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Member Spotlight - Ryan Hart

By Amira Ansari posted 02-08-2019 11:38

                     USBG Charlotte Chapter, 12 years in the industry

Professional Stats & Vitals: Bar Manager at The Crunkleton, Charlotte

First job:
Char Grill in Raleigh

Why this business?: I love to make people happy.

Childhood ambition: Architect

Best part of job: Human interaction.

Stress relievers: Playing guitar and eating ph.

Favorite quote: "All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to us." - Gandolf, Lord of the Rings (J.R.R Tolkien)

If you won the lottery tomorrow: Pay off my entire family's debt, and then set up an investment firm to help hospitality entrepreneurs start their own businesses.

Pet peeve: Complaining.

Advice you could offer to others: Watch the Bill Murray documentary on Netflix. Nothing really matters in this life except the time we spend with each other. Spend it well.

Best advice you've ever gotten: A mentor once told me that information without context is false empowerment. Changed my life.

Best compliment anyone could give you: That I was there for them when they needed me.

Riskiest thing you've ever done: Started a small business.

Personal heroes: Skrillex, Dave Matthews, and my grandfather have all had a pretty massive impact on my life.

Is there something about you that would surprise people? I don't use shaving cream. Ever.

How do you turn around a lousy day? Going ham to bass. Music bangers in my truck usually does the trick. I DJ'd for a long time, and it's a pretty big release.

Most interesting place traveled & why: Chichen Itza was pretty insane. Nothing like standing on top of an ancient temple to blow your mind.

What's the simplest thing you've never mastered? Ironing shirts.

Favorite part of Networking with like-minded individuals and talking about the industry. I have formed a lot of deep friendships with my community because of USBG.

Sports team: Sports?

Joke: Watching me dance around when I DJ is pretty laughable.

Word: Shmear

If you could change jobs with anyone for a day, who would it be? Elon Musk. I'd love to try and hack it for even just a day.

What other profession would you never try? Retail. Seems like hell on earth.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? You're lucky you know someone who knows someone.

Are you planning to attend one of the 2019 Regional Conferences? Yes