Kyle is a homegrown Yakima Valley talent, being born and raised in Grandview, Washington. He is also a U.S. Army veteran enlisting in the Army as an infantryman from 2005-2010. Upon returning home, Kyle enrolled at Central Washington University, earning a Professional Craft Brewing Certificate and a B.S. in Global Wine Studies in 2015. Kyle has extensive knowledge in the craft brewing, hop, wine, and agriculture industries, making him a great addition to our YCR team! He is currently the logistics manager for Yakima Chief Ranches.
When he is not at work, he enjoys staying active through various activities like home improvement projects, skiing, backpacking, camping, road biking, and swimming. Kyle loves the outdoors and tries to escape into nature with his wife and two young children as often as possible.
He looks forward to the continued growth in both the hop and craft brewing industries.
Thank you for your service, Kyle!