How I can help you

I can advise on the Food and Beverage Industry. I've launched 4 restaurant concepts from the ground-up, to include financing, menu development and operations (the second of which was done with the assistance of SCORE and a subsequent SBA Loan). I have extensive experience in both corporate and franchise settings. Since 1979, I've spearheaded the opening of numerous restaurants in the quick-service, fast-casual and full-service arenas. I have coordinated all operational activities for one merger and three acquisitions. I've owned and / or operated restaurant businesses in WA, OR, ID, CA, CO, OK, TX, AR, MS, TN, AL, GA, and NC. I have both Board and C-Suite experience. My true passions include management, operations, succession planning and P&L discoveries. I'm a strong believer in disciplined operating systems, and can assist you with start-ups, trouble-shooting and problem solving. I currently serve as the President of A&O Hospitality Consulting, a Houston-based firm that supports F&B operators with an array of business improvement options.




Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Professional & Business Services


East Tennessee State University

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video