Meet the Grower-
Age: 29+ ;)
Started at Tweed: August 25, 2014
Job Title: Section Grower
The mix of science and horticulture is nothing new to Julie Brais. Over a 30-year growing career, she has time and again exercised her passion for both to great results. As a valued member of our production team, Julie has spent the last two years helping grow Tweed from a seedling of a start-up to a flourishing young enterprise.
She started working in greenhouse operations at age 14 and hasn’t looked back since. Julie studied horticulture at Niagara College and holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in biology from Queen’s University. After completing her placement for the biotech program at St. Lawrence College with Performance Plants, she was hired by the company to grow canola for research purposes. Some of the grow methods she employed there have been featured in journals like Science.
At Tweed, Julie’s days have been spent proving true what she pitched in her job interview– that she can grow anything, and well. She has brought a wealth of experience to the grow rooms here and her transition from canola to cannabis has been a natural one that has benefitted the entire production team. In the future, Julie plans to continue on the front lines of this budding industry with her hands in the dirt.
The Proust Questionnaire
This next section of our Meet the Grower Feature is based on the Proust Questionnaire – It’s an interview style commonly used by James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio as well as Vanity Fair. The Proust Questionnaire is designed to strip away the fat and reveal one’s true character.
What is your greatest fear? Not having enough time to do everything in life.
Which living person do you most admire? My best friend Roma.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Completing a BSc degree while working full time.
Who is your hero of fiction? Lisbeth Salander.
Which talent would you most like to have? Being a talented chainsaw carver so I could make cool figures.
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Charles Darwin.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Lying on the beach with a blue monkey drink in hand and a good book.
What is your greatest extravagance? Ludwig dark chocolate.
What is your most treasured possession? My home.
What is your motto? Git r done!
What is your favorite strain? Mayberry.
Would you rather visit Colorado or Amsterdam? I have been to Colorado, so Amsterdam to see the tulips.
What is your most useful sense when working? Sight.
What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this? I would be growing plants somewhere.
Here’s to Future Growth!
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