Meet Marisa, one of Victory’s Quality Lab Technicians. Her business card reads “Chemist,” though some may refer to her as a brewery nerd. Marisa’s job revolves around quality assurance. She analyzes beer and hops to make sure our customers are getting the most consistent, high quality product.
Q: How long have you worked here at Victory?
A: Just over a year, full-time.
Q: What is the best thing about your job? And the worst?
A: The best thing about my job is that I work with what is probably the awesomest, most versatile, most interesting thing on the planet. The worst part is the number of guys that I work with. It’s like having dozens of older brothers that just mess with me constantly, which is not necessarily awful, but I never know what to expect.
Q: What was the worst job you ever had?
A: Hmmm, when I was 17 I worked in a grocery store bakery. It required me to stay in a freezer for hours at a time by myself pulling frozen rolls out of boxes and putting them on trays. I hated it, but I couldn’t bring myself to quit, ya know, trying to be responsible and all. When I crashed my car a couple of months into my job, I asked my doctor to write me a note saying that I couldn’t work there anymore.
Q: Tell me something about yourself that no one would know just by looking at you.
A: I’m an awesome dancer. Like, the best dancer.
Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?
A: When I was four years old, my mom asked me if I would be an engineer (no pressure, right?). I told her, “Sure, mom. I could do that.” Next, she asked me if I knew what an engineer did. I said, “Yeah, he’s the guy that drives the train.” It’s all been uphill from there.
Q: What do you miss most about being a kid?
A: The way time passed slower as a kid. Somehow, I got older and so much busier that I can’t seem to keep up with time.
Q: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
A: Creation, however it happened. I would like to have been there to watch. Not necessarily to know how it happened, but watching the formation of things is really cool. I suppose that’s what makes me a nerd.
Q: Finish this sentence: Beer is…
A: something that blows my mind every single day…and delicious.
Q: What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
A: I don’t have an iPod, but if I did, I hope the most played song would be “When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin.
Q: What is your favorite line to quote from a movie?
A: Right now? I would have to say it’s, “Shit. That is fresh.” – Bridesmaids
Q: What is your favorite Victory beer and food pairing?
A: It’s gotta be Prima with anything.
Q: If you knew the world was ending, what would you do differently?
A: I’d spend all my time with my mom.
Q: If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
A: Teleportation. I spend a lot of time driving, but I still don’t get to go everywhere I want to go because it takes too long. Plus, I’d never be late. Maybe.
Q: Which celebrity do people tell you that you resemble?
A: I’ve been told I have mannerisms like Chris Farley, but I don’t actually look like him.
Q: Who is your celebrity crush?
A: I’ve been in love with John Cusack since 16 Candles.
Q: What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A: What Day Is It? A memoir of the chronologically impaired.