Embracing the Unexpected

by Aaron Carvell '99

When I feel myself starting to become risk-averse and say "ooo this is making me feel creepy, I’m not sure I want to take this opportunity, you know, what if it’s not what I expected?" I have to remind myself none of it's ever been what I expected. And I just gotta keep saying yes to stuff and it keeps working out.

Interview is part of the on-the-road 'We the Purple' Williams College alumni conversations held during Ephs on the Mooove in July 2021. Explore more conversations.

Aaron Carvell '99 currently serves as one of the heads of Old Home Distillers, a family owned distillery in Lebanon, New York. In our conversation, we chat about taking risks, the joys of family, being a trombonist, and building community wherever you go.

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