Christopher George never thought about leaving his job at Bank One. He made good money and had great benefits. But in 2004, the decision was made for him: JPMorgan Chase took over Bank One and eliminated his position.
George turned his back on finance to find out if he could make a career out of his hobby: making beer.
According to the American Homebrewers Association, about 90 percent of professional brewers started crafting beers at home before going on to work for small businesses. Chris was determined to join the homebrew club. He entered contests and met with a professional brewmaster through a mentorship program run by career-change advisors PivotPlanet.