Recently a Farmhouse Tavern guest asked TJ what he did before he entered the restaurant business. His response was ‘Junior High.” A career restaurant leader, TJ has done everything you can do in the business from being a fry cook and bartender, GM of a $7MM TGI Friday’s, F & B Director of a ski area to restructuring $200 MM restaurant companies. His focus at Farmhouse is finance, accounting, strategy, and systems. TJ’s undergraduate degree is in hospitality from the University of Massachusetts and has an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. TJ lives in Lakeview with his wife Molly McCombe and two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.