Meet Our Team
With a lifetime of restaurant experience and a myriad of successful businesses, Jon Mesko has brought the vision of Rock & Brews to life in the greater Los Angeles Area. Jon received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, and Operations from Davenport University in 1999. In 2007, he opened a clothing store in Manhattan Beach where he met Michael Zislis. After years of working across the street from each other in Manhattan Beach, in August of 2012 they decided to partner, and Jon opened his first restaurant, Rock & Brews, in Redondo Beach. With the success from that first restaurant, Jon decided to start Mesko Restaurant Group and opened his second Rock & Brews three years later in Buena Park. Since then Jon has opened two more restaurants, each more successful than the last.
As the newest member of Mesko Restaurant Group, Matt Singer completes the team by adding a financial background. Matt fell in love with the restaurant industry as a teenager while serving tables at Mimi’s Café. Matt received a bachelor's in Finance, Real Estate, and Law from the University of California, Long Beach. While working at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar as a Manager, Matt went back for his Masters Degree in Business Administration. Upon completion of his MBA, Matt joined the Lazy Dog office team as Accounting Manager, and helped the executive team create the office infrastructure needed to successfully grow, from one restaurant when he started to 20 at the time he left. Matt decided to leave his position as Vice President of Finance, Controller at Lazy Dog to help Mesko Restaurant Group achieve similar growth. With his guidance and knowledge, success is guaranteed.
After moving to Southern California from Arizona, Alyson Roepke was in search of a small company, with upstanding morals, that she could grow with, and Rock & Brews fit the bill. Aly first started with Rock & Brews as a server in El Segundo. After three years, Aly was looking for a new adventure and left El Segundo to help open Rock & Brews in Buena Park. Seeing her passion for community and helping others, Jon brought Aly on as Mesko Restaurant Group’s Community Relations and Event Director. Since then, Aly has helped us cultivate and maintain a positive relationship with each community we join. In 2016, Aly became our Director of Marketing and Public Relations.