My mission in life is to connect people together and ultimately to God. Whether through my professional work or through my Marriage Mentoring, I love meeting new people and building a community with those people
Born in Upstate NY, I moved to GA when I was 11. I quickly found myself working in jobs where I met new people daily. I realized I had a gift for connecting with other people and I have continued working in professions which have allowed me to continue to sharpen that skill. My longest career so far has been in Law Enforcement. I carried a badge and a gun for nearly 14 years, including my time as a K-9 Handler in the United States Marine Corps.
After retiring from Law Enforcement (I know I seem too young to have done that), I wanted to learn a new skill so I learned sales. I realized that wasn't going to be a long term profession for me and started looking elsewhere. Little did I know that all the years having a side-gig in whole bean coffee would pay off in my next stage of life.
I have had a passion for coffee (and the community around it) since I was 14. I was hired to work in a local coffee shop and I quickly learned that being a Barista was much like being a bartender. People trusted you with parts of their lives just because you remembered what they like to drink. I kept a small side business going for many years selling whole bean coffee just to stay in the loop.
In 2017, I was hired by Oak Leaf Church to start a Coworking and Cafe space in Downtown Canton, GA. We are still in the process of getting the space where we want it to be, but I come to work every single day with one goal in mind...to prove God's love by building community, equipping for collaboration, and serving great coffee.
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