Born in Phoenix AZ but raised in Des Moines Iowa. I have an amazing wife of 7 years & 3 beautiful children. If I'm not mixing up a new drink I'm enjoying the outdoors fishing in my kayak or trying to stay in shape at the gym! I started in this industry in 1999 as a restaurant server at MONDO'S but soon saw the Bartenders having all the fun & worked my way behind the bar over the next few years. Bar-tended full & part time for almost 10 years ending after my last full time bartending job as bar mgr for Bonefish Grill in West Des Moines. Next I got into the spirit sales side in 2008 with Glazers which then led to Southern & now Southern Glazers- but always the same brands portfolio with Diageo & Moet Hennessy. After almost 11 years in sales & working my way up to State On Premise Sales Mgr for Iowa it has been a very fun & rewarding ride! I'm always learning & love being a part of the USBG to help connect the great individuals I meet behind the bar through out state of Iowa.
In October of 2018 I completed a "Bar Smarts Advanced" certification which I highly recommend to anyone new or seasoned in the industry!