I started casually bartending in 2014, and then less than a year later, a close friend of mine opened a really beautiful bar. He asked me to come help him. I knew I needed to greatly improve my knowledge and acumen on the subject, so I hopped on Google and searched for local bartending groups here in Houston. The United States Bartenders' Guild was one of the first results, and I joined on a leap of faith (and the company credit card!). I remember attending my first USBG event shortly after, and the rest is history!