White Labs Inc. Pure Yeast and Fermentation team members have been active in the American and worldwide craft brewing movements since the 1980s. The company, which has grown to include offices in California and Colorado, provides a wealth of services to not only brewers but also winemakers, distillers and others in the fermentation business. Below is a brief description of numerous company employees.
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Charities: Causes supported by White Labs include the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes and the the breast cancer fundraising team Beer for Boobs.
Yeast Guarantee: White Labs' goal is to become the best yeast production company in the world. We guarantee that each White Labs Liquid Yeast culture supplied meets our strict quality control standards. These QC standards are outlined on the Certificate of Quality Assurance supplied with the yeast and can also be found on our website. The QC standards define our requirements for purity and viability. We want you to have the best fermentation every time. If not, please contact us and we will work with you to make it right. White Labs is not responsible for other ingredient costs, beer costs, labor, etc, but we stand behind our product and our promise to you is that each batch is rigorously tested before it is released to you.
Disclaimer: White Labs takes pride in its relationships with customers and its commitment to quality control and customer service. The White Labs name may not be used by any third party in any manner, including those cases where the name is shorted to the common industry term of “WL.” Professional brewery sizes may be ordered only by calling White Labs directly at 1.888.593.2785 or by ordering from our online website at www.yeastman.com, or via a limited number of domestic and international distributors. All products are sold in White Labs packaging.
Kosher: White Labs' brewing and distilling yeast was certified kosher in 2013.
Chris White, Ph.D
Founder, President and CEO, White Labs
Chris is based in San Diego
Chris White started the lab in 1995 after researching and developing a library of brewers yeast strains from around the world. Chris White received an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D in biochemistry from U.C. San Diego. Besides his duties at White Labs, Chris is a member of the Siebel Institute faculty.
Vice President, White Labs
Lisa is based in San Diego
Lisa White holds a B.S. in Cell Biology from the University of California, Davis, and conducted post graduate studies at the University of California, San Diego. Lisa received the American Society of Hematology Scholarship Award in 1995, and conducted research at the Komives Laboratory at U. C. San Diego. Lisa is a member of the American Society for Brewing Chemists.
Head of Laboratory Operations, White Labs
Neva is based in San Diego
Neva has been with the White Labs family since 2002. She earned her bachelor's degree in microbiology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. She became interested in beer while studying abroad in London when she attended the annual Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) festival. Neva manages laboratory operations and has been responsible for researching and developing new products and services, as well as speaking at several workshops and conferences, and publishing fermentation research. She is a member of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, Master Brewers Associate of the Americas, and AHA homebrew club of the year for a seven-year streak, the Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF). In her spare time, Neva enjoys spending time with her beer enthusiast husband, Glen, and her beautiful daughter, Ada (born in January of 2009). Her hobbies include cooking, eating, making up baby songs, brewing, organizing, and happy hour.
Yeast & Brewing Applications Scientist
Troels works in the San Diego office.
Analytical Laboratory Specialist
Kara is based in San Diego.
(858) 693.3441 ext 7359
Analytical Lab Assistant, White Labs
Leah is based in San Diego.
Office Manager, White Labs
Sharon is based in San Diego
Sharon joined White Labs in 2002. She manages all daily functions of the corporate office in San Diego. Sharon updates databases, performs accurate and complete data entry, formats, and produces reports. She is responsible for preparing and processing accounts payables, accounts receivables and other office procedures. Prior to White Labs, Sharon earned her general business administration and clerical certifications from two education institutes accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. By being bilingual in Spanish/English, she can communicate with the growing number of international clients. Sharon is amazed by the beer industry and enjoys learning about new breweries and homebrew shops around the world. Her hobbies include interior design, reading, attending museums, theaters, and concerts.
Communications Director, White Labs
Mike is based in Northern California
Mike White joined White Labs in 2005 after working as a newspaper reporter in Northern California, Southern California and Alaska. Years prior he began publishing the company's newsletter Craft Beer Quarterly. In addition to publishing CBQ and other materials for the company, Mike maintains the Web site, administers the online ordering and tracking system, Yeastman, works with the customer service staff and attends trade shows and festivals.
Customer Service, White Labs Colorado
(858) 693-3441 ext. 7381
John Carroll joined White Labs in 2009 after working in the electronics industry for 15 years. A graduate of USC School of Business, John is an avid homebrewer who started a brewing club in his hometown of Longmont, Colo. He enjoys staying active and fit, living the Colorado lifestyle, tasting new beers all the time and drinking the beers he brews. John enjoys visiting breweries and customers in Colorado and elsewhere.
Customer Service, White Labs, San Diego office.
(858) 693-3441 ext 7356
Others in sales and customer service:
Kenzie Kuehnle (Director of sales and marketing)
Kenzie works in the San Diego office.
(858) 693-3441 ext. 7355
Darold works in the San Diego office.
(858) 693-3441 ext 7357
Sarah works with White Labs Colorado.
(858) 693-3441 ext. 7379