Favorite Craft Beer:

Free Wave Hazy IPA by Athletic Brewing Co.

Rich CLeveland


Rich was born and raised in Plymouth, MN. He and his wife Dawn live in their forever home in Maple Grove. Rich has been an electrical design professional for almost 25 years and has had the honor of working on numerous local, award-winning projects including the Walker Art Center, Medtronic’s Operational Headquarters, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, General Mills’ World Headquarters, and U of M Northrop Auditorium renovation, among others. Rich credits all of his talented vision to his inspirational mentor, Woz (Steve Wozniak).

Rich served in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry Scout and was stationed in Bad Hersfeld, West Germany. It was there that he developed an affinity and appreciation for the various German beer styles. Rich was fortunate to have visited the legendary Kloster Kreuzberg Monastery. His ceramic one-liter beer mug from there is one of his most cherished mementos.

Rich and Dawn love traveling, especially road-tripping across the country to see their favorite bands. When he isn’t working on the backyard landscapes, yard and gardens, you’ll find him working on lowering his handicap on the back 9 of one of his favorite courses.

Rich’s favorite craft beer is Athletic Brewing Co.’s Free Wave Hazy IPA.