Get to Know Smokin Js – Brian Keesbury

  01/05/2016 at 21:21 pm

January 5th, 2016 by Keesy



At Smokin Js we like to say “We are Real People offering Real Quality Products at a Real Value.”  We get caught up constantly working on the Quality and the Value, and we forget to tell you about the People behind the logo.  This blog is part of a series that will feature Smokin Js employees.  No person was injured in the writing of this blog.

Part tech guru, part engineer, part throw-back humanist … Brian Keesbury probably deserves more titles at Smokin Js beyond Grand Rapids store manager.  Brian came to Smokin Js in August of 2014 to help build the new Grand Rapids, Michigan location.  He not only has provided amazing customer service with a smile, but he brought the voice of Adora Zen online building and created the amazing biweekly newscast at

Brian is a big fan of glass pipes.  His favorite glass blower is Scott Sherrell because, “he took a really simple technique like wrap & rake and made it look gorgeous.”  Even though Brian is a glass-man, his favorite pipe is a ceramic water pipe that he named Tree Beard.  Tree Beard was made in the 70’s, and it was given to Brian by his uncle.

Brian is an avid musician and fan of everything creative and cool.  He can play almost any musical instrument.  However, he has had less and less time for music in the past two years.  The light of his life and extension of his legacy is two years old.  This is just speculation, but Brian’s son Dominic is the cutest toddler in the country.  Brian and Dominic live with wife, mom, and Smokin Js all star Christy.  Together they put the family in the Smokin Js Grand Rapids business.  Brian hopes to get back to his swinging days as a musical jack of all trades, but for now he pours his time into being a dad, husband, and Smokin Js tech guru.

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