Linda Cooley Portrait

Linda Cooley

CEO

Linda Cooley is the CEO of Mad River Brewery, a women-led and tribally owned brewery with a 35-year track record of awards. Linda Cooley’s focus is creating a partnership in Indian Country and trailblazing a Native American Category in the craft beer industry, driving sales and awareness of Native business, and accelerating Indigenous visibility. Re-Branding Mad River into a culturally appropriate package that tells a story beyond beer.

Carly Paronelli Portrait

Carly Paronelli

GENERAL MANAGER

Carly Paronelli is the General Manager for Mad River Brewery. Carly specializes in Sales, Management, and Company Communications, lending her consumer knowledge and perspective to help shape our endeavors. She serves the Brewery as a direct line to CEO, Linda Cooley, leads the Sales Department, and facilitates the streamlining of communication and project implementation. Her commitment to quality, integrity, and serving underserved communities drive the leading principles behind the Brewery’s legacy, identity, and vision for the future as a tribally owned business.

Jessica Carenco Portrait 2023

Jessica Carenco

Marketing manager

Jessica Carenco is a graphic artist and the Marketing Manager for Mad River Brewery. She engages a strong conceptual process and is committed to integrating cultural values and causes, seeing art-making as a tool for awareness and advocacy as well as the extension of a way of life. Jessica has designed the new logos, labels, and collateral for Mad River Brewery paying homage to the business’s decades-long legacy as an innovator in the craft beer industry as well as it’s unyielding commitment to environmentally sustainable commerce.

kevin montgomery

Director of Brewery Operations

Kevin Montgomery has been with the MRB team serving in many roles, carrying institutional knowledge and a forward-thinking approach to operations. With an eye for detail and great professionalism, Kevin is responsible for the brewhouse operations and ultimately the craft quality that goes into every brew.

CFO

Makenzie Pavlos is the CFO of Mad River Brewery.  In addition to managing books, records, financial reporting and compliance, she helps drive the success of MRB with an acute understanding of business wellbeing and positioning. Her leadership and direction provides clarity and order to our day to day financial operations and strategy, implementing innovative tools and standards necessary for a bright future at our Independent craft brewery.

Mad River Brewery Logo in White

CURRENT OPENINGS

taproom bartender

PASKENTA MAD RIVER BREWING LLC

JOB TITLE: Taproom Bartender
REPORTS TO: Taproom Manager
DEPARTMENT: Taproom
LOCATION: 101 Taylor Way Blue Lake, CA 95525
STATUS: Non-Exempt; Up to 29 hours per week

Native Preference in hiring is given to qualified enrolled members of Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and Native Americans in accordance with the Band’s Preference Policy, Chapter 1-715 of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Tribal Policies). Applicants claiming Indian Preference must submit verification of Indian certified by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Taproom Bartender represents Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC to all customers that come through the doors. They provide excellent service and uphold the company’s policies and values through each transaction.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provides constant, attentive and friendly service to patrons.
• Obtains orders from patrons.
• Ability to operate a Point-of-Sale (POS) system along with collecting cash, making change and processing credit card transactions.
• Monitors consumption of alcohol served to patrons.
• Must be able to keep the bar clean, stocked, and organized.
• Must learn about brewery beers to relay to patrons.
• Responsible for cleaning and maintaining the beer garden, porch areas, back bar, seating area and restrooms.
• Responsible for cleaning equipment, furniture and fixtures.
• Responsible for bussing tables
• Maintains confidential daily record keeping of tips.
• Upholds standards set by Alcohol Beverage Control Board of California.
• Ability to follow directions and work independently.
• Responsible for opening and/or closing the facility, as well as ensuring the building is secure.
• Set-up and clean-up prior to opening and at the end of a shift.
• Ensures safe food and beverage handling.
• Ability to build relationships with food vendors and bands.
• Responsible for enforcing the Taprooms Policies
• Able to maintain a hospitable and team atmosphere with fellow staff.
• Responsible for documenting incidents.
• Relays any complaints, problems or positive remarks to Management.
• Follows established company and departmental standards for personal appearance and behavior.
• Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
1. Must be able to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
2. Must possess excellent customer service skills and have a positive attitude.
3. Must possess a strong sense of integrity.
4. Ability to de-escalate situations.
5. Ability to demonstrate good judgement, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
6. Must have an open mind and the ability to work with diverse groups of people.
7. Demonstrated knowledge or willingness to learn craft beer and production.
8. Familiarity with POS and office software
9. Ability to learn and maintain awareness of overall operations when handling issues.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• High School Diploma or GED required.
• Previous customer service experience is required.
• Responsible Beverage Server Training is required upon hire.
• Serve Safe Certificate is preferred, but can be obtained upon hire.
• Willing to obtain a food handlers certificate.
• Must be familiar with POS and Office Software
• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS
Pre-employment Drug Testing and a Department of Justice Fingerprinting clearance through Federal, State and Child Abuse Index is a contingency for an offer of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is constantly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stoop. The employee must be able to frequently lift 1 to 8 pounds and occasionally lift, move or push up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally be able to lift, move or push 50-160 pounds with assistance. Position may require exertion up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC property. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties, responsibilities and requirements pertaining to this job are subject to change, as needed.

