Allison grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota and received her B.A. in Advertising from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. After getting frostbite too many times from the bitter Minnesota winters, she thawed out and wised up, deciding to move out-of-state. After graduating, she began working for the band, The Flaming Lips doing backstage production work and moved to Norman, Oklahoma.
In Norman she fell in love with beer and wine while bartending and managing for The Good Life Hospitality Group. Craving more opportunity, she moved to Austin, TX. Yearning to work in the professional world, she bartended on West 6th Street, changing kegs, slinging drinks and most importantly pouring Thirsty Planet beer. After connecting with fellow Good Lifer, Brian Smittle she was invited to join the Thirsty Planet crew. Sponsorship, event coordination, and sales is Allison’s bag, but she isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty with the guys either. With hair the color of the Armadillo Wheat, she’s hard to miss.