Born in the factory county of York, Pennsylvania. Completed undergrad at Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Social Studies Education in 2001. Started cooking in high school while working at Lee’s Drive In. Taught high school and middle school history until 2011 in eastern NC. Always enjoyed cooking especially around the holidays when I would make cookies with my parents. Moved to Nashville, North Carolina after getting married in 2011. Became a Past Master of Morningstar Lodge # 85 in 2017. When I was more active in the Masonic Lodge, I discovered that great food brings people around. I would cook for the large meetings and attendance would go up when I was cooking. People would even text on their phones when I was cooking to show up. Combined my love for charity work and food in 2017 by coordinating a pancake supper fundraiser for the North Carolina Masonic Home for Children. I retreated to a more private life in 2018, and didn’t cook for people anymore. In 2019, we had some friends over for dinner and entertained a celebrity and her band and was told that I made good pulled pork barbecue. In March 2020, I was bored and created my first video teaching people how to make French Onion soup. As my popularity online expanded, Harris Robinette Beef reached out and I became someone who used their products to teach people to use small, primarily NC businesses. Started a cooking show called Cooking a La Quarantine in 2020. Once the vaccines came out, I changed it to The Kitchen Goat as I also raise goats. Currently expanding and supporting small businesses on the road.
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