Maria Pearman is a Certified Public Accountant who provides accounting expertise and a deep operational knowledge to the beverage alcohol industry. She has also taught Finance and Accounting for Craft Beverage at the University of Vermont, Portland State University, and through the Distilled Spirits Council of the US. Her book Small Brewery Finance: Accounting Principles and Planning for the Craft Brewer was published by the Brewers Association in 2019. She earned her BA from the College of Charleston in her home state of South Carolina. She resides in Bend, OR.