History


I graduated from Towson University in 1994.  After graduation, I was unsure what I wanted to do as a career.  I quickly got a job working for the long distance company, MCI.  Although I learned a lot from my time there, I knew right away corporate business was not for me.

Desperate to own my own business and having worked in restaurants my whole life, I decided that would be my focus.  I left MCI in September of 1995 and took a baking job at Bagel Works of Hunt Valley.  The pay was not very good and the hours were very long.  However, I received a crash course in the restaurant business.  I was also able to learn the most important job at Bagel Works - making the bagels from scratch.

I bought my first store in the Belvedere Hotel and built my second store 2 years later in Canton.  In August of 1999, I bought Bagel Works of Hunt Valley.  Owning all these stores left me with very little time and a poor quality of life.  In 2005, I decided it would be in my best interest to sell the other stores and keep Hunt Valley.  I was extremely excited that for the first time I would be able to dedicate all of my time to one store and be able to spend more time with my daughter, Caitlin.