Resume

Staying Connected

Associations

  • American Pie Council
    • member since 2007
  • New Horizons 4-H
    • adult volunteer since 2012
  • Polk County Youth Fair
    • competitor, 1981-1991
    • judge, 1998-present

Competitive Eventswfc2014 finals

  • National Pie Championships
    • 2007-present
  • World Food Championships
    • 2013-present
  • Riunite Ultimate Chili Cook-Off
    • 2014

Special Events

  • Coppertail Brewing & Loko Cuisine Loft Dinner Series
    • Guest Baker
    • February 13…Valentine’s Dinner
      • Dark Chocolate Espresso Porter Torte with Strawberry Coulis
    • June 11…Steakhouse Dinner
      • Lemon Ricotta Poundcake with Fresh Berries in Homemade Limoncello

Brands  & Blogger Challenges

Teaching

  • Youth Cooking Classes20160102_161514
    • New Horizons 4-H
    • 2014-jams & jellies
    • 2015-cream puffs & fillings
    • 2015-yeast breads
    • 2016-anything but cucumber pickles
  • Cooking Demonstrations
    • World Food Championships
    • 2015-key lime pie
    • 2015-mango-coconut champagne punch
    • 2016–Craft Beer in Desserts (scheduled)

Publications

  • Taste of Home Healthy Cooking Magazine, June/July 2010
  • Taste of Home Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Cookbook, 2010
  • America’s Best Pies, 2013
  • Taste of Home Recipes Across America, 2013
  • America’s Best Pies, 2014-15
  • Family Circle Hometown Cooking Volume 6, 2014
  • Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Magazine, 2015

Awards & Wins