Briana B Volk is a writer and creative director whose experience includes The Via Agency, Wieden+Kennedy, North, Hal Riney, AnomalyNYC, Viacom, and Red Square Agency. She has worked on a variety of clients ranging from Nike, Macaroni Grill, EA Sports, Coca-Cola, Klondike, Breyers, Samsung, City of Portland (Oregon), Hard Rock, Portland's Downtown (Maine), Blue Cross, New England Distilling, The Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, Little Giant, and Converse.
She writes about travel, cooking, food, drinks, motherhood and baseball.
Her first book, Northern Hospitality, will be released by Voyageur Press in September 2018.
With her husband Andrew, she owns the Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, a craft cocktail bar that is a two-time James Beard semi-finalist for "Outstanding Bar Program" and Little Giant, named to the 2017 class of the "Imbibe 75." She is the founder of the New England Cocktail Conference, an annual cocktail conference in Portland, ME celebrating bartenders, bars and spirits.
In 2015 she was named one of the "50 Most Influential Mainers" by Maine Magazine. She has spoken at multiple conferences including Bar Institute, Maine Start Up & Create Week, Ignite Portland, Pecha Kucha, and was a featured speaker at Maine Live.
Briana is on the board of Creative Portland, Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, Portland Development Corporation, and the founding Vice President of the Maine Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild. She also co-founded Heart of Hospitality, which trains bar and restaurant workers in sexual assault prevention.
She drinks Old Fashioneds, she has a tattoo in Century Gothic, and Debbie Harry once compared Briana to Joey Ramone. She can find a cool bar in any town she's in, without her iPhone.