Brian Van Ornum, Customer Service Specialist
I'm originally from New Jersey and went to school in York, PA to pursue a career in radio. After graduating college, I moved to Dallas, Texas for 6 months to be with my wife while she finished college. She grew up in Portland, and wanted to return home after she graduated. Upon her graduation we moved to Portland and I absolutely fell in love with the city. I produced a talk show on AM radio and did PR and booking for bands in Portland. In October of 2001, we decided to move to Washington, DC. I'm not exactly sure why we left because I've been trying to get back to Portland ever since!
Somehow I ended up being an office manager at a law firm in DC, but have been yearning to get back out west and do something in the beverage industry. Pacific Rim was calling me!
For fun my wife and I go to as many concerts as possible- even planning our vacations around music festivals such as Bonnaroo in Tennessee and Lollapalooza in Chicago. We love taking in music with good wine or beer. I also have developed a bit of a fascination with anything Celtic; I've taken bagpipe lessons and have been known to wear kilts from time to time. In addition I love watching sports like college football, college basketball, and mixed martial arts.