Monday, October 18, 2010

New to the Crew

The Goose Gang is growing. Help us welcome new members to the staff!

Meat Monger Andrew grew up in Oklahoma and was surprised to find that Indiana has more in common with his OK state than he expected. "It's been an easy adjustment," says Andrew who settled first in Bloomington with his wife who was studying photography at IU. A horticulturalist and horticultural designer by trade, Andrew misses the organic and biodynamic garden he started in B-town, but since he saves all his own seeds, the two month old garden he and his wife have started in Indy is off to a good start.

You can take the girl out of Michigan, but you can't take good Michigan beer away from the girl. Kelley is a Grand Rapids native who was excited to see some Michigan craft beers on the Goose's shelves. She headed south for a degree from Anderson University then went west to volunteer with AmeriCorp. But coming back to Indiana again was "the easiest move I've made," Kelly reports. After four years working as a barista during school, Kelly is frothing up great coffee drinks at the Goose when she's not shooting photographs for her own fine art work or for clients.

While studying creative writing, Jordan created a long list of experiences that might provide future literary inspiration. Undergrad stints as a janitor for the Purdue Athletic Department, staff at a hipster used clothing store, and fine dining server are just a few of the diverse gigs that Jordan played before working on his uncle's farm. Now he's working on running his own operation and adding full-time Farmer to his well-written resume. In the meantime, Jordan is serving beer and wine by the glass in the Goose's Enoteca and playing with his band The Perennials.

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