Professional Stats & Vitals: Having grown up with a family of bar and restaurant owners and managers, I’ve spent my entire life in the service industry. Throughout my career I have worked diners to white table cloth, dive bars to craft cocktails, bar manager to brand manager and a lot more in-between. My Midwest upbringing and 20 years in New Orleans have crafted my welcoming style of hospitality, and love of service to guests and community alike. I worked as seasonal staff for Tales of the Cocktail for three years, where my passion led me to the New Orleans USBG Chapter and many other service professional networks. Over the years, I have attended events and conferences such as Tales of the Cocktail, San Antonio Cocktail Conference three times, Bar Institute Austin and Miami, Portland Cocktail Week twice, and attended, and consequently join the committee for Tampa Repeal Day Conference and Gala three years in a row. I also sit on the board of the Barman's Fund of Louisiana (the only chapter that is a registered nonprofit) where we "Drink with a Purpose" and raise funds for other charities in our community.