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Chris Garrett ‘94

CEO · Entrepreneur · Brew Chief


“I think that the college is on a wonderful trajectory, and I think it’s a completely different place from when I was there. When you look at the mix of students, their true passion and direction, it’s just phenomenal, there’s nothing like it in the country today.”


Current Board of Trustee Member Chris Garrett came to Menlo to study Marketing, but he graduated Menlo as an entrepreneur. Through an internship creating graphic art, Garrett was inspired to start his own business to continue crafting artwork. Before graduating, he also produced a complete business plan for a sustainable craft brewing company, his lifelong dream. After gaining experience from six jobs ranging from sales to product management, the Devil’s Canyon Brewery was founded in 2001. Voted Bay Area’s “Best Beer Bar” in 2014 by San Francisco A-List readers, Garrett’s dream business is thriving, and as a Trustee he is dedicated to helping future Menlo graduates reach their life goals as well. He is in awe at how far Menlo has come in terms of career preparedness, internship opportunities, and diversity, and he affirms from his own experiences that the Menlo College experience is a life changing one.

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