Vote Until January 8th

Please take a moment to cast your vote for the Board of Directors. You can read the applicants' responses to our questions below, and then click the link to vote. We have four candidates for three open positions, so your vote is very important to us. Thanks!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RN2YCMP

Name of Candidate: Michael Armstrong
Favorite Beer Style: Dark—preferably Stouts and Porters

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors for YCCB? After being a member of a year, I have become concerned about the health and viability of our co-op. I wish to be a part of our YCCB success, to include ensuring members are kept informed.

What qualities and past experience do you have that will benefit you as a director of YCCB? Although I have recently retired from Pantex, I want to continue to be a part of this community. I was raised in Stratford and lived 26 years in Borger. I’ve raised 2 great kids—now adults—and lived in Amarillo since 2009. I graduated from WTAMU in 1994.

What goals would you like YCCB to achieve in the next year? Five years? Over the next year, open the pub. In the next 5 years, have YCCB recognized as one of the best businesses in Amarillo and also be one of the up and coming co-ops in Texas. This means being profitable.

What do you think YCCB needs to prioritize in terms of accomplishments and achievements? Have better and more diverse communications with all members. Open the pub!

What is your favorite cooperative principle and why? Currently my favorite principle is #2—Democratic Member Control. From my perspective and opinion, the current board has not met this principle.

 

Name of Candidate: Shaun MaGouirk
Favorite Beer Style: Sours, Farmhouse, and IPA

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors for YCCB? I was born and raised in Amarillo and I love craft beer. I would like to continue being a part of the group that helps steer this Co-op brewpub into existence. I have been a member-owner since 2013, and I have served on the board since the beginning of 2016.

What qualities and past experience do you have that will benefit you as a director of YCCB? I have been on the board of directors since 2016. I regularly organize

construction crews and manage multiple construction projects in my daily work life. I take pleasure in planning out and implementing things. I have loved craft beer for over a decade.

What goals would you like to see YCCB achieve in the next year? Five years? I would like to see the co-op settle on a location and secure funding to starting building/ remodeling. In the next five years, I would like to see a fully functioning brewpub with a family friendly environment that is financially secure and growing.

What do you think the co-op needs to prioritize in terms of accomplishments or achievements? I believe the co-op needs to secure a location, hire a GM, and continue gaining investors so open and grow without debt.

What is your favorite cooperative principle and why? I would say that my favorite principle is Concern for Community. I would like to see to co-op work with local businesses and groups in the community to help the less fortunate by raising funds or volunteering time.

 

Name of Candidate: George Pacheco Jr.
Favorite Beer Style: Bock or Porter

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors for YCCB? I have followed your development and progress for years. I was not living in the area, so I was not able to participate. I now live in Amarillo and can participate.

What qualities and past experience do you have that will benefit you as a director of YCCB? I have served on various academic committees and community boards. I was also board president for a food bank in Texas.

What goals would you like YCCB to achieve in the next year? Five years? In the next year be up and running. In the next five years be established with clients and making a profit.

What do you think YCCB needs to prioritize in terms of accomplishments and achievements? Getting open.

What is your favorite cooperative principle and why? The idea that it is voluntary. Volunteers are often self-motivated and eager to move towards a common goal. If utilized and led properly, these kinds of motivated people can do great things.

 

Name of Candidate: Coby Pritchard
Favorite Beer Style: American Amber

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors for YCCB? I am interested in serving on the YCCB board to contribute to the growth and development of the brewpub. I would love to add value and strength to what other members have already contributed. I would be committed to making YCCB the best it can be.

What qualities and past experience do you have that will benefit you as a director of YCCB? I served as treasurer for a fraternity and student government at a university. The qualities I possess that will benefit me as a director are focus, passion, experience, honesty, and commitment.

What goals would you like YCCB to achieve in the next year? Five years? The goals I would like to see YCCB achieve in the next year are growing the membership and building a greater sense of community. I would like to see more promotion of YCCB in the local area and on the web. I would like to promote YCCB through other local businesses. It is important to have a stand alone brewpub location for YCCB.

What do you think YCCB needs to prioritize in terms of accomplishments and achievements? The priorities that I feel YCCB needs are promotion of membership and advertising to the local area. I do not believe that the word has spread to everyone yet. We need to update the website and do more promotion and activities in the area.

What is your favorite cooperative principle and why? My favorite cooperative principle is Voluntary and Open Membership. Voluntary and open membership is important to form a community around the co-op. Without volunteers, the co-op would not happen and without open membership, growth and new ideas would not happen.