I was born in Honolulu, raised in Nashua, NH and currently in in Roxbury, MA.
My first memorable bar experience is being 22 and going to the (now closed) B-Side Lounge with coworkers, drinking sidecars, and not realizing just how important that bar was to the revival of the cocktail scene in Boston. It was the first place I remember going and getting really great cocktails and stellar hospitality.
The first place I tended bar was in the only strip club in NH. The positives were getting to actually be behind a bar for the first time, the negatives were pretty much everything else. But I now have a bunch of really great stories to tell about my first time behind a bar!
Miss Speed Rack Boston 2011, 3 times Tales of The Cocktail Apprentice, 10 Mixologists to watch in 2013, Zagat’s Hot 30 under 30 in Boston 2013. Those were all highlights in my career, as well as getting to run several bar programs under Joy Richard with the Franklin Restaurant Group. In the future I would love to open my own project.
my favorite quote
You’re only as strong as your weakest link