The Team

River Time is a local brewery, operated by real people who care about this community. We love beer, meeting new people, the great outdoors, and having a great time.

The Founders


Lon (aka “Mr Tizzy”, “Hannibal”, Paper Pusher, The Emblem) and Troy (aka “T-Roy”, River Time East) are the two founders of River Time Brewing. The story of how we started brewing goes something like this: Lon and Troy were sitting on a couch watching Beerfest (or football), drinking beer. Troy turned to Lon and said “Ever thought about making your own beer?”. Lon replied “I did that once with a buddy, and I know some people who have, so lets do it.” We later realized we could make darned good beer. That turned into brewing by the Mighty Sauk River in Darrington over the years. They ended up making so much beer they got tired of giving it away, and got licensed.


aka “Grasshopper”, “B.A.”, Operations Manager, Head Brewer


Neil keeps the beer flowing and the brewery functioning at River Time. We met Neil on the river when he would stop by after guiding trips down the Mighty Sauk. He started brewing with us and has never stopped. Do you love the Hammer IPA, the Hairy Porter, or Another Redheaded Stranger? These are all Neil!


aka “Face”, The One Behind the Scenes(tm), Public Relations


Kristin was River Time’s first employee, starting out in Public Relations. She was introduced to us by Neil to help out that first crazy summer on The River. You may see Kristin running one of her Brushes & Brews events, representing us at a Brew Fest, or slinging beer and pizza at River Time, but she does SO MUCH more… Kristin keeps everyone on schedule, manages most of our finances, and is a full time teacher!


aka “Donna”, Head Chef, Public Relations


Maggie has been hanging out at River Time since way back in the day – before we had a beer garden out on the river. She’s been a supporter of River Time for so long, and finally joined our team. Maggie also steps in with her amazing artistic skills to do our signage – so talented!


aka “The Local”, Public Relations, Assistant Brewer


Taylor started with River Time as one of our Public Relations personnel (slinging beers), and has since realized that she has a passion for making beer. She’s officially one of our brewers, helping Neil keep that beer flowing for you all. And yes, we did explain to her that brewing is 99% janitorial work, but she’s doing it anyway! If you like the Wheat Wheat or Raspbeery, you can thank Taylor for forcing us to make those beers.


aka “Political Liaison”, Public Relations


Born and raised in Darrington, Oliver has been hanging around the brewery since before he could drive on his own. You can catch him now working behind the bar or helping out around the brewery. Oliver is our Git’er Done’er whenever catastrophe hits (or we just need something beautiful built.) Those beautiful benches out front are the work Oliver. If you need some advice for where to hike, camp, mountain bike, or throw a boat in a river, Oliver will set you straight!


aka “Artistic Director”, Public Relations


Born and raised in Darrington, Aida has been a positive addition to our team. Aida’s positive attitude and warm conversation will bring you in and keep you coming back. Enjoying watching the progress of the mural come to fruition? That is all Aida! She is our mural expert! Aida is a great resource for beautiful hikes in and around Darrington.


aka “cover girl”, Sales representative, Public Relations


Sheramie was hired when we needed someone to cover shifts, hence Sheramie is our Cover Girl. Come to find out Sheramie is an extremely talented purveyor of our beer. If you would like to have our beer on tap, Sheramie is your contact! Just shoot her an email at She is absolutely fabulous! When you get a chance to have a beer poured by Sheramie it’s a real treat as she is helping out to give a colleague a day off.


aka “Environmental protection Agent”, Public Relations


Gretchen is such an amazing human and we are so lucky she decided to join our team! She has enjoyed River Time Beer since we were out at the river location. As we continue to grow, Gretchen is the one to make sure we continue to strive for more environmentally-conscious decisions. Although River Time has plenty of room for growth regarding many aspects, Gretchen keeps us focused. If you get a chance to chat with Gretchen, you will feel listened to and appreciated.

Want to become a Member of the River Time Team?

Are you interested in supporting our community by keeping Our Values front and center? If so, please email us your resume to Tell us why you think you’d be a great addition to this amazing team, and we will see where it takes us!

2 thoughts on “The Team

  1. Went to your place for the first time this last Sun. Maggie was awesome and treated us both very nicely and was also very informative. We have been thinking of moving to D-ville, and our experience helped move us further in our decision.(well, not to mention the intro to Meltdown)((oh yeah, and the beer was really good too))
    Looking forward to the next visit.
    Mike and Mavis, Whidbey Island

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