We care about craft beer education!

Many of our Staff members are Certified Beer Servers & Certified Cicerones through the -->

JJ Phair

Title: Owner, President

Hails from: Alamo, CA

Becky Wynn

Title: Co-Owner, Vice President, Queen Bee

Hails from: St. Louis, Missouri

Becky is the heart and soul of the operations here at EJ Phair. She lives and breathes beer! Her knowledge and passion is admired by so many. She will drink  and appreciate all styles, but really loves a solid west coast IPA. (Citra and Simcoe are not her favorite hops) Becky has traveled near and far to drink some of the best beer in the world. 

Teresa Whisenhunt

Title: Operations Manager

Hails from: Walnut Creek, CA

Teresa has been working in the beer industry since she was 18! starting as a host at EJ Phair in 2008. She then continued her beer journey to Sierra Nevada, Drake's Brewing Company, The Hop Grenade, OL Beer Cafe, and landed again at EJ Phair in 2018. Teresa is a Certified Cicerone, and has a huge passion for everything craft beer! She has taught numerous craft beer education classes and seminars, amongst studying all about craft beer. 

Laura Nichol

Title: Bartender/Manager

Hails from: San Mateo, CA

Not only is Ms. Nichol the screamer of a world touring metal band, this rad chick is also extremely knowledgeable in the craft beer category. She has been bartending around the Bay Area and Santa Cruz for 10 years...&  beer being her drink of choice! 

Alexandria Walters

Title: Server 

Hails from: Chicago, IL

Alex was born a dancer, but transformed herself into the craft beer loving dancing machine. Alex was working at Tribes Beer Company in Illinois before she moved to California and found another home at EJ Phair! Alex has been to some of the most amazing beer spots in the world, including her favorite in Brussels, Belgium: Cantillon. Her favorite USA beer spot is Half Acre Brewing Company, & her favorite E.J Phair beer is our flagship classic; Shorty's Revenge. 

Sean Coleman

Title: Bartender/Server/Resident Comedian 

Hails from: Concord, CA

Sean is just the jack of all trades at E.J Phair. Not only is he hilarious & artistic,  but he  can take on any role here. Keg room, check. Serving, check. Bartending, check. Sean began his beer career right here at E.J Phair, but that doesn't stop him from traveling the world to drink beer! His favorite place: Delirium Beer Bar in Belgium. Give this man a delicious juicy IPA and he will be in his happy place.