projects

Writing + Production

+ Almost two decades of experience as a writer and editor with a focus on food, culture, and travel

+ Creator of content for Food and Wine, USA Today, NPR, Zagat, and more

+ Hosted and produced video news segments for a CBS affiliate

+ Wrote, hosted, and produced segments for NPR

+ Authored two regional cookbooks

+ Produced an hour-long documentary

+ Skilled recipe development, testing, writing, and editing

+ Experienced in content marketing

Operations + management

+ Served as the general manager of a 675,000 sq ft mixed-use property featuring 70+ top-tier national retailers, some of the country’s hottest QSR restaurants, luxury entertainment venues, corporate office space, and service-oriented tenants. Oversaw marketing, operations, budget, and staff as well as providing ongoing support to leasing.

Creation + development

+ Founded Feed Your Soul, a program connecting chefs, the public,  farmers, and farmers markets

+ Designed and developed a new annual fundraiser for a longstanding arts organization

+ 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.

+ Orchestrated and coordinated an event at the James Beard House

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

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

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

Expertise

+ Appeared as an expert/talking head on several programs including an episode of the Discovery+ program, “The Messy History of American Food” (2022)

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

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

+ Co-chaired the inaugural Erie County Food Policy Council

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