LISANDRA DIANA | BREWER
My craft beer journey started in 2015. I started going to local breweries and finally found my way out of state and went on a brewery tour in Asheville and knew that being in the industry was my calling. I kept checking out more places, getting more familiar with everything beer. I landed an interview with Ellipsis in the beginning of 2018 after being a regular for a handful of months and they put me on the team as a bartender. Five months passed and a cellar position opened up. I couldn’t pass it up. Started off cellaring and about four months later I was on the brew stand! I’ve been brewing and cellaring since. I’ve been with Ellipsis for over a year now. I absolutely adore what I do!
LAUREN SHEPARD | CO-OWNER
I was born on May 19th, 1989 in Kissimmee, Florida. I'd like to share some fun facts about myself; first I am obsessed with Harry Potter. I have three tattoos that give a pretty good insight to who I am. The first is our my first daughters foot prints, the second is my nickname given by my recently passed grandfather (Trouble) and the last is a golden snitch (Harry Potter!). In my free time I enjoy hanging out and often playing D&D with my brother and friends.
Before Matt, Rob and I opened a brewery we started brewing at home out of pots and 5 gallon buckets. We eventually moved our passion to a garage on a custom built 10gallon brewery. And as everyone is aware we now brew on a 10 barrel brew house right here at Ellipsis. Though I do not currently brew, I am very interested in becoming well versed, and eventually getting up on the stand myself, admittedly the taproom and fests keep me really busy for the time being.
I am married and have three children, which was my full time job/passion before we opened. And last but not least my favorite styles currently are sours, porters and New England.