DMBC and The MBMC collaborate to host and sponsor an annual Winter Beard Competition to both celebrate the anniversary of DMBC and to help support local Minnesota charities.  The MBMC also provides a philanthropic platform for our members to participate with many different organizations and programs who are doing great work for the communities they serve.  Amongst our various outreach initiatives, the club also aims to provide a voice to advocate for facial hair acceptance in the workplace. 


In late 2015 the board started working with Birkin Law Office to become a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization in order to better serve our community and work towards our mission. In mid-2017 all the hard work came together and we became an official Non-Profit as The Minnesota Beard & Moustache Coalition. With this title, we will continue the functions of the membership under The Minneapolis Beard & Moustache Club with hopes of adding more chapters throughout Minnesota in the years to come.

Jamin O'Malley

President

Jan 2018 - Present

Board Member

Oct 2015 - Present

Our History

Founded by MJ Johnson in April 2011, The Minneapolis Beard & Moustache Club (MBMC) represents, promotes and proliferates the ever growing bearded and mustachioed community of Minneapolis, MN and the surrounding area. Inspired after the 2011 Come and Shave It competition hosted by the Austin Facial Hair Club, MJ really wanted to build a team of diverse facial hair competitors to tour the United States and the world in pursuit of whisker greatness.  MJ established The MBMC with the intent to assemble other local facial hair enthusiasts and record a modern history of facial hair in Minneapolis and beyond.  

Krista Schnelle

Secretary | Treasurer

Jan 2018 - Present

Board Member

Feb 2016 - Present

Marc McShane

Vice President

Board Member

May 2015 - Present

"UNTIL YOU TRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU CAN GROW."

In the spring of 2013 Dangerous Man Brewing Company (DMBC) became the official sponsor of The Minneapolis Beard & Moustache Club combining the natural pairing of fresh, local, and award winning beer with facial hair growing and competing. 

Our Founder

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MJ Johnson

Founder

Board Member

April 2011 - Sept 2017

Mike Wilson

Director of Communications

Board Member

Jan 2018 - Present

 -- MJ JOHNSON, FOUNDER

Devon Grandbois

Director of Operations

Board Member

Jan 2018 - Present

Welcome to the Minnesota beard & moustache coalition

The MBMC Executive Team

Photos by Kelly Loverud Photography