Staff

Evan Feinberg
  • Name: Evan Feinberg, El Presidente
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Alma Mater: Grove City College, Class of 2006
  • Favorite drink: Scotch
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: Santorini, Greece
  • Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Pirates
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: James Madison
  • Coke or Pepsi? Coke

  • Name: Peter Buckingham
  • Hometown: Piscataway, MD
  • Alma Mater: Grove City College, Class of 2008
  • Favorite beer: Any hefty hefeweizen, the wheatier the better!
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: Malta and the Canary Islands (I have a thing for small islands that no one can find on a map.)
  • Coke or Pepsi? San Pellegrino aranciata rossa
  • Mac or PC? Still a Mac guy, even though they won’t give me one at work. (hint hint)
Peter Buckingham

Sarah Belknap
  • Name: Sarah Belknap
  • Hometown: Greenville, SC
  • Alma mater: University of South Carolina
  • Favorite Beer or Drink: Hoegaarden
  • Coolest Place You’ve Visited: Leuven, Belgium
  • Coke or Pepsi: Coke
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Should probably say Margaret Thatcher…but I pick Tina Fey. (She’s historical in her own right!)
  • Favorite Sports Team: South Carolina Gamecocks

  • Name: Willy “Birdman” Cousins
  • Hometown: Leominster, MA
  • Alma Mater: UMass Dartmouth, Class of 2011
  • Favorite food: McDonald’s
  • Favorite beer: Sam Adams Boston Lager
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: Fenway Park
  • Favorite sports team: Boston Celtics
  • Mac or PC? PC
WIll Cousins

Lily Belt

 

  • Name: Lily Belt
  • Hometown: Great Falls, VA
  • Alma mater:Furman University & GMU
  • Favorite Drink: Tanqueray & Tonic
  • Coolest Place You’ve Visited: Petra, Jordan
  • Coke or Pepsi: Diet Coke, I practically have an IV drip of it
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be:Richard III so I could ask him about the Princes in the Tower (I’m a huge British Monarchy History dork!)
  • Describe your ideal date:A day at the aquarium with a handsome man and my beautiful daughter!

  • Name: Zachary Henry
  • Hometown: Leonardtown, MD
  • Alma Mater: Patrick Henry College, Class of 2011
  • Favorite book: All the King’s Men
  • Favorite movie: Apollo 13
  • Favorite baseball team: Braves
  • Favorite pitcher: Catfish Hunter
  • Favorite college team: University of Tennessee – GO VOLS!!
  • Favorite beer: Smithwicks
  • Coke or Pepsi? I don’t know – it’s all called coke.
Zachary Henry

Ariel Judah
  • Name: Ariel Judah
  • Hometown: Ashton, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: American University, Class of 2012
  • Favorite Food: Indonesian
  • Favorite Drink: Cappuccinos!
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara, where Ronald Reagan spent vacations during his presidency
  • Favorite sports team: Baltimore Ravens (and my game day antics definitely qualify for a Bud Light Superstition commercial!)

  • Name: Aaron Houlihan
  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Alma Mater: Mizzou class of 1900
  • Coolest place I’ve visited: The Tower of London
  • Coke or Pepsi: RC Cola
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Jesus of Nazareth
  • PC or Mac: Linux
  • Favorite Clothing Store: Express Men, but only the week after Christmas when everything is 70% off
Aaron Houlihan

Patrice J. Lee

 

  • Name: Patrice J. Lee
  • Hometown: Boston, MA (but born on the tiny Island of Montserrat in the Caribbean)
  • Alma Mater: Tufts University, Class of 2004
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: Montserrat, my birthplace. We have an active volcano that buried the capital under three stories of ash. It snows ash when the volcano has pyroclastic flows and the bright blue skies turn dark as midnight under plumes of smoke.
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: I don’t drink, but I would have sweet tea with Booker T. Washington. A poor man from humble origins who became an entrepreneur, great thinker and social reformer of the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Name: Luke Kenworthy
  • Hometown: Greentown, Indiana
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: Ely, Minnesota
  • Favorite sports team: Chicago Bears
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Benjamin Franklin
  • Mac or PC? PC
Luke Kenworthy

Emily Lyons

 

  • Name:Emily Lyons
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Alma Mater: University of Pittsburgh, Class of 2012 / American University, Class of 2015
  • Favorite beer: Lionshead
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: I’ve swam in the bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico.
  • Favorite sports team: Pitt Panthers Football/Basketball
  • Coke or Pepsi? Coke
  • Mac or PC? Mac

