Cirriculum Vitae

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Professional Objective: “To continuously apply my in-depth experience in beverage hospitality, an education in communication & critical thought, as well as a dynamic and engaging personality, to act as an integral asset to the positive atmosphere we strive to create and maintain for our patrons.”

— J.A. Harrison


Skills and Certifications:

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines and Spirits

Dedicated Work Ethic

Exceptional Communicator

BarSmarts Wired by Pernod-Ricard USA

BarSmarts Advanced by Pernod-Ricard USA

Kubler Absinthe Distillation Internship

World Class Studios by Diageo Reserve

Edinburgh Gin’s “Science of Distillation” Lab

George Dickel Distillation Internship

Red Cross CPR/AED certified

ABC 5-year Server Permit

Fratelli-Branca Portfolio Masterclass

Jameson Black Barrel Masterclass

Creative, Adaptable, and Self-motivated


Recent Work Experience:

Cloud-Monger, LLC

Jan. 2019 — Pres.

  • Named 2019 International Artists Day Celebrity Bartist in Residence, presented by Van Gogh and Chilled Magazine

  • Chosen to design the 2019 TN Fernet Branca Coin by Fratelli Branca and Branca USA

  • Launched the Nearest Green Distillery Phase One Grand Opening on behalf of Uncle Nearest Tennessee Whiskey

Make A Play Hospitality Group

Mar. 2019 — Aug. 2019

  • Named 2019 Brugal 1888 “Nearly Neat” International top-10 finalist for North, Central and South America

  • Crafted house cocktail menu for Minerva Avenue’s patio grand opening Spring menu

  • Named Dave Wondrich’s “Punchout” top-three finalist for the 2019 Nashville Cocktail Festival

  • Curated special cocktail tasting booths for Nashville Cocktail Festival on behalf of Pernod-Ricard USA

  • Named in the Nashville Post as “Someone with such an extraordinary mix of culinary and bartending talents to curate some of the most innovative cocktails in the world”

  • Curated special cocktail menu for Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey's “Juneteenth” takeover event

  • Named Lux Row Bourbon Battle 2nd Runner-up

Noelle Nashville

Sept. 2017 — Mar. 2019

  • Crafted house cocktail menu for Rarebird’s opening Spring menu, including best-selling cocktail, Watership Down

  • Named 2017 Espolon “Cocktail Fights” Regional finalist

  • Named 2018 Kubler “Reimagining the Classics” National champion for winning cocktail, Corridor in the Asylum

  • Curated special cocktail menu for Domino Magazine’s Keep Shop Nashville takeover event

  • Named 2018 Castle & Key “Restoration Release” National finalist

  • Selected as one of eight bartenders to represent the City of Nashville at the 2018 Music City Food and Wine Festival to create the 2018 Official Drink of Nashville

  • Named 2018 Espolon “Cocktail Fights” Runner-up

  • Curated special cocktail menu for Tribute Portfolio’s annual “Friendsgiving” spirited dinner

  • Elected Chapter President of the United States Bartenders’ Guild by Nashville’s hospitality community

  • Curated special cocktail menu for “3st of the Month” on behalf of Pernod-Ricard USA

  • Named 2019 National Restaurant Association Show’s “Star of the Bar” Regional finalist

  • Curated special cocktail menu for Nashville Fashion Week on behalf of Pernod-Ricard USA

Pinewood Social

Jan. 2017 — Nov. 2017

  • Took home 1st place prize for creating the winning cocktail, Fin de Siecle, in Nashville’s 2nd annual “Commonwealth” cocktail tournament

  • Appointed Director of Events’ Coordination by the Nashville Chapter President of the United States Bartenders’ Guild

  • Helped create the official “Nashville Gin” for the United States Bartenders’ Guild at Edinburgh Gin’s “Science of Distillation” laboratory with head distiller Dave Wilkinson

51st Kitchen and Bar

Sept. 2016 — May 2017

  • Named a top-eight finalist in Nashville’s 1st annual “Commonwealth” cocktail tournament

  • Fashioned a beverage programme to reflect and compliment Executive Chef Francesco Vito’s hyper-local-seasonal farm-to-table menu

  • Curated a seasonally-rotating menu of beer, wines, and house cocktails made using housemade syrups, tinctures and tonics from fresh herbs cultivated in on-premise produce garden


Education:

Bachelor of Arts — Union University

Major: Philosophy

Minor: Computer Science

2015 — Pres:

ΣΤΔ International English Honors Society