projects

+ Writer and editor with a focus on food, culture, and travel for more than a decade

+ Managed a 675,000 sq ft mixed use property featuring dozens of retailers, restaurants, entertainment venues, and service-oriented tenants as well as office space

+ Founded Nickel City Chef, Western New York’s longest running, and perpetually sold out, culinary competition series

+ Authored two regional cookbooks

+ Founded Feed Your Soul, a program that connected chefs and the public to farmers and farmers markets

+ Created and ran Buffalo’s first and only interactive industry night for four years. IN served as a networking event for restaurateurs, food and drink purveyors, and the Western New York restaurant industry

+ Created content for USA Today, NPR, Zagat, and others

+ Hosted and produced morning news segments for CBS affiliate

+ Coordinated an event at the James Beard House

+ Curated and produced top tier culinary programming for Chautauqua Institution and Taste of Buffalo, among others

+ Experienced recipe creator, including development, testing, writing, and editing

+ Featured speaker at Toronto’s Terroir Symposium, along with David Chang, Daniel Boulud, and others

+ Served the early development teams for artisan markets proposed at both Horsefeathers and Canalside 

+ Created programming for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National BALLE Conference

+ Co-chaired the inaugural Erie County Food Policy Council

+ Co-founded a series of conferences for chefs and farmers in the Northeast with speakers from Canada and the Northeastern USA

+ Served as an ambassador to visiting national food press through the local visitors bureau from 2011-2018