Hannah Turner (Current Board Member)
Director, Montana State University – Barley, Malt, & Brewing Quality Lab
Guild Member Since 2016
What is your personal vision for the craft malt community?
I would like to see a healthy and thriving community that is malt centric yet encompasses the full barley chain from growers-maltsters-brewers-distillers and end-users and which is empowered by knowledge and communication across the spectrum.
Why are you interested in serving on the Guild’s Board of Directors (BOD)?
I am passionate about my role as a researcher, educator, and malt quality analyst. I feel that the opportunity to serve the Craft Malt community offers me an avenue to gain a better understanding of the industry and its needs. This allows me to be of the greatest benefit to the individuals and groups I work with.
What working groups would you be interested in joining?
Technical – I currently serve as the chair of this committee and it would be my pleasure to continue in this role.
What skills, resources, and connections do you feel you will be able to contribute to the Guild’s Board?
I am a highly motivated and organized individual with a unique perspective from my representation of the Montana Barley Breeding Program as well as a strong knowledge of the analytical side of malt quality. Over the past three years, I have built connections across the industry which help me to develop, manage, and execute educational programming and content for the Guild community.
What other long-term volunteer opportunities have you been involved in, including service on other Boards? Please list and describe:
I have served as an active member of the CMG Board for the past three years. I have played key roles in organizing and co-teaching the Guild’s flagship educational course (Advanced Course in Craft Malting) as well as developing new member benefits such as the Malt Cup and upcoming initiatives such as a short course on malting for brewers and distillers and sensory kits. I also serve as the chair for the ASBC Technical Barley and Malt Subcommittee and can act as a liaison between the two organizations.
What do you hope to get out of service on the Guild’s BOD?
Knowledge and to build relationships with those in the community.
What is one thing that your fellow Guild members should know about you?
I have a two-year-old little guy and a very supportive family that let me do what I love – but in my free time spending time with them is my favorite place to be!