Magnetic South

OUR TEAM

 Paul A. Cain

Paul A. Cain

A lifelong resident of South Carolina, Paul is an experienced, innovative community leader, entrepreneur, and attorney. Paul can provide vision and strategies to transform concepts into sustainable profit initiatives. He is a seasoned public speaker and presenter who understands how to communicate with diverse audiences.

Paul is skilled in strategic planning, market research and analysis, creative marketing methods, cost and process efficiency, active-listening communication, and consensus-building. He has served on the Oconee County Council since 2014, where he has served on multiple committees, lead numerous county and regional initiatives, and has successfully established strong relationships with vital stakeholders throughout South Carolina.

Since 2011, Paul has been practicing law with a common-sense, value-based approach to resolving complex legal issues. During this time, he successfully grew a start-up solo law firm to the largest in Oconee County. He is currently practicing at Cain & Williams Ltd. Co.

Paul graduated from the Charleston School of Law and has a Bachelor of Science in Retail Management from the University of South Carolina.

 

Current & Past Involvement

Feed & Seed Co., Pro Bono Attorney Foothills Collaborative Action Network, Steering Committee Member Oconee County Bar Association, Member Oconee Economic Alliance, Board Member Oconee Young Professionals, President & Founding Member SC Works WorkLink Workforce Development Board, Steering Committee Member Seneca Sertoma Club, Member & Past Board Member South Carolina Association of Counties, Third Vice President, Past Board Member, Past Steering Committee Member South Carolina Bar Association, Member South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair, Pro Bono Attorney Ten at the Top, Board Member Town of West Union, Attorney Tri-County Entrepreneurial Development Corporation, Pro Bono Attorney Upstate SC Alliance, Board Member, Past Executive Committee Member

 

Certifications

SC Economic Developers’ Association “Economic Development Institute” SC Association of Counties’ “Institute of Government: Level I” Oconee Memorial Hospital Fellows Licensed to Practice Law in South Carolina

Adam "Cuzzin" Willier

Adam "Cuzzin" Willier

Cuzzin was the co-head brewer at Thomas Creek Brewery, a prominent brewery established in 1998 in Greenville, South Carolina. As head brewer, Cuzzin developed recipes with his team, four of which won gold medals at the South Carolina Brewers Guild Trade Show in 2018. Cuzzin also helped lead the brewery’s sour program, which released 5-6 new sour brews annually. Cuzzin co-wrote and produced an original pilsner, Rise Guys P1 Pilsner, which was specifically developed for a local radio station. In addition, Cuzzin was heavily involved at Thomas Creek Brewery in ordering, tracking, and maintaining in-house inventory, and in the complete brewing process, which includes milling, mashing, fermentation, and cellar work. He managed customer relations in both sales and taproom settings.

Prior to this role, Cuzzin was appointed to assistant manager of Grape & Grains Brewery, a homebrew supply store and microbrewery in Greenville, South Carolina, where he managed store inventory, brewing, and extensive cleaning, and provided crucial, focused customer attention to ensure high standards of customer service and repeat business. Cuzzin’s experience with Grape & Grains helped him cultivate his true passion and enabled him to begin selling his own brews and build relationships in the field.

An avid home brewer since 2010, Cuzzin is thoroughly experienced in the mashing, brewing, and fermentation process. His passion for brewing has led him to build extensive relationships with brewers, suppliers, and vendors throughout North and South Carolina. He is a member of the Upstate Brewers Coalition and is involved in the South Carolina Brewers Guild.

Prior to engaging in the brewing business, Adam learned the retail business and gained commercial experience through his time at Six & Twenty Distillery and at Sam’s Club where he became a Team Lead. Adam’s passion for food and beverage services was cultivated and developed through his education at the premier culinary school Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Tanner Coombs

Tanner Coombs

Tanner is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and an emphasis in human resources. In preparation for the launch of Magnetic South Brewery, Tanner has been serving as a bartender in Clemson, South Carolina. Tanner put his business degree to good use early in his career as a sales representative for Vision Financial Group where he sourced, executed, and managed over $5m in equipment financing. Tanner’s hospitality skills were developed during his eight years as Event Manager and Sponsorship Representative for MX Sports in Morgantown, West Virginia. In this event management role, Tanner planned and executed dozens of motocross events annually across the country and led a team of approximately 50 employees in various roles including safety, security, entertainment, sponsorship, and sales.

A full-time resident of Clemson, South Carolina, Tanner has exceptional relationships in the community with many influential students and leaders.

John Wright Jr.

John Wright Jr.

John earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Management from Clemson University with a Concentration in Real Estate and Minor in Accounting in December of 2010. While at Clemson, John was a member of the football team from 2006-2010 where he walked on, earned a scholarship, and lettered in his final two seasons of 2009 and 2010.

After graduating from Clemson and spending some time working in the financial services industry, he went to work for McCoy Wright, his family’s commercial real estate business in 2012 as a brokerage associate. In January of 2020 John took over McCoy Wright as President and became the fourth generation owner of the commercial real estate firm based in Anderson.

He has worked on major retail and institutional engagements, large re-development projects, build-to-suits and investment property acquisition and disposition. John works in many locales particularly in the area of investment real estate. He has completed more than $150 million worth of transactions during his career.

He is very involved in the community and was elected to serve a four year term on the Anderson School District Five Board of Trustees in 2016. He has served on the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors where he became the youngest Board Chair in the organization’s history at just 28 years old. He has also served on the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and the Junior Leadership Anderson Advisory Committee.

John currently serves on the Anderson County Council, a seat he was elected to in November of 2020, the IPTAY Board of Directors, Anderson University Board of Visitors, and Ten At The Top Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Leadership Anderson and is also an active member of NewSpring Church.

He was recognized by the Anderson Independent Mail as one of the top 20 business leaders in the community under the age of 40 in 2012 and was also recognized by the South Carolina School Board Association for his commitment to public education.

John and his wife, Courtland, reside in Anderson, SC with their three sons, Brazeal, Ballard, and Jack. John has a strong passion for craft beer and community which made him a perfect fit in becoming a part of the Magnetic South Team.

Anderson Location

516 N Main St,
Anderson, SC 29621
(864) 359-2528

Hours
Monday
4 - 9pm

Wednesday
4 - 9pm

Thursday - Saturday
11am - 10pm

Sundays
12pm - 8pm

Greenville Location

Judson Mill
701 Easley Bridge Rd
Suite 4155
Greenville, SC 29611

Hours
(Coming Soon)

 

Clemson Location

Clemson Dockside
894 Tiger Blvd
Clemson, SC 29631

Hours
(Coming Soon)

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