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I love working with our students and I try to bring the same passion that I have for our industry into the classroom.“

Bio

My first job, I started as a young teen working in a restaurant as a dishwasher and eventually worked my way into the front of the house as a bus person and then eventually became a bartender and assistant manager of that restaurant.

As a young adult, I then went on to work in different styles of restaurants and bars honing my bartending skills. I soon moved to California with an opportunity to work at the Sheraton Hotel in there banquet department. I then returned back to my hometown and started working in two of the most respected and high-end restaurants, in the city, The Inn at Castle Hill and Yesterday’s as both a bartender and manager. My next career move was to take on a very challenging job in sales working for at the time what was considered the largest wholesaler in Rhode Island, Charles Fradin Inc. I was now dealing with a very different type of customer, the owners of the establishments themselves, both off- and on-premise accounts.

In 1999, I was hired at JWU as an instructor in the Beverage and Dining department.

With years of experience in the bartending and management field and with the knowledge of all the diverse products of the beverage industry through sales, I believed that I could bring a unique outlook to the students about our industry. I love working with our students and I try to bring the same passion that I have for our industry into the classroom.