Employment with Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC is voluntarily entered. All Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC personnel are employed on an at-will basis. At-will employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice at any time by the employee or by Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC. No manager, supervisor, or employee of the organization has any authority to enter into an agreement for employment for any specified period or to make an agreement for employment other than at-will terms. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC and employee and is subject to change by Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC.

PAY RANGE: $16/hr plus tips.

EMAIL RESUMES TO: HR@PASKENTA.ORG

warehouse/general laborer

PASKENTA MAD RIVER BREWING LLC

JOB TITLE: Warehouse/General Laborer
REPORTS TO: Brewery Operations Manager
DEPARTMENT: Brewhouse
LOCATION: 101 Taylor Way Blue Lake, CA 95525
STATUS: Non-Exempt; 40 hours per week
Native Preference in hiring is given to qualified enrolled members of Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and Native Americans in accordance with the Band’s Preference Policy, Chapter 1-715 of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Tribal Policies). Applicants claiming Indian Preference must submit verification of Indian certified by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Warehouse Lead is responsible for giving the final seal-of-approval on all finished products leaving the Brewhouse before they reach customers. The Warehouse Lead possesses knowledge of all finished goods and efficiently prepares all outgoing orders to ensure our beer reaches its final destination in impeccable condition. The Warehouse Lead works with all departments in the Brewhouse to ensure all orders are sent out timely and accurately.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Builds outgoing orders while maintaining accurate records of finished product inventory
• Assists with inventory and ensures controls are being followed
• Ensures inventory is maintained within the inventory management system
• Loads outgoing orders onto trucks
• Receives materials from suppliers
• Receives and track shipments
• Schedules freight pick-up of outgoing orders
• Ensures finished goods are leaving the warehouse in pristine quality
• Provides constant, attentive and friendly service to customers and vendors
• Uses appropriate equipment and follows proper SOPs for all duties
• Responsible for handling fragile packaging materials
• Responsible for ensuring the warehouse is stocked and organized
• Responsible for packing merchandise in accordance with relevant procedures and standards
• Ensures efficient palletization
• Processes and files various documents
• Operates heavy machinery
• Sorts empty kegs.
• Stocks the taproom as needed
• Forklift maintenance as needed
• Maintains a clean and safe environment in the warehouse
• Assists with Cellar duties, as needed
• Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
1. Must be able to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays
2. Ability to work long hours of heavy manual labor
3. Must be detail oriented, organized and have the ability to multi-task
4. Must possess excellent customer service skills and have a positive attitude
5. Must possess a strong sense of integrity
6. Ability to demonstrate good judgement, problem solving, and decision-making skills
7. Must have an open mind and the ability to work with diverse groups of people
8. Understanding of OSHA and industry safety standards.
9. Basic computer knowledge is required
10. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software is highly preferred

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• High School Diploma or GED required
• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
• Possess a valid Driver’s License and be insurable by the Tribe
• Previous shipping & receiving experience is preferred
• Forklift certification is preferred

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS
Pre-employment Drug Testing and a Department of Justice Fingerprinting clearance through Federal, State and Child Abuse Index is a contingency for an offer of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is constantly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stoop. The employee must be able to frequently lift up to 50 pounds and move or push up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally be able to lift, move or push 50-160 pounds with assistance. Position may require exertion up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC property. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties, responsibilities and requirements pertaining to this job are subject to change, as needed.

