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Want to learn more about the people behind the Brew? This series will give you the answers to the most important questions (and some not-so-important questions) you may want to ask. This week, we’re chatting with John Gross, our Business Development Director.

  1. Where did you grow up? Colorado until I went to college. I’ve been in Oregon ever since.
  2. What do you do for fun? Love to spend time with my daughter and partner; movies, camping, hiking, eating and slowly honing a very small set of recipes that I cook.
  3. Did you always want to be in new business? Actually, kind of. Since I was a junior in college, I knew I wanted to work at an ad agency, and I crafted that into my full career.
  4. What’s your favorite brew? Probably have to go with IPAs. Also a fan of hard ciders too.
  5. What’s your top Brew core value and why? Family values – I’m a firm believer in chemistry and working with good people. It’s a huge reason I work with the Brew team!
  6. Favorite local lunch spot? I work remote, so sadly, most won’t know my favorite taco place, Porque No. But in Baton Rouge, I’ll vote for BLDG 5.
  7. What’s one fact about yourself that most people would be surprised to hear? That I can juggle. 
  8. Which fictional character (tv show, movie, or book) do you most identify with? No idea – I’d love to say Don Draper, but I’m not even close.
  9. What’s your ideal birthday celebration? I do love a good surprise party, but a small celebration with my family is my ideal.
  10. Who do you want to be when you grow up? I wish I knew the answer to that question.