Meet The Team – Alex
Many of our guests hop on board our tours to get the inside scoop on where to go and what to do while they are visiting Maine. In this case, they get suggestions and recommendations from someone who grew up on an island in Casco Bay. In the latest of our staff profiles meet Alex, a true local who joined our team as a driver and guide just over a year ago.
Alex’s passion for the craft beer and local alcohol industry is unmistakable. Growing up on Peaks Island, the most populated island in Casco Bay just off the coast of Portland, she’s been able to see the recent growth of the industry first hand.
In 2012, Alex graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts with a BA in Sociology. She also continued one of her first passions, field hockey, throughout her college career. She even got the chance to play internationally in Australia.
When she moved back to Portland after school, Alex jumped right into the craft beer industry and has been involved in one way or another ever since.
She became a driver and guide for The Maine Brew Bus in August of 2017, with hopes to learn even more about the industry and have the opportunity to teach others about it.
Alex also has goals to empower more women to get involved in the industry, in Portland, and around the world!
These days Alex is not often on board the Brew Bus, as she works full time at Mast Landing Brewing Company and also at her family’s restaurant, Jones Landing on Peaks Island.
Wherever you happen to find her, Alex will show you how to live like a local. She can tell you anything you’d want to know about our favorite city, her hometown, and the industry she loves and knows so well.
Ten Questions with Alex:
Favorite Playtime Activity (aka Hobby) – Driving around town on my moped.
Favorite Part of Being a Driver/Guide – Educating people about beer and the brewing process.
Favorite Experience with a Guest – I love when our guests come to visit me at the other places I work or have worked!
Favorite Snack – Cheez-It® White Cheddar Crackers
Favorite Movie – Super Troopers is definitely up there.
Animal Friends? – I “nanny” for my friend’s pit mix Marinus.
Celeb Crush – Tie between Henry Cavill & Charlie Hunnam
Favorite Food – Crispy Shrimp Tacos from Taco Escobarr
Favorite Band/Music/Genre – I love LCD Soundsystem! Lately, I’ve also been into Wolf Alice.
If You Could Describe Yourself as a Local Craft Alcohol Producer or Beverage, which/what Would you Be? – I think I’d have to say some kind of sour beer… I can be kind of sweet, kind of sour, and I can smack ya in the mouth if you try to have too much too fast!
Alex coached field hockey at Falmouth High School for 3 years starting in 2013. Alex has been in the food and beverage industry all her life. She also once broke her tailbone while playing basketball.