Thomas was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil but discovered Leucadia at a young age. His love of surfing and other cultures drew him back to the coast where he met Kelby. Thomas’ connections to internationally renown restaurateurs and craft beer aficionados are bringing the local, artisan qualities of Helia Brewing Co. to new markets throughout the world.
Kelby, Beer Master for Helia, is a California native. He learned very early on in his career, the only path for him was one that involved culinary creativity, reflective of his Leucadian roots—where he discovered his true passion and talent for concocting amazing beers. The past few years, Kelby has been working with Thomas to perfect Helia’s recipes and share them with our ever-growing community of craft beer lovers.