Sean Annis – Owner/General Manager
Have you ever woke-up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night because had that reoccurring nightmare where you own and operate a brewery and restaurant? Wait, what do you mean you haven’t? Does this mean I’m the ONLY one? I’m not buyin’ it! I’ve been a fixture with Northwoods since it opened in November 1997. I’ve now held every position in the building since becoming the interim brewer back in October 2019. When not at work, you can find me spending time with my wife and kids or out in the woods hunting, trapping and fishing.
Rebecca (Becci) Hei
Rebecca (Becci) Hei – Events & Marketing Manager / Outside Sales Manager
I can be seen doing almost anything in building from planning & organizing events, running the social media to bartending & talking to guests. I’m also responsible for working with our distributors and outside sales. So, if you can’t find Northwoods brews at your favorite place, I’m the person to talk to about it! When I’m not working (I know, I know that’s a rare sighting, ha ha) I can probably be found at a concert or camping.
Jackson Kleingartner – Cook
I am a cook at NWBP, and my job includes cooking, creating specials, organizing, cleaning, etc. I enjoy playing drums (here’s the shameless plug for my band Motherwind, check us out), cooking, learning about biochemical processes, and I like long walks on the beach.
Colton Smith – Cook / Brewing Assistant
Brewing assistant by day and cook by night. I am responsible for all the tasks in the brewery that the brewmaster refuses to do like cleaning tanks, cleaning kegs, packing and stacking freshly canned beer. If it’s a dirty job in the brewery, I’m probably the man doing it! Then like Superman I change my cape, cap & shoes to fly into the kitchen to cook and do more cleaning. I’m also the founder and CEO of Beef River Fly company. When I don’t have dishpan hands, you can find me outside hunting and fishing.
Cindy Amundson – Bartender
I’m Cindy and I’ve been at NWBP for 4.5 yrs. Not only am I the day bartender but also the mom to this crazy group! Most of the crew calls me mama Cindy. I love the outdoors. I’m an active member of the Osseo Area Rod and Gun Club. When I’m not spending time hunting in the “She-Shed” my husband Eric built for me, you can find me spoiling my grand kids.
Zack Ziegler – Bartender
Hello everyone my name is Zach Ziegler I have been a Northwoods team member on and off for a long time. I am a bartender/assistant manager (if needed). I have a lot of bartending experience so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask me questions about what we do here at Northwoods! I have multiple other jobs including working as an EMT/Firefighter at a local fire department on top of finishing up my degree as a Fire Medic. I love to hunt and fish in my limited free time!
Sheri Spaulding– Bartender
Amanda Gruber – Bartender
My job includes serving customers amazing beer and fantastic food. Even if I get frustrated with them, you always do it with a smile! Oh yes… cleaning, sampling beer, cleaning, organizing, cleaning, and yeah that sums it up! When not working at Northwoods you can find me working my day job as a welder or spending time with my family as both my daughter and I are bad @$$ barrel racers!
Kenna Erickson – Bartender
I work as a bartender here at NW and enjoy making drinks as well as pouring beer! Providing excellent customer service is what I strive for and work to make sure the experience at NW is friendly with the family-like atmosphere! I’ll graduate in May as an elementary teacher and enjoying being outside whether it’s hunting, fishing, camping, or hiking, I do it all.
Tristen Seymour – Bartender
Sup y’all I’m T-bone! Teacher by day, beer slinger by night. I enjoy short walks, grilling meat, and terrible jokes. Oh, and I like beer and whiskey. And if I didn’t mention I’m a HUGE basketball fan!
John Williams – Bartender
Harleigh Gearing – Bartender
Hey y’all! I haven’t been active at Northwoods for several months but I hope to be around a bit this winter! I am a bartender at Northwoods and fun fact, I have the same birthday as Sean!
Teryn Karlstad – Bartender
I am a bartender here at Northwoods, but I moved back to St Paul for the school year. I hope to be back serving beer over winter break and J term! Outside of working at the bar, I am a pre-dental student at the University of St. Thomas. I enjoy four wheeling/snowmobiling, riding horses, working out, and baking!
Taya Espeseth – Runner
I my job title says I’m a runner, but I’m so much more. I have taken on the task of being the “OFFICAL” take out order queen and helping behind the bar. I also decided to taking on cooking. I’m just a Taya of all trades you can say! When not out on the restaurant floor, I’m probably in back helping the kitchen guys, working off-site catering jobs or doing whatever other random jobs need to be done. Besides working at Northwoods, I work as a CNA. I also like to longboard.
Trinity Knudson – Runner
I’m Trinity and I’m one of the runners. I’m the shy one and I make T-Bone and Taya clean the bathrooms when they work because I find it nasty. When I’m not at work, you can find me out on the golf course.
Logan Smith – Runner
My name is Logan and I’m a runner here at Northwoods. When not at work or school, I like doing stuff outdoors and working on motor vehicles.
Kelsey Hager – Float
My name is Kelsey Hager and I’m a float here at Northwoods. I started out as a runner and now am transitioning to becoming a float. When not at work, I like to hunt and be outside in the woods, draw and paint. Basically I love anything where I can be creative.