  • Name: Nathan Leamer
  • Hometown: Elverson, PA (outside Philly)
  • Alma Mater: Calvin College, Class of 2009
  • Favorite food: Catfish Po’ Boy
  • Favorite beer: Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (Hands down)
  • Favorite sports team: Philadelphia Phillies
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: I would relish an opportunity to drink a local IPA with Samuel Clemens.
  • Favorite clothing store: J Crew
Nathan Leamer

Mary Mueller

 

  • Name: Mary Mueller
  • Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
  • Alma Mater: Savannah College of Art & Design, Class of 2012
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: Paul Cézanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence, France. It’s isolated on top of a hill, with huge windows letting in natural light and the Provencal countryside, and you can see Cézanne’s brushes still dyed with paint, the fake apples and pears he used for still lifes, his coat and hat hanging on the wall as if he just left for a smoke.
  • Scariest movie: The Orphanage by J.A. Bayona. (Not to be confused with The Orphan). Absolutely terrifying!

  • Name: Brian Lyle
  • Hometown: Brentwood, TN
  • Alma Mater: University of Tennessee, Class of 2001
  • Favorite food: Everything my wife cooks
  • Favorite beer: Anything Ale or imported
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: The jungle room at Graceland
  • Favorite sports team: University of Tennessee Football Volunteers
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Jimi Hendrix or Elvis
  • Coke or Pepsi? Coffee only
Brian Lyle

Stephanie Terek
  • Name: Stephanie Terek
  • Hometown: Pensacola, FL
  • Alma Mater: Patrick Henry College, Class of 2005
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: No beer, hate the taste of it, but I would love to chat with Alexis de Tocqueville.
  • Favorite clothing store: Boutiques
  • Scariest movie/TV villain: I don’t think I’ve watched any movies I thought would be the “scariest,” because I already sleep with a baseball bat next to my bed. For example, I’m thinking Paranormal Activity.
  • Coke or Pepsi? Diet (Yes, I know about the aspartame).

  • Name: Greg Markle
  • Hometown: Columbia, MD
  • Alma Mater: University of Maryland, Class of 2011
  • Favorite food: Maryland Crab Dip
  • Favorite beer: Killian’s Irish Red
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: British Virgin Islands
  • Favorite sports team: Maryland Terrapins
  • Mac or PC? PC
Greg Markle

Corie Whalen

 

  • Name: Corie Whalen
  • Hometown: Ashland, MA – but I live in my adopted hometown of Houston, TX
  • Alma Mater: Simmons College, Class of 2009
  • Favorite sports team: I will always love the Boston Red Sox. The only good thing about the Houston Astros joining the American League is that the Red Sox come to town.
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: As a huge history nerd, this one is tough for me, but probably James Madison, seeing as he’s the primary author of the Constitution. Plus, I already named my dog after the man. (Yes, her name is Madison)

  • Name: Nick Pappas
  • Hometown: Manchester, NH
  • Alma Mater: School of Hard Knocks, Class of 2004
  • Favorite food: Pizza
  • Favorite beer: Shipyard Pumpkinhead
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: Greece
  • Favorite sports team: Dallas Cowboys
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Abraham Lincoln
  • Favorite clothing store: Ralph Lauren
  • Coke or Pepsi? Coke
  • Mac or PC? PC
Nick Pappas

David Pasch

 

  • Name: David Pasch
  • Hometown: Allendale, NJ
  • Alma Mater: Vanderbilt University, Class of 2011
  • Favorite beer: This is like asking someone to choose their favorite child…
  • Favorite sports team: I’m really into Mets-ochism
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Teddy Roosevelt
  • Favorite holiday: Flag Day
  • Scariest movie/TV villain: Cruella de Vil

  • Name: Brent Perrin
  • Hometown: Avon, CT
  • Alma Mater: Ohio Wesleyan University, Class of 2007
  • Favorite Sports Teams: New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, & UConn Huskies Men’s Basketball
  • Favorite Clothing Stores: Brooks Brothers, Vineyard Vines, JCrew, & Banana Republic
  • Random Facts: Don’t like soda or candy, besides a passion for politics and sports, I’m a huge film buff, a New Englander at heart, and I’m definitely a Mac/Apple product person
Brent Perrin

mikehopper
  • Name: Mike Hopper
  • Hometown: Vienna, VA
  • Favorite Drink: Give me a hefeweizen, vodka or wine and I’m a happy camper
  • Favorite Book: Facebook
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Either John Bonham or Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Describe your ideal date: I’m happy with a tasty restaurant followed by a few adult beverages, or sweat pants, Chinese takeout and a good movie.
  • PC or Mac: I consider myself an ambi-user

