Board of Directors

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Tony Clark

President, Founding Member and Board Member

Tony has six years experience as an attorney, and currently works for the United States Air Force where he is in charge of negotiating contracts for major weapons systems. He is a Founding Member of Fifth Street Brewpub and currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors. Tony also serves as Chair of the Community Development, Human Resources and Compensation, Legal, and Operations Committees. Since moving to St. Anne’s Hill in 2009, Tony has been active in rehabbing properties in both St. Anne’s Hill and the Huffman Historic Districts. Within the two districts, he has purchased and restored or updated nine homes. Most were abandoned properties in dire need of attention and upkeep. Tony was an initial investor in the 1600 Group, LLC and currently serves as the in-house legal counsel for FSB. He was instrumental in raising over $250K in capital to fund the startup of the Brewpub as well as drafting the Corporate Bylaws and governing documents. Tony’s passion to create a vibrant inner-East Dayton neighborhood has guided his vision of Fifth Street Brewpub.


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Tobin Denney

Founding Member and Board Member

Tobin has thirty-two years of engineering experience with the United States Air Force, and has been involved with historic renovation within Dayton and the St. Anne’s Hill Historic community for thirty years. He is currently the Lead Flight Systems Engineer for an F-15 Foreign Military Sales Development Effort at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, is a Founding Member of Fifth Street Brewpub, and is a member of the Board of Directors managing all aspects of the FSB buildout, to include brew house, brewpub, courtyard, and other site improvements. Tobin has always been active in the community. He has renovated more than five properties within the St. Anne’s Hill neighborhood, and has lived in the community for thirty years. He has volunteered extensively within the community and the City of Dayton. Tobin served on the City’s Board of Zoning Appeals in the 1990s, and has been active in the many neighborhood projects sponsored by the St. Anne’s Hill Historic District. Tobin’s involvement with Fifth Street Brewpub began with the 1600 Group, LLC. Like many others in the group, he was dedicated to transitioning the dilapidated commercial structure into a creative usable space. Tobin is passionate about the community’s progress and the relationships being made as a result of the co-op’s development.


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Dan Archibald

Vice President, Board Member

Dan is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 35 years systems development and project management experience. As a member of Fifth Street Brewpub’s Board of Directors, Dan serves on a number of committees: Finance and Audit monitoring expenditures and financials; Facilities and Infrastructure overseeing kitchen expansion; and Legal reviewing and suggesting changes to official co-op documents. Dan’s commitment to community betterment spans multiple areas of our community, and his diverse leadership experience provides a broad skill set that he brings to the FSB Board. He is passionate about the Brewpub, FSB craft beer, and the welfare of our employees – for decades his motto has been “Take care of the people and the people will take care of the job!” Dan is proud to serve and is excited to bring his diverse experience and background to FSB, helping guide the future of this incredible community cooperative.


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Josh Brown

Board Member

Josh has more than fourteen years experience in corporate finance and pricing, and currently works as a cost and price analyst at Wright Patt Air Force Base and Realtor for Transaction Realty. As a member of FSB’s Board of Directors, Josh serves on the Community Development, Facilities and Infrastructure, and Finance and Audit committees. Upon joining the board, Josh purchased a house within the Huffman Historic District and, once renovated, will relocate downtown from the suburbs. He has also purchased additional properties in St. Anne’s Hill and the Huffman Historic District to restore to their original charm. Josh is excited to serve another term on FSB’s Board of Directors. He is driven to expand development in the downtown area by bringing more people and businesses to the area. Josh looks forward to creating programs that provide member-owners the opportunity to give back to the community.


Kris Kropff

Board Member

While she calls Shroyer Park, not St. Anne’s, home, her connection to the neighborhood dates back several generations. Her great-grandfather built the star that hangs between the towers of St. Mary’s each Christmas and her grandmother, Erma Mougey, grew up on McClure Street. Erma moved back to Henry Street in 1979 after her children were grown, creating a second home for Kris along with a St. Anne’s bond that remains stronger than any physical connection. The spirit of the neighborhood and her Gram and, let’s be honest, the beer, drew Kris to Fifth Street Brewpub not long after we opened. Exactly nothing about Kris’s undergrad in Music History and Literature music applies to FSB’s operations, and she’s “never had one lesson” in the restaurant or brewing industry. Lest you be extremely worried (because a little worry is probably due), Kris is 15 years into a career at The Lorenz Corporation that’s included project management, editing, and marketing, and she’s been serving the company as President of Music Publishing since 2011. In addition to the leadership experience gained in these roles, she’s taken a few MBA classes as Wright State and completed the Dayton Chamber’s Leadership Dayton program in 2015. As the elected Class Representative, her involved with Leadership Dayton continues as a member of their Board of Governors. Kris also serves on the Board of Project READ, an organization through which she was already tutoring adult learners, and supports Homefull’s work to end homeless in Dayton through participation in their Adopt a Family program at Christmas, and their CSA program in the summer. She looks forward to contributing to FSB’s Marketing and Communications, and to the aforementioned beer.


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Kitt Lurie

Board Member

Kitt has fifteen years experience in data and resource analysis at Wright State University and has past restaurant experience as a baker. Kitt is currently the Assistant Director of Resource Analysis at Wright State University. She has served as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the past two years and is part of the Marketing and Special Events Committees. Kitt has a strong interest in supporting the economic development of downtown Dayton and its surrounding communities. She believes FSB will continue to contribute to the revitalization of Dayton and the Greater Miami Valley in the years to come.


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Megan Schwartz

Board Member

Megan has ten years experience in administration and two years experience in the restaurant industry. She currently serves on the Board of Directors bringing her unique perspective of FSB’s day-to-day operations. Prior to joining the Board, Megan worked in a variety of roles at the Brewpub including Leadership Consultant, Assistant Manager, Server, Bartender, and Membership Coordinator. Megan will continue to serve the ever-growing membership as Membership Coordinator and also be a liaison between FSB employees and the Board. Previous to FSB, Megan was the Secretary of the Board for the Organizational Development Network, Miami Valley Chapter, and she holds a Master of Science in Leadership Development and Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. Megan is excited to be part of the FSB story and can’t wait to see how the brewpub continues to develop in the upcoming years.


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George Shaw

Board Member

George has twenty years experience in the environmental, health and safety field, with a focus on manufacturing environment. He is currently the EHS Manager for Xylem Analytics and Treatment, North American Region, and serves as the brew house liaison for the Board of Directors. George has been living in the City of Dayton since 2000, and has been active as a volunteer at Garden Station and as part of the streetlight team for the Oregon District. He has been a home brewer for the past six years, and is the owner of Dayton Urban Green. George is a member of the 1600 Group, LLC and was actively involved in the interior demolition of both buildings on the property. George’s passion for craft beer and community involvement led to his involvement with FSB’s Board and the brew house.