People who love food are always the best people

General Manager - OKC Zoo

I have been in the hospitality industry for over twenty years. I enjoy developing and coaching a team that can provide exquisite service for any and all events. I couldn’t think of a better fit for me then working with the strong culinary team the Zoo offers.

As a father of three, my time away from work is family-filled fun and entertaining, never a dull moment.

I enjoy playing guitar and performing when I can find the time.

I have never met a taco I didn’t want to eat.

Catering Sales Manager - OKC Zoo

As a Catering Sales Manager, I work closely with clients to ensure their events are successful by creating a new world, transforming a space, and translating desires into reality.

I’ve been heavily involved in the hospitality industry for years. The first time I planned and executed my first event on my own, I realized how fulfilling it is to build relationships clients and vendors. What an amazing journey it has been for me, learning how to bring a vision to life.

When I’m not working, I’m with my husband and our children, volunteering at the school, cooking, and running errands. Movie time at home with the family is a must.

Favorite things to do: Dance classes, board games

Every event needs: Patience

I’m inspired by: People who are driven

I relax by: Taking a drive around the city, listening to music

General Manager - Science Museum Oklahoma

I have been involved in the hospitality industry in the OKC metro area for 10 years. The culinary aspect encourages my creativity while hospitality indulges my compassion for people. I feel privileged to be in an industry where I can share in people’s joyous occasions whether it be a wedding or just a trip to the Museum.

There is nothing as satisfying as knowing you have exceeded the expectations of your clients and yourself. As a general manager for Salt & Surrey, I look forward to learning new things while working with a team of outstanding individuals with similar passions.

The Salt & Surrey team has welcomed me with open arms and I am excited for the future and my part in contributing to our continued success.

One food I couldn’t give up: Popcorn (must be eaten by the handfuls).

Favorite thing to do: Spend time with my family.

I am a firm believer of: Doing the right thing because it’s the right thing.