Meet Our Team Of Craft Experts

The expertise that makes our work so special and effective for the craft partners we get to work with isn’t just built into our knowledge base and service. It’s deeply embedded in our people and our culture. Meet the folks that bring our process, our values, and our “why” to fruition through their hard work, creativity, and love for the craft.

chris farmand

Chris Farmand

Founder and CEO

In 2010, Chris put a stake in the ground and dedicated his firm to the craft brewing industry, with the foresight that niche expertise would be the way of the future. With that, Small Batch Standard was born and has been fullfilling that promise ever since.

"Chris’s breadth of knowledge in the beer industry helped improve ALL aspects of my business. I would give Chris my highest recommendation."

dan bilzor
Dan Bilzor
Managing Partner, Bone Hook Brewing Company

"Chris’s breadth of knowledge in the beer industry helped improve ALL aspects of my business. I would give Chris my highest recommendation."

dan bilzor
Dan Bilzor
Managing Partner, Bone Hook Brewing Company
tom miller

Tom Miller

Chief Operating Officer

Tom is the architect behind the systems, the brand, and the team that make SBS run like a well-oiled machine. He’s the odd man out: a weird combination of engineer, marketer, and entrepreneur who snuck in the side door to hang out with the accountants.

"Chris and Tom are very knowledgeable about the beer industry. This is feedback and benchmarking you just can't get anywhere else."

jamie lee
Jamie Lee
Co-Founder and CFO, Southern Grist Brewing Company

"Chris and Tom are very knowledgeable about the beer industry. This is feedback and benchmarking you just can't get anywhere else."

jamie lee
Jamie Lee
Co-Founder and CFO, Southern Grist Brewing Company
bridget bell

Bridget Bell

Senior Brewery Accountant

Bridget is an expert practitioner and a wealth of knowledge for both clients and coworkers alike. She has always had passion for both beer and the books, so when she met with Chris over a beer in 2015, well… the rest is history.

"Bridget is a wizard in the back office and keeps our numbers straight as an arrow. Bonus, she even has a kegerator built into her kitchen!"

nikki williams
Nikki Williams
General Manager, Gnarly Barley Brewing

"Bridget is a wizard in the back office and keeps our numbers straight as an arrow. Bonus, she even has a kegerator built into her kitchen!"

nikki williams
Nikki Williams
General Manager, Gnarly Barley Brewing
allison donovan

Allison Donovan

Senior Brewery Accountant

After finding her way to SBS through a mutual friend at Bent Water Brewing, Allie has used her communication and organization superpowers to wow both clients and co-workers as an essential representative of what SBS accounting is all about.

"Allie has a tremendous eye for detail, and walks me through what's happening in our books. She has the heart of a teacher and that matters."

joel mcclosky
Joel McClosky
Owner and CEO, Four Saints Brewing Company

"Allie has a tremendous eye for detail, and walks me through what's happening in our books. She has the heart of a teacher and that matters."

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Joel McClosky
Owner and CEO, Four Saints Brewing Company
derek smith

Derek Smith

Brewery Consultant

As a self-identified onboarder, accountant, and avid craft beer drinker, Derek’s speed, precision, and accounting skill set is matched only by his understanding and command of systems and technology. And both our team and our clients love him for it!

"Derek made the process as seamless as I think could ever be possible with his attention to detail and his effortless, quick responses."

adam robbings
Adam Robbings
Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Reuben's Brews

"Derek made the process as seamless as I think could ever be possible with his attention to detail and his effortless, quick responses."

adam robbings
Adam Robbings
Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Reuben's Brews
julia grubbs

Julia Grubbs

Brewery Analyst

Julia is about as far from a one-dimensional bean counter as you can get. She has brought her creativity, dedication, and numbers skill set to our team and clients to great effect and exemplifies what it means to act as a trusted advisor.

