Troy moved from San Diego to Portland in 1996 to open the Alameda Brewhouse on NE Fremont and then joined Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group to help manage Pazzo Ristorante. After building a strong management foundation in PDX, Troy worked on several projects including El Gaucho, Asado, and Masa and then joined an old Pazzo colleague in Sacramento to work with Grange Restaurant and Bar in the Citizen Hotel, a farm to table focused establishment.
After three plus years in Sacramento and immersing himself in the local farm and sustainability movements, the pull to be back in the Northwest kept growing. When an opportunity to join Sage Restaurant Group presented itself, the choice was clear. Troy packed his bags and moved to Portland to take on a new position as General Manager of The Original Dinerant in downtown PDX.
Troy brings a passion for all things local, a keen entrepreneurial spirit, and many years of management and ownership experience in a variety of markets to the vibrant culinary landscape in Portland.