Meet The Team

Meet the President Sten

Sten Sellier

Founder & President

Born in DC and raised in Northern Virginia, Sten went on to get an engineering degree from Georgia Tech. After graduation he moved to Southern California where, after a short stint in telecom, he worked for 8 years designing automated material handling systems. Sten began home-brewing in 2001 while he lived in California. It didn’t take long for him to realize he needed to find a way to quit his regular day job and make beer for a living. By 2011 he decided it was time to quit workin' for the man and go for it. Sten began searching for a brewery that would help him produce his recipes while he built his brand. To his dismay, he found none that were willing or able. That's when Sten decided there needed to be a brewery dedicated to helping start-up and growing breweries expand their operations. Sten founded Beltway Brewing Company in 2011 to be that brewery.


Meet Chris

Operations Manager

Elizabeth Geiger

Born and raised in VA, Elizabeth received her Bachelor's degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech. Growing up in a family of "foodies" who also happen to be avid home brewers, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes and tastes with her mother and sister. In addition to working several years as an operations manager in the agriculture and food manufacturing industry, Elizabeth spent 16 years serving her country as an Army officer and in various government roles overseas as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. Returning to the private sector, Elizabeth enjoys applying a wide range of international experience and military efficiency to her passion in the exciting craft brewing industry.

Meet Ryan

Marketing

Brooke Nelson

Brooke grew up just down the road in Leesburg, VA and fell in love with the craft beer industry while going to grad school at the University of Pittsburgh and volunteering at beer tastings and events. She began her career as an Elementary school teacher but realized the brewery life was more suited to her interests and began as tasting room manager at Black Hoof Brewing in 2017. She now spends her time taking photos of beer, drawing beer, posting to social media about beer, and, of course, drinking beer.


Meet Kristi Griner

Technical Sales Brewer

Kristi Mathews Griner

Kristi is an award-winning brewer and industry vet with years of experience in kitchens, bars, and breweries. Since 2007, she has operated three brewpubs in NOVA, most recently as Director of Operations for Capitol City Brewing Company. She was the 2009 recipient of the AB VIckers scholarship to Siebel Institute of Technology, has completed Siebel's Draft Master program, as well as a BA in Literature and Philosophy from WVSC. With an extensive background in recipe development and production, Kristi brings a knowledge and passion for clean craft beer. She also makes a very fine Old Fashioned.

Meet Eric Dolinger

Cellar Person

Eric Dolinger

Eric is a NoVa native who spent his formative years playing soccer and music in the area. After graduating high school, he carved out a niche for himself as a sought-after bassist with several local bands. It was a pursuit that brought him all over the Eastern US and into regular contact with live music's best friend: beer. Not satisfied with the offerings typical to bars in those days, Eric developed a penchant for seeking out fresh and exciting brews. A passion which dove-tailed quite nicely with the rise of the craft beer industry in the DMV. As his zeal for quality grew, he began home-brewing with a few of his friends and resolved to find a way to become a brewery professional. He spent the summer of 2016 traveling through Central America studying permaculture and wild fermentation.


Meet Sasha Kingry

Cellar Person

Sasha Kingry

Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Sasha was brought up with a love for all things water and home brew. She began as a bottle washer like many and progressed to help with the mad science that is brewing. Her love for science blossomed and she moved to the DC area in pursuit of her chemistry degree at George Mason University. After years as a textile chemist, she decided it was time for a change and joined the Beltway team to transform her love of science and beer into a career.

Meet Jason

Brewer

Jason Boland

Jason was born and raised in Northern Virginia. After graduating from Chantilly high school, Jason enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Infantry. His interest in craft beer grew and blossomed while he was stationed in southern California. After completing his five-year enlistment, Jason returned home to Northern Virginia. Like most craft beer lovers, he started home brewing; eventually working his way into the brewing industry through a couple smaller local breweries. Jason is now a member of the Beltway family, and is happy to continue learning and growing with the team here!


Meet Ryan

Brewer

Ryan Shintani

Ryan first fell in love with beer while on travel in Belgium. After completing his MS in Applied Science at the College of William and Mary, he decided to pursue brewing as a career and counts that choice among his best in life. He has brewed professionally on both coasts and also spent time dabbling in the winemaking industry. When he's not making beer he listens to heavy metal, occasionally travels the world (29 countries so far), and desperately tries not to spend all his money on Magic cards and board games.

Meet AJ

Production Assistant and Logistics

Aaron "AJ" Harris

Originally born in New York, AJ Harris was raised in Northern VA. After graduating from Potomac Falls High School in 2009, he immediately started working to make his funds for future projects. He enjoys taking long walks on the beach, loves to produce music, and is also a dancer of many styles. He is a lover of art, entertainment, and horror movies. Starting in retail and working his way into hospitality, AJ was a server/bartender for about 10 years. While bartending he developed a love for craft beer and decided to start a career in brewing. AJ is dedicated to continuously learning in this vast industry of making the best beer in the world!!!