How Did I Get Here: Gretchen Ferringer

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Have you ever wondered into the Tasting Room at Sun King and wondered how SKB's Tasting Room Manager got her job at the brewery? Meet Gretchen aka Mama G!

How Did I Get Here: Gretchen Ferringer

Name: Gretchen Ferringer

Nickname: Mama G

Job Title/Duties: Tasting Room Manager

How did you get here?

Gretchen was a nurse for 14 years in her past life. One day she decided she needed a change and quit her job to start a new life venture. She quickly landed on her feet working at a friend’s Sushi restaurant. From there, Gretchen was introduced to Sun King founder, Clay Robinson, and the rest is history.

Where did you grow up?

Gretchen was born and raised in the South West Indiana town of Velpen. She then went on to Indiana University, to then obtain her degree from Vincennes University before settling in Indianapolis. Gretchen is married and has a 7 year old daughter.

What is your favorite thing about working for SKB?

Gretchen’s favorite thing about working for Sun King is the family mentality that all of the employees have. She loves working in an environment in which people are accepted for being themselves.

What is something someone may be surprised to know about you?

Gretchen is a huge fan of heavy metal music. Her favorite band is Korn whom she has seen in concert 6 times. Although one might not expect it, Gretchen says she is no stranger to a good mosh pit.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Gretchen likes to garden, paint and read in her free time. She has recently read biographies from Slash, Ozzy Osborne and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and explained Kiedis was by far the craziest rocker of the three.

What is your favorite food?

“I just like food”

Gretchen did mention however that if she had to eat one food for every meal it would be sushi. Gretchen has managed to turn her 7 year old daughter into a sushi lover as well.

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