What drives you?

I’m a mission-driven individual. My mission in the world of business right now is pretty simple: to make SingleSpeed Brewing Company the best it can be by consistently choosing to do the right thing while creating a great thing. How do we define ‘doing the right thing?’ That is a tough thing for us to do in short-form fashion, but our focus points include treating the environment responsibility, creating a work environment/culture that people want to be a part of and grow within, and staying active in our community.

What was your biggest accomplishment in 2017? Surviving.

What are your goals for 2018?

To continue driving our company forward in a responsible manner. Among other things, this will include increasing production, packaging options and our distribution footprint. Before 2018 draws to a close, we hope for all of Iowa to have easy access to our liquid.

What makes the Cedar Valley a great place to do business?

The people. It’s as simple as that. The people of the Cedar Valley are second to none in terms of drive and vision.

What is a lesson you’ve learned in your journey?

Patience is a virtue, but complacency is a detriment. Do not confuse the two.