Head Brewer Ian Dowling was born in Germany where his dad served in the US Army and lived there untill he was in third grade. They moved to the US where they settled in Vermont. Since then he has lived in New England. Ian attended Champlain College in Burlington,Vermont where he got a degree in Hospitality Management and then went on to University of Vermont in Burlington to get a degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Ian has a huge passion for everything extreme. Since a child he had a dream of becoming a stuntman, and set off to Los Angeles to follow that dream. Although that dream didn't come true, he still lives his life to the extreme as an active outdoorsman; hence the brewery name Rek' •Lis.
He has worked in construction, managed hotels for almost ten years, and at the age of twenty-six he brewed his first batch of beer igniting his love for beer. In 1997 he opened his first brewery in Montpelier, Vermont, know as Golden Dome Brewing Co. He describes himself and Marlaina as the dynamic duo and together their passion for brewing beer shows that.
Brewchica Marlaina grew up in Washington state. She followed her heart and eventually found herself on the east coast where she feels her life is "just right". From being on the east coast, to finding the love of her life, she is excited to see where her life will end up. From her adolescence she lived her life with no fear, you could say she was Rek'•Lis which led her to happiness.
Marlaina is a jack of all trades; from running countless half marathons, to teaching fitness classes, to being certified in many health practices, to running her own businesses, she has done it all. She currently teaches fitness classes in a nearby town across the border in Vermont as well as creating Rek'•Lis with the love of her life.
Travis Greenlaw grew up in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, and went to school throughout his adolescence in Bethlehem. During his elementary school and high school years he was a three sport athlete. Travis has always had a love for the outdoors and sports and enjoys hiking, skiing, fishing, and anything else outside.
He went off to college at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, and studied Entrepreneurship in an accelerated business program. He returned home after receiving his degree and worked at Alpine Adventures, Loon Mountain Resort in Group Sales and Maplewood Country Club. He is currently the Sales Manger at Bretton Woods for all leisure activities. Having always been passionate about beer even buying a home brewing kit himself, he was excited to hear Ian was looking for some marketing expertise. He immediately jumped on the bandwagon to help Ian fulfill his life long dream of creating Rek'•Lis.
Annie is our brew dog that joins us on all of our beer adventures and research. Annie is high energy and loves greeting all of our beer lovers.