Tim Godfrey is the owner of Godfrey Beverage Solutions based in Michigan. He became a Certified Pommelier™ to demonstrate his knowledge of all styles of cider, the science of making and serving cider, as well as his ability to objectively evaluate ciders; all of which help him better serve the larger cider community and continue to help the cider industry grow and flourish across the United States.
Sean Niemisto is a cider fanatic. While cutting his teeth in the beverage industry as a production brewer, he quickly fell in love with the northern Michigan cider scene. He is now the cidermaker for Townline Ciderworks, where he crafts blossom to glass ciders with estate grown fruit. In his free time, he enjoys fruit foraging with his wife, Gill, and trusty pup, Arlo. Sean has completed a program through the Cider and Perry Academy, is a member of the Northwest Michigan Cidermakers Guild, a regular judge for the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP), and is forklift certified.