Meet the Team Behind BeerGuys & YYCBeerWeek
Matthew Wilson | Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director
As an entrepreneur with a passion for business, Matthew has worked in various leadership, business & marketing roles for the past 15-years, ranging from Coca-Cola & Nestle, to building & managing a successful Toronto Coffee roastery.
Moving to Calgary with his wife in 2013, he has since worked on several of Calgary’s most notable events, including the annual Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40, the Best of Calgary symposium, and Beakerhead.
He loves showing off the work of Calgary’s incredible brewing community, and won’t sleep until everyone has a locally-made beer in their hands!
Randy Witty | Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director
A born-and-raised Calgarian, Randy has a deeply-engrained love for the culture and people who make Calgary such an incredible place to call home.
A GIS Analyst by trade, Randy’s true love lies in building community by bringing people together over a cold pint. Furthermore, having grown up just outside the city in Strathmore, Randy’s passion for the craft brewing industry stems from his love and understanding of Alberta’s rich agricultural heritage.
He’s a passionate advocate for Alberta barley and local business, and encourages everyone to support our Alberta economy by eating, drinking and buying local.
Evan Candido | Chief Brand Ambassador
Another born-and-raised Calgarian, Evan’s love for this city runs unquestionably deep. Having spent more than a decade entwined in Calgary’s world-class music scene, Evan brings a distinctly unique insight into the pulse of our city, its people and culture.
A school teacher by trade (and avid craft beer fan), Evan’s passion lies in teaching and inspiring others to explore the many amazing craft breweries and local businesses our city has to offer.
Moreover, Evan loves educating people about Alberta’s rich agricultural heritage, and will be the first one to tell you we are home to the best barley in the world!
Allison Onyett | Chief Marketing Officer
During the day, Allison works as the Marketing Director for Calgary’s largest downtown shopping centre–The CORE.
She has won numerous local and national marketing awards, including the 2017 ICSC Gold Award for Marketing Excellence for her successful development & execution of The CORE’s Find Christmas Downtown campaign – if you’ve visited The CORE during the month of December and noticed the more than 120 Christmas trees for families in need – that is Allison’s initiative and vision!
Most recently, Allison was named a Calgary Top 40 Under 40, and also serves as the Vice President of the Hong Kong Calgary Business Association.
Mark Jale | Head Brewer (advisory)
Starting as a home brewer, Mark has worked in various roles throughout Calgary’s craft brewing industry, including working as the former Assistant Brewer at Village Brewery.
Having since left the brewing industry to spend more time with his family, Mark continues to brew great-tasting beer from his home brew setup. He is incredibly passionate about Alberta’s world-class brewing industry and loves bringing people together over a pint!