Sean Faris, Managing Partner/General Manager
In 1994, Sean moved to Bozeman from San Diego to lose himself in fly fishing, fly tying, backpacking and... school. But the restaurant business entered the picture as well, and over the next 17 years, Sean became fully engaged in that picture, serving and managing in various Mackenzie River locations – including a righteous stint as GM of the location-challenged Mackenzie River Roadhouse
Sean joined the Ale Works, management team in 2006 and now proudly commands, and leads with humor and purpose, a cohesive management team of ten, and a total staff of up to 140.
"I’m truly passionate about the heart of our business - the service experience - where our guests' deepest satisfaction comes from the energy we provide. We perform at our best in good company, and at Ale Works we share more of ourselves than just our great food and beer.”
“I am a lucky man, “ Sean continues. “I have a wonderful wife, two beautiful children and a career that allows me to work side by side with a passionate group of people, for a company that believes in and executes a superior experience. I look forward each day to bringing out the best in our staff, developing their professional growth through constant, gentle pressure. It is such an honor to be a leader of this team.”
Away from work, Sean’s 3 ½ year old son, Finn, keeps him conjuring adventures, though whether the benefits accrue more to the son or the father is an open question. “My boy helps me justify my publically-known obsession for throwing flies at fish, tying flies for fish, or camping somewhere near water containing those fish. I'm squeezing these moments for all I can. It is my personal duty to teach my son to love his mother, protect his sister and get up early enough in the morning to go on adventures with me! My wife, Tara, and daughter, Marlee, are currently unavailable for comment."