Missy Raver, President

The Hop Research Council includes all facets of the hop industry - growers/processors/brewers.  The Executive Committee of the HRC is a dedicated group of individuals, as each member is expected to rotate through the four positions (President/Vice President/Treasurer/Secretary), for a period of two years each for 8 years total service on the Executive Committee.  Our current Executive Committee includes:

  • Missy Raver, President (Yakima Chief Hops, LLC)
  • Tom Nielsen, Vice President (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)
  • Mark Yocum, Treasurer (Anheuser-Busch InBev)
  • Diane Gooding, Secretary (Gooding Farms/Idaho Hop Commission)  

Our Management Team Includes:

  • Judith and Bryan Thoet, Co-Technical Directors
  • Michelle Palacios, Business Manager