Born and raised in Topeka, KS, you can now find Kyle behind the stick at both The Monarch Bar and Cocktail Lounge on the Country Club Plaza, and Bluestem in Westport. Previously the Bar and Service Manager at Char Bar in Westport, Kyle recently decided to join Megan and Colby Garrelts at Bluestem, and Kenny Cohrs and Brock Schulte at The Monarch. It’s at these industry leading locations that Kyle is afforded the opportunity to learn from some of Kansas City’s most talented restauranteurs. Kyle’s attention is now aimed towards his passion of creating craft cocktails, and sharpening his hospitality skills by working in a position that allows him to focus on guest interaction, while in the beginning stages of pursuing his dream to start his own bar. Kyle is an active USBG-KC board member where his goal as Community Liaison is to connect local bartenders to the community through fund raising, charitable contributions, and volunteering at local events. In addition to USBG events, Kyle is always pursuing involvement with other events and festivals that celebrate Kansas City’s diverse restaurant scene. Kyle lives in Lawrence, KS where he enjoys time with his beautiful wife Bethaney and his well-dressed pit bull Cali.