The best beer experience.

The best people.

Mark Lelwica

Mark Lelwica

President/Bad Cop

Since I am the author of this page, I get to say whatever I want about myself.  Born and raised down the tracks in Staples, MN, I have worn many hats in life.  The greatest of all being a husband and a dad.  It’s always been a passion of mine to create something, other than 3 children and household chaos with my forgetfulness and frequent tirades on how our house is such a mess.  Anyway, Roundhouse has become another family to me.  They are, hands down, the greatest people to work with.

Evan Stalker

Evan Stalker

Taproom Manager

Evan, while being one of the newest members of the Choo Choo Crew, brings a high level of professionalism and experience to the team.  He has vast experience in serving others.  You can also add multi-tasking to his list of skills.  He’s the dad of twins!  That’s next-level multitasking at it’s finest.

Rob Rathsack

Rob Rathsack

Wreck Room Manager

Rob comes to Roundhouse ready to kick Axe!  He’s running the Wreck Room and helping you Axe throwers have a great experience.  He’s got a lot of experience working with people and creating an environement that’s safe and fun.  He’ll help teach you how to throw, and keep you on track.

Ashley Maté

Ashley Maté

SERVER

Ashley brings yet another bright and smiling face to the crew.  Her serving experience and work ethic make her a huge asset.  She has instantly gelled with our team and she may not realize it, but she would be the first person we call upon as our official Roundhouse Enforcer!  In other words, behave or she will kick your ass!  When she’s not slinging brews at Roundhouse, she’s keeping glasses and plates full at Zorbaz on Big Sandy and look out, because behind that smile are many years of jiu-jitsu training.

Lori Berg

Server (BEER 101 certified)

Lori is our newest server and that doesn’t mean she knows less.  Ask her about her previous experience.  She’s knowledgeable about beer and willing to work hard at serving you the best beer in the world!

Shayna Gindele

Shayna Gindele

Server/coach

Shayna covers some ground.  She not only coaches in the Wreck Room, but she can sling brews too.  Interested in our Axe Throwing League?  Ask Shayna, she’s taking on that as well.

Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

CFO/Pretty Face/Good Cop

Why does Dan get the title Good Cop?  Because that’s his nature.  You can’t have a conversation with Dan and not laugh.  Impossible!  Dan brings years of business experience to the table, as well as great fun and inspiration.  Also from Staples, Dan works tirelessly (well, almost) to keep this train on the right track.  It’s a business after all, but it should be fun.  Dan keeps our priorities straight.  Without him, this train takes another track.

Molly Corrow-Tungseth

Molly Corrow-Tungseth

Events Manager

Molly came on board with a wealth of much needed experience. She is passionate about providing an amazing experience for all our guests. Whether it’s a private event, booking musicians, planning Taproom events and parties, you get the picture. She will create for you, a memorable experience, which is what we are all about.
Tim Tungseth

Tim Tungseth

Server/coach

Tim is a coach as well as a server.  He wears several hats, and most of them backwards.  Tim will greet you with a smile and not only make sure you get the right beer, but also help you get a bullseye in the Wreck Room.

Michael Peteresen

Michael Peteresen

Head Chef

Michael puts the yum in yummy!  He’s responsible for our Kitchen, menu and catered events for the Union Station.  He brings a ton of kitchen experience and expertise to our kitchen.  Unfortunately, he’s the reason our waislines are expanding. 

Jana Johnson

Jana Johnson

Server (beer 101 Certified)

Jana has been graced with the gift of patience.  Good thing too, because when she’s not straightening out things at the taproom, she’s keeping kids in line as a grade school teacher.  So you’ll see more of Jana during the summer at Roundhouse.  And that’s a good thing.  She’ll keep you smiling and your glass full.  We’re just trying to get her to sign up for Open Mic Night so she can show us her killer rendition of “Pontoon”.

Lauren Betz

Lauren Betz

Server (beer 101 Certified)

Lauren has a super knowledge base of beer and of course, a work ethic to blend into the Choo Choo Crew amazingly well.  Her background is diverse and we are grateful her life experiences have led her to us.  With a passion for the outdoors and for beer, what better place to further hone your skills?  Lauren is a HUGE fan of Roundhouse beers.  Ask her about her favorite.

Kevin McGuire

Kevin McGuire

Server/Supervisor

Kevin is a jack of all trades.  Serving beer is his specialty here, even though the list of completed tasks is probably the longest of any employee.  Kevin knows beer and the brewing process.  he’s helped out in production as well. 

Caren Greimann

Caren Greimann

Coach

Caren is a coach in the Wreck Room.  It’s her job to make sure you have a great experience, and hopefully, get a bullseye!  Let’s just say that if you don’t, it’s not because of her:)

Chuck Martin

Chuck Martin

Head Brewer

Originally from Staples (do you see a connection here?), Chuck is no stranger to hard work.  Growing up in a farming and railroading household with 5 siblings, Chuck is the life blood of Roundhouse.  We are thrilled his life’s path has brought him to us.  His experience and knowledge mixed with his creativity means not only will you get more traditional brews of exceptional taste, but you will also likely see one-off’s which will leave you saying “Yummy!” and thinking, “How does he do that?”  Chuck spends his time brewing, cleaning, creating, and all things related to the production of our brews.  No hair nets necessary!

Christine Grave

Christine Grave

Brand Ambassador

When she walked through the door, I was scared.  Some background AC/DC music was going through my head.  Then she spoke, we chatted, and the rest is history.  You might think Christine is easy to spot because she’s 6’1”, but a brief conversation with her and you will realize she’s damn good at anything she does, and that is her gift.  And at Roundhouse, she makes you feel at home, she remembers your favorite brews, she imparts her very qualified knowledge as a Cicerone Certified Beer Server, she listens to your stories and puts you at ease.  Unlike many AC/DC songs.  And now she has expander her role out into the market as our Brand Ambassador.  So look for her behind the wheel of our companies Mini Cooper and at local retailers and restaurants.  She’s the force and the face behind Roundhouse beer out and around town.

Tyler Hamer

Tyler Hamer

SERVER (Beer 101 Certified)

Tyler, one of our latest additions, has a get it done attitude.  Eager to work and learn, he has fit right in with the Choo Choo Crew!  He likes fixing shit, which means he will always be welcome at Roundhouse.  When he’s not fixing things, he’s visiting breweries and “researching” to gain more beer knowledge than is humanly possible.

Bo Martin

Assistant brewer/server

Bo comes from a long line of brewers.  Just ask his dad, Chuck about his mad skills.  Together with his dad, this duo is working to bring you the best brews in the area, or maybe even the world.  Welcome aboard Bo! 

Levi Werwas

Levi Werwas

Axe Coach

Levi started out as a member of our Axe League, and it’s all downhill from there.  He joined up and is now coaching our customers how to get bullseyes. 

Curt Naylor

Curt Naylor

Server

Curt is a retired teacher, but his teaching days arent over.  He is a great story rteller and he really knows beer.  But his real asset, is that he loves people.  He will strike up a conversation and make you feel right at home, no matter where you come from.

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218-963-BREW

23836 Smiley Rd, Nisswa, MN

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