Employment with Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC is voluntarily entered. All Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC personnel are employed on an at-will basis. At-will employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice at any time by the employee or by Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC. No manager, supervisor, or employee of the organization has any authority to enter into an agreement for employment for any specified period or to make an agreement for employment other than at-will terms. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC and employee and is subject to change by Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC.

PAY RANGE: $16.50-$18/hr. DOE.

Please email resume to: hr@paskenta.org

taproom manager

Are you an energized and resourceful problem-solver? Do you have an eye for efficiency and quality control? Are you eager to promote and enhance the taproom at an award-winning tribally owned brewery? Join our team and help us build towards the future! Our small team is looking for a committed, proactive Taproom Manager!

JOB TITLE: Taproom Manager
REPORTS TO: General Manager
DEPARTMENT: Taproom
LOCATION: 101 Taylor Way Blue Lake, CA 95525
STATUS: Non-Exempt; 40 hours per week

Native Preference in hiring is given to qualified enrolled members of Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and Native Americans in accordance with the Band’s Preference Policy, Chapter 1-715 of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Tribal Policies). Applicants claiming Indian Preference must submit verification of Indian certified by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Taproom Manager ensures smooth operation of the taproom by making sure that the taproom is appropriately staffed, that beer tenders have everything they need to successfully and efficiently complete their tasks, that the taproom environment is comfortable, that the beers are at their absolute best, and that unforeseen needs are addressed quickly. The Taproom Manager is also responsible for ensuring that the overarching goals of the company are being met and addressing areas for growth and continued success.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsible for managing the Taproom.
• Coordinates with warehouse staff to ensure the Taproom is always stocked.
• Responsible for interviewing and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing and resolving employee complaints and creating work schedules.
• Responsible for managing the Cash Drawers and making change orders weekly.
• Works closely with Accounting to communicate band payouts and discrepancies.
• Ensures proper cash handling for all employees.
• Responsible for Employee Tip Reporting and documentation.
• Works closely with the Marketing Manager on sales, promotions and marketing within the taproom.
• Plans and executes events/bands in the taproom.
• Responsible for updating all Standard Operating Procedures as needed.
• Serves as the direct contact for communication and assists during events (as needed).
• Maintains inventory for Taproom/Bar supplies.
• Responsible for all communication and coordination with the onsite food vendor.
• Responsible for communicating issues with the leadership team.
• Assists in strategic planning to ensure company success.
• Ability to work within the company’s means and prioritize the necessities.
• Responsible for continually building and nurturing team morale.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
1. Must be able to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
2. Must have attention to detail and possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
3. Must possess a strong sense of integrity.
4. Ability to de-escalate situations.
5. Must possess excellent customer service and have a positive attitude.
6. Must have an open mind and have the ability to work with diverse groups of people.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• High School Diploma or GED required.
• Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience required.
• Previous customer service experience is required.
• Responsible Beverage Server Training is required.
• Willing to obtain a food handlers certificate.
• Must be familiar with POS and Office Software
• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
• Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required. Typical travel time is generally less than a week.
• Possess a valid California Driver’s License and be insurable by the Tribe.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS
Pre-employment Drug Testing and a Department of Justice Fingerprinting clearance through Federal, State and Child Abuse Index is a contingency for an offer of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stoop. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Position may require exertion up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC property. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties, responsibilities and requirements pertaining to this job are subject to change, as needed.

Employment with Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC is voluntarily entered. All Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC personnel are employed on an at-will basis. At-will employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice at any time by the employee or by Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC. No manager, supervisor, or employee of the organization has any authority to enter into an agreement for employment for any specified period or to make an agreement for employment other than at-will terms. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC and employee and is subject to change by Paskenta Mad River Brewing LLC.

PAY RANGE: $21-25 DOE with full benefits.


Please email resume to: hr@paskenta.org

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