About

ABOUT US

At our core, we are trivia lovers. We love useless knowledge, spending time with friends, and good ol' fashioned competition. Best of all, we love what we do.

THE PURSUIT OF A BAR TAB IS NEVER TRIVIAL

Last Call Trivia began in the fall of 2007 when founders Adam and Drew saw a niche for great Trivia Nights in the Cincinnati market. The 10 years that followed bootstrapped their love of Trivia into the seats of hundreds of bars across the country.

The best part of our epic journey has been the community we’ve been able to create and that community is a testament to the power of Trivia Nights. We believe that our role in this industry is not a zero-sum game, but rather an infinite game where we seek to help knowledge spread and lives change. 

Thank you for joining us on this journey and we hope that you’ll continue to be a part of our story.

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STORY BEHIND OUR LOGO

STORY BEHIND OUR LOGO

Taking inspiration from the craft-brewing industry, the owl is wise, nocturnal, and predatory.

The eye was designed as a quotation mark (rotate the owl-eye 90 degrees counter-clockwise and you'll see it) as well as a drinking glass (look straight into the eye).

CORE VALUES

CORE VALUES

1. Keep them guessing.
2. Avoid trivial pursuits.
3. Stay thirsty.

Questionable Leadership

Adam Johnston

CEO

Give me a bottle of bourbon and half a chicken, and I’ll conquer the world! I’ve got life in me, and it’s fueled each and every day by my inspiring Team. Drew and I started Last Call in the Fall of 2007 and the subsequent years have taught me more than I ever learned in business school.

Adam Johnston

CEO


Give me a bottle of bourbon and half a chicken, and I’ll conquer the world! I’ve got life in me, and it’s fueled each and every day by my inspiring Team. Drew and I started Last Call in the Fall of 2007 and the subsequent years have taught me more than I ever learned in business school. I believe in truth, beauty, freedom, and love. I believe that Tupac is still alive. I believe that we are genuinely making a difference in people’s lives. And I know that the best is yet to come.

My job is to make sure that everyone else does their job, which has to be the easiest job in the world considering the brilliant, hard-working people we have on our Team. I am motivated by the faith that everyone has in Last Call and the collaborative, dynamic work that permeates throughout our company. I preach communication and expectations on a daily basis because I believe they are essential to a flexible work environment. My ultimate goal is to run a company that people are proud to work for.

I’m an avid statesman, adventurer, Burner, Broadway aficionado, athlete, and I wear my Cole Haans as often as my cowboy boots. It’s a wonderful life.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the Earth all one’s lifetime.”
-Mark Twain

Drew Turner

Creative Director

When Adam and I started Last Call, my motivation was world domination (or at least trivia domination).  I’ve always had a knack for remembering useless information.  By combining my creativity and soon-to-be useful knowledge with Adam’s business background, Last Call was born!

Drew Turner

Creative Director


When Adam and I started Last Call Trivia, my motivation was world domination (or at least trivia domination). I’ve always had a knack for remembering useless information. By combining my creativity and soon-to-be useful knowledge with Adam’s business background, Last Call Trivia was born!

I come from a family of educators; both of my grandmothers and my father were teachers. I was bound to educate people somehow! Instead of the classroom, though, I found my niche in the barroom; and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I genuinely believe that Last Call Trivia has changed lives and I am grateful to be a part of such a fantastic Team.

I am the Creative Director for Last Call Trivia. Along with help from my awesome creative staff, my job entails writing trivia, producing and editing the shows, designing graphics, and devising my plans for world domination…whoops, I mean trivia domination.

Last Call Trivia is truly a passion for me and I am lucky to have some things I am personally passionate about as well. Cole and Poe, my two Black Labs, mean the world to me. When I’m not working, I’d rather be traveling. I’ve lived in 8 states and have visited all but 5 (Alaska is my favorite)! I just got into snowboarding, so I’m already looking forward to next Winter. I love classic cars and have my eye on a 1951 Ford truck.

Foodie.
Beer aficionado.
Burner.
Poet.

Badass Team

Aiden Williams

Host Coordinator/League Scores

I never dreamed of being in a sales role or management position. I wanted to change the world one student at a time as a History or Math teacher at a high school. 

Aiden Williams

Host Coordinator/League Scores

aiden@lastcalltrivia.com
513-295-5699

I never dreamed of being in a sales role or management position. Salesmen are always portrayed as being slimy, money-obsessed, and heartless, while managers are always portrayed as being workaholics, family-neglecting, and life-hating. I wanted to change the world one student at a time as a History or Math teacher at a high school. I wanted to help people. I was young and idealistic.

