A graduate of Bishop Diego High School, I spent 3 semesters at Chico State before returning to Santa Barbara and the Hotel Restaurant Management program at the City College. After many years of long days and even longer nights I left the restaurant world for the Corporate world. While working full time I went back to school to earn my degree. My career has taken me from scooping Ice Cream at a Swenson's Ice Cream Parlor to a Fortune 200 and everything in between. I couldn't be happier to call Figueroa Mountain home!
When I was a kid my family moved to Spain for a year. I went to a school where no one spoke a word of English so I had to learn how to read, write and speak Spanish quickly.
A childhood friend is an LPGA teaching pro from whom I was very fortunate to take golf lessons. We get together to play a round as often as possible, which unfortunately isn't all that often these days.
My dad has always had a passion for art, he even taught at Adult Ed for several years. So a few years ago I asked if he'd teach me how to paint. Not only has he taught me a lot about color, shading, shadow and perspective, I've found that I actually have artistic talent that I never knew I had.
Whenever I go out to eat I still have to sit in the seat with my back to the wall. It comes from years of managing restaurants, I have to see what is going on around me at all times, even if I'm not going to do anything about it!
We joined up with a few of our favorite breweries to create a delicious Pilsner to commemorate our 2nd annual Lagerville!read more
Written May 14 By Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Tropical paradise in a can. Tropical Magic is a delicious, fruity seasonal Hazy IPA brewed with the most tropical hops we could find.read more
Written Apr 09 By Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
We got stoked with Chapman Crafted and brewed a collaborative citrus-wheat lager! Coming Soon to Orange County.read more
Written Apr 04 By Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.