Eric Bramwell - Head Brewer Starting off as an avid home-brewer, Eric realized that his love for brewing and craft beer wouldn't be contained as a hobby.  Soon after Eric received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Illinois State University, he began his journey into the rich and innovative world of home-brewing.  While working as a criminal investigator, Eric spent the majority of his free time dialing in recipes and techniques on a small scale.  Eric then went on volunteer at More Brewing Company in Villa Park, IL to gain experience in a professional setting.  Opening Riverlands has been a dream of his ever since he brewed his first batch of beer on his stove.  When Eric isn't brewing, can be found with his family, playing guitar, playing hockey, and wishing he was swimming with sharks.

Eric Bramwell - Head Brewer

Starting off as an avid home-brewer, Eric realized that his love for brewing and craft beer wouldn't be contained as a hobby.  Soon after Eric received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Illinois State University, he began his journey into the rich and innovative world of home-brewing.  While working as a criminal investigator, Eric spent the majority of his free time dialing in recipes and techniques on a small scale.  Eric then went on volunteer at More Brewing Company in Villa Park, IL to gain experience in a professional setting.  Opening Riverlands has been a dream of his ever since he brewed his first batch of beer on his stove.  When Eric isn't brewing, can be found with his family, playing guitar, playing hockey, and wishing he was swimming with sharks.

Andy Marck - Principal Investor After earning a BS in Business from Northern Illinois University, Andy Marck pursued a career in sales and sales management with Procter & Gamble, Unisys (formerly Burroughs Corp.), The Jel Sert Co. and U. S. Can.  After forty long years as a road warrior, he gave retirement a try in 2014, to no avail.  Eager to start his own brewery business (but unable while working for others), Andy was introduced to a brewer, Eric Bramwell, and proposed a partnership to achieve our mutual dream.  As the principal investor, Andy will assist with the funding, creation and management of Riverlands Brewery Company.

Andy Marck - Principal Investor

After earning a BS in Business from Northern Illinois University, Andy Marck pursued a career in sales and sales management with Procter & Gamble, Unisys (formerly Burroughs Corp.), The Jel Sert Co. and U. S. Can.  After forty long years as a road warrior, he gave retirement a try in 2014, to no avail.  Eager to start his own brewery business (but unable while working for others), Andy was introduced to a brewer, Eric Bramwell, and proposed a partnership to achieve our mutual dream.  As the principal investor, Andy will assist with the funding, creation and management of Riverlands Brewery Company.

Steve Marck - Finance & Operations Steve Marck earned a BS in Business from Northern Illinois University, with a minor in Economics.  After school, he found a niche in the banking industry where he worked his way from a swing teller up to a licensed banker, to an Assistant Branch Manager where he focused on high net worth clients and small business accounts.  He has spent the last five years working as the chief finance, administration, and ecommerce officer of a small toy manufacturer.  He will function as the Controller for Riverlands Brewing, focusing on cost and process management, implementation, and operations support.

Steve Marck - Finance & Operations

Steve Marck earned a BS in Business from Northern Illinois University, with a minor in Economics.  After school, he found a niche in the banking industry where he worked his way from a swing teller up to a licensed banker, to an Assistant Branch Manager where he focused on high net worth clients and small business accounts.  He has spent the last five years working as the chief finance, administration, and ecommerce officer of a small toy manufacturer.  He will function as the Controller for Riverlands Brewing, focusing on cost and process management, implementation, and operations support.

 
Jason Arges - Marketing & Technology After graduating from Northern Illinois, Jason embraced sales, marketing and management roles with Enterprise . He earned several promotions before accepting a position with the American Hospital Association. Currently, Jason works as an account executive at a top mobile marketing firm in Chicago. In addition to investment funding, Jason will provide Riverlands consultation on marketing, sales and technology decisions.

Jason Arges - Marketing & Technology

After graduating from Northern Illinois, Jason embraced sales, marketing and management roles with Enterprise . He earned several promotions before accepting a position with the American Hospital Association. Currently, Jason works as an account executive at a top mobile marketing firm in Chicago. In addition to investment funding, Jason will provide Riverlands consultation on marketing, sales and technology decisions.

Dave Marck - Sales and Distribution Dave brings over 10 years of sales and distribution experience in the wine, spirit and craft-beer industry.  After working for, and later managing, two upscale independent liquor stores, Dave earned a reputation for his extensive knowledge of fine wines and hand crafted beers.  In addition to earning several promotions with the midwest's largest beverage retailer, Dave has gained a thorough knowledge of retail store management.  Dave possesses a deep understanding of ever changing market trends in the rapidly growing craft-beer industry.  Dave will lend his management experience to managing the brewery taproom as well as overseeing the go-to-market strategy for retail sales and distribution.

Dave Marck - Sales and Distribution

Dave brings over 10 years of sales and distribution experience in the wine, spirit and craft-beer industry.  After working for, and later managing, two upscale independent liquor stores, Dave earned a reputation for his extensive knowledge of fine wines and hand crafted beers.  In addition to earning several promotions with the midwest's largest beverage retailer, Dave has gained a thorough knowledge of retail store management.  Dave possesses a deep understanding of ever changing market trends in the rapidly growing craft-beer industry.  Dave will lend his management experience to managing the brewery taproom as well as overseeing the go-to-market strategy for retail sales and distribution.

Marlee (Marls) - Brew Dog Marlee has attended many brew days and while she's not a fan of beer... she loves the company. 

Marlee (Marls) - Brew Dog

Marlee has attended many brew days and while she's not a fan of beer... she loves the company. 

 
Lola Bramwell - Brew Dog The newest member to the Riverland's dog crew, Lola is a big pile of curly fuzz.  She enjoys chewing, bouncing, and belly rubs.

Lola Bramwell - Brew Dog

The newest member to the Riverland's dog crew, Lola is a big pile of curly fuzz.  She enjoys chewing, bouncing, and belly rubs.

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