We are the Austin Pink Boots Society Chapter

One of the largest Pink Boots Chapters in the world, located in Austin, Tx.

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What is Pink Boots Society®?

The Pink Boots Society aims to assist, inspire and encourage women and non-binary individuals in the fermented/alcoholic beverage industry to advance their careers through education.

We are the movers and shakers in the fermented/alcoholic beverage industry. We make fermented and alcoholic beverages with the highest possible quality. We are the women and non-binary individuals that own the companies, package the product, design the labels, serve the drinks, write about our industry – and just about everything in between. Most importantly, we teach each other what we know through our own seminar programs, and we help each other advance both front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house careers by raising money for educational scholarships.

P—Passion   I—Integrity & Inspiration    N—Networking    K—Knowledge

B—Beer & Brewing   O—Opportunity   O—Open Exchange of IdeasT—Teach   S—Success


Jill Paluch

Co-Leader Austin Chapter

As a Quality Control Manager, Jill runs a small lab at Central Machine Brew Works, located in East Austin.

She propagates yeast, so you will find Jill constantly checking on the health of the baby yeast and growing them up a step to keep it in great condition while growing it up to a large enough batch to use in a 15-barrel batch of beer. She also checks the beer in the different stages of the brewing process and communicates the beer status with the brew team.

She also creates sensory tests with a panel of participants who give their feedback on each beer and then uses the data points when choosing whether or not to serve a beer or how to describe the beer. She also leads beer education sessions for our front-of-house staff.

Felisha Renininger

Co-Leader Austin Chapter

Fish worked her way up in the beer industry over the past 6 years. Oregon really set her on the right path when she discovered homebrewing and began exploring the styles & history of beer.

She’s volunteered & run with Oregon Brew Crew, Oregon’s largest homebrew club & 2018 Radegast Homebrew Club of the Year. From retail, and bartending brand repping to finally assistant brewing, she really has worn all the hats.

This year she is happy to add the Pink Boots chapter to her repertoire of roles. Fish looks forward to sharing her experience, skills, and passion for all things craft with the Austin community. Cheers!


Shelby Lehor

Collaboration Brew Day Liaison

Aivia Gimarc

Collaboration Brew Day Liaison

Pam Catoe

Collaboration Brew Day Liaison 

Tammy Duhaime

Co-Finance Liaison

Karen Brown

Finance Liaison

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Library Liaison

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Karen Killough

Scholarship Liaison


Marketing Liaison

Kina Nicholson

Membership Liaison


Jocelyn Becker


Virginia Benavidez

Tasting Room Server

Kindsey Bernhard

Taproom Manager

Amanda Bishop


4th Tap Brewing Coop

Kathryne Bosco

Beer and Wine Manager

Kim Bowden

Director of Growth

Jadyn Brittner

Beer and Wine Manager

Ashlyn Smith

Assistant Winemaker

Heather Brown


Cameo Brown

Director of Hospitality

Abby Burroughs

Accounting & Compliance

Amy Cartwright


Debbie Cerda

Community Engagement Coordinator

Monica Christmas

Purchasing Manager

Alissa Clark

Beertender/Customer Service

Brooke Croft


Dina Delacerda

Beer & Wine Manager

Ruchi Desai


Jessica Dobbs


Sarah Eckert


Kailyn Elkins


Aryn Feldner

Brewhouse Associate

Melissa Flores


Maddie Fraser

Brewer | Cellarperson

Sheila Garcia

General Manager

Rebecca Garcia

Project Manager

Elizabeth "Betsi" Good

Head Kombucha Brewer

Stephanie Guy

Distribution Sales Manager

Erika Guin

Quality/Product Dev Manager

Melody Gregson

VP of Sales & Marketing

Maria Haag

FOH Team Member

Colleen Hogan

Cellar & Packaging

Brittany Johnson

Graduate Research Assistant

Ashley Johnston

Studio Manager

Katie Little

Office and Events Coordinator

Jeanie Lively

Owner and beertender

Katie Lowe


Amber McCullough


Makinsey McIntosh

Stephanie Meyer

National Account Manager

Teresa Mikulastik

Tap Room Manager & Events Coordinator

Erica Palacio


Nazish Pasternak

Owner & Marketing

Sarah Penrod

Beverage Director

Brittnay Perlo

Master Cider Maker

Danessa Peterson



Alysha Rangel


Elizabeth Robinson


Helena Rodarte


Bacantes Cultura Cervecera

Kelsey Rodriguez

Beer Tender & Brewing Assistant

Jaclyn Romero

Tour Facilitator

Katie Schutze

Director of Cost Accounting

Kerbey Smith


Aimy Steadman


Chrystal Tamillo


Amanda Thiele


Gabrielle (Elle) Thomas


Amanda Trimm


Nicole Wagner

Packaging Consultant

Regina Waldo

HR Director

Caroline Wallace

Deputy Director

Alicia Wennstrom


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