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 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.
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 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.
Brewer, Marketing + Sales
Most of Sasha's time is spent in the brewery, nursing numerous beers in various stages through our copper-clad gauntlet of elaborate piping and temperature controlled tanks. He grew up rebuilding motorcycles and cars and plotting the day that he would actually get his hands on craft beer without raising any eyebrows. Sasha also spends time marketing our brand throughout Philadelphia and around the world; he recently brought what seems like a suitcase full of our beer on a trip through Thailand, where he photographed it nestled up next to rattle snakes, tigers, and a curious monkey.
This Philly 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.
Writer, Website Editor + Marketing Coordinator
Renata is a writer, blogger, and alliteration enthusiast. She works on copy, marketing, strategy, and the website here at Dock Street. 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 Globe, Paper, The Phoenix, Billy 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.
Rich has been in the food and beverage industry for over ten years, starting as a server at Iron Hill Brewery. It was also there that he started developing a taste for craft beer, a passion that he sharpened with beer and wine classes at The Wine School and elsewhere. Rich now lives in Fishtown, has a preference for pale ales (and he wouldn't turn down a porter, either) and is coming to a bar, restaurant, or distributor near you to spread the good word about Dock Street.