For me, creating gemutlichkeit (a German word evoking the cozy familiarity of drinking and dining with close friends) is a way of life. Some days that means designing a marketing campaign driving guests experience and some days it means doling out apfel strudel to thousands of guests during a street party. No matter the task, my goal is to serve as liaison between the business practices that have brought us so much success and the innovative ideas that will carry us into our future.
Having worked every single position in our restaurant, from dishwasher to head of HR, I understand the individual parts of the restaurant, how they click together, and what it takes to make it all hum. I value education through experience, and am energized by working with motivated, passionate people who get the job done. This extends beyond the doors of my own business as I work hand in hand with other local merchants and organizations to encourage commerce and growth in our community. I consider investment into the future of Downtown Sanford vital to the success of our business, and lend my skills as a speaker, event planner, and board member to several local non-profit organizations.