It's been a while since I've updated my profile here. After seven years in Ecuador, where we ran a boutique chocolate business and then worked my way into the chocolate tourism, cacao sourcing and logistics side of things, I have moved back to the US. Ecuador was a tough seven years, but it was an amazing experience and put me where I am today.
I now work for a new bean to bar startup based in Irvine, CA called Chocxo. I am the operations manager for chocolate production here, in charge of everything from sourcing cacao beans from overseas, to developing roasting profiles, to making chocolate and managing the entire staff and process. It's a lot of work and a lot of fun.
I am still available under private contract for consulting work as well, please see my site at www.chocolateandcacao.com.