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Linnea Lundwall



Linnea Lundwall
Mother of Money

A longtime friend and enthusiastic supporter of the Newport Storm Brewery, Linn has been in the brewery orbit since before its original “storm surge” in '99. Her first glamorous introduction to the brewery was assisting with a start-up bottling run when case boxes were hot-glued together while sitting in beach chairs. A native of Rhode Island, Linn went to college in Portland, Maine where she lived for 25 years after receiving a degree in dental hygiene. After realizing she preferred crunching numbers to cleaning choppers she’s worked in a number of small business environments including retail, law, community organizing and hospitality. Recent life-changing moments include becoming a grandmother, swimming across Narragansett Bay , getting a motorcycle license and saying “Sure, c’mon in” to Derek when he randomly knocked on her door in Newport looking for a place to live while watching his plan for a brewery, thus giving birth to her eventual role as Honorary Brewery Mom. In 2007 Linn got sucked into the brewery vortex when she offered to provide part-time office support. If it's Tuesday, the brewery is where you’ll find her tracking down receipts, balancing the checkbook and keeping the Storm Crew happy by generating paychecks. When she’s not correcting the crew’s math at the brewery or working her “real” job at a local defense contractor, Linn tries to keep up with her 4 year-old grandson and frequently questions the wisdom of trading her enjoyment of sailing and golf with the demands of tending to a lawn and perpetual house projects. In her downtime (when she can find it) Linn enjoys kayaking, knitting, gardening, deck-sitting and turning up the volume on '70's music.