Zac and Cari Caramonta

Bachelor of General Studies
Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

Zac ’07 and Cari ’06 Caramonta, who met as Southeastern undergrads, began brewing beer in their garage. With her background in merchandising and marketing and his knack for concocting award-winning brews, this husband and wife team turned a hobby into Hammond-based Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.—one of the 50 fastest growing breweries in the nation.


action plan

  • Earn a degree with the flexibility to thrive long term.
  • Turn a side gig into a full-fledged business.
  • Get recognized as Southeastern’s Young Alumni of the Year.
  • Partner with Southeastern on a one-of-a-kind brew: Lion Up American Wheat Ale.