MEET THE FAMILY
Barry Chan, Brewmaster & Co-Founder
Barry’s transition from beer lover to brewing occurred in engineering graduate school when he caught himself criticizing a beer and realizing he didn’t know the process behind the beverage. Taking this moment of reflection as a challenge, Barry bought his first home brew kit and eagerly dove into every book, textbook, and podcast he could find on brewing. Several years of success in regional and national home brewing competitions coupled with a desire to leave the corporate work world led to a partnership that culminated in the formation of Lucky Envelope Brewing.
Barry is a certified BJCP judge and continues to be active in professional and home brewing competitions. He appreciates a great variety of beer styles but his go-to choices are lagers and session beers.
Outside of the brewery, Barry is the husband of a very tolerant wife, and father to a dog, two cats, and one small human.
Raymond Kwan, Director of Operations & Co-Founder
Ray had aspirations to start his own business beginning in high school. After pursuing a traditional finance career path in Los Angeles & Seattle and obtaining his MBA from Georgetown University (Hoya Saxa!), he finally made the decision to pursue his passion of being his own boss. Over the past decade, Ray has sought out unique local watering holes to learn more about scotch, whiskey, beer, and any other beverage the bartenders were willing to introduce to him. The interest in finding a good drink and chatting with bartenders heavily influenced his decision to open Lucky Envelope.
As a New Jersey native, Ray has an affinity for pizza, bagels, and 24-hour diners. When he is not working at the brewery he can be found taking photographs of local events, cyclocross races, and the great outdoors. He also enjoys taking fun photos with his cat, Skipper, typically with the use of a green screen and some bad photoshop skills.
Matt, Sales Representative
Matt has spent 17 years in the beverage industry and has found his experience rewarding. His career has allowed him to travel and work with amazing industry people. He has been grateful for the relationships that he has built within the craft beer community and looks forward to many more years in the industry.
When Matt is not working he spends his time following and participating in sports. He is a Certified USA Track & Field Official, a season ticket holder to Seattle Sounders FC & University of Oregon Ducks football, and a Fair Weather Mountain Bike Rider. He also enjoys traveling and trying new breweries. His favorite weekend excursions here in WA state include Aberdeen & Leavenworth. Matt also has two cats at home, Riesling and Soffie.
Favorite Style of Beer: Kölsch, Helles Lager, Irish-Style Red Ales
Favorite Beer: Tetley’s Cream Ale
Jamie, Sales Representative
Being born and raised in Oregon, Jamie’s parents always had craft beer in the garage. With that being the only thing that he could stand drinking at the time, his love for beer that followed was only natural. While studying Economics at the University of Oregon, Jamie fell in love with the brewing industry and pursued opportunities to break into the industry. For the last two years of college he worked for Anheuser-Busch focused on on-premise promotions and sales across Willamette Valley. After graduating college Jamie reflected on his love for the beer industry, took a leap of faith, and moved to the epicenter of craft beer: Seattle!
In his free time, Jamie enjoys getting lost in the mountains or enjoying a tall glass of lager in the sun.
Aaron, Tasting Room Manager
Born and raised in the beautiful state of West Virginia, Aaron fell in love with craft beer in college and wanted to do nothing but work with beer after the first sip. After visiting Seattle his junior year, he told his girlfriend (now loving wife, Kristin) that he wanted to move there after graduation to immerse himself in the booming beer scene. It took her all of ten seconds after landing here on a separate trip to fully agree. Two one-way tickets with no jobs later, they were off on their grand adventure.
Five years have passed and they couldn’t be happier. Aaron now gets to work and live in his favorite neighborhood and can finally be a self-proclaimed Ballard Boy. Aaron has two giant mutts at home, Mosby Joban and Luna Belle, who will kiss, shed, and jump all over anyone they meet. He has a soft spot for Harry Potter, backyard-porch parties, Domino(e)s (the game and delivery), and using third person to yell at himself on golf courses and to speak nicely about himself in bios. Cheers, beers, and Mountaineers.
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