People who love food are always the best people
Catering Sales Manager
I was born and raised in the cornfields of Iowa. At the first opportunity to leave, I took it and moved to Florida to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa. All through college I worked in the hospitality business both bartending and waiting tables.
I love the fast-paced environment and the different people you meet. No two days are ever the same! Upon completion of college I worked in sales with both print and SEO advertising but I missed the fast-paced environment. Working in this position is a perfect merger of the two, hospitality and sales. Plus, who wouldn’t want to spend their “work” days in a zoo and botanical garden?!
What I want to eat and drink right now: A glass of sauvignon blanc and chicken nachos with extra guacamole
Place I want I want to travel to: Greek Islands
You will never find me without: lip gloss and my iPhone
Favorite thing to do outside of work: hang with my two energetic young boys, cook, and watch my beloved Iowa Hawkeyes
What I want to be when I grow up: not old
I am originally from Kansas. I have been a part of the OKC business community for over 25 years. Being a part of the hospitality industry for many years gives me the insight to what my fellow Oklahomans enjoy.
So the fact that I am part of a team that is introducing Salt & Surrey to my community has me excited. When I am not at work, I can be found hanging out with my best friend ( my wife ) and our 2 teenage daughters.
Why I am a foodie: good food turns a good time into a great memory
I relax by: listening to music.
I am inspired by: hard working people achieving desired results.
Corporate Director of Catering & Sales
As Lancer’s Corporate Director of Catering Sales, I lead, mentor and support Lancer’s catering sales team in venues across the country. I stand on the principal that a cheerful attitude is contagious, first impressions last forever, and hard work inspires others.
My years in Hospitality have given me a love for fast-paced environments, details and deadlines. My experience leading events, recruiting and training volunteers and event staff, and as a supervisor has taught me how to communicate and work with diverse community groups and skill levels.
While I specialize in working on event budgets, contract negotiation, and profitability – I know that to be truly effective at this job you need to believe in beauty and love and a little bit of magic. When I am not working you will find me volunteering my time with local non-profit organizations, exploring the city, or watching sci-fi shows with my husband.
Why I’m a foodie: Food is a universal language. It isn’t just about the taste but about delighting all five senses.
You will never find me without: MAC lipstick and my cell phone.
I play air guitar most to: Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses.
Every event needs: “A soundtrack”.