USBG Cleveland; 12 years in the industry
Professional Stats & Vitals: Bartender and lover of Mezcal
First job: Jamie’s
Why this business: You know when you find that hat that fits just right? That’s exactly what the hospitality industry is for me.
Childhood ambition: A Doctor
Best part of job: The ability to interact with all walks of life. And to be able to provide them with a genuine experience.
Stress relievers: A long run.
Nothing Gold Can Stay, by Robert Frost
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
If you won the lottery tomorrow: I’d pay off my mother’s house. She raised me as a single mother and sacrificed a lot of me. She deserves the world.
Pet peeve: Tardiness.
Advice you could offer to others: Take time to listen to others before you worry about your next thought.
Best advice you ever got: If you think you know everything, it means you truly know nothing.
Best compliment anyone could give you: They enjoyed the beverage I made them. It makes me feel accomplished.
Riskiest thing you've ever done: Move to Portland, Oregon without a place to live or knowing anyone.
Personal heroes: My grandparents
Is there something about you that would surprise people?
I’m an avid knitter.
How do you turn around a lousy day?
A little dark chocolate and a trip to the gym.
Most interesting place traveled & why:
I’m not sure if I’ve been there yet.
What's the simplest thing you've never mastered?
A delicious Manhattan.
Favorite part of usbg.org?
Sports team: The Cleveland Indians
Joke: Q: How does Moses make his coffee? A: He-brews it !!
If you could change jobs with anyone for a day, who would it be?
The Cleveland Indians bat boy
What other profession would you never try?
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
“Well look who finally made it.”
Anything we missed?
If you’re ever in Cleveland, come see me at Luxe.