All it took was a friend convincing me to come to “trivia night” in early 2008, and the rest was history. I fell in love with Last Call as a dedicated and competitive participant. I was ecstatic when I found out I could become a host, too! I enjoyed being on a microphone and back on stage, interacting with the crowd, and learning the stories of the teams and getting to know them better week after week. I thought, “Hey, this is a great part-time job while I work on my Masters. I might even want to continue this after I start teaching!” Life was good.

Opportunity arose to help as an Assistant Manager with Last Call, and after no time, I was learning the inner-workings of what made this great company so successful. When my mentor and boss, Jen, was promoted, I interviewed for her former job, and to my horror at the time, I was offered the position. This straight-laced, type A, has-her-whole-life-planned-out future teacher was offered a non-traditional job with this start-up, managing and selling for Last Call. After much deliberation and some very uncharacteristic impulsive decision making, I couldn’t refuse a full-time position with a company I had fallen in love with from day one.

The best part is, I still am in love with Last Call. I wake up to a job I am excited for each day. My bosses inspire me to bend over backward to help Last Call continue to find success. My co-workers inspire me to keep growing and challenging myself. My hosts inspire me to serve them and do what I can to make sure they love hosting as much as I still do. My career choices took me down a path I never imagined, but my goals have not changed. While I’m not doing so in a classroom, I am helping people do something fun every day and enjoying every minute of it. If you’re passionate about what you do, success is inevitable for you and all of those around you.

When I’m not working, you can usually find me rooting on my Kentucky Wildcats, reminiscing about being in the lower arena and watching the Final Four and NCAA Championship game live in New Orleans in 2012, and mourning the retirement of Peyton Manning. I also enjoy playing trivia, making a monthly visit to California to see my amazingly talented fiance, Ben, who works there, spoiling my 85-lb. dog child, Bruce, or traveling anywhere warm where I can SCUBA dive. Willing to give you trivia answers for a trip to St. Maarten. Only kidding…

Jen Klosterman

National Sales Manager

After being a stay at home mom for 10 years, I decided to enter the world of trivia.  Sales is my passion and after six years, I’m still at it.

Jen Klosterman

National Sales Manager

jenk@lastcalltrivia.com
(513) 403-3583

After being a stay at home mom for 10 years, I decided to enter the world of trivia. Sales is my passion and after nine years, I’m still at it. In my spare time, my husband and I can be found carting around and supporting our ridiculously active boys to some sort of sporting event. I love cooking, spending quality time with family and friends, and a good dirty martini (my husband makes the best, you know, the kind with the stuffed blue cheese olives, two please!).

I dream about traveling the world and am obsessed with Publisher’s Clearing House….because who doesn’t want to win $5,000 a week for life?

Dave Gottlieb

Creative Specialist

I grew up in a household that tuned into Jeopardy! every night of the week. I never realized that knowing, “A dressy term for hearts, spades, diamonds or clubs”, would help me out as an adult.

Dave Gottlieb

Creative Specialist

dave@lastcalltrivia.com
513-304-8067

I grew up in a household that tuned into Jeopardy! every night of the week. I never realized that knowing, “A dressy term for hearts, spades, diamonds or clubs”, would help me out as an adult. Living in the house for about 18 years, I used what I learned while sitting on that couch listening to Alex, and found a job that “suits” me. As you may have discerned, I also learned an array of horribly awesome “dad jokes”.

Technology is a topic that I enjoy in both work and my free time. Whether its figuring something out in Illustrator or Photoshop or cutting an audio file, I can never get enough. The best part of computer applications and other areas of technology is that the possibilities are endless. Once a particular area is mastered, something new comes out and creates a new path to more knowledge.

Outside of the “office”, there are numerous aspects of the world that pique my interest. Living in Cincinnati doesn’t really help someone who is a huge fan of snow skiing, but when the winter comes along each year, I make it a point to head for the slopes at least a few times. If I told you that I didn’t like much TV, I’d be lying. I am a big fan of many series, as well as the reality shows on stations like History and A&E.

A large amount of what I enjoy about working for Last Call is the social aspect and the connection between the teams, the hosts and the bars. Whether other employees or teams that play Trivia, I have been introduced to many people who I now call friends.

Brooklynn Holtz

Director of Marketing

I’ve had just about every job there is. I need a challenge. I need excitement. And, sometimes, I just need change. Last Call Trivia does it all for me. 

Brooklynn Holtz

Director of Marketing

brooklynn@lastcalltrivia.com

I’ve had just about every job there is. I’ve run brain tests at Children’s Hospitals, ordered cadavers for Neurosurgeons at Cornell, dressed in velvet ball gowns at Disney World, roller skated through historical reenactments, been guilty of murder at a dinner theatre, recruited actors as a talent agent, earned pennies as a waitress at Planet Hollywood Times Square, taught English in a refugee camp, threw T-shirts as a Chevy girl, and offered to pour coffee in TV commercials…

I’ve got some crazy stories for you.

