This time around we're sitting down to chat with Patrick, Fire Cider's Warehouse Manager. He's our resident maple syrup maker, chicken wrangler, handyman, and a champion with the Dad jokes.
Tell us about what you do at Fire Cider HQ. I manage the warehouse, including the shipping staff, inventory, supply ordering, and logistics.
How long have you been part of the Team? One year as of this past Feb.
When did you first try Fire Cider? I think it was at the Big E, the first year that we had a table outside the Massachusetts building. I was volunteering at the Mass Maple booth that year, and we had a steady stream of people come by and sample the maple syrup only to comment that it was the perfect chaser to the sample of Fire Cider they'd just tried.
What is your favorite way to use Fire Cider? In place of plain ACV in our family's standard carrot/radish slaw.
Super strength, telepathic powers, or the ability to control time? And why? Time control, hands down, because with this you can appear to be able to do almost anything else.
Comics, novels or movies? Usually, Audible. It's been a few years now since I consumed a book with my eyes and not my ears.
Do you have any hobbies? Woodworking, chickens and maple sugaring. Last year, I built the latest incarnation of the backdrop that we take to events. This year, I hope to make 20 gallons of maple syrup, and in a few weeks we'll be ordering our 2017 flock of laying hens.
If you could time travel, would you go to the past or the future? Five minutes into the past so I can find that thing I just misplaced....
Two favorite movies? The original DUNE was one of my favorites until I saw the documentary "Jodorowsky's Dune". Now the version of DUNE that should have been made is my favorite.
Gilmore Girls, Game of Thrones or Gilligan’s Island? Only one of these choices has a hilarious Bad Lip Reading sendup. The choice is obvious. Powdered SUGAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!
How many states have you lived in? 4. Born in MA, lived in Alabama briefly in 5th grade, lived in both New York and Georgia while attempting college.
What's your favorite music? genre/musician? Historical favorites include Cake and Ben Folds Five and a special place for Weird Al. Current favorite that I should have been listening to all along: OK GO.
Tell us something that not many people know about you. For my entire freshman year of high school, I didn't own a single pair of jeans. All dress pants.
Anything else you’d like to share? My dessert. No, wait, I'm hungrier than I thought. Get your own.