Meet The Team – Victoria
Meet Victoria, the Operations Coordinator for Team Brew Bus. She is the voice you often hear if you call our office, and the person behind the e-mails to our guests, staff, and partners. Learn about her very interesting background, and why she really enjoys being with us on the bus.
Victoria joined the Brew Bus team in May 2019 so that she could have a bigger role in the craft beverage industry.
She has lived all over New England but spent most of her youth in Littleton, New Hampshire.
Victoria built her love of the outdoors in high school at The White Mountain School in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.
She later attended Marlboro College in Southern Vermont and worked on campus as an Admissions Assistant and Tour Guide.
In the summers of her college years, Victoria worked as a Trip Director and Rock Climbing Program Director at Kingsley Pines Summer Camp in Raymond Maine. It was at this time that she truly fell in love with Maine.
After graduation with a degree in Literature and Gender studies with a focus on War Literature, she moved to Portland and worked a number of jobs before joining Team Brew Bus.
She has found since she joined our team that she really enjoys the community, culture, and vast history in Maine’s craft alcohol industry.
As our Operations Coordinator, her past roles taught her how to plan an experience, not just a “tour” for a group. Maintaining a balance of precise logistical management and awareness of group dynamics is crucial for this role and often creates a set of challenges that she excels in.
When she is not in the office or on the bus, Victoria works as a Barista part-time. It turns out she knows a lot about coffee as well as other brewed products.
Victoria truly enjoys creating an amazing customer experience to help share what Portland has to offer to guests who are visiting Maine. She also has the drive to constantly learn more about the craft alcohol industry to help create better tours for our guests.
Ten Questions with Victoria:
Favorite Playtime Activity (aka Hobby) – Knitting, reading, skiing, and hanging out with my cat.
Favorite Part of Being a Driver/Guide – Getting to meet people from all across the world and introduce them to their perfect beer that they didn’t even know existed before they took a tour.
Favorite Experience with a Guest – Recently I turned a stout hater into a stout lover thanks to Lone Pine’s Summer Stout. It’s one of my favorite styles of beer and I love guiding converts.
Favorite Movie – I could watch the Harry Potter movies over and over.
Animal Friends? – I have a cat named Tobi. He is very handsome and sweet. His dream is to one day catch and eat a seagull.
Celeb Crush – Patrice Bergeron.
Favorite Food – Miso Ramen.
Favorite Band/Music/Genre – Hip-hop, alternative, and classic rock.
If You Could Describe Yourself as a Local Craft Alcohol Producer or Beverage, Which or What Would You Be? – Foundation Brewing Company – because we both care about building a community, are dependable and consistent, and creativity in the beer world.
In the winter, if you see her wearing something knitted – she most likely made it. She has never traveled outside of North America but has big plans to go to Japan in 2020. She is a big Boston Bruins fan and is still in mourning over the end of the 2018/19 season.