Director of Front of House Operations
I am the director of front of house operations, which means that I am the point person for the Portage Bay Cafe guest experience. I support and coach the management of all four locations and help keep the company moving forward.
How Long I've Worked with Portage Bay:
I have been a Portage Bay employee for a little over four years. I’ve worked every customer service position possible along the way.
Favorite Thing About Working with Portage Bay:
Getting to meet so many wonderful people! It’s amazing to come to work and chat with our regular customers, to hear where our out-of-towners are visiting from, and to see our employees connecting with guests and having fun. They definitely make the hard work worth it.
Our Huevos Rancheros with chorizo from Uli’s Famous Sausage is probably my favorite ... Oh, but shoutout to the Swedish Pancakes! I have a weakness for those.
My background is in the arts. I grew up performing and studied theatrical direction and production at the UW, which funnily enough really applies to running a restaurant. I love karaoke and social dancing, and I'm trying to learn AcroYoga this summer!
Favorite Thing About Seattle:
Seattle has everything. Bodies of water, mountain views, fun neighborhoods, and a city center packed with arts and culture events. Also, so much fabulous food. Good food is very important to me.
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