The best beer experience.
The best people.
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, 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.
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 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.
Server (BEER 101 certified)
Lori is a server here at Roundhouse when she’s not working at Mid MN CU. If you are a Metallica fan, she grew up next door t0 former bassist, Jason Newsted. Maybe that explains all the tattoos? She’s knowledgeable about beer and willing to work hard at serving you the best beer in the world!
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.
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.
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 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.
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”.
Matt showed prowess in his axe throwing skills during our League sessions. From there it grew into a passion he wanted to share with others. When Matt isnt teaching people how to sling an axe, he’s hunting, fishing, hiking, and enjoying a Roundhouse Brew from the other side of the bar.
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 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:)
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!
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.
SERVER (Beer 101 Certified)/Axe Coach
Tyler 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 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 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 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.