Our People

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Marty Velas

MASTER BREWER / OWNER

Marty is the heart and soul of our humble operation. He has held brewmaster positions all over the world and has now set his roots in the East Tennessee craft beer community by creating Fanatic Brewing Company. Marty brews world-class, drinkable beer, is always up for a good laugh, and by far has the best moves on the team.

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Zoe Velas

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Zoe handles Fanatic Brewing content creation as well as social media and marketing operations. She oversees our website maintenance, social media platforms, consumer interaction, and entertainment event coordination. She can be found snooping around the brewery, a camera in one hand and a beer in the other.

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Kyle Dolwick

SALES

Kyle is a University of Tennessee student studying engineering. He is an integral Fanatic team member. Kyle is intelligent and communicative, so we are happy to have him working with us. 

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Paul Velas

BEER MONKEY

Paul "Paulko" Velas is our family beer slinger at the FanBase. Currently a student at the University of Tennessee pursuing a degree in computer science, he is always ready with a smile and the best laugh. He is a wonderful member of our team. 

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Solange Velas

BEER MONKEY'S MOM 

Solange is our brains behind the operation. She is the glue that holds everyone together, and without her there would be no Fanatic. Solange and Marty make an amazing team and an even better couple. Originally born in France, her strong spirit carries our team. 

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Bryce Bare

BARTENDER

Bryce is a valuable member of our Fanatic family, especially through Covid times. She has stuck by us and we are always grateful for the energy she brings to the Fanbase pub. Bryce is also a student at the University of Tennessee studying Business Analytics. Bryce is a hard worker, and her customer service is phenomenal.