A San Diego native, Dave Adams is an outspoken champion for his hometown's craft beer community. He has become an industry insider and mentor to a new generation of craft beer fans. As vice president of hospitality at Green Flash Brewing Co., Adams leads educational beer events including tastings and food pairing in the brewery and beyond. He began working in the industry at Stone World Bistro and Gardens in 2006, immediately drawn in by the community spirit of the scene. As beverage coordinator at Churchill's Pub and Grille (2007-2011), Adams was instrumental in planning a diverse beer rotation and led countless beer-pairing dinners. In 2009 he became a Certified Cicerone®. He joined Green Flash in 2011 and embraces the brand's pioneering, beer-first philosophy. A resource for internal and external education, Adams is dedicated to ensuring that the craft beer scene remains approachable and entertaining. He now heads up three tasting rooms in San Diego, a restaurant, a tasting room in Virginia Beach, and a soon-to-be restaurant in Lincoln, NE.