A member of the Society of Wine Educators, a Certified Specialist of Wine, a Certified Spanish Wine Educator, a Certified French Wine Educator, a Certified Sake Specialist, Certified Spirits Specialist, Advanced Sommelier, Level 1 Cicerone, Advanced Level III through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, a wine, beer and spirits writer and has lectured and taught at numerous venues and universities. He’s an active educator in the American sommelier community. He is also the founder and President of the Indiana Craft Beverage Association. There are few things in life he enjoys more than yoga and a glass of grower champagne (but not together).
A restaurateur that co-owns and operates Black Market, Rook, Siam Square, and the upcoming The Inferno Room in downtown Indianapolis. As a rum geek, he travels for tastings and distillery visits as much as his schedule allows. To unwind, you’ll often find him relaxing with a Ti’ Punch or a Mai Tai.
They both love to listen to metal, are heavily tattooed, and have a tendency to curse at inappropriate times.