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+ 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

+ 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

+ Spent over a decade as a magazine editor in Western New York with a focus on food, culture, and travel

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

+ Hosted and produced morning news segments for WKBW News

+ Coordinated an event at the James Beard House

+ Curated and produced top tier culinary programming and festivals for Chautauqua Institution, among others

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

+ Authored two regional cookbooks

+ 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

+ Served as an unofficial ambassador to visiting national food press through the local visitor’s bureau