Clyde is a former academic, turned business hotshot, turned burnout. He loves all the things and has too many opinions and way too many interests. He’s done a bunch of random things in this life, but less than he wished. He knows that’ll always be true. In the meantime, he writes and hosts trivia that is academic and pedantic and occasionally obsessive.
He likes art and bad puns. He’ll totally be your friend if you’re not a jerk, but he’ll never go easy on you.
Elliot took the long way around to becoming a host – living too much for any one person. But that means he knows too much! His family is intercontinental, but he is certainly not incontinent.
He likes politics and pop culture. He thinks you’re beautiful.
Sam has finally achieved her lifelong dream of being a host after playing trivia for years! Originally from Virginia, Sam loves all the outdoor adventures the PNW has to offer and will stay on the West Coast forever (probably).
Catch her strolling around Eugene with an iced coffee in hand listening to a true crime podcast.
Raised by a librarian and a self-proclaimed history buff, Kenlei spent most of her childhood dreaming of being a power ranger and denouncing random factoids in the name of rebellion. When useless knowledge became cool, she quickly realized the error in her ways as the weak link on most trivia teams. The only way to hide this shame from her family is to host trivia where she can still sound smart even though she has to google every question.
This is Alex. He’s new here. Well, not that new. Born and raised Oregonian, Alex is a reformative hipster. He is, for now, a Hop Valley Eugene exclusive host. Also exclusive is his taste in music, fashion, and pop culture. He knows a little about a lot, and a lot about everything. He might even know your dad.
He likes collecting vinyl records, anything obscure, and cooking. Don’t forget the garlic!
Chad is a consummate performer. Music? Yes. Bingo? Yes. Theater? You better believe it! And Trivia? Hell Yes!
He’ll bring you joy and humor in every show.
Meet Lorraine and Rob!
Lorraine is PNW-raised, got her Masters in history from Cornell, and taught creative writing at the State University of New York before returning west. She is a professional writer and book reviewer for The LA Times, The Boston Globe, and other venues.
Rob is a semi-retired writer/creative, having been creative director for two ad agencies and VP of one. A lifetime East Coaster, he was dragged west by Lorraine a couple years ago, and he’ll never stop thanking her.
Stephen is a fun loving guy from Texas, where nothing is actually bigger except the heat. He moved to Oregon in 2021 to find his people in the PNW. He likes going out and playing pinball, and Trivia with his friends. This is when he knew he must spread the joy he experienced with others. Using his background in theater he is an exciting host who really likes to engage his audience. When he isn’t hosting trivia you can find him going to Drag shows or hanging out with his friends at a pinball bar.
Meet Big Dan
Meet Big Dan. Dan is a true Oregonian, meaning he migrated here from California last year. This high school dropout doesn’t know a lot about anything but he knows a little about everything. He uses trivia as a way to force strangers to listen to his bizarre ‘fun facts’ so that his family doesn’t have to.
He likes literature, 20th century pop culture, and long walks on the beach. He will always be your friend but he will never wave to you if he sees you at the grocery store.
Kate aka “Trivia Hostess with the Mostest” is a Southern transplant to the PNW. All y’alls aside, she doesn’t twang too hard but will always Bless Your Heart. She wishes every decade was as fly as the 90s, yet this Barbie Girl still doesn’t understand high rise mom jeans.
She likes her beers well hopped, long hikes up mountain sides, flannels and sunglasses, and obscurely timed Parks and Rec references. Don’t ask her to be on your trivia team- her biggest knowledge flex is her mom was on Jeopardy (and it’s not genetic).
Born at a very young age in the great Pacific Northwest, Miss Kelley is a former radio personality and writer who hasn’t written anything. She’s infuriatingly witty and a skeptical giant. Miss Kelley believes in annoyed at first sight and the big brains are sexy. So come out and show her how big yours are.
Jesse is from greater Oregon, also known as Idaho, and started hosting trivia before he could grow facial hair. His trivia research led him to watch an ungodly amount of Jeopardy episodes and every episode of Cash Cab since the Bush administration. When he’s not hosting trivia you’ll find him competing too hard in a beer league softball game, sweating on a hike, or listening to a band before you heard of them.
As a perennially recovering Seattle sports fan, Jesse hasn’t known happiness since the Seahawks won the Super Bowl. Alongside his passion for supporting losing sports teams, Jesse enjoys beer, tequila (in the moment), politics, and referencing vines.