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Mug Shots: Meet Ellen Leonard

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Take a peek beyond the beer you love to drink with our blog series titled, "Mug Shots." There are a lot of folks here at Boulder Beer who play a huge role in our day to day success. This is our way of introducing you to the team that makes it all happen. It’s time for you to meet our bookkeeping extraordinaire, Ellen Leonard!

Ellen is originally from Clarksville, Tennessee, but actually lived in Colorado for 14 years longer than she lived in Tennessee! She now lives in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and two children. Many people around the brewery have heard of Ellen but have never met her because she works remotely. Well, now’s your chance to get to know a true Boulder Beer legend!

She was hired in 2002 as the Administration Assistant and was then promoted to Office Manager. In 2014 she took over the bookkeeping at Boulder Beer when she moved out of state. Ellen’s favorite beer when she used to work in-house was Boulder Amber Ale. Luckily, she is most excited about “coming home to Colorado” in the upcoming year, so hopefully she can discover a new favorite!

Boulder Beer has been a huge part of Ellen’s life, so much so that she met her husband Greg here! Her first child, Ford, would come into work with Ellen at least 1-2 days a week which makes him a true Boulder Beer baby. Ellen found out that she was pregnant with her second child, Cash, at the brewery too! As far as her entire family being a part of the Boulder Beer story, she has “too many favorite memories to count.”

When she’s not busy working, Ellen enjoys creating furniture and working around the house. “So far I’ve made our dining room table, our kitchen table/island, a bar, my desk, and my headboard.” With over 10 years of making furniture under her belt, her favorite piece she’s created is the bar.

When asked if there was anything else she wanted to share, Ellen replied with “Oh, and if I haven’t relayed how much the brewery and its employees mean to me, let me tell you that I was married on the back patio, danced on the bar more times than is probably appropriate, and my kids refer to everyone at the brewery as ‘aunt and uncle.’”

Thanks Ellen, for all you do! We appreciate you!