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Jasmine Byrd  |  January 10

Party Time Kid's Makerspace

Jasmine Byrd is the owner and creator of Party Time STEAMing Engineers©️ a curriculum and program designed to teach Science, Technology, Engineers, Arts, and Math. The curriculum and program are designed for children ages two-to-10 years old. Party Time’s STEAMing Engineers Makerspace is Jasmine's latest venture. She says, "it provides a creative outlet for children to explore education." The Makerspace incorporates the Core Curriculum Subjects such as Literacy, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Jasmine understands the importance of STEM/STEAM in early childhood development. The new generation of leaders is forward thinkers, creators, and innovators. According to Jasmine, her hands-on, non-traditional approach to teaching "fosters individuality and personal expression."

Leslie Frelow  | December 27

Vino 301 Wine Concierge

Leslie is a Wine Tourism Expert who has invaluable knowledge of Maryland and it's the wine industry. Nationally recognized for creating memorable wine experiences for wine lovers and providing exceptional customer service.  A former Washington public policy wonk, Leslie became an entrepreneur and owner of Vino 301 Wine Concierge, a Maryland wine tours and wine events company. Vino 301 Wine Concierge is your personal escort through Maryland’s wine regions and culture.  Vino 301 creates memorable wine tastings and fun tour experiences for you, your family and friends. 

Sarita Cheaves  | December 27
Sarita is a DC native with a passion for food and wine and owner of VineMeUp. For six years, she served as a Senior Tasting Room Associate at Black Ankle Vineyards and currently the Mid Atlantic correspondent for Wine Tourist Magazine. She has a  WSET (Wine Spirits Education Trust) certification and spends her energy building her brand, Vine Me Up, where she plans events and discovers wine all over the DMV. She believes wine is approachable and everyone should have a chance to uncover something new. Sarita’s background is in Community Health Education so you may come across events where she organizes a physical activity followed by an exclusive wine tasting. 

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Mei Powers |  December 6

​Miriam's Kitchen

Mei, Chief Development Officer, leads initiatives where nonprofit fundraising, communications, and marketing intersect and to spread the simple message that ending chronic homelessness is urgent, possible, and cost-effective. She leverages ten years of fundraising experience to create and execute a strategy that raises more than $4 million from private resources (individuals, foundations and corporations). Mei also taps into her communications and marketing background to strengthen Miriam's Kitchen’s visibility as a critical leader in the efforts to end veteran and chronic homelessness in DC. Before joining Miriam’s Kitchen in December 2015, Mei championed the rights and opportunities of women and girls globally with Women Thrive Worldwide, as well as of immigrants and refugees with CASA de Maryland. 

Lara Pukatch  | December 6
Miriam's Kitchen
Lara Pukatch, Director of Advocacy, joined Miriam’s Kitchen in June 2014 and oversees the organization’s advocacy and systems change work to end long-term homelessness in Washington, DC. She has over 15 years of experience and wears many hats. She chairs The Way Home Campaign, a grassroots movement to end chronic homelessness that is supported by 6,000 individuals and 102 organizations. Lara also oversees the organization’s work to ensure that individuals with lived experience of homelessness are true leaders and drivers of the change they wish to see. Before joining Miriam's Kitchen, Lara held a variety of positions in international women's rights organizations. 


Mackenzie Copley  | December 20

One Tent Health

Mackenzie is the Co-Founder & CEO of One Tent Health. Mackenzie leads all aspects of the organization’s growth and operations including program conception and implementation, partnership creation, revenue generation, and geographic expansion. Mackenzie has led One Tent Health since the age of 21 and has overseen its growth from a single piece of paper to an organization with over 1,000 student volunteers in DC’s most at-risk residents and launched programs that have garnered attention from the World Health Organization, the DC Department of Health, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. In May 2018, Mackenzie was appointed by DC Mayor Bowser,  Regional Planning Commission on Health and HIV, on which he serves as the Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee that oversees the spending of more than $25 million of Ryan White Part A funds.

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Phone: 202.889.2328


Brandon Skall

Brandon has built a career on making sure people drink well. He was keenly aware of the empty spot on DC’s local shelves and draft-lines for a hometown brew and set about changing that with partner Jeff Hancock in 2009 by establishing DC Brau. As CEO & Co-Founder, Brandon has leveraged his business development and sales expertise to grow the company into one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most influential players with sights on continued growth both at home and overseas. Among its many accomplishments, the brewery has been recognized as Washington’s Brewery of the Year by the NY International Beer Competition, the Restaurant Association of Metro Washington’s RAMMY Awards, Washingtonian Magazine & The Washington Post.

Jeff Hancock
Brewing beer is Jeff Hancock’s passion. After more than a decade of brewing for other breweries, including Franklin’s, Grizzly Peak, Arbor Brewing, and Flying Dog, he teamed up with Brandon Skall in 2009 to build DC Brau. In the years since, Jeff {President, Co-Founder & Brewmaster} and his team have crafted a portfolio of beers that reflect the kinds of beer they like to drink — big hoppy IPAs, traditional English styles & easy-to-drink lagers. Under his helm, DC Brau has become a staple on beer lists in the National Capital Region racking up awards across the globe. When he’s not in the brewhouse, you can find Jeff at the decks pursuing his other love, music.

Mari Rodela

Mari Rodela is DC Brau’s Chief Community & Culture Officer and part of the brewery's Executive Team. During her career, she has played a central role in facilitating strategic and organizational development & systems development and implementation for both for- and non-profit organizations. As a long-time DC-area resident, Mari is proud to play a key leadership role in a business that contributes to the sustainability and growth of DC’s local economy and community. She is Co-Founder & past President of the DC Brewers’ Guild, Vice President of Think Local First DC, and sits on the boards of Craft x EDU, The Friends of Rhode Island Avenue Main Street, and Lyft's DC Advisory Council.

DC Brau  |  January 17

Starting in 2009, the duo went about filling the glaring void in the local beer market. Two years later, on Tax Day 2011, DC Brau Brewing Company officially tapped its first keg of beer entirely brewed, packaged and sold within the District of Columbia. Since then, the brewery has crafted award-winning beer — utilizing a delicious and uniquely American blend of North American and European techniques and ingredients — with distribution throughout the greater National Capital Region, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and beyond.