People who love food are always the best people

Catering Sales Manager

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 - Oklahoma City Zoo

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.

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.

Corporate Director of Catering

As Salt and Surrey’s Director of Catering, I lead, mentor and support our catering sales team at the Oklahoma City Zoo. 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”.