What exactly does Evolve do?
Our mission is simple – to make vacation rental easy for everyone. We work with over 9,000 individual homeowners across North America and help them market and book their vacation rental properties, while also assisting them in sourcing on the ground contacts for cleaning and other vacation rental services if they desire. We also book over 18,000 trips each month for travelers from all over the world, providing our customers with a world-class experience while assisting them with any questions they have along the way!
Tell us about your role with Evolve?
I have been at Evolve for nearly 4 years as a member of the Travel Advisor team. Currently, I help manage the Travel Advisor team, which means I ensure that our employees have the tools they need to be successful. At the end of the day, I work for my team and my mission is to keep them motivated and efficient. This focus allows our guests and owners to always receive the best experience, everytime they interact with us.
Tell us about the beer styles you are submitting this year?
This year we will be brewing a Coffee-Infused Oatmeal Stout. In addition, we will be presenting a session IPA that may include some citrus fruit to prior to bottling. One is perfect for a cozy mountain getaway, the other for a relaxing day on the beach! Both beers have specifically designed recipes and a great mix of hops and grains to give a great aroma, color, and obviously taste!
How and where did you brew your beer?
We brewed our beer at home using a 5-gallon kettle, a 6.5-gallon primary fermenter and 5-gallon glass carboy for secondary. We will be bottling a mix of growlers, 22oz bottles as well as 12 oz bottles. There were five brewers from Evolve in total, making up a good mix of our Travel Advisor, Revenue Management, and Property Acquisition teams!
What do you plan on doing with this year’s championship Trophy?
We are big on awards, values, and recognition at Evolve – each month we have an award of our own that is based on one of our ten core values and we call it the Valuedictorian! It is a peer-nominated and voted-on award, and the trophy is actually a garden gnome named Norma. Whoever wins each month gets to keep Norma with them for the entire month. I could envision the championship trophy being a part of one of our monthly kick-offs, and then finding a nice place to rest in our Butterfly Cafe on the 21st floor of our headquarters downtown!