Cameron (please, call him Cam!) has lived in Kirkwood, MO for most of his life, giving him a rich appreciation for the St. Louis area.
In December of 2014, he graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO, and began his professional hydraulics engineering career.
Alongside his career, his reputation for his homebrews gained reputation and a following in the St. Louis area, allowing him to pursue his dreams of starting his own brewery!
Outside of his work in hydraulic design and taking Bluewood Brewing to the professional scene, he is a foodie who enjoys St. Louis BBQ and beer. Once an avid cyclist, he prefers to spend his free time fly-fishing in southern Missouri in cold trout streams and camping with his friends.
Catch him for a pint, as he would love to tell you more about his brewing adventures and crazy stories!
Grant was born and raised in Kirkwood, and even works three blocks from his childhood home. He graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and where he first found his love of brewing. While attending Mizzou he started brewing with his friend Jeff Landsford, at first as a joke but soon developed into a life-long passion and dream to start his own brewery. He has a fierce pride for the St. Louis area, so it’s only fitting that STL be the opening location of Bluewood Brewing.
Grant currently works for a family owned company called DEMA Engineering as a design/sustaining engineer. Outside of work and brewing, you can find Grant with his two dogs hiking along trails, visiting campsites or under the trees in beautiful national parks. As an avid hiker and backpacker, Grant has a passion, bordering along obsession, for the outdoors. His hiking conquests include completing the John Muir Trail, Rim to Rim to Rim on the Grand Canyon, parts of the AT, CDT, PCT and the Ozark Trail just to name a few. Grant also enjoys rock climbing and hitting the pavement for an evening run. Did you know he’s even competed on teams for several half and full marathons?
Be sure to ask him about his adventures over a beer, he always loves meeting new people!
Business Development Officer
TJ’s parents threw him a huge 5th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. They were so concerned with getting all of the kids home they didn’t realize TJ was hiding in the ball pit. Unfortunately, they were unable to recover their son until the next morning. He spent the evening sleeping inside an animatronic gorilla and survived by snacking on discarded pizza crusts. In order to ease the trauma, when his parents picked him up, his mother gave him a magic cape. Several failed attempts at flying and many trips to the emergency room later, his mother revealed to him that it was in fact, just a bath towel. If you know TJ, stories like this explain a lot about him.
Co-owner, Taproom Operations Manager
Jerry is the newest edition to our brewing family. Joining in 2018 Jerry has brought considerable insight and direction, using knowledge gathered through his generous involvement in the beer scene throughout 6 of his past 9 lives. It is because of this that our brewing family has affectionately call Jerry the “Dalai Lama” of beer.
Jerry was born in eons past, before written language, farther back than even human memory can recall, before even the first beer was even discovered; although many speculate that it was Jerry who gave man beer, at great risk to himself. There is some debate among those great historians, if giving man beer is the reason he was banished by the gods and forced to walk among us mortals. Or if Jerry chose of his own volition to leave his godly abode to speak for the beer nerds. Jerry has fought against the many plights set upon the beer world, the greatest being the great and terrible forced sobriety of the years 1920 to 1933.
Jerry can be found wherever the beer is, refilling the empty glasses of those in need, and has been known to spare those less fortunate the unspeakable fate of drinking shitty beer. It has also been said that Jerry does not feel the effects of alcohol as we less mortals feel, but instead must have it to live and is strengthened by it; gaining increased intelligence, speed, agility, and endurance. So if you see Jerry, count yourself lucky and fill his glass!