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I am a cheese expert with a knack for business operations and business management.


My career began with a simple passion for cheese. My cheese-tasting and cheesemaking hobby eventually bubbled up into a full-blown life of specialty food. I've opened and managed a variety cheese-focused retail and restaurant concepts in New York City, handled NYC-area sales for two New England-based cheesemakers and I'm currently spreading the curd word however I can through media writing endeavors, classes, events, management operations and sales consulting.

At any given time I can be found trying whatever's new and exciting at my local cheese shop and convincing others to do the same.


Operations Consulting

I have a strong track record of success in designing, implementing and maintaining profitable and healthy businesses. With a focus on management and operations, I you can streamline your day-to-day and free up time at all levels of the business.

Running an independent business can be a struggle…but it doesn’t have to be! I’m available to consult on all aspects of running your small business. Specific areas of focus include:

  • Human Resources Support

  • Staff Management

  • Operations Design and Management

  • Workflow Optimization

  • Budgeting

  • Company Visioning


American Cheese Society  Certified Cheese Professional®

American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional®

Put a stamp on it! 

I have two professional certifications (and each one comes with a lapel pin – 😉).

Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Wine Education Award, International Wine Center

Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Wine Education Award, International Wine Center

  • American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional® ("CCP" – not the accounting type...)

  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Wine Education Award, International Wine Center


Food Competitions 

I've served as a judge for the following food competitions and awards organizations:

  • Good Food Awards: 2018

  • The Big E: 2018

  • Cheesemonger Invitational, East Coast: 2014, 2017, 2018

  • Sofi Awards: 2016


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Sales & Business Development

I'm based in New York City and I have relationships at all points in the Northeast specialty food supply chain.

I have handled New York-area sales for Arethusa Farm and Grafton Village Cheese, and I currently consult on marketing and business development strategies on a project-by-project basis.