Kathleen was born and raised in Piscataway, New Jersey. After earning two Bachelors of Art Degrees in Marketing and Fine Art from Stockton State College in 1989, she worked in Atlantic City for Bally’s Grand. She also worked for a local real estate firm and obtained her New Jersey real estate license and managed two restaurants.
In 1993, she moved to the Emerald Coast and settled in Destin. Shortly there after, she began a long and rewarding tenure with Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Food and Beverage management. For over fourteen years, she served the owners, guests and many thousands of patrons of the Resort.
Before leaving Sandestin in January 2008, she made the following marks:
A proven leader directing over 350 personnel in the successful delivery of $21 million annually in food, beverage, banquet, conference service, and retail services to over 245,000 guests at a very high rate of customer satisfaction.
Promoted to Executive Director at one of the South’s Premier Resort Destinations.
Garnered the highly coveted Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award (DIRONA).
Wine Spectator Top 200 award, and Emerald Coast Magazine “Best Place for Fine Dining” award.