Kelly has worked for Pacific Western Brewing since 1982, almost 35 years. He began his career stacking cases on the packaging line, quickly moving to the brewing department. When Kazuko Komatsu bought PWB, Kelly moved to the management team where he has remained as the Brewing Manager. “I have held several positions and worn many hats over the years and I am familiar with the plant from one end to the other. My love continues to be brewing. I have spent 98 per cent of my career brewing.” Kelly’s formal brewing education was obtained at the Seibel Institute of Technology in Chicago. He was born and raised in Prince George. “I am proud to work for a company that supports the community to the extent that PWB does,” he says.