A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lucas was born in Oregon and moved to Washington in the mid-'90s. Coming of age in the Issaquah Valley meant one quintessential PNW experience after another, ultimately influencing a discovery that beer could be so much more than the bland American pilsners of recent past. Lucas sees beer for its rich history or as a long since handed down family recipe — something equal parts science, heritage, and creative freedom. From 9 to 5, he currently works as a Program Manager for a local tech company. After hours he can be found spending time with his family, tinkering with homebrew recipes, or feverishly working to open Volition Brewing.
If Matthew Sherman were to describe himself to a stranger, he would likely say something like; 'I live in the northwest not because I was born here (which I was) but because I choose to make my memories here. I was raised by amazing parents who influenced me to make my own way. I fell in love with science, art, food, an amazing woman and beer (in that order) and decided I wanted to create delicious beverages to share with those nearest to me. I love making beer. I love sharing it with others while life happens. If you want something in life, make it happen. You need only possess the volition to do so.'
Ayla Jade Lukascik
Ayla Lukascik has an extensive history in guest service, hospitality, and management. She has worked for Lot No. 3, a part of Heavy Restaurant Group, for 4 years and is currently a Service Manager in charge of scheduling, guest relations, and staff development. She has been in the service industry for over a decade and has held positions of leadership dating back even further. While attending the University of Washington she was a Shift Leader at Jamba Juice and in her time at Whole Foods Market held positions in the Marketing department and as a Front End Supervisor. For the past five years she has been working with craft beer and has added a wide product knowledge base in addition to her foundation of management and customer service.
Ayla's work experience brings a breadth of skills to aid in the management of a taproom. She has the qualities to build, train, and lead a new team in a motivating and supportive manner. Her organizational and interpersonal skill set lend to a can-do servant leadership style that promotes engagement and trust in a team.
Born in Oregon's Willamette Valley, Jamie is proud to have spent all her life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She has held many titles, but the one she treasures most is 'mother.' When she's not playing with Legos, you'll find her hiking with family and friends and hanging with her pup, Steve. Jamie loves craft beer and how it brings people together as well as opens doors to endless creativity. She also loves the ocean, thinks that tacos are arguably the perfect food, and can't pass up a good horror flick. Jamie is excited to share Volition with the world and to help build a strong foundation for its community.