Board of Directors

Beth Beutel

Board President
Beth Beutel was born and raised in Houston. She briefly ran away from Texas to attend the University of Southern California where she earned a BA in English in 2006. Some post-collegiate wondering and navel gazing later, Beth moved to Austin in February 2008 to pursue her lifelong dream of not living in Houston. She still visits frequently for family, friends, and art museums. In April 2008, she was hired at Wheatsville Co-op and quickly became passionate about the cooperative difference. She joined Black Star in 2008 and put a paycheck’s worth of money in the investor share offering. In her free time she can be found reading non-fiction books, cuddling or playing with her two large dogs, exploring the joys and challenges of owning a duplex with her boyfriend, and pretending to garden.
Term Expires: 2018

Marcus Wilson

Marcus is the Secretary of the Board and also the Chair of the Board Outreach Committee. If you want to chat you can often find him at the end of the bar near the kitchen in the brewpub. He is reachable via e-mail at I check my Black Star email at least once a day. I love Black Star, workers rights, movies, and beer. #barnutsforever #teamvulcan
Term Expires: 2018

Dacia Schoolfield

When Mrs. Schoolfield isn’t drinking beer, she can be found at a local manufacturing company where her day job involves Quality Management and problem solving. Maybe you’ll find her at ACC where she moonlights as a Baking & Pastry Arts student. Or, you might find her at Austin Books & Comics, where she’s always looking for the latest & greatest Aliens comic book. On occasion, she’s also been known to pop by the theater for a musical or otherwise fabulous production. When she isn’t working, baking or reading, she is otherwise laughing and drinking it up with her husband or playing Nerf wars with her son. Mrs. Schoolfield enjoys bad jokes, sci-fi movies, chats with new folks, and drinking a Vulcan while eating an Avocado Club. Prost!

Kyle Voosen

A native of New Braunfels, Kyle moved to the Brentwood area of Austin in 2002, shortly after marrying his college sweetheart. Since then, they've traveled significantly, putting down roots in Germany and England (where they gained a strong appreciation for beer and pubs), before moving back to the neighborhood and their favorite local pub: the Black Star Co-op. These days, Kyle spends his free time seeking Gemuetlichkeit through family gatherings, home brew, board games and books. He also loves to co-operate.
Term Expires: 2018

John Warren

John believes that Black Star is unique; its business model, the fact that it’s a co-op, the quality of its beers, and the foods it serves. He also believes that the member/owners and “regulars” are unique assets to Black Star and wants to explore ways to empower them to be our best ambassadors! He wants to bring his 20 years of business/technology experience to help Black Star strive in the very competitive Austin market. John loves to travel the world and he knew his wife was a keeper when he realized that she had more camping gear than he did! He’s here every week, just ask the amazing staff, and come join him for a pint! Term Expires: 2018