Chief Beer Taster
Market Garden Brewery
Education: Cleveland State University, urban studies: planning, design and development
Toughest Challenge: So little time, so much beer
How I Motivate Others: Positive reinforcement and optimism
Most Inspiring Person: Barack Obama
Best Advice: The best is yet to come.
Previous Leadership Positions: I am the second oldest of seven kids. I opened my first restaurant at 21 years old while I was a junior in undergrad. I owned, rehabbed and operated a rental property portfolio beginning at 21 years old. Owning and operating five restaurant/brewpub concepts with more than 200 employees. Served on a handful of boards over the years.
Important Lesson Learned: Being surrounded by better and smarter people makes all the difference in the world.
Most Important Skill: Communication
What I’d Tell 16-Year-Old Me: Stop and smell the roses. And travel more.