My friends and coworkers might say that I multi-task, however I say that I multi-operate. It’s not that I do a million things at once; it’s that I do a million different things at once. I have built my success on trying almost anything that is asked of me, and with a little determination, effectively completing the job. Menu development, photography, marketing, computer programming and website development are just a few of the varied challenges I have taken on at Butler’s Pantry. In addition to all of these endeavors, I am responsible for more than 30% of our $5 million in annual catering sales and managing our 7 member sales team. A self proclaimed obsessive compulsive, I live to organize things. My career at Butler’s Pantry helps me realize this need on a daily basis.
Birthday: November 28, 1979
High school: Shenendehowa, 1997 (Clifton Park, NY)
College: Cornell University, ’01
Degree: Bachelor’s in hospitality management
First job: A baker at the French Confection Bakery in Latham, NY
Favorite career achievement: Planning, and successfully executing, the 2008 BMW Championship at Bellerive Country Club. This was the largest single undertaking of my career, as well as Butler’s Pantry as a whole. (We had more than $2 million in sales over the seven-day event.)
Favorite thing about your job: Never doing the same thing twice.
Favorite volunteer activity: Supporting our troops; at home & abroad.
Favorite hobby: Hobbies, who has time for hobbies – my hobby is eating!
Most embarrassing work moment: I don’t know where to start – various wardrobe malfunctions, thinking my client’s husband was the gardener or proposing a dessert selection of a fresh berry pavlova with sauce béarnaise. Or having a client ask me if I was old enough to have graduated from college.