Dave Worthington, President

​​Dave Worthington graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University in 1979. He has started approximately 10 businesses to date, including The Worthington Company. When Dave and Rand Wilson started Brewery Tours of Indianapolis in 2012, they thirsted to be more deeply involved in the craft beer community and decided to begin work on Metazoa Brewing Co. Dave is a retired home brewer and usually visits over 100 breweries per year. When he’s not enjoying beer you can find Dave on the golf course, fishing, or spending quality time with his family and beloved three-legged cat.  

Favorite Beers: Anything with an ABV of 10% or above, and Belgians

Favorite Animal: Speedy, his three-legged cat

The Metazoa Team

Zack Holzknecht,

Head Brewer

Zack was born and raised in Louisville, KY. He graduated with a degree in psychology and was headed for a career in academia before deciding he needed a change.  After a year off and a whole lot of homebrewing, he chose to make beer his job.  He moved to San Diego to attend the UC San Diego brewing certificate program.  While on the West Coast, he got his start in the industry by brewing an astonishing number of IPAs at Rough Draft Brewing Company. After hearing about Metazoa, he jumped at the opportunity to contribute in its early stages and return to the Midwest.  In his spare time, Zack likes to play basketball, read, and try new beers. 

Favorite Beers: Saisons and pilsners 

Favorite Animals: Chickens and dogs

Rand Wilson,

General MAnager

On Feb. 7, 2007, Rand Wilson starting working for Dave Worthington at The Worthington Company as an on-site coordinator. He quickly proved himself invaluable to Dave. In 2012, Rand and Dave began Brewery Tours of Indianapolis together and Brewery Tours of St. Louis in 2013. As a former Marine, Rand currently holds the position of Commander of the American Legion Post in Broad Ripple. He also enjoys riding his Harley Davidson Street Glide on long road trips or spur of the moment adventures.  

Favorite Beers: Anything hoppy and Imperial

Favorite Animals: Dogs and horses; almost all animals except opossums 

Nick Betzner, Experimental & Small Batch Brewer

​​​​Nick was raised in small town Indiana, but moved to Indianapolis to attend college. Since completing his studies, Nick has dedicated his time to working with various non-profits around Indianapolis. He began home brewing nearly 5 years ago and fell in love with the process and product. At home, Nick enjoys experimenting to make many different types of beer, including barrel aging beer and sours. When he saw an opening for the small batch/experimental brewer open at Metazoa, he knew that he had to apply. Metazoa is Nick's first professional brewing experience and he is loving every minute of it. When he isn't brewing, Nickenjoys cycling and cooking. 

Favorite Beers: Saisons, English Bitters, Sours

Favorite Animals: Otters, foxes

Lauren Frederick,

Director of Sales & Marketing

​​Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Minor in Theater Design from Vanderbilt University in 2012. She has previous sales and management experience in both large and small-scale companies in the retail and technology industries, and has also served as the Director of Marketing for a local tech startup. A lifelong beer-enthusiast, animal-lover, and self-proclaimed 'foodie,' Lauren was thrilled to become part of a company whose mission and culture was as unique and inspiring as its product. In her time outside the brewery, Lauren loves to cook, practice yoga, spend time with family and friends, travel, and explore the local Indianapolis theater and arts scene. ​

​Contact Lauren with event inquiries at lauren@metazoa.beer.

Favorite Beers: IPAs, Trappists​

Favorite Animals: Monkeys... and her fluffy, white "Fancy Feast" cat, Sophie.

John J. Hall,


​​​​John is the newest member of our team. His bio is coming soon! 

Favorite Beers: Depends when you catch him, but Bohemian Pilsner is always up there 

Favorite Animals: Otters (River or Sea), the Elusive Giant Squid


Pest Control Manager


Charlie comes to Metazoa boasting an impressive array of experience, having managed pest colonies in all situations from assisting local young couples to patrolling city streets far and wide. When he heard about the job opening at the animal-friendly brewery, he knew he found his opportunity to settle down and take it easy for a while. Though we are certain he works hard when we are not looking, Charlie can most often be found lounging on his blanket on top of a sack of grain or slinking into the tap room in the afternoon to either boast of his adorableness to customers, solicit behind-the-ear rubs, or simply sit three feet away from a canine visitor, staring intently at the strange loud thing. 

Favorite Beers: Chocolate Charlie Imperial Stout

Favorite Animals: Himself

Stephanie Rich,

Tap Room Manager

Stephanie was born and raised in Indiana. Although she's lived in other states and another country, Indiana is the only place that feels like home. Stephanie has managed several restaurants from family dining to fast-casual and bars. Her passion is serving great Indiana products to the locals as well as visitors to Indiana. When she's not slinging beers, she enjoys cooking and baking with her husband and three daughters, mixing drinks, drinking beer with her friends and family,  and playing with the family cat, Ginger.

Favorite Beers: Funky stouts, porters, reds, browns

Favorite Animals: ​Hippos and cats