As the third and most tenaciously gritty child of the family, I moved to California as an 18-year-old in search of knowledge, experience, and adventure. I had the incredible opportunity to work for the Navy as a Department of Defense employee in customer service for 7 years -- opening and operating restaurants under governmental contracts on Naval Base Ventura County. While collectively working with military members and vendors, the Navy helped me expand on my natural ability to complete a project from beginning to end while focusing on each component throughout the process. While working for the Navy, I developed relationships which allowed me to travel internationally. Midway through a backpacking journey in South Korea, I realized it was time to move back to sweet home Chicago to be with family and start the next chapter.
Opening a successful restaurant is much like building a home; the details are what makes it special. As a finance and purchasing coordinator, I work with our subcontractors and clients to see every detail is attended to and expectations are surpassed. Along with accounting & purchasing duties, my day-to-day responsibilities include event planning, in-house catering, showroom management, and all-around "get it done."
When I'm not in the office, I enjoy researching my next spontaneous travel adventure with my ever-patient boyfriend, cooking up a storm and creating new recipes, and spending time with the A. Perry Homes model, my niece Maya.