Once a Comet, Always a Comet
You're launched, doing great things. But we hope you always remember your roots in Comet Country, and know that you're welcome back any time.
Katie (Lipps) Guiliano
MHS Class of 2013
Katie started her own business - Hosanna Revival - while in college at the University of Cincinnati. Her business quickly became so successful that her Business School professor encouraged her to drop out and pursue the business. Now, a few years later, she has graduated college (took a little bit longer but worth it!) and her company just made the Inc. 5000 list highlighting the top 5000 fastest growing private companies in the United States. They landed in the top 50% overall (#2329) and #5 in their industry - e-commerce. It's been incredible to see them grow over the years, all from a dream that came in college after being a recognized artist at Mason High School!
MHS Class of 2004
While serving in the Navy, LeAnn’s interest in craft beer sparked in San Diego, living just three blocks from Coronado Brewing Company’s taproom. She loved the neighborhood vibe, the feeling of a "third place" where she could relax with friends after a long day, and was intrigued by the limitless possibilities of the brewing process. After the Navy, she pursued a career in corporate finance but never stopped dreaming about having a brewery of her own. She began homebrewing and left her corporate job to join a beer e-commerce startup that ultimately brought her to NYC. She and her business partner opened TALEA's flagship brewery and taproom in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in March 2021. They now have 3 New York locations.