"Your passion needs to reach beyond the food. It has to be about the people who come to eat here and make memories here. It’s all about the people."
"I think a lot of folks think about the Arts & Culture scene as something reserved for bigger cities, but I take dance wherever I go. The arts are for everyone – including those in small communities."
"We, the arts, are having an enormous economic impact on the success and vibrancy of this city... We are literally creating jobs – and in a field where it's so hard to find an artistic home."
" I think that’s how creative people cope. When life is disrupted and you feel weird or anxious, you just go create something because that’s what you do to feel fulfilled or keep yourself busy... It’s part of our DNA."