Ryan and Tina have enjoyed brewery tours all over the country and have visited over 50 breweries. They fell in love with beer and the community surrounding it and started Hops and Barrels Tours in 2019 to share the fun with others. The name was inspired by Ryan's love of juicy, hoppy IPAs and Tina's love of bourbon barrel aged brews and stouts.

They dug in to the local craft brewery scene to find the best beers around. When selecting breweries to take others to visit, they focused their attention on sharing the experience of a live, working brewery and not just the taproom. As taprooms become more popular, Tina and Ryan want to transport their customers to the source: the brewery. To smell the hops, hear the stories of the brewmasters, and occasionally, hop over some puddles.

They currently live in Flower Mound with their 5 year old son, Colin, 3 year old daughter, Elizabeth, and their dog, Gracie.