Birthplace: St. John's
Company: Full-service restaurant and catering business
Education: Culinary Arts, College of the North Atlantic
Charitable involvement: CHEO
Biggest biz achievement: Growing OCCO Kitchen from a small takeout with two employees to a multi-location full-service restaurant and catering facility with more than 70 employees within two years.
Biggest biz obstacle: Staffing in suburbia.
Biggest lesson learned: Personal ROI: the more effort, time and focus you put into a task, the greater the return.
First job: Line cook
What’s left to do: Do my part in promoting and supporting the local economy and real non-processed foods through business ventures.
Favourite pastime: Playing guitar
Favourite song: I'm Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys
Favourite pro sports team: Ottawa Senators
Favourite local summer event: Canada Day
Preferred social media platform: Facebook