The other thing about Gage is that he likes to be involved in lots of things, but doesn't have an interest in being in the spotlight. So, the rest of us decided to sit down and try to piece together a bit more of Gage's story to fill in some details of his life. One problem is that he also has a tendency to say things that are supposed to be funny, but the deadpan way he says them, it's sometimes hard to know what is true or not true. With that caveat, here is our best shot at Gage's bio.
Gage was born in either the Panama Canal Zone or Utah. It seems odd that we can't say which, but we have heard both. After birth, he appears to have lived in 8 cities and 15 different places by the time is was 22 years old. This seems like it can't be true, but we think it is.
We know that he went to high school in both Moscow, Idaho and in Spokane at Gonzaga Prep. After that, he was at UW and then GU for law school. We confirmed these things from reading the diplomas on his wall when he wasn't in the office.
We know that he has been married to the same woman for nearly 24 years. We also know that this woman is a high school teacher and we surmise from what we know about Gage that she must be the most tolerant woman to ever walk the face of the earth. Hopefully there are sides to Gage that makes this worthwhile. We aren't saying that he isn't a good boss. We would never say that in public where we know he is going to see it. We are just saying that we are glad we don't have to live with Gage all of the time. Maybe that's why his wife is happy to have him at work so much. Not that we want to speculate on that topic.
The other thing we know about Gage's personal life is that he has two kids, both in high school. Some parents like to talk about every single thing that their kids do, but Gage tends to limit his statements to things like "My kids are great," "My kids are sweethearts," and "Thank god their mother raised them well." We do know for sure, however, that his kids really are nice guys and do really well in school.
As for Gage's life prior to the brewery, that is a bit sketchy. He claims to have worked in several places and done lots of different things. We know that he has an enormous shoe in his office that he says came from the staff at Mobius when he left there after a stint as the Executive Director. We can't verify that, but it's possible.
|Now THAT is a big shoe.|
|He really rode his bike to work this way one day.|
Gage did refuse to confirm which of these things are true and which are not, but when asked about the whole bio, his only response was to say that the only thing that needed to be said here is that he loves being involved in the brewery. I guess we know that is true.