Owner and Head Brewer (AKA – The Captain)
Scott began brewing beer at the ripe old age of 17, and hasn’t looked back since. A graduate of UC Davis Fermentation Science program, Scott has been fortunate to mix the practical knowledge gained from years of home brewing with 4 years of brewing education all with the goal of opening a brewery and creating beers for people to enjoy.
Brewery Tour Guide, Tasting Room
AKA… Dad…Vince…St Vincent…CFO. If you asked Vince two years ago what he thought he would be doing weekends, pouring beer and giving tours would have been the last thing to come out of his mouth. An avid golfer and aspiring vintage race car driver . You can stop in and chat with Vince on Fridays and Saturdays about Scott, beer, golf and his vintage Datsun roadster. Vince’s favorite CL brew is the Captain’s Reserved IPA.
AKA…MOM…Mrs. V…the real saint!
One of the key figures responsible for the raising up of Scott…aka The Captain. Yes, this was a challenge, and yes, the challenge continues. Let’s see where shall I start…decorating the tasting room, the conversation went something like this, “Mom, I’m just going to hang up some tapestries, and throw in a couple of old couches”. The reply, “ NO, are you crazy? This is Westchester, County, not your dorm room”. Linda’s favorite CL brew is the Pleasantville Smoked Porter. She is an admitted Chocoholic and loves the Porter’s hint of Chocolate and Coffee. She has been known to add chocolate ice cream to her pint of Porter.
Beer Festival Assistant, Scott’s Personal Stylist
Megan is a part time brewery employee. She enjoys attending all brewery festivals and events and loves meeting all of the people who enjoy Captain Lawrence beer as much as she does. In her free time, she enjoys keeping up with celebrity gossip and lounging around in her countless pairs of sweatpants:)
It was the site of Kenny standing over a boiling pot of homebrew at his stove back in 1995 that began the dream that has become Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. It was Kenny that taught Scott V how to brew his first batch of Homebrew. When he is not serving up cold CL beers in the tasting room Kenny enjoys sailing with his fist mate and wife, Vicky Dorsch, and home brewing, of course.
Tasting Room Manager/Events coordinator
Aaron is a native Westchester resident growing up where the brewery first came about in Pleasantville NY. Growing up in the restaurant industry Aaron has worked at many Westchester establishments where he started to learn about wine, spirits and beer. Developing a passion for all things fermented, he has always sourced out the newest distilled spirit especially with regards to local New York products. Now as the tasting room manager at Captain Lawrence he hopes to bring his education and passion to the brewery.
If it has wires and we can break it, Randy can fix it. After practicing his trade at local radio station WFAS for 18 years, Randy decided to call in sick for the past 3 year to help ensure the brewery is able to function. An avid boater, Randy can usually be found floating in the Hudson sipping a cold CL brew as soon as the ice melts. Next time you come in for a sample and hear the stereo blaring you can blame Randy…he hooked it up.
Jessica Rizzuti is a professional, freelance artist, and is well versed in working with a wide variety of art media and subject matter. She has been designing labels and logos for the Captain Lawrence Brewery since the early days of its conception. Jess is happy to be working with one of the finest brewers in NY State.
Jessica earned her BFA in Textiles from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003. She furthered her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in the areas of handbag design and computer graphics. Jessica plans to have her own line of handbags in the future.
Hudson Valley Sales Representative
Matt, much like captain lawrence, is a product of Westchester county. It is here in westchester where matt was born and raised, ultimately graduating from Scarsdale High School in 2002. His college years were spent in central New York at SUNY Cortland. There matt first developed his affinity for finely crafted microbrews. Upon graduating and returning home he soon realized the county he grew up in had a brewery to call it’s own.
In 2009 Matt first began working for Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Now he does his best to ensure that folks all over the greater Hudson Valley, from the Bronx to Kingston, can find and enjoy beers locally brewed in his home county.
NYC Sales Representitive
Keith had an early passion for good beer, home brewing with his brother and enjoying quality craft beer from an early age, while the rest of the masses were still pounding domestic swill! Upon graduating from Western State College of Colorado, and a quasi nomadic and diverse career path covering marketing and sales, he decided the craft beer world is where he belonged….it was inevitable.
After years of working for a craft beer distributor, looking to further his career by joining a brewery, he sought out the best and landed with Captain Lawrence in 2010. He spends his days and night spreading the love of Captain Lawrence to all your favorite bars and restaurants and converting beer heathens into craft believers. You can always catch him at various Captain Lawrence events, tastings, and beer dinners. With Captain Lawrence in his arsenal and NYC and Long Island as his playground, there is no stopping him!
Please contact him for any of your needs in NYC and Long Island.
In 2010, Matt escaped the corporate world and joined Captain Lawrence to assist on the business side of the brewery. Focusing on analytics and operations, he spends the majority of his time working in Excel. As a beer enthusiast since falling in love with cask ales when traveling in London, Matt has gone on to become an avid homebrewer, a columnist for Beer Advocate, and the President of the Micro-Brew Society at Columbia Business School.
Beer Ambassador; Beer Drinker of the Year 2002
After teaching for 33 years at White Plains High School, and tasting more beers than anyone we know, Gary has decided to join the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company crew as a Brewery Ambassador, promoting CL beer everywhere he goes. An avid cyclist and runner, Gary has the ability to drink as much beer as he wants without gaining a pound.
Brewer, Sports Talk Radio Fanatic
Scott Tobin grew up in scenic Vista, NY which is where his taste for light lager and spicy mustard was first developed. After graduating from Pace University he stumbling upon Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter causing him to leave the world of tasteless light beers for good. Scott is now working full time making sure the people get their fill of Captain Lawrence beers.