i was born in new york, and lived in zimbabwe for the first decade of my life. i attended university in washington d.c. and lived in nyc / brooklyn before moving to los angeles.
my education is in organizational development and hospitality. i work with individuals and businesses who are committed to biodiversity and regenerative practices.

two decades later, i am traveling back to my roots in africa.
my mission is to explore tools for resilient and adaptive growth.

professional experience

L.A. Compost, Los Angeles | July 2017 - current

director of development

Local Roots Farm, Los Angeles | May 2016 - July 2017

General Manager

animal / Jon & Vinny's / Son of a Gun, Los Angeles CA | 2015


Marco’s Trattoria, Brooklyn NY  |  Sept. 2013 - Sept. 2014


        Lafayette Grand Café and Bakery, NYC |  May-Sept. 2013

Maitre d’hotel

        Blanca, Bushwick NY  |  May 2013

        Reservation Consultant 

        Blue Hill Restaurant, NYC  |   2011-2013

        Front of House Maitre d’hotel

F.A.R.M.S. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture  |  2011

Apprenticeship for Restaurant Management & Service

awards & affiliations

Mayor Garcetti Sustainability pLAn, Green New Deal, Community Stakeholder, 2019
LA Food Policy Council Food Waste Prevention & Rescue Working Group, Co-chair, 2018 - 2019
The LEAP Manifesto, Los Angeles Steering Committee, 2017
Zagat 30 under 30, 2015


nRhythm, Regenerative Organizational Design, 2019
Kiss The Ground, Soil Advocacy Program, 2018
edX | WageningenX, Systems Thinking and Environmental Sustainability, 2017
edX | HarvardX, Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science, 2016
edX | WageningenX, Introduction to Nutrition: Food for Health, 2015
International Wine Center, NYC, WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, 2014


The George Washington University
Bachelors of Arts &  Communications, Class of 2010
Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Curation & Film Studies, Fall 2008