Experienced, goal-oriented leader with 23 years progressive background in sales,
bars/restaurants, beverage program development, account management and operations.
I take pride in my ability to utilize a wealth of knowledge in areas of strategic marketing and
advertising, human resources management, personnel training, contract negotiation,
budget development/administration, inventory and logistics. I motivate team members to
meet and exceed established goals and interact easily with people of diverse backgrounds
and professional levels. I'm adept at analyzing complex business issues and capturing new
markets and increasing client profitability. I frequently execute multiple projects
simultaneously, with the self-motivation, initiative, and business savvy necessary to meet
the challenges of today's competitive marketplace.
I currently serve as the Chair on the National Education Committee for the United States Bartenders' Guild. I have competed and placed in dozens of cocktail competitions and now judge cocktail competitions across the United States. I conduct internal and external training in spirits and mixology at Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits.
My pride and joy, Alyssa is in her first year of studying business in North Carolina. She is incredibly intelligent and makes me proud to be her mom. I love when she flies home to visit during summer and holidays. I live with my best friend and love of my life, Dustin Bedwell. Dustin and I were childhood sweethearts. We have known each other over 30 years. Dustin and I have two dogs, a Blue Merle Sheltie named Gemini and a Chocolate Lab named Isabella. We also have three cats, a Siamese named Samoa, an orange Tabby named Oliver, and a black and white long-haired named Oreo. We love to travel and make memories.