Vernardo “Tito” Simmons-Valenzuela is the Head Brewer and Co-Founder of Dirtbag Ales. Brewery and Taproom. Born to military parents in Fort Campbell, KY, he moved to Jacksonville, FL, where he attended high school. While working through college he decided to enlist in the military as a combat medic. He has also worked in the emergency room in Womack Army Medical Center where he met Eric Whealton, another founding member of Dirtbag Ale and Taproom. In his free time, he enjoys being creative: building, painting, cooking, and playing bass or guitar.