projects

+ Writer and editor with a focus on food, culture and travel

+ Authored two regional cookbooks, producing an accompanying hour-long documentary for one.

+ 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 video news segments for CBS affiliate

+ Wrote, hosted and produced segments for NPR

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

+ 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 touring visiting national press through Buffalo via the local visitors bureau from 2011-2018

+ Managed 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