Members of this highly esteemed board include:
President & Chairman of Bacon
Favorite Festival Memory: “The excitement from the first bacon-eating contest. It was such a nice day, we were all outside and it was like a mini bacon stadium. The fervor and what people did to try to win that contest was intense.”
Area of Expertise: The food guy. The face guy. And, the deal maker. Brooks pairs his talents in philanthropy and insurance sales with his passions for bacon and people to lead the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival into the future.
Chief Bacon Officer
Favorite Festival Memory: “At the 4th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in 2011, I lead a group of people in executing the largest bacon parachute drop in the history of the world. 500 strips of bacon floating down from the sky. Needless to say, it was an emotional experience.”
Area of Expertise: The finance guy. The writer. And, the strategist. Marshall uses his talents in brand development and finance to manage the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival brand and keep the organization financially stable.
VP of Bacon Enjoyment
Favorite Festival Memory: “The first ‘OHHHH, BACON!’ cheer at the First Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival with 200 of our closest, newest, bacony friends. At that point we knew we had pulled something together special.”
Area of Expertise: The “let’s think about this”, dude. Seth uses his business development skills and knowledge of the internet, to manage the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival ticketing and check-in systems. He also, keeps the bacon train on its tracks through his experience in managing rapid growth within an organization.
Sergeant of Bacon
Favorite Festival Memory: “In 2010, standing back and watching over 700 bacon lovers flow through the doors armed with Coors Banquets tallboys in hot pursuit of the Roller Derby Dames, who were rolling around with trays full of bacon burritos and maple bacon donuts.”
Area of Expertise: The logistics man and the Sergeant. Mark knows how to organize and manage multiple crews of people to accomplish a multitude of objectives. The owner and operator of a first class lawn service and snow removal company, Mark gets the job done. His motto, “No one should stand in line for beer or bacon.”
BACONnoisseur & Quality Control
Favorite Festival Memory: “In 2009, when a group of bacon enthusiasts decided to turn the bacon lectures into a drinking game. When the Bacon Professor said ‘bacon’ everyone had to drink. Needless to say, I do not encourage this.”
Area of Expertise: As our food dude, John oversees quality control. He ensures that the bacon is up to snuff and helps get the bacon from pig to plate. As a KCBS Certified Judge, he also supervises the judging element of the event. Lastly, he does his part in the bacon consumption department.