Katie Grant is the co-owner of Dirigo Public House, a craft beer pub located in Yarmouth, Maine. After many years in the service industry, she and her chef husband, Ben, opened Dirigo in 2015 where they share their love of great food and drink and a welcoming community with their guests. Katie has a BS in Media Arts & Design from James Madison University and has worked in the corporate design world as well successfully running her own graphic design company after graduating from JMU in 2010. Katie is a proud life-long Mainer and feels incredibly fortunate to live, work and raise her family in such a beautiful place.
Playing Small Moment
Katie’s playing small moment came when she joined a larger team of graphic designers. She was new to the team and the youngest of the group which made her unsure of her abilities.
The Wake Up Call
Katie’s wake up call slowly evolved as she took control of the managerial activities at Dirigo. Her confidence is continually rising as she is confronted with each new challenge.
Style of Leadership
Katie respects everyone she works with tries to be clear and transparent with them in her leadership role. She and her husband approach leadership as a team.
What Are You Excited About?
Katie is excited to roll out a new menu at the restaurant! She created a new design to go along with the new menu items.
Current Business Challenge
Katie finds it challenging to train new team members and being patient as people are learning.
Your Support System
Katie’s support system consists of her husband Ben,their families and a community of regular clients and it means the world to Katie.
Katie’s daily yoga practice helps her to silence self-doubt and it keeps her happy and grounded.
Advice For Younger Self
Ask questions when you are unsure!
“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” ~ Charles Bukowski
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