Board of Directors

Meet the members of the board

2021 Board of Directors

Allyson Landers

President, Board of Directors

Allyson has lived in San Jose for most of her life, raising a family, running a construction business, racing cars, and developing a taste for craft beer! The Ohlone word, Umunhum, which means “resting place of the hummingbird,” has deep roots in the Bay Area; our brewery supports that proud history with every beer we brew. Allyson looks forward to meeting all of you and enjoying a beer soon.

Laura Winter

Laura Winter

Vice President, Board of Directors

A fourth-generation South Bay native, Laura enjoyed a long career as a residential design professional prior to joining the Umunhum Brewing sales team, where she continues to expand our co-op’s footprint. Currently in the process of becoming certified cicerone, she looks forward to bringing her experience operating a small business to the co-op.

Bob Gulino

Secretary, Board of Directors

As a member of the board since 2014, Bob remains excited about the co-op’s future. Umunhum Brewing has the unique opportunity to take advantage of its roots in Silicon Valley and San Jose and create the quintessential “high-tech” brewpub experience. Having served as the board’s president and as the board’s liaison to the marketing and events subcommittees, Bob brings a long background in consumer marketing and in building new businesses from scratch.

Jim Sullivan

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Jeff Gale

Board of Directors

As a retired software engineer from NASA/Ames Research Center, Jeff has lived in downtown San Jose since 2000. He became interested in beer and brewing while in grad school at Texas A&M. Jeff homebrewed for about nine years after a trip to Germany in 1986. He has been a member of the co-op since 2013 and was elected to the board in 2014.

Noelle Gillies

Board of Directors

Craig Kensek

Craig Kensek

Board of Directors

Craig is the newest member of the board and is excited about working on the challenges involved in accelerating the growth of the co-op. Craig has extensive experience in hi-tech marketing, primarily security, with earlier experience in B2C marketing in financial services. Craig has lived in the Bay Area since acquiring a degree from a university “based on the peninsula,” with additional side trips to Northwestern/Kellogg and a two-year stint in Texas.

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