My passion in the hospitality industry grew from a love of entertaining and cooking for family and friends. I graduated from University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior in 2005 and decided to pursue my passion by attending Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in 2007. Prior to joining MMH 2015, I was working at Panda Restaurant Group for 5 years. My most important role came in 2012 when I became a mom to my daughter, Madison. Recognizing the need for a loving support community as a new mom, I created “Oh Momma!” a Facebook group of moms who share stories, advice and support. My goal after MMH is to continue expanding this network and create a mom-centric hospitality business back home in Pasadena, CA. I am excited to share my journey with you as one of the blog contributors for MMH 2014-2015.