Brian Bolduc oral history interview, November 24, 2020
From Tiah Edmunson-Morton
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Brian Bolduc is the Assistant Director of Business and Sales at Goschie Farms in Silverton, Oregon, a commissioner for the Oregon Hop Commission, and board member of the Oregon Brewers Guild. Bolduc's parents owned a bed and breakfast, where the family lived, and a motel in Maine coastal community; in his interview, he talks about growing up on the east coast and his families' move to Stayton, Oregon when he was an adolescent. Contrasting his life on the east coast to the agricultural community of the mid-Willamette Valley, Bolduc talks about how the summer jobs he had on farms increased both his knowledge of and interest in farming. Bolduc also shares his experiences at Oregon State University; in addition to majoring in Business, he was a member and President of the Sigma Pi fraternity, he worked for SafeRide, interned with Beaver Sports Properties, the marketing arm of OSU Athletics, and was a hospitality intern for the NBC Olympics in 2010. Bolduc also talks about looking for jobs after graduation, working for KGW in digital advertising, and working for Survey Monkey in various management positions. Bolduc concludes the interview discussing his work at Goschie Farms, including the addition of new positions, the structure of the company, the role of social media and traditional outreach, Salmon Safe status, experimentation with growing barley and producing "estate beers," and the impact of COVID-19 and the 2020 wildfires on the hop harvest and breweries. The interview was conducted by Tiah Edmunson-Morton on November 24, 2020 on Zoom.