Who We Are
The origins of Glacier Hops Ranch (GHR) began quietly in 2012, as the first commercial hopyard in Montana. Originally established to test the Flathead Valley’s microclimate for aroma, yield, and vigor at a latitude equal to Germany’s famed hop-growing region, GHR now supports other growers in developing markets for their hops.
In the ensuing years, GHR has evolved into becoming a global Broker/Dealer of premium processed hops sourced directly from hop growers and warehouses in the USA, Germany, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Australia, and the UK. Our objective is to provide single-sourcing for our customers of the most requested varieties at the most competitive prices.
FOUNDER AND CEO
Tom’s career background has spanned decades in both marketing and new business development, the latter of which led to him being the visionary behind what is now Glacier Hops Ranch.
COO AND RESEARCH BREWER
Todd brings a range of experience to the Glacier Hops Ranch team; including 14 years as a brewer, a degree in Chemistry from Colorado State University, and a successful tenure as the CEO of an herbal extracts company.
Prior to joining the Glacier Hops Ranch team, Cricket spent 15 years in the Dietary Supplement Industry managing both Quality Control and Supply Chain divisions.
SALES & MARKETING MANAGER
Kelly brings 17+ years of Marketing experience to the Glacier Hops Ranch team, most of that in the Nutritional Supplement industry.
Lara fills a critical need at Glacier Hops Ranch, bringing nearly seven years of experience with logistics management.
HOPSQUAD SALES CONSULTANT
Leah has spent three-and-a-half decades in customer service; serving as a chauffeur driver in Vail, Colorado, guiding motorcoach tours through National Parks of the western U.S., and now, providing support and sales for Glacier Hops Ranch customers.
HOPSQUAD SALES CONSULTANT
A self-described “people-person” and entrepreneur, Bridget built a retail business in her hometown from the ground up and operated it for 25 years.
HOPSQUAD SALES CONSULTANT / EUROPEAN BRAND AMBASSADOR
After growing up in the center of the famous Czech Saaz hops growing region, Sabina went to work with ARIX, one of the largest hop grower co-ops in the Czech Republic.
Key Accounts Manager
Chris has over 16 years of experience in the beer industry. He got his start in 2006 as a brewer at Terminal Gravity in the beautiful Wallowa mountains and has since transitioned into sales; working diligently to build relationships within the industry, both domestically and internationally.
Steph fills a crucial role at Glacier Hops Ranch, bridging the gap between operations and sales. As a professionally trained pastry chef and having spent years managing commercial kitchens, her attention to detail and organizational skills keep GHR firing on all cylinders.
EVENT & TRADESHOW CONSULTANT
Cari brings 40 years of event planning and implementation experience to the GHR family. She founded The Chinook Group, LLC a corporate events company in 1993 and has key clients such as Microsoft, Capgemini, Plantronics, and many more.