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 Elizabeth

Marketing and Tasting Room Manager

Elizabeth Kappel

After spending the first 15 years of her life moving from country to country as an Air Force brat, Elizabeth settled into Northern Virginia; where she happily resides 16 years later with her two most hilarious and adorable little humans. After an intense and sometimes painful love affair with the bar industry; she decided to give up management for textbooks and returned to school full time. When she isn't slinging drinks at your local bar or dreaming up new ideas for the tasting room, she is working towards her B.S. in Community Health at George Mason University.

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 Sasha Kingry

Production Assistant

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 Brian

Production Assistant – Warehouse

Brian McHugh

The last thing that I ever want to do is "just fit in" and be part of the norm. I consider myself a very unique and expressive individual. My interests, passions, and style are based off of things that I truly find interesting and with no influence of the majority. What I have come to find out in the brewing industry, is that there are many other individuals such as myself. I feel that at the end of the day, us beer folks are all artists and the beer would not be nearly as wonderful without all of our unique contributions. Outside of my occupation, my hobbies are music and film. I have played guitar for nine years, been in two metal bands, and have written my own material as well. My favorite band of all time is Pink Floyd. Like me, they were a group that also never conformed to the masses.


Meet Jason

Cellar Person

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 Jason

Brewer

Eric Peterson

Eric began developing his taste for beer the way many young adults do - by drinking whatever was cheap and available at the time. It wasn't until he moved to Philadelphia to attend culinary school that he developed an affinity for craft beer and the seemingly endless possibilities available throughout the city. After expressing ambitions to brew his own beer, Eric's girlfriend came home one afternoon with a home-brew kit and pizza and told him to get to work. A native to Northern Virginia, he migrated back and began working in culinary and nutrition, however the draw to brew beer on a higher level was a constant thought in the back of his mind. In the following year, Eric would spend time volunteering and working part-time for a handful of local breweries, and ultimately signed on as a brewer with Beltway Brewing Co.


Meet Renee

Accounting Clerk

Renee Navarro

Renee was born only blocks away from the Capital Beltway, not far from the Gallows Pole in Northern Virginia. In her words, joining the Beltway Brewing team is like a living reflection from a dream. As a lifelong veteran of the restaurant industry, she had worked every aspect of FOH operations for nearly Ten Years before she shifted her focus to financial and cost-based initiatives; where she now puts all of her love into crunching numbers. Outside of work, Renee spends her days gazing along the open road with her husband and two kids. Whether it's packing their bags for the Misty Mountains, taking their chances on a big jet plane or watching some Werthquakes fly out of Nats Park, they are perfectly content as long as there happens to be good beer and wine flowing when they get there! Oh, and music. She loves music.

Meet Aaron

Production Assistant

Aaron Adams

Born in Houston and raised in Ohio, Aaron moved to the DC area to turn a dream of working with beer into a reality. Drawn initially to the self-evident perks of employment in a beer factory, his curiosity, passion for learning, and commitment to continued quality have proven to be a more stable foundation on which to build a career. Aaron's primary interests within brewing are science- and process-focused, a nod to his former pursuits as an engineer and research assistant. When not working on the brewery's production floor, Aaron enjoys rock climbing, playing with other people's dogs, shortish walks on the beach, and promoting the benefits of primary fermentation with Brettanomyces.


Meet Eric Dolinger

Production Assistant

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 Brad Fazio

Tasting Room Supervisor

Brad Fazio

After being born in Maryland and raised in southern Pennsylvania, Brad went on to graduate from American University with a B.A. in Political Science. Needing work immediately after graduation, he 'fell into' a restaurant job as a host. Nearly three years later, Brad had worked his way up to Bar Manager but was ready for a change. Brad's interest in craft beer had been steadily increasing over the years, eventually leading to his completion of the Cicerone Certification Program. Currently a Certified Beer Server, he is hoping that his time at Beltway will help him gain the knowledge needed to pass the other exams. Outside of work, Brad enjoys rooting for Baltimore sports teams, cat sitting for his friends, and being a nerd.