Work History


Lead Bartender


Talented leader offering over 20 years of experience in customer service industries. Motivates employees to exceed customer expectations in high-volume settings while maintaining strong quality and effective cost controls. Service-oriented with good multitasking, safety management and decision-making skills.


years of professional experience

Work History

Lead Bartender/Chef

Marriott International - Renaissance Hotel
Austin , TX
2017.10 - Current
  • Decreased bar costs over 30% during the past year while increasing sales 15% over past year
  • Provided technical support and consulted with management for implementation of new inventory systems
  • Developed new signature cocktails to support bar marketing brand and increase profits.
  • Maintained relationships with restaurant vendors to facilitate effective inventory management and implement cost controls.

Operations Manager

Cedar Park , Texas
2016.11 - 2017.12
  • Responsible for growth and development of togo operations - created continual 10% growth month to month while maintaining highest retention rate in the restaurant
  • Created and implemented systems for maintaining the lowest food costs in the region while serving as kitchen manager through minimizing waste and maximizing productivity
  • Developed programs for instilling corporate culture in staff leading to better retention, better service, and higher quality products.
  • Directed day-to-day operations focused on attainment of key business metrics, continuous improvement initiatives and 10 member management team with related direct reports.

Assistant General Manager

Golden Nugget
Lake Charles , LA
2014.09 - 2016.02
  • Developed and implemented standard operating procedures for five star in room dining, quick service restaurant, and a casual dining restaurant
  • Developed and promoted current management staff and managerial candidates
  • Responsible for monitoring and auditing month-to-month financials
  • Engaged team members and improved performance by delivering daily updates and conducting monthly meetings to obtain feedback and convey new policies.
  • Maintained well-controlled business inventory with minimal losses by enforcing solid monitoring and management structures.

Front Manager

Landry’s Inc, Saltgrass Steakhouse
2003.01 - 2014.01
  • Responsible for staff development through integrated training and incentive programs -Managed day-to-day operations of casual dining restaurant.
  • Implemented systems for more accurate inventory checks and balances.


CFO – Green Brothers Sustainable Solutions
2010.01 - 2012.01
  • Provided cost-benefit analysis for projects and purchasing
  • Managed and maintained logistical framework for the company
  • Responsible for all bookkeeping and fiscal responsibility
  • Created and managed quarterly business financial analysis
  • Developed key operational initiatives to drive and maintain substantial business growth
  • Investigated and addressed business development challenges to proactively mitigate problems
  • Stayed current with market trends to determine optimal pricing of goods and services and to capitalize on emerging opportunities


90 Credit Hours - Philosophy

Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
  • Majored in Philosophy
  • Minored in Biology
  • Received Presidential Scholarship
  • Member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity
  • Elected President of Kappa Sigma Fraternity in 2007

Associates of Applied Science - Information Technology

ITT Technical Institute, Arlington, TX
  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA
  • Dean's List all trimesters

High School Diploma -

Cameron ‘Yoe’ High School, Cameron, TX
  • Graduated Salutatorian
  • Member of National Honor Society




Lead Bartender/Chef - Marriott International - Renaissance Hotel
2017.10 - Current
Operations Manager - Chuys
2016.11 - 2017.12
Assistant General Manager - Golden Nugget
2014.09 - 2016.02
Founder - CFO – Green Brothers Sustainable Solutions
2010.01 - 2012.01
Front Manager - Landry’s Inc, Saltgrass Steakhouse
2003.01 - 2014.01
Cameron ‘Yoe’ High School - High School Diploma,
ITT Technical Institute - Associates of Applied Science, Information Technology
Southwestern University - 90 Credit Hours, Philosophy
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