First memory of beer: It was back in high school during my parents’ end of summer cottage party. I snuck a few beers from the cooler and headed to the forest behind our cottage. This was my first-ever beer. It was a delicious golden lager brewed in the high mountains of Colorado. It was crisp, light and refreshing, or so I was told. I was too anxious sipping away out of sight of my parents’ party to fully appreciate it, though.
How I came to craft: I was rafting with a rafting guide buddy on the Ottawa River and he introduced me to Beau's Lug Tread. At the time craft/local beer was new to me and I thought it was cool concept, drinking something that's brewed close to home. I became hooked when my idiot cousin started opening my eyes to the world of craft beer and all the different styles available.
Favourite memory at The Collingwood Brewery: I don't know if this one is my favourite but it's the one that is burned into my memory. At my first Christmas party with the brewery watching our stunning Toronto West Sales Rep Mick strutting around in his elf costume and getting the dance party started. Those tights he borrowed from his wife will never be the same again!
How I got here: I spent several years working for various outdoor education centres throughout Ontario. Most recently I worked at an outdoor education school in Niagara. Since I had July & August off I began working summer beer festivals for The Collingwood Brewery and things morphed into a role as a Sales Rep.
Favourite beer: My favourite beer from The Collingwood Brewery would be the Kingpost ESB. My all-time favourite though would be Guinness.
What I want with me on my desert island:Boy Scouts taught me to always be prepared, so I would never become stranded on a desert island.
About me: I've competed in four World Championships in two different sports.