I began my professional career as
an apprentice and pastry assistant in the
pastry department of the prestigious Four Star, Flagstaff
House Restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, in 1990.
Became the Pastry Chef at the Sugarbush Resort, Vermont, in 1991.
At the same time, I was the Pastry Chef and Line Chef at the Tucker
Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast, Vermont, in 1991.
I earned my Culinary Arts, Sciences and Restaurant Management
Degree at the renown Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Arizona,
I continued my post-graduate education, attending culinary classes
hosted by the International School of Confectionary Arts in 1994
and the Notter School of Pastry Arts in 1995.
While earning my degree, I was the Pastry Chef at the Wrigley
Mansion Club in Phoenix, Arizona from 1992 to 1996. The
Wrigley Mansion Club was privately owned by music
recorder and musician, Geordie Hormel. I had the
pleasure of making cakes for exotic celebrities such as Alice
Cooper and Nine Inch Nails and many elaborate weddings and private
parties during my tenure.
From 1996 to 1998, I resided in Burgundy, France working
as a personal chef for an exclusive hot air balloon company.
I traveled through France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Austria and
Switzerland, preparing five course meals in some of the areas
historic castles, vineyards and "in flight" over the Swiss
Alps. I later spent many months traveling through Nepal,
India and Thailand; an experience which added a very broad and
diverse spice to my cuisine.
Returning to the United States in 1998, I assumed the position of
Pastry Chef at The Mediterranean and the Brasserie Ten
Ten restaurants in Boulder, Colorado. I established and
ran the bakery, which served both establishments with breads
In April 2004, I fulfilled a long standing dream and opened
Shamane's Bake Shoppe in Boulder, Colorado, where I currently focus
my education, experience, training, and skills on creating custom
wedding and specialty cakes, pastries, savory and sweet pies,
desserts, and savory cuisine.
I am currently serving as a Board Member for the Boulder County
Shamane's Bake Shoppe is dedicated
to our customers and community. We offer a delicious
and unique product, with little impact to the environment and
purchasing within our community to help other small businesses grow