WHAT DO YOU DO AT BISSELL BROTHERS?
I pour beer in the taproom and have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and educate them on what BBB is all about. Besides that, I am most likely chatting it up with a customer or occasionally busting out a dance move.
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH BISSELL BROTHERS?
Timing and oppurtunity. I was in the process of transitioning from my 9-5 design job in Boston to moving to Portland. I was looking to get involved working in a brewery and it just so happened that Bissell Brothers were hiring. The best part of it all is that Bissell Brothers Brewing is what really sparked my curiousity in craft beer several years ago and ultimately the place I wanted to be. It is an awesome feeling to end working where it all started for me, it surely makes this ride a little more special.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT BBB?
Man, this question should be more like what are your top 100 favorite things about BBB. To narrow it down to one, besides the beer, I would have to say waking up every single morning excited to go to work. Not many people can say that.
WHAT DO YOU DO OUTSIDE OF THE BREWERY?
I really enjoy the outdoors and being outside. I love to hike and run, hit the beach, and snowshoe and snowboard in the winter. It is pretty awesome that we have all these activities right at our doorstep living in Portland. When I am not outside, I love to create whether it is the kitchen or the studio. Cooking and creating art are two meditative passions of mine. Besides all that, I love eating and drinking my way through the city, and of course binge watching some Netflix.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
This is going to sound SO random but I have a mint condition, vintage Brother Knitting Machine fully hand operated. It looks like some sort of alien keyboard. I have a background in textile design, and have always been fascinted about the structure of apparel and textiles. I have probably knitted over 100 yards on this thing, and created everything from textile art to scarves.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I was going to say flying, but than I felt like it would take the fun out of alot of things. It would make hiking pointless when you can just fly to the top. Plus you would probably just end up being lazy when you can just fly everywhere, unless flying counts as excercise. Anyway, I think I would want to be made of rubber or something flexible. That way you couldn’t get hurt if you fell, and could be a little more of a risk taker. I am also really inflexible, so being able to touch my toes with ease would be really cool.