Alex lyscars 

What do you do at Bissell Brothers?

I am our charitable resource and community outreach manager and I work in the tasting room. I help develop our role in the greater community and do my best to represent the company’s position in the overall bigger picture. 

How Did you get involved with bissell brothers?

I was a fan from day one! I worked in the service industry in Portland for 10 years and met Vanessa Bissell who helped get me a job when the Thompson’s Point location opened. 

What is your favorite thing about BBB?

We’ve created a culture where not only is the employee’s work-life balance hugely emphasized, the staff is able to cultivate and accentuate their own strengths in service to the needs of the company. I’ve been able to learn and grow so much in such a short amount of time and it’s because we are encouraged to take initiative and present new ideas. The more ownership you give your staff, the more they will do for you! 

What do you do outside of the brewery?

I get obsessed with many different things, but a constant has been Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and hanging at home with my lovely finance Sam. 

What is your most prized possession?

I don’t own many things that I can’t live without, so I’d say my able body is the most important thing I have – it allows me to do the things I love! 

If you could have One super power what would it be?

I’d like to be able to time travel as an observer and see what life was like in the distant past and catch a glimpse into the future.