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My work

I’m an entrepreneur and problem solver by nature, and I believe in doing it without taking yourself too seriously. I love dreaming up, launching, and tending to businesses. I see both long-term strategy and day-to-day challenges as opportunities for powerful growth.

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Chief Operating Officer

Harbor Bay Hospitality | 2022 to Present

As the COO of Harbor Bay Hospitality, I've had the honor of operating and growing 4 hospitality concepts and 1 CPG brand in Cleveland, Ohio. We opened all 5 businesses in 2022 and have grown each into award-winning establishments with notable brands and avid fans. We are proud to offer over 180 employees health and wellness benefits, as well as real opportunities for growth. We are inspired everyday by the opportunity to bring high-quality experiences to the wonderful neighborhood of Ohio City.

As Chief Operating Officer I oversee operations, finance, marketing, HR, employee retention, beverage and community.

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Pioneer

A camping-themed restaurant that celebrates the great outdoors and live-fire cooking. Pioneer boasts a 22-foot custom grill, 26 TVs and 130 seats inside, with a 110-seat lively patio.

jaja

A memorable share-plate dining experience, featuring premium steaks, fish, and creative vegetable dishes. Under jaja's retractable glass roof, 75 seats can dine under the stars, while a 42-seat covered patio allows for al fresco dining all year round.

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Truss

Truss is Cleveland's top-rated event venue, perched on the 9th floor of the INTRO building in Ohio City. With breathtaking views of downtown and Lake Erie, Truss offers one-of-a kind weddings and corporate events.

Edda

The most beautiful all-day café and coffee shop in Cleveland, Edda is the neighborhood hub for "working from home" with delicious and healthy fare. Our coffee is roasted delicately by our own women-led roastery. The Edda roastery also supplies our CPG coffee brand, which is anchored by premium bagged coffee and the only local, third-wave, compostable K-cups. You can find our coffee at various grocery stores, artisan shops, and hotels across the city.

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Founder and CEO

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Lois

New York’s first all-tap wine bar, focused on the democratization of food and wine. Lois was female-owned with a focus on innovative and efficiency-driving hospitality. Often lauded as one of the best wine bars in New York City, Lois operated for 6 years before we sold the business in 2021.

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Aida

Aida was a line of packaged snacks, with a focus on crackers you can’t stop eating. Developed out of community feedback from the snacks we served at Lois, we created a line meant for easy entertaining, focused on accessible ingredients and engaging branding. 

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Oh, but there's more

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Catering & events

Through Lois, I built a substantial catering business, focused on show-stopping grazing tables. Clients included Buzzfeed, Diageo, Kate Spade, CAMP Toystores, and more. 

As Head of Events at Lois, I also worked on a weekly basis to create intimate events for life milestones and joyful celebrations.  Each event was custom designed with food, wine selections, florals and decorations to meet the production needs for each client. 

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Brand partnerships

I love to connect the dots for creative, fun, mutually beneficial collaborations that help businesses thrive by building off each other’s communities. At Lois and Aida we worked with fabulous partners such as Everlane, Lacoste, Kate Spade, That Cheese Plate, Yes Way Rosé, Buzzfeed, & Donna Chai (among others).

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Past experience

Food, wine, & hospitality - Tuscan style

Ah, youth! My post-college year was a dream, working at incredible establishments in Tuscany (La Bandita, La Foce, Monteverdi Tuscany) showed me what a great life could look like, sparking my drive to focus on my passions of food, wine and thoughtful hospitality.

PR, branding, & focusing on passion

After returning from Italy I was able to tailor my passions of food, wine and travel into my work in New York. I gained experience in marketing, storytelling and brand-building for companies in travel (CLEAR), food & beverage (Colangelo PR), and the world’s largest cookbook publisher (Penguin Random House). 

Happiness in wine

I caught the entrepreneurship bug early, and knew I wanted to channel my experience and passion into a hospitality-focused wine business. I also knew, however, that I needed to earn the chops by working in as many facets of the industry as I could.


I started by working as a harvest intern making wine at Brooklyn Winery. From there, I went onto manage ABC Wine Company, helping transition through a shift in ownership, growing sales, and building community through social media and weekly newsletters. I did this while earning my Sommelier Certificate from The Sommelier Society of America. I also worked at Alphabet City Beer Company to learn life behind the bar and inside another small business. Those years of learning were crucial for building knowledge and confidence that would allow me to launch two of own successful businesses by the age of 30. 

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