Determined, outgoing and reliable professional with 14 years of restaurant sales, management and service experience is actively seeking challenging project management role.


Core Qualifications

  • Extensive beer, wine, and spirit sales experience.
  • Understanding of wine varietals and production techniques.
  • Genuine client relationship builder and ability to create new customers.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Well-organized and optimistic problem solver.


Aug 2008 - May 2010

Bachelor of Science

Arizona State University
Aug 1999 - Dec 2002

Bachelors of Music Performance

University of Colorado at Boulder

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2015 - Mar 2016

Bar Manager

Talde, Thistle Hill Tavern, Pork Slope, Brooklyn,NY
  • Trained new staff across three venues about beer, wine, and spirits.
  • Surpassed daily sales goals by guiding guests through their dining experience.
  • Facilitated cleanliness with General Manager and Chef to ensure NYC Health standards.
Mar 2014 - Jul 2015

General Manager

The Breslin Lobby Bar @ Ace Hotel, New York, NY
  • Drove sales by creating individual staff goals and implementing up-sell techniques for Michelin starred kitchen.
  • Consistently maintained a high-level of professionalism in responding to and resolving customer and vendor issues.
  • Advised and mentored a team of 25 servers and bartenders to ensure high team morale and smooth operations.
  • Responsible for beverage purchasing and logistics management for 3 venues.
  • Implemented cocktail programs across 3 venues.
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014

Bar Manager/ Beverage Director

ISA, Brooklyn, NY
  • Created craft cocktail menus using boutique spirits, syrups and shrubs for James Beard Award winning restaurant.
  • Exceeded sales goals by interacting with guests to provide quality and informative service.
  • Managed liquor cost and inventory for maximum profitability.
Jun 2012 - Jan 2013

Bar Manager/Beverage Director

Lavender Lake, Brooklyn, NY
  • Created infrastructure for servers and bartenders and provided staff with advanced knowledge of boutique spirits, classic cocktails, and craft beer.
  • Exceeded projected sales goals by ensuring employees created and cultivated customer patronage with excellent service and product knowledge.
  • Managed liquor cost, labor, and inventory for maximum profitability.
  • Maintained professionalism and courtesy in functioning and operating a restaurant that offers varieties dining services.
Oct 2010 - Jun 2012


Freemans Restaurant, New York, NY
  • Achieved and exceeded daily sales goals by acquiring new customers and cultivating patronage among existing customers.
  • Participated in the training of new bartenders and ensured these employees acquired extensive product and service knowledge to provide quality service.
  • Maintained professionalism and courtesy in functioning and operating in a restaurant that offers fine dining services.
  • Conquered the ability to instinctively mix and serve delectable drinks in a timely manner and accurately matching the customer’s request.
Mar 2009 - Aug 2010


Saddle Ranch Chop House, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Attained and surpassed daily sales goals by building new customer relations and enriching existing relations by fostering a laid-back environment where customers can go back to.
  • Supported the promotions and marketing initiatives of the restaurant by creating new and interestingly delicious drink concoctions that can be easily marketed.
  • Participated in maintaining adequate inventory for the restaurant by managing the procurement and maintenance of liquor and bar supplies.
Feb 2010 - May 2010


Michelle Dudash Nutrition, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Served as a SEO expert for Michelle Dudash’s website by ensuring that website content contained targeted keywords in the aim of helping the site rank in search engines.
  • Created various television segments that made sure to incorporate all significant sponsors as agreed insponsor contracts.
  • Assisted in the set-up and preparation of television segments including props handling, stage set-up and food styling.
  • Performed administrative and office tasks including receiving phone calls, accommodating and directing guests and photocopying documents.
Aug 2005 - Mar 2009


Salty Senorita, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Ensured the consistent provision of timely and quality service to customers and recognized as the Employee of the Year in 2006.
  • Provided training to new and existing employees at Salty Señorita and developed the training server manual for restaurant.
  • Reached and exceeded daily sales goals by acquiring new customers and upselling products to existing customers.
Jan 2002 - Sep 2005


California Pizza Kitchen, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Greeted and welcome customers with courtesy and sincere acknowledgement and guided customers to their tables.
  • Received customer orders and maintained adequate product and service knowledge to guide the customers in choosing their orders.
  • Maintained a timely and pleasant customer experience by ensuring accurate timing and delivery of customer orders and availability to address any queries or concerns.
Jun 2004 - Dec 2004

Tour Manager/ Guitar Technician

Opiate for the Masses 
  • Managed and kept to the schedule and budget of the tour and ensured that the goals implemented by the management company were met.
  • Established and nurtured relationship with promoters and other bands in producing and setting concerts.
  • Assisted with the development of new and innovative sales and marketing strategies to achieve ticket sales requirements.
  • Directed the operations of the tour including managing stagehands and production staff in properly setting up the stage.



Serena Blanchard

General Manager Talde Brooklyn