I grew up in Massachusetts and began working for family friends at their Italian restaurant as a hostess, then server, and then bartender. I fell in love with the ability to be creative through beverages, and knew I wanted to be involved in the craft cocktail scene. I then graduated college and bartended at the Nantucket Yacht Club, learning more about the importance of fresh juices and product. Kind of seems like a no-brainer these days, right? And from there, I took to the road and went to Montana to work at the legendary Yellowstone Club, learning heavily about bourbons and ryes. From there, found myself in sunny Orange County CA where I don't have to shovel snow, bartending at the Lido House Hotel. Flash forward 4 years, and I am now the Director of Restaurants & Bars at that very hotel. Outside of the industry, if such a world even exists, I like to hike, spend time with my girlfriend of 7 years, our pets, and see a movie or find a delicious place to enjoy some Pinot Noir and a good meal.
Life is too short to be hungry, so I say go out to eat as often as you can afford. Try new things, and always remember to have fun!