Shortly after joining the USBG in 2009, I realized volunteering and growing into leadership roles within the organization would not only help develop skills for my career but more importantly be impactful in the greater bar industry community by creating opportunities for others. Six years in local chapter leadership in San Francisco then the past three years now on the National Board as well as serving on many committees has been enriching on so many levels. This is how I volunteer. For work work, I split my time between Hello Stranger Bar in Oakland, CA where I act as creative director of the cocktail program, design and events. Or in sales and education with JVS Imports, a small local importer and distributor with an eclectic portfolio of family owned brands from around the world. I am especially passionate about agave spirits and world whiskies. My other interests include dancing, karaoke, and cooking.