I’m a Texas born creative now living in Phoenix that found a love for craft beverages thanks to my wife who, a former chef turned full time mom, opened my eyes to the wonderful culinary world years ago.
On a self taught path through the worlds of craft cocktails and and photography, I started @barrelageddad as a place to document my creations, share what I’d learned with others and glean insights from a passionate community to fuel my journey.
Just as sharing a meal is the most communal and binding activity the world over, imbibing with others has the same effect. We share our culture and heritage through great drink.
As such, I believe world-class cocktails can and should be accessible to everyone. From mastering the classics to experimenting with the latest tools of the trade, I enjoy diving into every aspect of the ever-evolving cocktail culture. At the end of the day, it’s really about the people you share that drink with.
A degree in Visual Communications and a 15+ year career in marketing has led to me through various creative roles on both the client and agency side. This experience has been invaluable in my social media journey.
My favorite job, however, is undoubtedly being plain ol' Dad to my two kids. They shoot me straight and keep me grounded. If you ask them, their favorite creation of mine is still a classic PBJ.
I enjoy world travel, the outdoors, design, innovation, staying up to date on the latest tech trends and all things motorsport. Naturally, I’m always looking for ways to broaden my palate through good food and drink with my wife and friends, old and new.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope I inspire you to try something new or take the leap and begin your own craft cocktail journey.