Meet the Team


Meleah Geeraert

Co-Founder & Taproom Manager

Meleah is proudly born and raised a 5th generation farm kid on the Hilton Ventures farm, daughter to Spencer and Lynne Hilton. Growing up helping with farm operations and livestock led her to take a veterinary medicine path after high school and graduated from NAIT program as an Animal Health Technologist. After a great career working in vet clinics in Yellowknife, Calgary and Strathmore and getting married to long time friend and farm boy Kyle Geeraert, she wanted to pursue another career path she was still just as passionate about: Agriculture and promoting the family farm. She then started working for W.A Grain & Pulse Solutions, working along side husband Kyle. She then went on mat leaving having their first child and during this time the idea of Origin Malting came about and she quickly jumped on board to help this company get off it’s feet in this fantastic industry. All while getting to show her creative style on social media and flying her drone during seeding and harvest to promote the family farm and telling Origin’s “Barley to Beer” story. She can’t wait to see where our family roots story and hard-working team takes us in this great industry as Origin Malting & Brewing Co. She can be found behind the lens of her camera and drone taking shots of Origin and the family farm activities, planning events, and posting on our social media!

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