Rachel grew up in Minnesota, but has a long rooted history in Montana. Her parents grew up in rural Eastern Montana and she has lots of extended family scattered throughout the state. She attended Montana State University and earned a B.S. in Psychology.
Rachel has worked in marketing and sales her entire career. In addition to being the owner of Montana Brewery Shop, she owns Markouture, a boutique marketing agency based in Livingston that focuses on helping small businesses and non-profits.
She is also the co-founder and producer of Tap into Montana Craft Beer Week and Brew Fest and the co-founder and co-chair of Montana Matriarch, a women's giving circle community organization focused on manifesting women’s civic engagement.
Rachel has a passion for craft beer and the Montana brewery community. She loves visiting breweries around the country and trying new styles. While she is traditionally a fan of APAs and NE style IPAs, her current obsession is with Sour Ales.
Rachel resides in Livingston with her husband, Brian, their two boys Liam and Gage and their dog Lewis. They love spending time camping and playing outdoors, seeing live music, drinking craft beer, and exploring Montana and beyond.
Kacie was born and raised in Montana, and after a few fun adventures outside the state she found her way back to the place she loves the most!
Her love for craft beer and the community started while she was earning her degree in Elementary Education at the University of Montana in Missoula. She loved stopping into the neighborhood taproom. She continues to enjoy visiting breweries when traveling with her husband as well as locally in Bozeman and Livingston. Kacie appreciates the friendly welcoming community atmosphere, where people strike up conversations with the strangers next to them. You walk in a stranger and leave a family member. Over the years Kacie has enjoyed learning more about craft beer attending beer education events whenever she could. She has her favorite styles, but appreciates the craft of them all, and loves trying new beers! During her four years of employment at Katabatic Brewing Company, she got an inside look at many aspects of the craft world. She moved from the taproom to traveling around Montana as their sales rep. After her time there she wanted to continue to be a part of the craft beer world, and the Montana Brewery Shop is the perfect fit!
She and her husband Daniel and dog Mac live in Livingston and love getting on the river, camping, skiing, music and going on travel adventures every chance they get!