About Me

I am a Certified Executive Pastry Chef®, Certified Culinary Educator® and a Fellow of the American Academy of Chefs®.

I have 40 years of Baking and Pastry Arts teaching  experience in Secondary and Post Secondary schools.

What I Do

A proud member of the American Culinary Federation since 1980.

Having served on the ACF National Board as the Western Region Vice President for two terms, as well as various ACF Committees.

I have held many ACF positions over the years from President in two separate chapters to other board positions. I was instrumental in merging three local chapters to make one strong chapter in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

I have participated in the development of ACF Certification
exams, and continue to administer and evaluate certification exams and conduct site visits for ACFEF program accreditation.

As a member of the local ACF chapter, the Chef’s Association of Arizona (ACFAZ), I am an active board member and volunteer.


A Fellow of the American Academy of Chefs since 2015, and participant in many of their activities.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. They have access to educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.

The SkillsUSA Championships are career competition events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.

In 2020 I took over the Baking and Pastry Arts competition as the Technical Chair. Partnering with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), we are helping 70 Secondary and Post Secondary students compete in this competition.


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