Mike Harting

Mike Harting

Owner / Operator

Mike is a native of St Petersburg and gained much of his 25 years’ hospitality experience in reputable chains such as Hooters, Steak & Ale and Outback Steakhouse. At Outback, Mike operated 15 restaurants with a staff of over 1,400 employees and 65 Managers. Under his leadership, his territory on the West Coast of Florida increased store sales from 41.3 million to 49.8 million in three years. At the end of Mike’s 16-year tenure at Outback, his total unit sales represented 63 million and was the highest performing region in Florida.

Mike’s next challenge was to revitalize the brand and grow sales for an underperforming restaurant in downtown St Petersburg. After relocating the restaurant’s location to Beach Drive, Bella Brava is now a thriving restaurant and has increased sales from 1.3 MM to 4.4 MM annually in just 4 years. Mike brings his years of experience and vision to making 3 Daughters Brewing a place anyone can come to enjoy a great craft beer..

Leigh Harting

Leigh Harting

Owner / Sales & Marketing

Leigh started her career at Steak & Ale working in restaurant operations until she was promoted to regional training manager for the Southeast Region. She focused on development and implementation of training materials and programs for an area with over 2,000 employees, 150 managers and annual sales exceeding $48MM.

Leigh moved out of the hospitality industry and into professional services with GE Capital Consulting and spent over 18 years at various IT firms in sales and marketing roles. She gained valuable experience working for notable organizations such as Tribridge and Zymphony Technology Solutions. At Zymphony, Leigh was Director of Creative Services, leading a marketing team that executed on internal and customer campaigns. At 3 Daughters Brewing, she returns to the hospitality industry bringing years of marketing and business savvy to promote our great tasting craft beer to distributors, retailers and consumers.

Ty Weaver

Ty Weaver

Head Brewer

Ty is the Head Brewer and brings his considerable creative talents to each of the 3 Daughters Brewing craft beers. Ty has shown his culinary skills by creating innovative menus for highly successful restaurants such as Outback Steakhouse and Bella Brava. Early in his career, Ty worked full time while he earned a degree in culinary arts. His hard work was realized at Outback as he was promoted to Kitchen Manager and eventually Regional Food Tech for 9 stores. His years of training and working in restaurants allows him to design original, fresh recipes whether for a food menu or a new craft beer.

During the years that Ty refined his skills around menu creation and kitchen execution, he also developed an interest in craft beer. An avid home brewer, he began creating craft beers in the restaurant to complement his menus. In addition to adding zest to dishes like beer battered fish, his craft beers served on tap grew to represent 30-40% of all beer sales. Today, Ty’s distinct and cultivated palate allows him to formulate interesting and adventurous taste combinations. With an unparalleled passion for craft brewing, Ty has translated this gift into 3 Daughters Brewing beers; they are complex, authentic and elegantly crafted.

John Erik Savitsky

John Erik Savitsky

COO

John Erik Savitsky is Chief Operating Officer of 3 Daughters Brewing. John Erik’s career has also included 8 years as CEO of a software company for the insurance and financial services industries, as well as CEO and owner of a marketing and management company. A successful entrepreneur, he has launched several businesses and various online brands.

His background also includes service as VP of Business Development for a commercial real estate development firm and extensive service in nonprofit management, marketing and fundraising. He has served in executive leadership roles in schools and foundations and currently serves on several nonprofit boards.

Desiree Chubb

Desiree Chubb

Director of Quality Assurance

Desiree Chubb is the Director of Quality Assurance here at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg. Desiree’s role as the Laboratory Director is to ensure that 3 Daughters Brewing products are produced at a consistent level of high quality.  It was science that attracted Desiree to the position, for which she was hired after completing a college internship.

Desiree, a Bradenton resident with a background in business, spent ten years in investment banking and management before returning to college to study Natural Sciences at the State College of Florida. Desiree graduated in Fall 2015 with a degree in Biotechnology and is currently pursuing a degree in Biology with a minor in Biophysics at USFSP.  Desiree was a top four finalist for Outstanding Graduate and was awarded the Biotechnology student of the year award.

Desiree presently teaches students in the USFSP Brewing Arts program quality assurance laboratory techniques, supervises interns from several local colleges, and is an active Industry Partner at the State College of Florida.  

Brad Rice

Brad Rice

Logistics Manager

Brad is a native to St Petersburg, and he joins 3 Daughters Brewing as the Logistics and Warehouse manager. In this role, Brad works with our strategic distribution partners to ensure optimal customer service for all retail accounts. He is responsible for overseeing inventory levels, assuring quality standards in the warehouse and streamlining delivery process with our distributors.

Prior to joining 3 Daughters Brewing, Brad honed his management and leaderships skills during the 19 years he worked for the City of St. Petersburg in the Parks & Recreation Department. He was responsible for staffing one of the largest recreation centers in St Pete with 26 staff and over 500 kids annually. His achievements include implementing innovative staff training programs and youth athletic leagues, increasing efficiency in after school programs and serving on multiple committees to create better programs for various departments.