Brian brings more than 20 years experience in the Restaurant and Hospitality industry. After graduating from Radford University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, he accepted a position with Omni Hotels in Richmond, Virginia as the property’s Food and Beverage Manager. This is where his love for the marriage of food and wine began.
Brian made the move to New York City years later and worked at highly respected restaurants such as The Tasting Room, Morimoto, Caviar & Banana, and dell’anima; These years solidified his passion for food and wine.
As years went by Brian decided to move south to Jacksonville, Florida with his now wife, Amanda. Brian has been immersed in the close-knit restaurant community in Jacksonville, having spent 9 years in management, wine curating and Partner at Taverna Restaurant. As an active member in the Jacksonville restaurant and wine scene, Brian has developed great relationships around the state of Florida.
Pairing his willingness to learn and drive to succeed, in the fall of 2018 he made a career shift to wine distribution by accepting the role of Account Development Specialist with the Luxury Team at Augustan Wine Imports / Breakthru Beverage.
Brian now holds the role of Florida Market Manager here at Crafted Brands and hopes to further expand our presence in restaurants and retail stores across the state of Florida. In his free time, Brian enjoys cooking, playing golf, camping, and traveling with his wife, Amanda.