Born in Oregon, Jamie moved with her family to Alaska when she was a teen. Working in a little mom and pop family-style diner was Jamie’s introduction to the restaurant life. As the restaurant’s server-admin girl for over ten years, she got a real taste of the business aspect of restaurants. This is also where Jamie and her husband met.
Accompanying her husband to Vegas while he attended culinary school, Jamie was a server on the strip for over a year. Returning to Alaska, Jamie worked as a private contractor for the U.S. Government for over four years until an opportunity presented itself that she and her lifelong chef husband couldn’t resist …
In a two-week time span, the couple signed the lease on a recently vacated building and opened the doors to a café and steakhouse. It was a fun adventure as business owner, host, accountant, server, and sometimes prep person. Jamie came to realize that she had a lot more inner strength than she ever dreamed possible.
Facing many pressures after spending five years living and working in that intense environment, with a very young son, the couple decided to uproot and move to San Antonio, Texas, to be closer to other family members. This move was short lived, however, as the Emerald Coast beach life called to Jamie and her family.
Jamie prides herself for taking inspiration from her obstacles to help others grow.
When Jamie isn’t at the restaurant, you’ll find her having family-focused time.