Owner – Hospitality First
Hospitality management, training, education, and consulting firm. Offer web based e-learning modules, management training, state certification programs, serve safe food and alcohol service programs. Took business from startup to current status as Wisconsin’s only national hospitality growth and educational source. Vehicles for sales efforts are social media, web integrated activities, and national article publications, including Forbes magazine.
Manager: Training and New Property Openings–Applebee’s & Cracker Barrel
Manager with a career focus in opening or remodeling properties. Opened six new locations and executed two remodels. Became a training manager, focusing on internal managerial candidates. In last training property, developed and trained more internal managerial candidates for the Applebee’s franchisee than were hired externally, and with a better retention rate than external hires.
Kiteboard Athlete, Instructor -- International Kiteboarding Association
Professionally sponsored kiteboarder and International Kiteboarding Association member. First athlete to cross Lake Michigan by kiteboard. Independent kiteboarding consultant for long distance record attempts. Utilized social media, web forums and television production to generate sponsorships, interest in events, and for fundraising. Contributing writer for kiteboarding magazines.