  • Name: Peter Anthony Tariche
  • Hometown: Irvine, CA
  • Alma Mater: UC-San Diego, ’11
  • Favorite Beer/Drink: Anything≥80 Proof and Malbec
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Someone already said Jesus, so naturally Moses
  • Favorite Holiday: August 2nd, Thanks Mom!
  • Favorite Clothing Stores: Thrift Shops…I mean H&M
  • Random Facts: Define a fact, Nietzsche. I’m pretty neat. My parents are cool. My Grandparents are awesome. I was born on a Tuesday.
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  • Name: William Patrick Varley III
  • Hometown: Nashville, TN
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
  • Favorite sports team: Tennessee Volunteers
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Winston Churchill
  • Favorite Clothing: L.L. Bean
  • Random Facts: I have one vice: Tennessee Football.  Also I enjoy reading financial history.

 


  • Name: Christopher Venning
  • Hometown: The District of Texas-Virginia-Georgia-Oregon-Nebraska-Maryland-Korea-Minnesota-Germany
  • Favorite Drink: Ice-Cold Soda
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Teddy Roosevelt.  I feel like that would sure up my street-cred.  “Why, yes.  Yes, I did have a beer with the original Rough Rider.”
  • Scariest Movie: Clue.  That scene when they explore the house in pairs…I still tense up.
  • Funniest Movie: Clue.  That scene when Wadsworth explains the blackmail plots…I still crack up.
  • Random Facts: It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
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Daniel Turner
  • Name: Daniel Turner
  • Hometown: New York City
  • Coolest place you’ve visited: Ruins of Ancient Babylon in Iraq
  • Favorite sports team: The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Michaelangelo, though he preferred wine, and after a few glasses I’d bring up Raffaello just to see him throw a punch.
  • Random Facts: I wish I had gone to cooking school (not to say I don’t love my job, Evan). I never saw Forrest Gump and I dislike panda bears. Follow me on twitter @NYDCTDC

  • Name: Katie Shupe
  • Hometown: Tampa, FL
  • Alma Mater: Palm Beach Atlantic and the University of Florida
  • Favorite Drink: Cider, because let’s be honest, beer doesn’t taste good
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Cicero
  • Scariest Movie/TV Villain: Frank Underwood
  • Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings trilogy. You can’t make me pick just one!
  • Random Facts: I’m a total board game nerd – the more obscure and complicated, the better.
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  • Name: Daisy Letendre
  • Hometown: Northampton, MA
  • Favorite Beer: Lagunitas Little Sumpin’
  • Favorite sports team: BOSTON RED SOX
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Montesquieu or Dwight Eisenhower
  • Favorite Book: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  • Favorite TV Show: Parks and Rec – Ron Swanson is my Celebrity Crush
  • Random Facts: I’m 5’10″ and wish I were taller, also cheese is my favorite food

  • Name: Charity Corkey
  • Hometown: Almond, New York
  • Alma Mater: Patrick Henry College, Class of 2008
  • Favorite Drink: Moscato
  • Coolest Place You’ve Visited: The William Wallace Monument outside of Edinburgh, Scotland: An adventure itself with a narrow 246-step spiral staircase, and a windy, spectacular view at the top.
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Not a historical figure per se, but I would love to meet a great-great ancestor and ask them all about my heritage.
  • Scariest Movie/TV Villain: The Ring – I saw it when I was 16 and had nightmares for two months
  • Describe Your Ideal Date: Anything by the water — boating, canoeing, dining with a beachside-view
  • Random Facts: I love interior design – my hobby is trolling antique shops and home décor stores for new ideas
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  • Name: Wesley Coopersmith
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • Favorite Beer: Indian Pale Ale
  • Coolest Place You’ve Visited: Cinque Terre, Italy
  • Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles
  • If you could have a beer with one historical figure, it would be: Thomas Hobbes
  • Coke or Pepsi: Dr. Pepper
  • Favorite Book: The Portrait of Dorian Grey
  • Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
  • Random Facts: I’m a marathon runner