Meet Our Team

Employee Highlights

MaKayla

Sylvania | FOH
The sassiest server you know. Workaholic. Shopaholic. Coffee enthusiast. Brilliant brunette with lots of blonde moments. Always has a story about something even if it’s not related to the topic of conversation. MaKayla enjoys spending her free time in a store, on the beach, or listening to Taylor Swift.
Favorite Food: Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken

Molly

Perrysburg | BOH
I’ve been at Inside the Five for about 5 months now and it has been an amazing experience. By far the best job I’ve ever had and some if the nicest people I’ve ever met. I am a full time student at BGSU studying food nutrition. In my free time I like to go hiking and camping, as well as baking.
Favorite Food: Apple Tart

Our Story

Once upon a time there was an offensive lineman at Michigan State University named Chris Morris. One day, coach said “Hey Chris, will you show Brandon Fields, a prospective punter, around campus during his official visit?” Chris responded, “No! I have nothing in common with a punter!”. Brandon and Chris did not become friends that day, but they would eventually. After college Chris went on to have an NFL career with the Oakland Raiders, and Brandon with the Miami Dolphins. Fast forward a decade, and they both retire and settle down with their families in the Midwest. And come to find out, they do have something in common, love for CRAFT BEER! Chris, Brandon, and his wife Katie opened Inside the Five Brewing in 2018 in Downtown Sylvania, expanding the craft beer scene while joining an energetic and enthusiastic community.

Brandon Fields

Co-owner + Brewer
Started as a home brewer. Kicked to the garage after flooding the laundry room with beer. Full of crazy ideas. Permanent resting bitch face. Always a smart ass.
Favorite Beer: A Beautiful Death

 

 

Katie Fields

Co-owner + Boss Lady
Bought Brandon the best present ever, a home brew kit. Enjoys brewery hopping wherever she is. Loves her community. Borderline control freak.
Favorite beer: Deimos

 
Chris Morris

Co-owner + CFO
Jack of all trades. Master of some. Smarter than most. All-around great human being.
Favorite beer: Snap to the Face and Forever First

 

 

Casey

Executive Chef
I’m a life long food geek who thought he knew a lot about craft beer, then I met Brandon. I love learning something new about my industry everyday and have a passion for looking to the past to influence my ideas. I’m a big believer in Local First and using the seasons to guide your decisions. Be warned, if you choose to start talking food with me there’s a good chance I won’t know when to stop.
Favorite Beer: Devil Wears Hoodies

Nick

Head Brewer
Started homebrewing while a student at Michigan State. Was not on the football team. Got my first brewing job after graduating. Worked my way up at different breweries in Michigan before crossing the border to join Inside the Five in 2018.
Favorite beer: Student Body Right

Jonny

Assistant Brewer
My love for craft brew came from working and playing music in bars. After claiming more employee titles than anyone at Inside The Five (Bartender, Server, Expo, Cleaning crew, Manager), it was decided I needed a more permanent title as assistant brewer. I love my job and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!
Favorite beer: Student Body Right

Jac

Assistant Brewer
The most organized hot mess you will ever meet. I’m clumsy, awkward and sometimes have the craziest ideas. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not. I am who I am; love me or not, I won’t change. When I’m not at Inside the Five, you can find me on the Lourdes campus where I am studying the Craft Beverages Program.
Favorite Beer:  You’re Killin’ Me S’mores

Gordo

Sales Manager
Calm and collected, I take pride in the fact that I can keep my cool when things get crazy. Organized and efficient, I love simplifying and finding solutions. Essentially an amalgam of useless information and movie/tv quotes.
Favorite beer: The Devil Wears Hoodies

Sylvania Team

Bayleigh

General Manager
Californian turned Ohioan, who still loves her West Coast IPA’s. Enjoys burying her nose in a book almost as much as she loves visiting different breweries. Always smiling, always awkward, and always overthinking every situation.
Favorite Beer: Hop Shield and Medusa’s Blood