It probably comes as no surprise that I responded to a Craigslist ad calling for Trivia Night Hosts in Columbus, Ohio back in January 2012. I was #allin with Last Call Trivia and quickly moved on to Sales, then Management, and finally Marketing.

It really just boils down to the fact that I get bored easily. I know you’re not supposed to say that, but it’s true. I need a challenge. I need excitement. And, sometimes, I just need change.

Last Call Trivia does it all for me. This company is made up of people who are always looking forward, obsessed with being better, and never balking from change. I genuinely love this company.

Furthermore, and I feel this is important, Last Call Trivia is a family. I’ve shared some of my highest highs and lowest lows with these people and we’ve stuck together through all of it. I admire their work ethic, their honesty, and their unmistakable care for people.

Personally, I love to have dance parties in my living room, go on adventures and get lost, listen to funky jazz music all the way up, pin a bunch of DIY projects and never get around to them, play Bach cello suites because they’re all I can remember, drink scotch and sweet tea, and take boring videos of my kid right after he did something cute. Come say hi!

Twitter: @brooklynnholtz

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brooklynnholtz

Brianna LeCompte

National Sales Manager

I still remember attending my first trivia night back in 2013. A group of my coworkers and I saw that a spot down the street was hosting a trivia night, and we decided to go for it. I was instantly hooked, the combination of good beer, great company, and some healthy competition was electrifying.

Brianna LeCompte

National Sales Manager

I still remember attending my first trivia night back in 2013. A group of my coworkers were discussing some options for happy hour venues and when we saw that a spot down the street was hosting a trivia night, we decided to go for it. I was instantly hooked, the combination of good beer, great company, and some healthy competition was electrifying. In fact, if I were to create my own hierarchy of needs, that would probably make up the base.

From that night on, trivia became a weekly ritual. I loved getting to check out new local bars and restaurants, and being able to win prizes to cover the bill was an added bonus. Trivia remained a hobby to me for several years, and when the opportunity arose to join the Last Call team, I was ecstatic. Working with a talented and creative team to spread my love of trivia across the country-what could be better!

What I love about Last Call is two-fold. First, as a trivia player myself, I know first-hand how exciting and fun this game is to play. I still reminisce on the glorious moment that I guessed the theme correctly on the first question of the round. Although my teammates might be more likely to bring up the time that I mistakenly wrote “bow neck” instead of “boat neck” and lost us our wager for the question. Playing trivia has left me with countless stories and memories with my friends that I will treasure forever. And the second thing I love about Last Call is having the opportunity to work with such a talented and passionate team. The ability to work collaboratively to deliver entertainmentto people all across the country is such a rewarding experience.

Outside of work, I tend to have no issue keeping myself busy. I love to travel as often as I can-one of the items on my bucket list is to visit every continent. I’m always taking suggestions (and donations) for where to visit next! I’m also an avid equestrian, I’ve been riding horses for almost as long as I could walk. I was the Vice President of the Equestrian Team in college, but these days I’m retired from the show circuit and I stick to riding for fun. As far as indoor activities, I love movies (all types, but especially Disney movies or anything with Leonardo DiCaprio), trying and often failing at Pinterest DIY projects, cooking, oh and did I mention playing trivia?

Brittani Rable

Marketing Manager

I am a creative soul by nature and love doing anything I can put my mind to from graphics and writing to embroidery and photography. I love trying new things and enjoy the thrill of a good challenge, whether that be in the form of a trivia question or attempting to learn Japanese.

Brittani Rable


I am a creative soul by nature and love doing anything I can put my mind to from graphics and writing to embroidery and photography. I love trying new things and enjoy the thrill of a good challenge, whether that be in the form of a trivia question or attempting to learn Japanese. In my spare time, you can usually find me haunting a local coffee shop or smothering my cats with love.

Tara Grimes

League Manager

It all started over some chicken wings and ice cold beer. Since my husband and I always looked forward to our weekly trivia night outing, it became part of the routine.  After a couple of months of attending Last Call shows, a light bulb went off.

Tara Grimes


It all started over some chicken wings and ice cold beer. Since my husband and I always looked forward to our weekly trivia night outing, it became part of the routine. After a couple of months of attending Last Call shows, a light bulb went off and I thought to myself, “Self, why don’t YOU host Trivia?” And the rest was history!

I have been working with Last Call Trivia since the Fall of 2011. Combining the need to be in a social setting as much as possible with a love for trivia and music, it was a match made in heaven. Since then, I’ve worn many hats: from helping to manage the Leagues and Tournaments to Sales, and more! What a fun company to be a part of. Last Call has a wonderful team of people working for them and being a part of it is a blessing!