Our History

Originally founded in April 2011 as The Minneapolis Beard and Moustache Club, The Minnesota Beard & Moustache Coalition (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, the goal was to build a team of diverse facial hair competitors to tour the United States and the world in pursuit of whisker greatness. The MBMC was established with the intent to assemble other local facial hair enthusiasts and record a modern history of facial hair in Minneapolis and beyond.  

"Growing an inclusive community through facial hair"

Mike Wilson

Treasurer | Director of Communications

Jan 2018 - Present

Devon Grandbois

Director of Operations

Jan 2018 - Present

The MBMC Executive Team

Photos by Kelly Loverud Photography

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


As a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization, The MBMC  works hard to fulfill our mission:To grow a more inclusive community through facial hair.  We do so by pursuing three major initiatives:

  • Supporting our community through charity

  • Creating a modern history of facial hair in Minnesota

  • Advocating for facial hair acceptance in the workplace

Jamin O'Malley

President

Jan 2018 - Present

Board Member

Oct 2015 - Present

Marc McShane

Vice President

May 2015 - Present

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

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Doug Lindsay

Secretary

February 2018 - Present

Welcome to the Minnesota beard & moustache coalition