Jen Parker is a co-founder of Crafty Bastard Brewery and a member of Knoxville Area Brewers Association. She received her M.S. from the University of Tennessee in Communications with a focus on journalism and media relations in 2015. She is a former employee of National Public Radio as a host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She sings and performs around town with the band Sunshine Station, and she has two cats.