I’m from Santa Barbara and my first job in 1995 was in the security team at a local nightclub. After 10 years of the nightclub scene, I completely flipped the coin over and accepted a role in the luxury market. The transferrable skills may not be obvious at first glance, but never underestimate what experiences may prepare you for. I became part of a prestigious renovation project and multiple hospitality service operations. I still reflect, on my good fortune and smile at my confidence at that time.
We always return to our roots, and I did just that. A year into this multitasking adventure, I decided to focus on the bar, became the lead bartender and in 2010 headed north to Palo Alto and joined the Rosewood Sand Hill team. I deliberately start every day with a goal in mind: make our guests and associates happy. My colleagues are my barometer. If I can make them laugh or smile and share knowledge then I am productive. My favorite question is: “How do you manage to always be in a good mood?” To me this is the indicator of personal success. During the most chaotic times I reach into my nightclub experience toolbox to maintain composure and calm things down.
My father told me once that I should find something I love doing and make it your job – I did, and haven't stopped loving it since. Moreover, I haven’t stopped loving our company’s culture and the Rosewood Difference.