Since I was a junior in college, I was always intrigued by the bartending profession, and how cool it would be to actually get paid to keep the party going by pouring drinks. After being officially sold on the idea by a bartender friend, I decied to attend a week long bartender course. This led to a part-time bartending gig at a sportbar in Blackburg, VA allowing me to work my last year through college.
After taking a break to concentrate on grad school, I realized just how much I missed the fun of being a bartender. I also realized that I nearly forgot everything I learned since I did it last! So, after swallowing my pride and going to school to get certified a second time, I finally knew I was hooked.
Since then, I have bartendended at a number of venues in the DC-VA-MD area for both a restaurant and catering company. I am using the skills and techiques I've learned to start a business to bring my own brand of service to my clientele. I want to thank you for visiting my website in support of my vision.
TIPS-Certified Bartender experienced in the following areas:
-Proficiency in bar service including mixology, beer, wine, and spirits
-Private Event, Restaurant, and Banquet bar service
-Processing cash/credit card transactions in an efficient and timely manner
-Opening and closing bar according to company procedures
-Contracting leads for other professionally-trained bartenders experienced in all of these categories
Training for Invtervention ProceduresS (TIPS), On Premise, October 2014
The Operational Alcohol Standards Training of Virginia (T.O.A.S.T. VA), April 2013
Certificate in Bartending/Mixology, Professional Bartending Academy of Richmond, January 2013
Doctorate of Philosophy, Pharmacology and Toxicology, March 2013
Virginia Commonwealth University (GO RAMS!)
Thesis: The role of nicotinic receptors in alcohol-responsive behaviors
Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, May 2008
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, May 2008
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (GO HOKIES!)
L&M Catering, Baltimore, MD/
At Your Service Catering Staffing, Arlington, VA, since October 2013
Perform Bartender and waiter catering duties at professional venues throughout the DMV Metro Area
Engage guests and prepare drinks according to their specification
Serve guests in various styles including sweep service, French service, and buffet service
Clear dishware at guests/section leader request and maintain cleanliness of the banquet hall
Set-up and breakdown down banquet hall items including tables, displays, portable bars, etc.
BowlMor Lanes, Rockville/Bethesda, MD, since April 2013
Perform bartender duties for company at both Rockville and Bethesda locations
Prepare drinks according to company recipes and specification in accordance with state/federal laws
Make friendly connection with all bar guests and upsell alcohol orders
Input orders and accurately process cash/credit transactions in a timely manner in the POS System
Train newly hired bartenders
Maintain a clean and organized bar area completing opening, running, and closing sidework