Ryan Widuch is co-owner and President of Elevated. Ryan oversees all aspects of the store but specializes in buying for all beer, wine and spirits. A Certified Beer Server in the Cicerone Program, Ryan is studying towards level 2. Ryan is a Chicago sports fan, and in the summer you can find him in local tap rooms and/or throwing a mean bean bag. He hates picking favorite beers but always enjoys an Indeed Midnight Ryder.
Tom Boland is co-owner and Vice President of Elevated. Tom comes from a business analysis and HR background, and focuses on technology and operations for the store. A Certified Beer Server, Tom is hoping to beat Ryan's score when they take the level 2 test. An avid "gamer" Tom enoys board games, Magic the Gathering and spending time with his wife and two sons. Tom enjoys a huge variety of beers but Belgian quads like St Bernardus Abt 12 hold a special place in his heart.
Minneapolis General Manager Jim Paterson brings both small business experience and a love for craft beer and wine to Elevated. Jim is a level 1 Certified Beer Server in the Cicerone Program. An avid dog lover, Jim enjoys working with rescue dogs and conversing with any furry friends that come into the shop. Some of Jim's favorites are Deschutes Red Chair NWPA and Castillo de Jumilla Monastrell.