Meet the Grower-
Started at Tweed: October 20, 2014
Job Title: Inventory Clerk
Aptronym is a term that defines a person whose name is particularly suited to their disposition or occupation. Look up the word in a dictionary and it may be outlined alongside a picture of Tweed’s Inventory Clerk, Brian Sweet. In his two years at Tweed, Brian has been spotted only rarely with anything shy of a smile stretched out over his (preternaturally handsome) face.
Charged with curating Tweed’s Vault – organizing packages, taking inventory and juggling departmental requests – Brian’s responsibilities have multiplied since starting, snips in hand, on the company’s processing team in the fall of 2014. Under Brian’s watch (he prefers the names Vaultron or, simply, Vault Keeper), the Vault has become a case study in sound organization, set to the soundtrack of 90s nu metal kingpins KoЯn.
Like his favourite band, Brian's career has meandered eclectically down an unconventional path, from modelling on the runways of New York City to working in a Manitoban retirement home. Now inextricably connected to his role under the Canopy, he credits both his work and young family for motivating the smile that daily lights up Tweed’s Vault.
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? Any harm caused to my daughter.
Which living person do you most admire? Jonathan Davis from KoЯn. His words have provided me so much strength over the last 20 years.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Working at Tweed! I absolutely love that I'm able to wake up each morning and work for a company I'm proud of, in a field I believe strongly in.
Who is your hero of fiction? James “Logan” Howlett, aka Wolverine from Marvel’s X-Men.
Which talent would you most like to have? Singing with confidence! There's singing, then there’s doing it well.
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Charlie Chaplin's background time traveler from The Circus, circa 1928.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Every night when I get a hug from my daughter before she goes to sleep. That moment will never last long enough to take in.
What is your greatest extravagance? Trips to Cuba with my missus. Looking forward to the next one!
What is your most treasured possession? I wouldn't say there is any material item that would really fill this role. My family is what I treasure most.
What is your motto? It is what it is.
What is your favorite strain? I would have to say it's a close call between Argyle and Devon.
Would you rather visit Colorado or Amsterdam? Amsterdam. It would be great to experience the culture over there.
What is your most useful sense when working? Common sense, with a bit of abstract reasoning.
What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this? I would try and find something else within the industry. It's truly an exciting, fast-paced and rewarding career!
Here’s to Future Growth!
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