"Julia is always responsive and her level of care for our company’s success is reflected in her accuracy and attention to detail."

sten sellier
Sten Sellier
Founder & President, Beltway Brewing Company

"Julia is always responsive and her level of care for our company’s success is reflected in her accuracy and attention to detail."

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Sten Sellier
Founder & President, Beltway Brewing Company
abbie foster

Abbie Foster

Brewery Team Lead

Already an accomplished accountant in the manufacturing world and a beer insider, Abbie has the perfect mix of numbers competency, financial awareness, and process knowledge to expertly guide and consistently execute for our clients at the highest level.

"Abbie is always there to talk through my questions or ideas and our books are in the best shape they have ever been."

zak koga
Zak Koga
Co-Founder, Karben4 Brewing

"Abbie is always there to talk through my questions or ideas and our books are in the best shape they have ever been."

zak koga
Zak Koga
Co-Founder, Karben4 Brewing

Michelle Ryan

Senior Brewery Tax Specialist

Michelle is the quintessential public accounting professional. Her tax knowledge is extensive, her client service instincts are impeccable, and as an Enrolled Agent she acts as a key IRS representative for our clients.

"Michelle's command of process and detail-oriented nature have allowed us to get the information we need to make critical decisions."

brad casanova
Brad Casanova
Co-Owner, Archetype Brewing

"Michelle's command of process and detail-oriented nature have allowed us to get the information we need to make critical decisions."

brad casanova
Brad Casanova
Co-Owner, Archetype Brewing
cindy fink

Cindy Fink

Brewery Accountant

Cindy is “operate with the client’s best interest in mind,” exemplified. She brings to SBS a wealth of strategic numbers experience, as well as a versatile small business-oriented accounting skill set.

Amanda DeHart

Brewery Accountant

Having been an accomplished senior accountant at a boutique CPA firm, Amanda embodies SBS’s commitment to building deep client relationships. With top-notch problem solving skills and dedication to quality, Amanda shows up 100% for our clients and team.

Kelly Johnston

Kelly Johnston

Executive Assistant

Kelly brings years of empowering leadership teams to SBS. Her contributions are felt in every sector of the SBS business through her strengths in adaptability and collaboration. Her precision ensures the SBS team and our clients encounter smooth hoperations.

Keaton Jadwin

Keaton Jadwin

Senior Brand Associate, UX Specialist

From helping to build the future of retail to owning a graphic design company, Keaton runs the gamut of design and brand identity, creating cohesive digital experiences for clients. With a commitment to authentic human connection, he brings his love of people to the forefront at SBS.

Brent Williams

Tax Brewery Manager

With a strong background in the tax compliance process, Brent brings his years of expertise to the SBS team. His knowledge and commitment to his craft is felt in every sector of our business and ensures productive and proactive solutions for our clients.

Jennifer Heiss

Brewery Accountant

Jenny’s strong attention to detail and commitment to providing the best in client service elevates the team here at SBS. With years of experience, Jenny’s deep financial knowledge further strengthens our trust with clients and helps us build deeper relationships.

Chloe Lupton

Brewery Accounting Associate

Chloe’s adaptability and wealth of experience is at the forefront of her work here at Small Batch Standard. From high-level facilitation to daily operations, Chloe’s commitment to our clients ensures that we live into our core value of Acting as a Team of Expert Knowledge Workers

Alexis Sikma

Brewery Accounting Associate

From diving into the numbers with her stellar investigative abilities to highly skilled review and analysis, Alexis conquers the vast financial landscape of the brewing industry. Just like hiking to higher elevations, which she loves, Chloe elevates the SBS team with her commitment to building and trusting the process.

Anita Velgara

Brewery Accountant

From non-profits to large corporations, Anita’s wide range of experience and understanding is a huge asset to Small Batch Standard. Just like her love of gaming, she levels up the SBS team and our client service with her commitment to never leave a stone unturned, defeating intense puzzles, and finishing a chapter to completion.

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