Meet The Family: Our Apprentices
Bryon Best –
Please help us welcome our latest addition to the Alpine Crew! Bryon joins us all the way from Arizona. Born in Tucson in 1982, he not only has a passion for working with his hands, but also has knack for outdoor adventures like hiking, fishing, etc. – making Billings, MT a perfect fit! A big folk/indie/bluegrass fan, some of his go-to artists include the likes of Poor Man’s Poison, Barns Courtney, and the Steel Drivers. His favorite film is the 2000’s remake, “Gone In 60 Seconds.” Married 8 wonderful years and counting, Bryon is Dad to three children, ages 11, 4, and 1. His biggest life lesson / motto he lives by is, “You don’t have to be perfect; you just have to try.” Welcome to the family, Bryon!
Steven Brotzel –
Say, “Hello,” to our resident bachelor, Mr. Steven Brotzel. A Billings-born-and-raised country buck, Steven spends as much time outdoors as possible when he’s not learning to help save the day here for our Alpine family. His go-to leisure includes as much fishing and camping as he can get! His trusty partner in crime? A faithful French Bulldog, Sunny. Steven is a music lover of all kinds, EXCEPT country (who’d have thunk?!), and major sci-fi fan. His go-to mantra is, “Live long and prosper.” Born into a family of tradesman, he is following suit in joining our longstanding crew as a plumbing apprentice. Welcome aboard, Steven!
Patrick Thompson –
Another Colorado transplant joining the Alpine family is apprentice, Patrick Thompson. Originally from Steamboat Springs, CO, Patrick is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys all kinds of adventure from fishing to camping to snowboarding and everything in between. He is a husband of four years sharing 2 dogs, Ellie & Olive, with wife, Jysten. With a background in landscape irrigation, a quick uptake in this change of trade, a life motto echoing Yoda himself – “Do or do not. There is no try.” – and with nicknames like, “Patty Cakes” and “Patty Mayonnaise” – we are beyond thrilled to welcome Patrick to the team!