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 Colin Lamprey

Quality Control Manager

Colin Lamprey

Colin was born in Massachusetts and lived most of his life in New Hampshire, where he went to school for Biotechnology, before quickly realizing he wanted to turn his love of microbiology towards the world of brewing. Colin got his start in quality with dairy and mass-market lagers, before deciding he wanted to get involved making what he loves - craft brewed beer. Colin moved to Virginia to join the Beltway team and realize this goal. Outside the lab, Colin spends his time exploring the outdoors, fish-keeping, and hitting the beach.


Meet Bo Elliot

Productions Manager

Bo Elliot

Growing up in Centreville VA, Bo developed a passion for craft beer while working in the restaurant industry and serving in the Army National Guard. After receiving formal brewing education through the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology, Bo went to work for Heritage Brewing Company in Manassas VA, eventually becoming Head Brewer. He then went on to work under Kristi Mathews Griner at Capitol City Brewing Company in Arlington VA until her departure when he moved into the Head Brewer role. His main focuses are quality, consistency, and taking time to acknowledge that craft beer should be fun and accessible.

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 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 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 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 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 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.