Cicerone Certiﬁcation Program, October 2010. Third person to earn Master Cicerone distinction.
Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, February 2016.
Silver-Pin Certified Sommelier®
North American Sommelier Association, November 2015. Participating organization of the Worldwide Sommelier Association.
Restaurant Beer Program Implementation
Create beer identity, curate beer menu, conduct extensive trainings, perform retainer services for
menu oversight, staff training, events, and media coordination.
Restaurant Beer Dinners & Guest Sommelier Events
Work with chefs to develop menus and coordinate, promote, and present successful beer-and-food-pairing dinners and programming.
Curation of Beer Events
Work with event management, procurement, and marketing teams to develop menus and coordinate, promote, and present successful beer events, tastings, education, and programming, with successful events across the United States and in Hong Kong.
Public Speaking & Webinars
Develop and present lectures, seminars, and webinars, targeted to food and beverage industry, public, and other industries.
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, curate Beer-of-the-Month Club, write beer reviews.
Distributor And Sales Staff Trainings
Lead trainings and tastings on a variety of beer subjects and sales strategies.
Teaching & Curricula
Develop and teach courses, source beer and food, collaborate with guest chefs and venues.
Assessment & Judging
Master Cicerone exam grader, Certiﬁed Cicerone exam proctor, beer judge at commercial and amateur beer competitions.
Corporate Events & Team-building Seminars
Tailor, coordinate, and lead fun, unique, educational events for corporate and non-proﬁt organization clients.
Expert and guest on numerous local radio programs and TV programs, expert for print and online media outlets.
Programs and publications include: The Wall Street Journal, Sunset Magazine, Hufﬁngton Post, DRAFT Magazine, 7×7 Magazine, Forum on KQED, The Ronn Owens Show, Dining Around with Gene Burns, Eye on the Bay, Channel 7 Live
Selected Clients, Course Series, Public Speaking & Events
Delarosa, Lolinda, Starbelly, Bon Marche Brasserie, Schroeder’s, Press Club, Hogwash, Loma Brewing Co., InnerFog, Plumpjack Wines, Hilton San Francisco Financial District, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Matagrano, Inc., Epic Roasthouse, Ozumo, Beretta, The Fifth Floor, CUESA, Cortez, Social Kitchen & Brewery, WRG Hong Kong, Garnish Events, Cicerone Certification Program
Certiﬁed Cicerone Exam Preparation Courses, Seasonal Beer & Food Pairing at 18 Reasons, Beer Tradition Courses & Beer and Food Pairing Courses at the Boothby Center, From Ales To Fromage: Beer and Cheese Explorations
Craft Brewers Conference, Great American Beer Festival, National Homebrewers Conference, Crafting Beer and Food Summit at Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, California Artisan Cheese Festival, SF Chefs Festival
San Francisco, New York City, Hong Kong, New Orleans, Washington, DC, Denver, Columbus, Indianapolis
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.
Bon Marche Brasserie, 2015-2016.
Social Kitchen & Brewery, 2010-2012.
Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, 2004-2009;
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant San Francisco, 2005-2008;
San Francisco Brewing Company 2004-2005.