OUR TEAM

 
Becky Mowat

Becky Mowat

Owner /Manager

 Becky earned her Masters of Education Degree Hon. and advanced TESL Can 1 Diploma Hon and taught students from age 6 through to university level over the course of her career.

 After retiring from teaching here on PEI, Becky joined Bev and John O’Connor at John’s in the summer of 2011. 

Becky has travelled afar to many countries, sampling the local wines and cuisines. Her continued passion for food and wine pairings, keeps her enthralled with craft winemaking and blogging about interesting food and wine pairings on John’s Home Brew Store Facebook page.

She loves to answer questions about craft winemaking, and about the tasting notes of the different grape varietals! Becky produces John’s monthly newsletter about our featured wines; and works on advertising and the store websites. The customer always comes first to Becky. Becky enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling to wineries,  gardening, reading audiobooks and creating wine and food pairings! 

 

Michael Hammond

Michael Hammond

Owner/Manager

 

Michael Hammond

Michael has been an engaging and helpful retailer/Manager all his adult life. He has had an interesting career in retail mostly at sales and management level across Canada and the USA. 

Michael loves to chat with you about wine and beer kits, if you need help deciding what grape varietal you would like.

He is a true champion of the grape!! Michael knows a lot about craft microbrewing of beer as well.

Helping you, the customer is Michael’s biggest priority. Michael lives near the West River with his parner Becky Mowat and their beloved cats: Tammy, Chico and Flash!

Jennifer Barrett-Drew

Jennifer is by trade a classical guitarist and pianist who has spent over twenty years running a successful private studio in the heart of Charlottetown teaching classical guitar, piano theory and composition. She is also a published composer.

Jennifer happily joined the John’s Home Brew team in 2017 and as a longtime wine enthusiast has enjoyed learning more each day about the different varietals. She enjoys her time with the customers and helping them bottle in a fun and friendly atmosphere. In her spare time she enjoys calligraphy, painting, cooking and spending her time with her two children, family, friends and doggie Dally.

 

 Jennifer Barrett-Drew

Jennifer Barrett-Drew

Dick Bird

Originally from London England, and a retired IT Sales Manager for HP, Dick is in his wheelhouse in our wine kit showroom filling you in on your favourite wine varietal or microbrew beer kit. As well as being a virtuoso brewmaster, wine aficionado, and bottling supervisor!

 Dick’s love of wine and music has him whistling and singing, as he works!

Dick is married to Dr Margot Rejskind, who is a music professor at UPEI, and in his spare time sings in the Forte Men’s Choir which Margot directs.

They live in Brighton with their daughter Audrey.

Dick Bird

Dick Bird

Brew Master/ Bottler

Karen Gardiner

Twenty-three years ago my husband bought me a winemaking starter kit for Christmas. I dove in with enthusiasm, and haven’t looked back!

Since that day I have ventured into wines from fruits, veggies and flowers that I grow, plus beers and ciders. The adventure never stops, when making wine, especially with the great wine kits from RJS Craft Winemaking available here at John’s Home Brew!

 

Karen Gardiner

Karen Gardiner

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