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Shanleigh Thomson

Shanleigh has been in the alcohol beverage industry for the last 10 years. She is from Winnipeg, Canada, and has her Masters in Food Science from Purdue University focusing on enzymology and microbiology. She was a formulation specialist for Diageo, working on Smirnoff and Captain Morgan products in Chicago before completing here Master Brewers and Professional Brewers Certificate from UC Davis. From there, she brewed and was a production manager in Seattle before moving to Minnesota and then back to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada where she worked in brewing ingredient and malt sales before starting with Yakima Chief Hops. She is currently the Regional Sales Manager for Western Canada at YCH and is the Social Media Board Chair for Pink Boots Canada.  She is really excited to be able to act as an agent of hop growers, telling their story and providing the best quality hops to breweries in Canada.

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