I was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan but grew up in New York and Maine. Kansas City became my adopted hometown in 2002. I started blogging in 2009, and have never stopped. I’ve always loved writing and this is a fun, creative outlet for me.
I believe every good trip (and day, if we’re being honest) has a cocktail in it. The science of cocktails, from the flavors to the colors, fascinates me. I love learning new things and have been making drinks at home since I was earning my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. You’ll often find me on the hunt for new and interesting ingredients, wherever they may be in the world.
Besides blogging, I work for a philanthropic foundation focused on keeping the Internet an open, public resource. I love reading and spending time with my husband, Brian. When I am not chatting up a bartender or a spirits distiller, you’ll likely find me hiking or by the water. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line.