I was born and raised in a small town in Massachusetts called Mattapoisett. However, bartending brought me to Providence, RI 10 years ago and I’ve been here ever since.
I had a love-hate relationship with school. I hated the structure of classes, however when I got to choose what I wanted to learn about, I thrived. At my first bar job I started out cocktail waitressing, however I quickly made the jump to the bar. It was magically, a nightclub. It was dirty and I loved every minute of it. Sure there were crazy nights, but, at the end of the night, it felt like I just threw the biggest party and that was the best feeling for me.
Over the years I’ve been fortunate to be recognized for my hard work. I’ve been nominated for James Beard Award twice, been part of the Tales of the Cocktail Apprentice Program, was named a Top 10 Mixologist in Beverage Media Magazine, and won a variety of different cocktail competitions all before the age of 26.
Right now I am living my dream of being a brand ambassador for a company that my whole heart is a part of. One day I’ll open a bar of my own, but until then, I will continue to make people love Bols Genever as much as I do.
my favorite quote
Do not be afraid to try and fail early in life. We often stumble towards the things we will end up doing best