Born on the island of Jamaica, I came to Florida as a youth and this is where I have been fortunate enough to call home for the last over 20+ years
Born to an interracial family along with dual citizenship gave me a unique opportunity to see the world in a different way than most and use my personal experiences to craft spirit items that are diverse, complex, interesting and rewarding – just like our team and our consumers! At the distillery, I get the chance to create and share these products – I find that the smallest things are the most rewarding – all it takes is a smile or a simple nod of satisfaction and it makes it all worth it .
I was brought on by a 4th Generation master distiller who trained me in multiple distilling techniques and mash bills but also taught me a great life lesson, don’t count the miracles or good deeds that you do. The most important thing is that you keep doing them. Every day I strive for perfection in all aspects in life as well as to continue to bring a smile or head nod to you, your family and friends. Please enjoy!
Outside of work: The beach, eating, watching movies and being a good dad.
Best part of my job: Winning challenges, seeing the community’s reaction, and enjoying all of our products…. responsibly!
Favorite drink: Righteous rum – I have a strong history of rum and I’m proud to say there’s no other spice rum out there like it
As a Florida transplant, born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, I am learning to love my new home state!
With an educational background in chemical engineering and experience in a variety of food manufacturing environments, I am hungry to meet the challenges at the St Petersburg Distillery head on each day.
Coming from the windy city, which helped to birth the craft movement starting in the 1980s, I have had a unique chance to see the value of locally sourced, handcrafted beer and spirits through the passion of the many craft breweries and distilleries that operate there.
I have brought that passion with me to St Pete and use it to help make some of the finest spirits Florida has to offer.
It has been a joy working with the team here and I hope that you enjoy drinking our spirits as much as we do making them. Cheers!
Most exciting and memorable job prior to SPD
Southeast Alaska Guidance Association
Outside of work
Fishing, Playing Guitar, Cooking and Baseball
Anything Old St Pete