The Free the Hops Governing Committee is charged with shaping the policy and activities of the organization. The committee works with the staff of the Alabama Brewers Guild, and the chair serves as a designated member of the Board of Directors for the Guild.

Jay Bennett
Jay BennettBirmingham
Stuart Carter
Stuart CarterBirmingham
Cark Danderson
Cark DandersonMontgomery
Tracy Hamilton
Tracy HamiltonBirmingham
James Nichols
James NicholsBirmingham
Carie Partain
Carie PartainMadison
Rich Partain
Rich PartainMadison
Jon Paolone
Jon PaoloneBirmingham
Janet Salverson
Janet SalversonHuntsville
James Trolinger
James TrolingerMadison
Laura Whatley
Laura WhatleyMontgomery


  • Chair: Carie Partain

  • Birmingham Chapter Head: Jon Paolone

  • Huntsville Chapter Head: Rich Partain