Tell us a little about yourselves
Doug: My background….well, I moved here 30 years ago from Melbourne via a few short years in Woodend and I’ve never looked back. I have had 40 years performing, recording and touring as part of rock band Hunters and Collectors, so having a place to escape to and call home has helped me keep my sanity intact! Prior to music I trained as a doctor, and in more recent years I have worked as graphic designer and web developer before rather unexpectedly becoming a brewery owner and operator. It makes for an interesting professional mix.
Jacqueline: I moved here 18 years ago and have local family connections which go back to the 1930s. I grew up on a dairy farm in the western district before living in firstly Melbourne and then Sydney. I have also had a mixed bag of professions having worked in the legal sector, publishing, film, hospitality and events. Since arriving in central Victoria I have worked extensively in community development specifically within the volunteer sector. I draw on all of these careers as owner operator of Shedshaker Brewing.