Our Team

Candace VanVeen


Chelsea Price


Danielle Fox


DK Kelly

Music Director
DK is a hip hop artist born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Using his music to spread positivity in the community, performing around the state at schools and events such as Des Moines “I’ll make me a world” and the national ACLU tour. He works with the youth in a after school program called ASAP. A father, a educator, a performer, and a MC.  You can find him hosting the DSM Brew Open Mic every Thursday!

Email 515-344-4657

Eli Fox

Media Specialist + Barista

Franky McMillian

Administrative Assistant

Kelvin Gilkey

Store Lead

Kelvin Gilkey is a native of Dallas, Texas. He made the transition to Des Moines, in 2013. During that time, he graduated from Grand View University, with a degree in Kinesiology. Also, he was apart of their undefeated 2013 National Championship Football team, in which he was voted captain by his peers.

Email 515-381-6893

Michael Bowser

Managing Partner

Michael Bowser was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa where he studied Electronic Media Communications and a board member of the Des Moines Gay Men's Chorus. Prior to starting DSM Brew, he was Executive Director of the Eychaner Foundation, a News Producer at KCCI-TV, and Commissioner for the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission.

Email 515-259-6438

Madison Walter


Molly Johnson

Art Curator

Molly Johnson, an Iowa native, received a B.A. in Studio Arts form Grand View University. She is also a practicing artist and has had shows at the Des Moines Social Club and the Oskaloosa Art Center.

Patience Konnah


Phoenix Cummings


Sid Peterson


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