Christopher Basso: a Washingtonville High School class of 2000 graduate, as well as a graduate of both Boston University and the French Culinary Institute. Before embarking on a career as a brewer, he worked as chef in NYC restaurant. From there, he then become a brewer at the Brooklyn Brewery. Christopher decided to return home to the Hudson Valley to open his own brewery, and he is the co-founder and Brewmaster of Newburgh Brewing Company.
Paul Halayko is a long time Hudson Valley native, having graduated from Washingtonville High School before at-tending Boston University. He earned his CPA, and before opening the brewery, his career as an accountant and consultant included stops at Deloitte in Boston, Germany, and NYC, as well as JPMorgan. He is the co-founder and current President of Newburgh Brewing Company, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company