Wayne started his career as a summer intern at the New Albion Brewing Company in Sonoma, California where he worked side by side with Jack McAuliffe, the brewery founder, and Don Barkley, a fellow UCD student, learning practical brewing techniques in the production of bottle conditioned ales. Jack and Don of course were pioneers of sorts at the very beginning of the craft beer movement. After completing his degree in Fermentation Science, at the University of California, Davis, Wayne spent 27 years working for Anheuser-Busch in their Los Angeles, St. Louis, Newark, Jacksonville, and Williamsburg breweries. When he retired, he was the Sr. Assistant Brewmaster in their massive Williamsburg, Virginia facility responsible for all of the day to day operations of the brewing side of the business.

After leaving AB, Wayne decided to go back to school and he spent two years completing his MBA at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. His experience in graduate school convinced him that the next step in his career would be as a consultant to the brewing industry, where he would use his knowledge and experience to help brewers solve their brewing problems and improve the flavor of their beers. Wayne created AlphaBeer Technical Services and has been helping craft brewers evaluate their process and identify solutions to their process and taste issues. In addition, he teaches brewing classes at the Siebel Institute where he currently teaches several modules of the Concise Course, as well as the entire online versions of the Concise Course and the Executive Course. He sees this as a way to give back to the brewing industry by sharing his knowledge and experience with a new generation of brewers, as well as a way to say thanks to the many people who over the years shared their knowledge with him as he learned his craft.