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Meet the Humm-ster | Brian Grossman

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Brian joined Humm in December 2014 as Vice President.  While each day is never the same, his primary focuses are legal, corporate finance and business development.  “I joined Humm because of the quality of people that work there, the opportunity to grow and learn, and I really am passionate about the kombucha!”

Brian has a host of super impressive ventures on his resume, but one of the things we love most is that on a rare, and always perfect opportunity, he shares wisdom from old Chinese sayings (there are many!) spoken to us in Mandarin – he lived in China for 10 years. He is co-founder of KIDS In The GAME, a non-profit that helps underserved youth have an opportunity to get active and participate in organized sports throughout the US.  Like many Bend-ites, he plays in a variety of sports available in this area, including skiing, mountain biking, kite boarding and hiking with his 2 herding dog hybrids, Inka and Bandit.

We couldn’t be more grateful to have Brian on our team – he’s creative, smart and just super awesome to be around. Here’s what he shared with us when we chatted:

HK: What is one of your favorite quotes?

BG:  “The road goes on forever and the party never ends.” – Robert Earl Keen

 HK: What’s your favorite humm kombucha flavor?

BG:  Chai rocks my vote!

HK: If you could stay a certain age forever, what age would you choose?

BG:  Age 32 and still more to do 🙂 

HK: If you could witness any event; past, present or future, what would it be?

BG:  Jesse Owens winning 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany.

HK: If you were immortal for a day, what would you do?

BG:  Fly in a squirrel suit through the French Alps on a bluebird day.

HK: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

BG:  I would write a BIG check to KIDS In The GAME, a non-profit organization that helps underprivileged youth you who cannot afford to play sports have the opportunity to play organized sports.

 HK: What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

BG:  Trained 15 months and then ran the 7-day Marathon des Sables; an endurance race though the Sahara Desert.

HK: What is one experience that has made you a stronger person?

BG: I recently ruptured a disk that put me on my back for 46 days, a physical and mental endurance race that I did not sign up for! In my healing, I learned the importance of being grateful for family, friends, health and the tremendous power our mind plays in optimistically getting through the challenging times in the game of life. 

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