Our Gang

Brian Magee

Brian Magee

President & Owner

Brian’s come a long way from his high school days as a carhop at King’s Drive-In. He opened Upstream in 1996, and has insisted on sampling the product multiple times daily ever since. Including the steak, which he prefers medium rare the way the good Lord intended.


Chad Gumbert

General Manager

A veteran GM at Old Chicago and TGI Friday's Chad joined our team in 2014 as our General Manager. Chad's keen ability to keep our staff on their toes ensures that you will get our delicious food and tasty beers sooner than later.


Maria Czechut - Party Planner

Maria Czechut

Party Planner

From New York to Boston to Ohio to St. Louis to Omaha, Maria took the scenic route to Upstream. But what matters is that she made it. And if she can handle a party that included a horse eating her pager and then leaving a sorry-not-sorry “gift” in the ballroom, we’re pretty sure she can handle any event you might have in mind.


Jeff Everroad

Jeff Everroad

Executive Chef, Old Market

An Omaha native, Jeff first stepped into our kitchen as a sous chef in 2000. He went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America in New York City, and spent several years working in restaurants there and in San Diego. In 2009, he returned to his exotic homeland to become the Executive Chef at Pitch Pizzeria. We lured him, his tattoos and his Harley away in 2012. Jeff brings a love of seasonal variations and local sourcing to Upstream’s menus. And, of course, he knows which brew goes best with each entrée.


Dallas Archer

Dallas Archer

Head Brewmaster

Dallas became a craft beer enthusiast early in his drinking career (which began precisely on his 21st birthday, just as it should). He got his start in the brewing industry soon after when he joined Upstream in 2007. Our Head Brewmaster since 2012, Dallas operates under the simple mantra of "brew great beer." He has been certified as officially as possible by the Beer Judge Certification Program, and he sits (and quaffs) on the Nebraska Hop Growers Association Board of Directors. His beard-trimming skills are spectacular, but reserved only for himself.