- Northwest College of ArtVisual Communication and Interior Design
Short version: I'm a chocolate geek.
Long version: I’m a chocolate enthusiast / blogger who left behind common chocolate to seek out the slow melt, diverse flavors, and creative personalities of the fine chocolate world.
The first time I encountered the complex, delicate aromas, and varied textures of fine chocolate sparked a fascination, almost immediately the journey to find and fully understand and share the wonder of fine cacao began.
My hunger for learning more about every aspect of the chocolate industry takes me around the world to meet with cacao farmers, chocolate makers, shop owners, and visit chocolate events.
I’m a member of the Chocolate Aficionados Guild, participant in the Cacao Grader program, contributor to various lifestyle, cooking, and chocolate publications, and a judge for chocolate and confection competitions.
I love to travel with my family, and enjoy some form of chocolate every day.
- FindingFineChocolate.comChocolate Taster and Enthusiast / Blogger, 2010 - present
- First American CorporationAccount Rep, present
- Pacific Northwest TitleAccount Rep
- Old Repulbic TitleAccount Rep
- Van Horn Real EstateOwner / Real Estate Broker
- Windermere Real EstateReal Estate Broker
Starts at 11 today at the Watershed Pub at Northgate in Seattle.
Brand new class "Understanding Title Insurance"
I have 5 more seats available due to cancellations. Care to join me? Just leave me a message and let me know you are coming.
to teach a "Preparing For #MobileComCamp " workshop starting at 2:15. I have 3 more seats for that workshop. (Workshop only $10)
Ocho Otago Chocolate Company Revolution 70% bar #CraftChocolate Clean sharp snap. Smoky on the nose and on the tongue. The smoky notes here are some of the best that I have found in a Papua New Guinea bar. It reminds me of chocolate that has been cold s...
The of Best Intentions Not Always Enough: The First-Hand Perspective of ...
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Intrigue Chocolate Co — 6 Helpful Tips for Surviving the Seattle Chocola...
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finding chocolate: NY Times article. Brussels: The Chocolate Trail
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Free Tickets to the NW Chocolate Festival for Volunteers
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