The Pro Chef Challenge

I have been cooking since I was 5 years old, constantly challenging myself to try something new or unexpected. I have learned to prepare an enormous variety of dishes from sourdough bread to gelato and sashimi to soufflé. To work in a real restaurant kitchen, however, I must go beyond simple preparation of dishes and master a much more challenging art.

What Firebreathing Taught me About Risk Management

In my late teens and early twenties, I was a fire performer (fire eating, fire breathing, etc.). Today I am an entrepreneur and security professional, but still do the occasional performance.

Adventures in Make-up and Special effects

My makeup skills are entirely self-taught through reading books, watching demos, experimentation, internships and diligent visits to the International Makeup Artist Tradeshow. Knowing this art has helped me find jobs in the most unexpected of places.