The Crew

Josh Bennett

General Manager
Norfolk + Virginia Beach

Josh coordinates brewery operations and guides sales development for the brewery. He comes to Reaver with a diverse Restaurant background, working with full service, quick service, and multi unit brands. Josh is a Virginia Beach native that enjoys spending time with his son, barbecues in the summertime and is an avid beach bum during the summer months. Oh, and he loves craft beer!

Kourtney Houghtaling

Events & Social Media Manager
Norfolk + Virginia Beach

Kourtney is a Western NY native and has lived in Norfolk since graduating from ODU. She is no stranger to the brewery scene, and has been a part of Norfolk's for over 7 years. When she's not running our Events & Social Media, you can undoubtedly find her with a glass of wine and her wild puppy, Benny. She is a lover of all things Marvel, Hanson (yes, the band), and craft beer.

Tatia Hansen

Taproom manager
Norfolk

Tatia was born in the Midwest, raised in the south, and moved to Hampton Roads in 2008. She has been in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, and in the beer industry since 2013. Her hobbies include riding her bike, snacking, making cocktails, traveling, and hanging out with her dog Kosmo (named after Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld). She's an IPA drinker at heart, but she also loves a good lager or stout.

Eric Deas

Taproom Supervisor
Virginia Beach

Eric has been in the Beer, Wine, & Liquor industry for over 9 years. Born in Germany and raised in the South, his journey through the Beverage Industry has seen him manage liquor stores and gain extensive knowledge of West Coast Wine regions before running a taproom with 35 taps and 200+ beers from across the country and entire world. He is Cicerone Certified and ready to help you find your next favorite beer!

Brandon Atkins

Shift Manager
Norfolk

Richmond original. He's been in the hospitality industry since he was 15, and in the craft beer industry since 2018. His interests include Spanish, mimosas, Law and Order SVU, and walking around town (usually looking for more beer or the best deal for mimosas). He's a long and part time student at Old Dominion University, going for a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management, and will graduate when he feels like graduating.

Emma G.

Shift Manager
Norfolk

Originally from north Texas, Emma has been in the local service industry for 10 years. She found her passion for the craft beer industry in 2019, and has been a Cicerone Certified Beer Server ever since. Her favorite styles of beer are Belgian Tripels and anything German. Outside of the beer world, Emma is an Old Dominion University Alumna and is planning on obtaining her masters degree from VCU to pursue a career in clinical therapy. If you can’t find her at the brewery, then you can most likely find her online shopping, hyping up local makers, traveling, spoiling her fur children (cats), or sitting on her couch watching TV.

Gabi French

Beertender
Norfolk

Gabi is a Chesapeake native and ODU student studying Criminal Justice. When she's not behind the bar you can likely find her working out, reading psychology books, or hanging with her cat Miso. She's been in the service industry since 2017, and loves pop punk and a good West Coast IPA. It's not a phase, Mom!

Rian Kirsch

Beertender
Norfolk

Rian is our brewery goblin that hails from the western deserts. She enjoys craft beers, bad cats, slimy creatures, and large puddles of water. When she’s not slinging drinks and sharing smiles, she’s cuddling her cat Mr. Fettuccine, or outside looking at rocks and bugs.

Chelsea Ruger

Beertender
Norfolk

Chelsea is a 757 native with a passion for photography and anything outdoors. When she's not working, she's likely traveling, camping, or hanging with her dog while binging Netflix.

Jacob Riley

Beertender
Virginia Beach

Jacob is dedicated to providing an outstanding experience with our craft beers. Born in Texas, he has been living in Virginia Beach since 2014. Jacob is a Marine veteran and he enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, video games, gardening, jiu-jitsu, traveling and of course drinking craft beer.

Courtney Long

Beertender
Virginia Beach

Born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, Courtney moved to Virginia Beach in 2018 and started working in the craft beer industry. She’s worked at breweries since moving to the area and when she’s not at work you’ll likely find her at the dog park, the beach, or enjoying nice cold craft beer.

Caroline Lupia

Beertender
Virginia Beach

Caroline is a VB native with a taste for craft beer! When she is not at work, she likes exploring the different local breweries with her dogs!

Melanie Hunsberger & Mark Adkins

Head Reavers
Norfolk + Virginia Beach

Mark is an avid craft beer champion, committed to producing quality beers and supporting the local community. He has a rich background in media, production environments, distribution and sales. Mark lived in several areas of Northern Virginia before joining the Reaver Team. He enjoys a great craft beer, fly fishing, golfing, painting and spending time with his family.

Let's Be Friends!
Virginia Beach

1505 Taylor Farm Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
23453

(757) 563-2337

TAPROOM HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 3pm-9pm
Wednesday: 3pm-9pm
Thursday: 3pm-9pm
Friday: 12pm-9pm
Saturday: 12pm-9pm
Sunday: 12pm-7pm

Norfolk

3800 Colley Ave.
Norfolk, VA
23508

(757) 904-5344

TAPROOM HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 3pm-9pm
Wednesday: 3pm-9pm
Thursday: 3pm-9pm
Friday: 12pm-10pm
Saturday: 12pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-7pm