About Coop

  • With a background in venture capital and finance, Mr. Mercer leads COOP’s developmental, financial and operational strategies. He hates khakis, snowboards often and loves traveling. A wannabe economist, he enjoys geeky research and reading.

    Coop of choiceFly Me Away IPA
    Daniel Mercer Co-Founder and CEO
  • Fueled by cycling and beer, Blake is the brains behind some of our most beloved beers. A former middle school math teacher, he quickly added up that working in beer is a bit more fun (sorry, kids).

    Coop of choiceTerritorial Reserve Barrel Aged Wild Wheat Wine Honey Ale
    Blake Jarolim Head Brewer & Operations
  • Lauren’s background in art history and archiving circuitously led her to COOP. Here she has found a home amongst delicious beer and unique co-workers while being able to hone her true skills: getting things done and supporting a healthy, happy workplace.

    Coop of choiceAlpha Hive Double IPA
    Lauren Belteau Gerfen HR Manager
  • Jessica is a caffeine-dependent artist that will one day drink a beer while balancing on her head. She lives vicariously through herself and hopes to one day return to the Shire.

    Coop of choiceGran Sport Porter
    Jessica Legako Staff Coordinator
  • Derek came to COOP after working the high skies at Tinker Air Force Base in their data analysis department. An OCU graduate and collegiate wrestler, Derek has moved on from crushing skulls to crunching numbers. A data driven drinker, Derek knows all the numbers behind our brand and like Ash from Pokemon, he's #gottagetthatCOOPdata.

    Coop of choiceFly Me Away IPA
    Derek Sivertsen Business Analyst Director
  • Coop of choiceAlpha Hive
    Cade Christian Business Intelligence Analysts
  • Coop of choiceNative Amber
    Jonathan Kelly Business Intelligence Analysts
  • Matt has been brewing ever since he hid a homebrew in his bedroom from his mom as a teenager. He made the 22-hour move from Maryland so his wife could pursue her PhD. He loves to ride his motorcycle, try new food and beer, and have adventures with his two rescue dogs, Jett and Ty.

    Coop of choiceWild Wheat Wine
    Matt Matrona Lead Production Brewer
  • Cam hails from San Antonio and brewed in Texas and Washington before completing the Master Brewer's program at UC Davis. If not on the brewstand, he's likely outside on a backwoods adventure with his pup Lila.

    Coop of choiceIce Chest IPA
    Cameron Shults Lead Development Brewer
  • Coop of choiceNative Amber
    Thomas Ortiz Brewing and Cellaring Specialist
  • Drew joined the COOP team all the way from Wichita in March 2020. Over a year of quarantining and social distancing, he's gotten to know the team as best he can. Here's what we know: he likes plants, coffee, Great British Bake Off and he thinks chili is a soup. Do with that information what you will.

    Coop of choiceDNR
    Drew Scanlan Cellarman
  • You’ll recognize Craig from his certified beer bro beard…bro. He restores motorcycles, cars and order to the back-of-house. Craig lives in Guthrie with his wife, Stacy, and they’re so loyal to the beer life that they named their daughter Porter.

    Coop of choiceFly Me Away
    Craig Wiggans Packaging Director
  • Nuestro empleo mas loyal y callado, Claunch ha trabajado con nosotoros para 23 anos duros. Une dia, el con sus planes a tomar control de la cervecera y cambiar el nombre a CLAUNCH Ale Works.

    Coop of choiceTerritorial Reserve Barrel Aged Wild Wheat Wine Honey Ale
    Steven Claunch Packaging Lead
  • Shelby showed up on our doorstep the day after his 21st birthday – still young enough to accept beer as payment to help you move. He loves country, beer and shotguns…of DNR.

    Coop of choiceTerritorial Reserve: Wild Wheat Wine
    Shelby Jones Packaging Lead
  • Coop of choiceHorny Toad Blonde Ale
    Cody Deck Packaging Tech
  • Coop of choiceTequila Barrel Aged DNR
    Hanna Marshall Packaging Tech
  • Coop of choiceTequila Barrel Aged DNR
    Julian Ortiz Packaging Tech
  • Coop of choiceAlpha Hive
    Bret Unsell Packaging Tech
  • Coop of choiceOktoberfest
    Jordan Vargas Packaging Tech
  • Resident Scutoid. Chief Weirdo. Funk Crusader. Full-time hipster. Loves: Coffee. Dogs. Climbing. Vinyl. Science. Books. Sour Beer.

