Consultant à la Bière
MASTER CICERONE®, Cicerone Certification Program, October 2010. Third person to earn Master Cicerone distinction.
RESTAURANT BEER PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
Clients include: Lolinda, Delarosa, Starbelly, Cortez, the Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Create beer identity, curate beer menu, conduct extensive management and staff trainings, retainer services for menu oversight, staff training, events, and coordination with media
RESTAURANT BEER DINNERS AND GUEST SOMMELIER EVENTS
San Francisco: Beretta, Delarosa, The Fifth Floor, CUESA Sunday Supper, Starbelly, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Town & Country Club. Denver: Russell’s Smokehouse, Lou’s Food Bar
Work with chefs and managers to develop menus and coordinate, promote, and present successful beer-and-food-pairing dinners and series programming [see menus]
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Refine brand identity, consult on recipes, analyze flavor profiles, generate tasting notes and food pairings, develop sales strategies.
RETAIL BEER STORE CONSULTATION
Consult on purchasing, develop in-store marketing strategy, promote beer as education, curate Beer-of-the-Month Club, write in-depth beer reviews.
SALES STAFF TRAININGS
Clients include: Matagrano, Inc., Epic Roasthouse, Ozumo, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Lead trainings and tastings on a variety of beer subjects, develop and communicate sales strategies
TEACHING AND CURRICULA
Course series include: Cicerone exam preparation, beer traditions and beer and food at the Boothby Center, From Ales To Fromage beer and cheese explorations
Develop and teach all courses.
ASSESSMENT AND JUDGING
Master Cicerone exam grader, Certified Cicerone exam proctor, beer judge at commercial and amateur beer competitions, including the Good Food Awards and the Pilsner Urquell Master Home Brewer Competition
CORPORATE EVENTS AND TEAM-BUILDING SEMINARS
Tailor, coordinate, and lead fun, unique, educational events for corporate and non-profit organization clients
Programs and publications include: Forum on KQED, The Ronn Owens Show, Dining Around with Gene Burns, Eye on the Bay, Channel 7 Live, Sunset Magazine, Huffington Post, 7x7 Magazine, DRAFT Magazine
Expert and guest on numerous local radio programs and TV programs, expert for print and online media outlets
PRESIDENT, San Francisco Brewers Guild, 2009-2012, Secretary, 2008-2009
Organized business-members, conducted political advocacy, produced large public events, developed business partnerships, managed public relations and social media.
EVENT DIRECTOR, San Francisco Beer Week, 2009-2012
Coordinated hundreds of restaurateurs, brewers, and beer industry stakeholders yearly to host 325 distinct, high-quality beer events, managed public relations and social media.
BREWMASTER, Social Kitchen & Brewery, 2010-2012
BREWER, ThirstyBear Brewing Company, 2004-2009
BREWER, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant San Francisco, 2005-2008
ASSISTANT BREWER, San Francisco Brewing Company, 2004-2005
Eight years of professional brewing experience
Extensive knowledge of global beer and cuisine
Overseas residence in and travel to Europe, Asia, and Africa
Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Carleton College, Northfield, MN