Team Member Spotlight / Carte Blanche February 1, 2019
Travis Dafoe, Assistant Brewer
My name is Travis Dafoe, and I am the newest member of the Product Team at Province Brands. I am a chemical engineer with experience in both government research and private industry. I have experience working in a yeast research facility, multiple brew houses, government labs, and industrial factories in my short professional career.
I decided to choose chemical engineering as my career path for one main reason: I wanted to work and build my career on the forefront of innovation. I wanted to help change the world for the better. Originally I thought I would achieve this in the energy sector, but after some exposure to the industry I decided that wasn’t the ideal path for me. I believe interest drives motivation and work ethic, so I decided to enter into an industry I had a passion for: beer, or more specifically brewing. In the back of my mind brewing was always a fun placeholder career until I was able to find the right industry to contribute to innovation. When I learned about Province Brands, I knew it was the perfect fit. Province fulfilled both my long-term career goals and my short-term interests in one company. I am now able to help create a product that’s never been made before and I can help reshape the culture around a misrepresented plant. I am proud to be part of a team that is changing the landscape of psychoactive consumables and introducing a healthier alternative to the market.
Personally, I’ve always labeled myself as a Jack-of-all-Trades. I grew up learning instruments, playing sports, and enjoying school because I was able to achieve at least some level of success in all of them. Because of this, my ideal employer has always been a start-up. I love the fast paced, constantly changing environment and the wide variety of work that needs to be completed. Every day is a new challenge and every day you’re on your toes. That’s where I thrive and that’s why Province Brands is the perfect fit for me both personally and professionally. Province is creating a brand and a product I truly believe in and I am excited to help build and introduce this innovative new idea to the public. I can’t wait to see how high the ceiling is for this company and this team.