Team Member Spotlight / Carte Blanche August 11, 2017
I am just your average, everyday guy that got tired of managing a chemical laboratory designing fluids for enhanced oil recovery and decided to take his chemistry knowledge, formulation ability, and team building expertise into the brewing industry. My time at the University of Arizona earning a Ph.D. in organic chemistry taught me how to recognize or conceive a problem, layout a plan to solve that problem, and execute that plan. That simple approach to chemistry problems has since been applied to all aspects of my life. Whether the problem is developing a new beer recipe for the brewery I cofounded (Grist Brewing Company), whether to shoot or cross the ball the during a soccer game, or whether figuring out how to survive the next 16 miles of a mountain bike ride with 3300 ft of elevation gain and no water because my water fell out on the decent somewhere. All things in life can be overcome by recognizing the issue, developing a plan, and executing the plan. That is why, when I was approached by Province Brands with the opportunity to participate in creating ground breaking beverages, I accepted the challenge. It is clear to me that the Province team is setup for success with all our various backgrounds and accomplishments. Plus, Dooma's drive to succeed is contagious.
When I am not managing the brewery or doing “market research” (code for drinking at other breweries when we should be working), I am usually running my boys to either soccer tournaments or Tae Kwon Do classes. As a family, we stay active. We work hard and play harder. That’s the culture in Colorado, and we love it here.