Director, Food and Hospitality Institute


Educational Background

  • Master of Arts in teaching, Louisiana College
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Amberton University

Professional Certifications

  • Certified executive chef through the American Culinary Federation
  • Certified foodservice management professional through the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation

Awards/Accomplishments

  • 2014 – Led a ProStart Culinary Arts team to seventh-place national finish
  • 2013 – Led a ProStart Culinary Arts team to sixth-place national finish
  • 2012 – Winner, ProStart National Restaurant Management Competition
  • 2012 – Texas Chef's Association Educator of the Year
  • 2013 – ACF Central Region Chef Educator of the Year
  • Wylie High School Teacher of the Year 
  • Wylie ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year
  • Semifinalist, HEB Grocery Company Excellence in Education
  • 2010 – Winner, ProStart Educator Training and Development Award
  • 2009 – Winner, Time Warner Cable National Teacher Award

Related Professional Experience

  • Developed a four-year career academy in Northwest ISD on the campus of Byron Nelson High School (2011)
  • Instructor, Wylie High School (2003)
  • Owner/operator, Gourmet on the Go — a personal chef and catering service (1998-2003)
  • Cost accountant and controller at Best Brands, Inc.
  • U.S. Navy cook aboard the USS Guadalcanal
  • Cook, J.J. Muggs, Mesquite, Texas