Committee Members 2020-2021

Officers

Warwick Foy-Taranaki RC for SOBAWarwick Foy (President) is a long-time beer fan and brewer. He became interested in beer through travel and enjoys trying new beers and learning more about beer wherever he goes. He’s written beer reviews for local newspapers and has spent several years helping organise beer events in Taranaki. He enjoys introducing people to the world of craft beer.


Portfolio: Mountain Ales Festival, Taranaki SOBA Regional Coordinator
Contact: 
[email protected]


 

 

Tom Coleman (Treasurer) From the UK, via Australia, Tom is now well settled in Auckland.  He’s been drinking beer and homebrewing for most of his life and has enough free time to have been SOBA treasurer since 2012


Portfolios: Pursuit of Hoppiness & National Homebrew Competition
Contact: 
[email protected]


 

Dallas Potz-Nielsen is Wellington Regional Coordinator. Dallas is an avid lover and supporter of beer. The mission of SOBA resonates with him, and as both a longtime homebrewer and consumer, he’s excited for the opportunity to serve on the committee as a general member to help promote and advocate for access, awareness, and appreciation of quality beer.


Portfolio: Wellington Regional Coordinator
Contact: [email protected]


 

 

General Committee Members

 
Gareth Guitry has been the regional co-ordinator for Waikato since 2015, and has recently served on the SOBA committee in a co-opted position.  He is now wanting to continue and grow the work he has been doing with the committee over the last several months, growing the society in the regions while strengthening our presence in the main centres. Gareth is passionate about great beer, beer festivals, and home brewing, and regularly enters SOBA’s National Homebrew Competition.

Portfolio: Waikato Regional Coordinator, SOBA Committee

Contact: [email protected]


Sequoia Voorkamp is a craft beer fan and beginner brewer living in Dunedin. She’s been a SOBA member since 2018. She loves a good Red Ale or Barleywine. When not talking about or drinking beer, she likes to read, game, and spend time with her husband (Josh Voorkamp) and their three black cats. In 2020-2021 she’s hoping to run even more road trips to breweries and bars around Otago (and maybe beyond!).


Portfolio: SOBA Committee
Contact: [email protected]


 

 

Josh Voorkamp is a long-time beer drinker and a burgeoning brewer. He joined SOBA in 2018 and helps with the Dunedin Winter Beer Festival. Josh is Sequioa’s husband. He’s lived in Dunedin since 2011 and is always on the lookout for a good summer porter.


Portfolio: SOBA Committee
Contact: [email protected]


 

Trevor Turner has a Brewery start-up out on the Otago Peninsula, called ToitÅ« Brewing Company, a few minutes drive from the Royal Albatross Centre. Trevor has been brewing for a number of years and has come to the conclusion that it might be a good retirement job to own and operate a small brewery in a scenic part of New Zealand. For a real job, Trevor is a Lead Developer for one of New Zealand’s largest software companies.   

Trevor is actively involved in the industry setting up The New Zealand All Grain Brewers group and setting up BJCP training in Dunedin. Trevor is also involved in two annual Beer Festivals in the city and the running and judging beer competitions there.


Portfolio: SOBA Committee
Contact: [email protected]