    Coop of choiceId No. 4: Oak Aged Sour Farmhouse Ale
    Shawn Savuto Quality Control Specialist
  • Aaron is new to the COOP team as a microbiologist and lab specialist. He loves Meatballs (his pug), enjoying an evening out at a concert, trying new restaurants or relaxing at home enjoying local beers while playing various card and video games because he's a nerd in the lab and at home.

    Coop of choiceID 8 - Mango Sour
    Aaron Boyd Lab Assistant
Supply Chain
  • Coop of choiceHook Echo
    Ryan Stump VP of Business Operations
  • Coop of choiceGran Sport Porter
    Kelly Sterling Logistics Specialist
  • In 1992 I started in the Alcohol/ CPG Industries as a Sales Representative for a Miller Distributor in Grand Rapids, Michigan and then over the past 30+ years, have been fortunate enough to work for Bacardi, U.S.A., Frito Lay, Redhook Brewery, Anheuser Busch and finally Pabst Brewing Company before, gratefully, having the opportunity to come to COOP Ale/Beverage Works. During those career stops, I have lived in 10 different states and 13 different cities, residing on both coasts, spanning the upper midwest and the deep south.

    I have an amazing Fiancé, Kim Hindsley, who has been with me for many of my adventures. I truly enjoy the outdoors, am looking forward to increasing my efforts towards “cycling” around Lake Hefner as well as bringing daily collaborative efforts towards not only the improvement of company performance, but also company engagement. I fully believe in a “ONE TEAM/ ONE DREAM” way of working and have an open-door policy embracing a creed of “Doing right, doing your best and treating others as you would like to be treated” and rarely will turn down an opportunity to share an COOP Ale/Beverage Works product with anyone at any time.

    Coop of choiceIce Chest
    Brandon Reber VP of Sales
  • Coop of choiceF5
    Courtney Larry Senior Sales Director
  • Coop of choiceHook Echo Hazy IPA
    Corey Smith Market Development Manager for Oklahoma
  • Benny Jacobs Central Oklahoma On-Premise Sales Representative
  • Connor is the Northeastern Oklahoma Sales Rep. His primary function is serving the Tulsa area for off-premise sales. You can catch him playing music with his band, throwing discs with friends, and cooking or hiking in his free time.

    Coop of choiceF5
    Connor Bradley Northeastern Oklahoma Sales Representative
  • Coop of choiceHook Echo
    Ryan Ard Market Development Manager
  • Coop of choiceHorny Toad Blonde Ale
    Katie Fiebig Chain Specialist
  • Coop of choiceLounge Hound Lager
    Jeremy Bronson Regional Sales Manager
  • Coop of choiceAlpha Hive
    Josh Ogorek Regional Sales Manager
  • Coop of choiceF5
    Kevin Haworth Sales Manager – Small Format Chain Retail
  • Coop of choiceHook Echo
    Jason Priegnitz On-Premise Sales Representative
  • Nick works in the marketing department as an in-house graphic designer to assist the Graphic Design Manager with producing various branding assets. This includes Point of Sale collateral, visual merchandise, company newsletters, and on-site promotional event materials.​​​​​​​

    Outside of work you can find Nick skateboarding, fishing, or working on projects for his clothing brand, Nico.”

    Coop of choiceHorny Toad
    Nick Sexton Graphic Design Specialist
  • Coop of choicePeach Pageant
    Madison Bolton Digital Marketing & Events Coordinator
  • Coop of choiceHorny Toad
    Justus Vega Graphic Designer Manager
  • Coop of choiceOktoberfest
    Kari Conant Visual Merchandising and Events Coordinator
  • Gabriela Thompson COOP Bev Brand Manager
  • Coop of choice2018 Territorial Reserve
    Kaity Menasco Brand Marketing and Events Manager
Accounting, Finance and Legal
  • Coop of choiceHorny Toad
    Katherine Nichols Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
  • Coop of choiceHorny Toad ATM
    Melissa Franklin Regulatory Specialist
  • Coop of choicePeach Pageant
    Rachel Villarreal Senior GL Accountant
  • Coop of choiceCherry DNR
    Kyla Dinwiddie Controller
  • Donna Dillinger AP/AR Receivable Manager