None of what is happening at Bloom would be possible without the incredible team behind it. With our Meet the Team Series, we will be introducing the individuals who are working hard to make all of this possible.
You have most likely met this member of our team member already, but now it's time to get to really know our Customer Success Manager, Graham Whye:
Where were you born and raised?
Council Bluffs, Iowa and now I reside in Portland, OR.
What do you love most about Portland?
It has a great food and beverage scene, it’s small enough to get around easily, and still cheap enough to keep it weird. The outdoors are so close, from the mountains to the ocean it’s all within easy reach.
It’s the middle of winter where you are in Portland, what is your favorite drink for these gray skies?
English Breakfast tea in the morning and a nice Oregon Pinot in the evening.
What is your role at Bloom (please describe)?
I’m Bloom’s Customer Success Manager. My role at Bloom is to help our clients better use Bloom. Whether that is through providing training, troubleshooting problems or suggesting best practices.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Growing up I was really interested in architecture (still am).
Whom in the world would you most like to share a meal with?
Maybe it’s recency bias, but I think Tyler Cowen would be an extremely interesting person to share a meal with.
Who has inspired you most in your career?
The manager at my first job was great. I learned a lot working with him and he showed me that when you’re interested in others, you can almost always learn something new and interesting.
Outside of “Bloom hours”, what’s your favorite way to spend time?
Depending on the weather I enjoy getting outside, could be running or hiking. There is such a variety of outdoor spaces in and around Portland that there’s always someplace new to explore. My girlfriend and I also enjoy exploring the Portland neighborhoods and coffee shops.
How do you define success?
For me being successful is having the ability to both pursue personal goals while also working on interesting problems with others.
How do you stay up to date on the world of wine?
I look at the Terriorist almost daily, it’s a great way to keep up on the wine world. Along with that I like to stay in touch with the wine industry friends I’ve made from my time working in Washington and Oregon.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
Own a manual car (not getting easier!), restore an old house and visit Japan!
OK quick answer!
Podcast or book? Book
Texting or talking? Talking
Invisibility or super strength? Super Strength
Cake or pie? Cake
Star Wars or Lord of the Rings? Star Wars
Tea or coffee? Tea
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
Climb a mountain or jump from a plane? Climb a mountain
Ninjas or pirates? Ninjas
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster? Tiny Elephant
Photo by Mara Dillinger