Gratitude Brewing

Meet the Team

Tristan is the founding owner of Gratitude Brewing. He attended South Eugene High School and U of O. He and his wife Ann live in South Eugene with their dog Porter. A contractor and homebuilder in a past life, Tristan still enjoys building projects as well as travel, hiking & backpacking, photography and all things beer. When he is not off roaming the world you’ll often see him at the brewery. Sometimes behind the bar but usually seated at it! Come have a beer and say hi…

Chris – Brewer/Bartender – Chris has covered a lot of ground in the brewing industry. He studied brewing technology at the Siebel Institute and is a certified level 2 Cicerone. He has brewed in Oklahoma, South Carolina and Nevada but liked Eugene the most, so he stayed. He has been living here for 4 years with his partner Mandy and their cats Rasputin & Churro. Chris enjoys music, reading, keeping up with current events and occasionally jumping on his roller blades. When he isn’t brewing he is bartending at least two nights a week! So stop by, say hi and have the brewer pour you your beer!

Xander – Lead Bartender – Born and raised in Eugene, Xander is also an alumni of South Eugene High School, LCC and U of O where he studied classical piano. He lives in the Whiteaker area with his partner Kristina and their dog Layla and 2 cats, Shrimp and Scampi. His work history is eclectic with everything from bartender to ophthalmology assistant and clinical research coordinator and even a stint as a US mail carrier. Xander’s diverse talents are well utilized in the pub where he does everything from bartending to POS menu programming to web design to financial reconciliation. He enjoys talking beer and continuing to foster the great relationships he has with his customers. He is often on shift so come on by and say hi!

Jordan – Lead Brewer – Jordan was Gratitude’s first official employee. Having grown up in Eugene he also attended South Eugene High School and U of O. He lived in Portland for a while after that and earned a degree in Fisheries Technology at Mt Hood Community College. Jordan and his wife Jill live in the River Road area and have two kids, Owen and Ruby and their dog Ingrid. In his spare time Jordan loves playing guitar and continues his lifelong interest in model railroading including maintaining a live steam railway in his backyard. Working as a brewer allows him to indulge in his love of science, mechanics and, of course, BEER! He and his family can frequently be found enjoying the fruits of his labor here at the pub so stop by and say hello when you get the chance.

If it wasn’t for Ann Cooley, Gratitude Brewing simply wouldn’t exist. She is a co-owner and while you won’t see her at the brewery as much as Tristan (she has her own full time job!) she is the #1 supporter and a tireless cheerleader for all things Gratitude. Ann is an Emergency Medicine Doctor here in Eugene and works primarily at Riverbend Hospital. When not busy saving lives she enjoys training her horse, Willow, snuggling her dog, Porter, traveling the world, and has a passion for sewing. If you know Doc Ann give her a shoutout in the comments. Cheers!