A life gourmand, with a hearty appetite for life, love, mischief and merriment.
Keeping the spirit of Loki alive since 1972...Chaotic good bartender, flirt, ginger-phile, hedonist, Cubs fan, and overall rad dude living & playing near Daytona Beach, Florida.
Golden Lion Cafe
June 2005 - March 2014
Nearly nine years at the most popular beachside restaurant in the area.
This is wear TikiTender became a legend. Voted 6 times the favorite bartender in the area. This spot was twice listed as a Top 10 Florida beach bar while I was there. I even spent a year and a half as the front of the house manager.
Before taking my place back behind the bar, worked with ownership and the general manager on a massive construction project that included adding a Tiki Bar and more than doubling the size of our upper deck.
With my other projects taking my time I had reduced my time here to just Sunday Funday with TikiTender. Finally, in February of 2014, I let this part of my history go. My last Sunday Funday was March 2, 2014.
McCharacter's Music Cafe & Sports Pub
For about half of 2012 I held "McCharacter's Monday with TikiTender" at this Sports Pub. This was just a temporary gig.
Europa Club & Lounge
I hosted theme night Saturdays behind this bar including Miami Vice Night, Studio 54 Night, and Exotica Night in an attempt to broaden their customer base.
Henry's Harborside Bar
September 2004 - July 2005
My first bartending job. A great hotel bar and the birthplace of TikiTender.
BACKSTAGE PASS FLORIDA'S FAVORITE AWARDS
Favorite Bartender - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014