Other than the hops, malt and barley, we value one additional key ingredient when it comes to
making our special craft brews – our amazing employees! Our energetic, fun and positive team
is made up of a bunch of outstanding folks – and there’s no one better to help manage employee relations than our fantastic Human Resource Manager – Adria Cheney.
Originally from the Twin Cities, Adria was looking for work a bit outside the city that would put her 10 years of human resource experience to good use.
“I saw the posting online and decided to apply,” said Adria. “It’s perfect because I get to utilize my HR experience in an industry I’m new to – and it’s been fun learning how operations work.”
For Adria, no two days as HR manager at Cold Spring Brewing Company (CSBC) are ever the same. Handling everything from employee relations to standardizing policies and structure, she’s no stranger to keeping busy with juggling strategic planning operations for the brewhouse.
“This role has been so fun for me because there are tons of opportunities here,” Adria explained. “It’s also fun to be a part of an organization that’s growing as fast as CSBC.”
One aspect that Adria appreciates about CSBC is the community.
“One of the cool things about working at CSBC is that everyone is involved in the day-to-day brainstorming for operations,” Adria said. “It’s a very inclusive environment and we work hard to ensure that we’re an employer of choice.”
When asked what she is looking forward to most at her future with CSBC, Adria says the challenges and the opportunities.
“I’m most excited for the company’s continued growth,” she noted. “It’s an interesting, fast-paced industry and there’s a complexity to it that’s different from other industries, which I enjoy.”
When not at work, Adria spends the majority of her time with her husband and two children, nine and twelve. They stay very busy with youth sports but when she has time to get away, Adria can be found enjoying a round of golf.
“Most of my free time is toting my kids around for sports, but one of my favorite things to do is golf,” expressed Adria. “My husband and I have been married for 15 years and we love to get away to the course every chance we get – it’s a great life-long sport!”