Nicole

Manager
I think that laughter and dancing fixes most problems. I do prefer four legged fur friends over humans but people respond better to my sarcasm, so it’s a close race. I’m a firm believer in beer being its own food group and that there is a beer for everyone. I also ‘think’ I’m pretty good at jokes, so ask me to hear one!!
Favorite beer: The Devil Wears Hoodies and Deimos 

Jordan

Manager
Ultimate dog mom. I enjoy spending time with my dogs more than I enjoy most people. Firm believer of the golden rule: treat others how you want to be treated. Despite my small size I’m a shark, not a minnow and will always stand up for others, myself, and what I believe in. My happy place is anywhere I can be on a beach with a drink in my hand and good company. 
Favorite beer: Mashing Pumpkins + Devil Wears Hoodies topped with Training Wheels

Shawn

Special Events Chef
Obstinate, crude, sometimes vulgar. Candy and caffeine addicted. Overall wearing weirdo with horrible musical tastes, but a darn good cook. We keep him away from people, it’s better that way.
Favorite beer: Going to Canton over ice

Jocelyn

Event Planner | The Fifth Floor
Mother to one, friend to all. Admitted foodie, google educated, Cricut creator, DIY diva. Fashionably late but never late to the party. Love sour beers but not sour attitudes.
Favorite beer: Snap to the Face

Allie

Event Planner | The Fifth Floor
List maker, care taker, hype man, busy body. Always ready for a beer and can probably talk you into having one too. Genuinely wants you to have a good time!
Favorite beer: All the Boys to the Yard

Lukas

Chef de Cuisine
I’ve been in this industry for over a decade. Started as a part time job but turned into a passion. Father to three wonderful children. I must be the center of attention and very loud. I don’t know what I’m even saying half of the time. Brutally honest and I’ll tell you how I see it. Can’t wait to cook you a nice meal. #mcdc Go Lions!’
Favorite Beer: Forever First

 

Perrysburg Team

Jordan

General Manager
Mama. Mama Bear. Mama Bird. The name ‘Mama’ follows me wherever I go. From home with my own three little bears, to hanging out with friends, to the work place. I was given the name ‘Mama Bear’ in the first week BEFORE our opening in Perrysburg. And just like any Mama, I require my unwinding time with a nice adult beverage. Wine is my kryptonite and I am excited for our beer aged in wine barrels!
Favorite Beer: Surprise on Cider

Shay

Manager
#nofilter! A team player who tells it like it is. Honest. Fair. Control freak. With 17 years of experience, I’ve held many titles in the industry, and rocked it! I’m a huge foodie who loves traveling, creating pottery, and gardening. I like to have fun while getting the job done, and beer after!
Favorite Beer: A Beautiful Death 

Bree

Manager
Wine snob turning beer snob. You will probably think I’m unenthused, but I promise it’s just my RBF 🙂 Slightly OCD behind the bar and I enjoy the company of my dog more than most humans. I consider myself the life of the party because if I’m there, you will take a shot of tequila. Toxic trait you ask? I will most definitely have one too many.
Favorite beer: All the boys to the Yard Peach Milkshake IPA

Chris

Manager
Between work and my daughter, I don’t get much time to myself and when I do, I sleep!
Favorite beer: Deimos

Brian

Event Chef
I was into social distancing way before anyone was asked to do it. I’ve had a lifelong love for cooking and 15 years of kitchen experience. I’m finding a new love for craft beers and getting to make great food to go along with it! And to be honest, I get a little nervous right before I say Worcestershire sauce.
Favorite Beer: The Devil Wears Hoodies

Bailey

Event Planner | The Barrel Room
helper. overthinker. compassionate. old soul who cherishes the little things in life. mommy to one sweet, wild moon child. music makes my world go round. creating a life I love. constantly moving from nine to wine.
Favorite Beer: A Beautiful Death

Joey

Chef de Cuisine
When it comes to this industry I’m a jack of all trades. I have a passion for the fast pace of the kitchen. It keeps my mind focused as I am typically… Oh Look! A squirrel!… all over the place. Likes to occasionally enjoy a nice cider or sour beer before heading home to enjoy my favorite title as DAD. I end my nights by escaping into my online gaming world.
Favorite Beer: Golden Goose