Before writing about myself I want to say “Thank You” to the people who gave me a shot, trusted me, or most importantly-put my ego ‘in check’. To all those people who have contributed to my wine journey thus far…Thank you. I started as a dishwasher in Akron, Ohio at a small family restaurant. I’ve worked every position in the restaurant at some time or another. I was 22 when I caught my ‘big break’ and got my start in a wine bar down the street from my house. 7 years later, here I am. The Maple & Ash Wine Team. I still wake up every day in absolute amazement at the opportunity that life has presented me. Coming from Akron, people always ask, ‘Are you a LeBron fan?’ Yes, but for a different reason than most. I look at LeBron as someone who grew up in the same town as me and worked incredibly hard to become world class at something he loved. I’m here to do the same. Call me over to your table. Let’s build a wine experience you’ll love.