Our Staff

Paul Michaels
Paul MichaelsDirector of Job Placement Assistance
Paul Michaels’ path to mixology was not direct. His MA degree is in European History and he began his career as a public school teacher at the Middle School, High School, and Junior College levels.Read more
Patricia Johnson
Patricia JohnsonDirector of Los Angeles Campus
Tito’s Vodka (Young’s Market Craft Cocktail Rep, Film Festivals, Celebrity Events)
Bombay Sapphire (Marketing Mixologist)
Absolut Vodka (Brand Ambassador)
Jack Daniel’s (Brand Ambassador)Read more
Jason Montello
Jason Montello Director of Curriculum
High-Performing Managing Partner/Manager/Bartender/Mixologist with over 15 years of hospitality experience and in-depth knowledge of beverage operations at all levels.
Richard Gilroy
Richard GilroyDirector of Curriculum
MY experience in this field goes back way over 30 years now and owning four bars and restaurants successfully has truly been the toughest endeavor by far! Being a Read more