As a Veteran, Sergeant Peters, What brought you to military service?
I joined straight out of high school. I thought it would give me structure at the time. As I commit to my career, mentoring incoming Army soldiers and leading them to greatness in their career as my leaders did for me is my greatest reward in it all.
What brought you to the beer industry?
I’ve always had a respect for the service industry as a whole, however the process of beer making and the end results kept me hooked.
Do your skills cross over? In what ways?
Time management! As I am currently still serving I have to practice extreme time management, being that I can be called at anytime to be put on orders for something. I have to get a lot of tasks done and beer brewed in a certain amount of time.
Can your civilian profession support you if you are injured while on tour?
How does your sacrifice in service to America affect your family?
I am a single parent. Leaving my child is always hard. I am her primary caregiver. We do not live in proximity to family. Serving my country means taking my child out of her normal environment to places she doesn’t know well, along with having to find boarding for our pet.
My child is very young. She doesn’t understand that I won’t be “right back” or that I’ll be away for work. To her I’m not there, which is heart wrenching.
Why is this annual “Military Family Appreciation Beersgiving” an event that is important to you?
This event pairs two very important parts of my life and shows me they can coexist. This does such a great thing, connecting people from all walks of life under two common bases. There have been times I felt I had to choose between my military career or my career in the beer industry. Beersgiving shows me that my fight is bigger than me. Beersgiving inspires me to remain dedicated to working hard in my lane.
Word to describe thankfulness?