I was born in Oregon in 1972. I have lived all over the western United States but I have spent most of my life in Arizona and Tucson in particular. I have been working in Tucson kitchens for over 30 years. I started my illustrious career in the dish pit at the 6th Street Pub & Grill at the tender age of 14 in order to save up enough money to buy a microphone, with the sincere intention of being a rock star. I have been a kitchen punk ever since. Over the years I have had the honor to work for and learn from some amazing Chefs and service professionals but my greatest influences have been Chef Scott Newman for cuisine, Chef Michael C. Brown for management style and attitude, hospitality master guru Richard Tyler for focus on guest experience, and artist/restauranteur Camille Bonzani for her boundless creativity. For the past 14 years I have been at the Mountain Oyster Club working with some pretty awesome people and cooking lots of balls! I have also played in a couple bands. Things I love are my one and only girl, my boys and their crew, my Tucson punk rock family, my service industry comrades, rock & roll, food & drink and of course YOU the diner! Cheers!