the team

The team

Meet the people behind Gate City Brewing Company. 

CO-FOUNDERS
Pat Rains

A native of Portland, Oregon, Pat grew up in one of America’s most vibrant craft beer scenes. He moved to Roswell nearly a decade ago, and brought with him a passion for high quality craft beer. That passion led him to begin home brewing, where he developed many of the recipes that form Gate City’s current offerings. Pat is Gate City’s head brewer, primarily responsible for the production, product development, and operations. A former baseball player, Pat also serves as Gate City’s chief utility player, generally helping out across the board. When not working, you’ll find Pat spending time with his family in Roswell or volunteering for one of the numerous charities he supports.

PAT RAINS

PAT RAINS

Brian Borngesser

Brian is a Metairie, Louisiana native, but after moves to Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee (all before the age of 10) he finally made it to Georgia. Brian and his family moved to Roswell in 2009 and quickly fell in love with the community. Having always had a love for craft beer, Brian fondly recalls visiting Georgia’s first craft breweries more than 12 years ago and instantly feeling a connection to the industry. Brian began homebrewing then, where he learned the science (and art) behind the brewing process. From those marathon brewing sessions came some of the beers Gate City currently offers. At Gate City, Brian spans the business side and the operations side.  You’ll find him brewing beer one day and running financial reports the next. In his free time, you’ll find Brian with his wife and two girls or spending time being involved in the Roswell community.

BRIAN BORNGESSER

BREW CREW
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COREY REGINI

MADDIE NEELY

Head Brewer

Brewer

BAR BOSSES
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HEATHER  LAYMAN

General Manager

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RICK PACELLA

Taproom Manager

BECCA BRADY

Taproom Manager

SALES TEAM

KENDRA POPE

Account Manager

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ELIZABETH NAPOLITANO

Account Manager