Founder & Brewer
Mark is convinced the perfect pint is best paired with live music and great friends. A third-generation Chicago native, Mark and his wife Amanda moved to Denver, Colorado in 2009 where he had a day job in operations management, perfecting the art of customer service and moonlighted as a homebrewer. He became obsessed with perfecting unique and delicious beer recipes in his nerdy, custom built mini-brewery.
During his eight years in Denver, Mark’s passion for home brewing grew and after advancing to the final rounds of the 2013 and 2015 National Homebrew Competition, Mark and Amanda agreed it was time to see the dream of On Tour Brewing become a reality. Together, they packed up their belongings and drove from Denver to Chicago to build his vision of a place where people can take a break and press pause over a cold, flavorful pint.
When Mark isn’t obsessing over every detail of developing the On Tour experience he loves to spend time with Amanda and their son Ryder, travel to new places, see live music, play golf and disc golf, ski, hike, camp. Naturally, he incorporates sampling new beers into every activity along the way.
Tasting Room Manager
Tasting Room Manager Amanda Campagnoni bid corporate life farewell when she joined the On Tour team in 2017. Previously working at a signage company, Amanda’s love of craft beer won out and she hasn’t looked back since. With a perpetual pep in her step and smile on her face, Amanda keeps On Tour running. Her favorite On Tour beer is a toss-up between our Dill Pickle Gose and Mexican hot chocolate-inspired Chasing the Moonlight. Amanda’s favorite memory at On Tour was when we aired the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in our tasting room. She screamed when she saw the On Tour team walk onto the winner’s stage in Denver and looked outside our garage door in Chicago to see a DOUBLE rainbow outside our brewery. In her words, “it was the affirmation our little growing business needed to keep moving forward at full speed.” You can find Amanda constantly bringing snacks for the team, telling bad jokes and serving beers.
Andy Skelton is all about pouring beer, talking sports and laughing. He started his craft beer career at a handful of breweries in Iowa and Chicago including Front Street Brewery, Backpocket, Iowa Brewing Company, Haymarket Brewery and Ballast Point Brewery. He’s written for Craftbeer.com and helped put on one of the largest beer festivals in Iowa. Andy’s favorite On Tour beer is easily our coffee stout Grind. Steeped with Intelligentsia “El Diablo” beans to showcase chocolate, caramelized sugar, molasses and coffee flavors, he loves how he can drink this beer at 7 AM or 2 AM (trust us — he’s had it at both).
Caeli Thoma describes her relationship with craft beer as a love affair that’s far greater than one she’s had with any man. You might say that a career in beer runs in her family; her grandpa drove a Hamms truck back in the day. Caeli’s favorite On Tour beer is Typical Daydream. A lover of saisons, On Tour’s rendition is the best she’s ever had. You can find her behind the bar at On Tour, and if you’re lucky, she might even give you a nickname.
Sales and Events Coordinator
Cristina Cordero knows how to party. Handling all of On Tour’s private event inquiries since she joined the team in summer 2018, she’s flexing her knowledge of craft beer and hospitality to help guests put on some epic events in our barrel and tasting room. Before joining the On Tour team, Cristina was a manager at Prairie Krafts Brewing in Buffalo Grove. Her favorite On Tour beer is our barrel-aged edition of Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. A mixture of her three favorite things including bourbon, coffee and stout, it’s a no-brainer.
Conor McAuliffe joined the On Tour team in the winter of 2017. If you don’t see him behind the bar much in our tasting room it’s because he’s out selling On Tour kegs to bars across the city of Chicago. Conor is a hardcore concert fan and has been to more concerts than he can count. His favorite On Tour beer is our Barton Hall Scotch Ale. In his own words, “the world needs more Scotch ale.”
Duffy Binyon’s interest in craft beer began many years before he was allowed to drink it. His father operated restaurants and bars across Chicago where he would work after school as a kid. What started as a job became a passion as Duffy started home brewing in college. After graduating, Duffy returned to the beer industry in Chicago. Wanting to move to the production side, he reached out to his local brewer friends to see what a day in the life of a small production brewery looked like and was instantly hooked. Duffy found a position at On Tour a few weeks after the brewery opened and it was a perfect match. Today he brews all of On Tour’s beer alongside Mark in our brewhouse. His favorite On Tour beer is the one in front of him — his enthusiasm for every glass makes it hard to choose a favorite. Want to see for yourself? Ask Duffy about any of our beers on the menu. While identifying a favorite On Tour beer isn’t his strong suit, his favorite On Tour memory is easily Dancing in the Streets. The festival we hosted over the summer brought so many of our neighbors out in support of the Chicago Brewery District. It was an unforgettable weekend. When Duffy isn’t brewing, you can find him hiking, bird watching, scuba or sky diving, or as he says it, “generally roaming about.”
Emma Campbell will always serve your beer with a smile on her face. A seasonal tasting room staff member, Emma works full time as a high school Spanish teacher. When she finds a new bar, Emma always opts for interesting, local beers. Her favorite On Tour beer is our signature IPA It Takes Two. Emma is always ready to help out when she’s not in school!
If there are two things Tim Andrick knows in and out, it’s beer and Chicago. Prior to his On Tour career, he managed several Chicago bars and most recently worked for the late Ale Syndicate. Part of our opening team, Tim delivered the first keg On Tour ever sold. Working on the sales side of the business, Tim’s extensive connections with city and suburban bars and breweries alike make him a craft beer expert. Tim’s favorite On Tour beer is our IPA Heads All Empty. He says its unique flavor profile is very floral and grassy. You can catch Tim riding his bike across the city — no matter what the weather brings.