it into delicious, sudsy brews. His favorite beers tend to be saisons, but at the same time, he'll try anything once.When he's not working, he's usually reading old-school spy novels, watching professional wrestling, or cheering on the Eagles.