I’ve lived on both coasts, from Rhode Island to California, and currently split my time between Ohio and Florida, but in all those years Cleveland has always been my home. I love the charm and walkability of our older, established neighborhoods, and explore them all – east and west.
After a career in advertising, I took a detour and opened Sweet Moses, an old-fashioned soda fountain and treat shop in Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District. One of the most unexpected rewards of owning the shop was becoming closely involved with the revitalization of the neighborhood and working with small businesses. I’ve served on the board of the Gordon Square Arts District and Detroit-Shoreway’s economic development committee. After a successful 10-year run, I closed the shop to explore new ways to combine my experience in experiential marketing and small business ownership. And I am currently pursuing my MBA at the University of Florida.
After raising two sons in Rocky River, my wife and I moved our empty-nest east to Cleveland’s Little Italy–one of our favorite destinations when we first dated. While you won’t find us at Mama Santa’s every Friday night eating pizza before heading to bars in the Flats – which was our typical 1989 routine – you’ll probably still find us in one of Cleveland’s many great independently-owned restaurants. Chances are if it’s a nice day, we’ll be on their patio.
In my role at Executive Arrangements, I love helping others discover all that Northeast Ohio has to offer. I truly feel there’s something for everyone here, from culture, arts and historic neighborhoods to beautiful parks and suburbs. I’m amazed that even when I think I’ve seen it all, my colleagues continue to share great suggestions for new things to experience and explore.