Team player, always learning, always growing. I’ve been recognized for excellent communication, organization, and technical skills. Developed flavors and culinary applications for the food and beverage industry for the past 12 years, and obtained my MBA from Northern Kentucky University along the way. Known for being analytical, sociable, enthusiastic, dependable, and an intuitive problem solver with strong critical thinking skills. Making life sweeter in my current role as a Senior R&D Scientist at Perfetti Van Melle.
Senior Research and Development Scientist
Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc.
August 2017 -
New Product Development on Airheads bars, Airheads Bites, and more. Working collaboratively with Group P&T internationally (Italy, Turkey, Mexico, China, and more). Cost savings projects, problem solving with plant QA/QC, and reformulations to meet new targets.
Gold Medal Products Company
April 2015 -
Working on cotton candy, caramel corn, sno-kones, cheddar popcorn, fudge, funnel cakes, etc. Formulating new products, line extensions, and compliance for global customers. Reformulating for regulatory purposes or to customer specifications.
Auditor training - April 2016 SQF Practitioner certified - April 2016