Originally from London, UK, Martin is a beer connoisseur, with a passion for rugby and anything and everything John Wayne. He has been a US resident for 17 years and is a Sales Director in the craft beer industry, specializing in helping launch brands in the Western US. His career started at the end of the assembly line at The Guinness Brewery (Park Royal) putting caps on kegs and he currently works for Founders Brewing Company as Director of Sales, helping Founders become the fastest growing craft brand in the country. He is also an involved investor in Sonoma Cider (a locally based beverage company that we love).
Rusti is a Buckeye at heart with a passion for travel, finely crafted food and beverages and family. A Brand-Builder at heart specializing in the start-up food & beverage industry, most recently she was VP of Marketing KRAVE, a locally based Sonoma jerky company that sold to Hershey in 2015. She honed her startup experience helping build brands Vitaminwater and Smartwater to global successes that ultimately sold to Coca-Cola. She took a few short months off in early 2017 to manage the re-vamp of The Wolf & Horseshoe and started a new endeavor in April as Sr. VP of Marketing for Rebbl, a plant-based functional beverage company based in Emeryville, CA.
Together, the couple have lived in San Francisco, South Africa and the UK, and traveled to over 20+ countries and 40 states. Outside of a severe case of wanderlust, they enjoy spending times with their families, time on the farm with their pups, 13 sheep, and imbibing in fine beverages. Their dream is to retire on the farm and continue to share the magic of The Wolf & Horseshoe with friends, family and strangers alike for years to come.
Rusti & Martin