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My short story...D.C. born, Philadelphia bred, oldest of 4, BFA from Philadelphia College of Art (photography), TGI Friday’s Trainer & Team Leader for their national restaurant openings, graduate of The Restaurant School (culinary & restaurant management), Operations Manager for several restaurants in Philadelphia (The Fish Market & Marabella’s) and Los Angeles (Alice’s Restaurant & Tavern on Main), and Director of Operations for Viansa Winery in Sonoma County.

I founded the girl & the fig in 1997 in Sonoma Valley. This started a twenty plus year adventure into my own hospitality business with multiple restaurants, catering, event space, cookbooks and more.

2021 marks the start of a new chapter - stayed tuned.