ALWAYS AN ATHLETE
Welcome to the Athletic community! We are an active bunch of weekend warriors, amateur athletes, professional parents, and regular folks who love Athletic Brewing. Athletic Ambassadors have earned a place on this page with their enthusiasm and dedication to the brand. Our goal is twofold: 1) To highlight their accomplishments, and 2) To showcase those who truly believe in our mission here at Athletic.
Despite growing up as an athlete in Philadelphia, the thought of endurance sports was more of something that other people did. In fact, while in the Navy, Mike developed a strong dislike for running (Ha!). Years after transition into civilian life, Mike soon fell in love with triathlons in 2015, and even became a USA Triathlon Certified Coach soon after. After completing his first Ironman in 2017, Mike’s struggles with alcoholism and depression grew beyond his control. His athletic community and a strong commitment to himself through athletics and mental health have been a key part of Mike’s recovery. His sobriety date is 6-19-2018 (Juneteenth!) and there’s nothing he loves more than bringing the community together to train and see the world one swim, bike, or run at a time.
Mike Shipp, DC
Emily Day knows what it takes to live without compromise. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in applied mathematics excelling as a student-athlete. Now, as a professional volleyball player on the AVP circuit, she still maintains her passion for math as a tutor on the side. Some career highlights include winning the AVP Team of the Year in 2017, the Manhattan Beach Open Champion in 2016 & 2017, The San Francisco and Seattle Open Champion in 2018, and the Hermosa Beach Champion in 2019. She is also in the LMU Hall of Fame.
Emily Day, CA
Kim, a standup paddleboard (SUP) athlete and admitted “craft-beer snob,” drank her first non-alcoholic beer as an experiment after reading a 2018 newspaper article citing research on its anti-inflammatory properties. “I’d been ramping up my training for the upcoming race season, and I was really hurting,” she recalls. Her first NA beer was a game changer. “I woke up the next morning feeling amazing!” she says. “I felt like I’d discovered a secret weapon that would let me work out harder and improve faster.” Discovering ABC brews was the second game changer. “It wasn’t just the recovery drink I needed,” she says. “It was damn good beer!” And it’s no longer a “secret” weapon. “I never go to a race without a few Run Wilds to share,” she says. “I love giving one to an IPA-loving friend and seeing the look on their face when they take that first sip.”
Kim Schive, MA
INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN AMBASSADOR?
We set out on this mission of great beer for healthy & active adults hoping we'd find a community of people waiting for us. It's been awesome to have so many of you with the same interests reach out and ask how to help spread the word. Well, we'd love to have you help.
Athletic Brand Ambassadors come in many forms - those who love great beer, good food, having fun, being a weekend warrior, being a mindful parent, and those who want to share their amateur or professional athlete status with the world. We are proud of living healthy, active, mindful lives. We seek to drink the best and share our discovery of non-alcoholic beer with our friends. We congregate on the trails, at triathlons, at marathons, at parks, in tap rooms, at ski resorts, and anywhere good, active times are being had.
Some perks of being an Athletic Ambassador are branded gear, occasional race sponsorships, network access, and ability to represent the Athletic brand both digitally and in person.
If you're interested in becoming an ambassador, we'd love to hear from you. Please fill out our application and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks!