Welcome to Slash Server Life, the podcast where we explore the unseen world of the service industry. We will investigate the lives of people who create your restaurant experience to discover their rich inner lives. Meet musicians, artists, writers, comedians, and more... All fascinating individuals that you might otherwise miss if you are not paying attention.


  • Episode 11- Shilah

    Episode 11- Shilah

    13/05/2019 Duração: 27min

    In this episode, we meet Shilah!  A FOH/BOH renaissance woman and all around bad ass.  I hope you enjoy a bit of her story.

  • Episode 10- Malachi Koresh

    Episode 10- Malachi Koresh

    06/05/2019 Duração: 54min

    This episode is completely different.  It is a portion of a 3 hour conversation with Malachi Koresh, that was so special to me, I didn't want to ruin it by trying to make it pretty.  So, here they are; Malachi Koresh is all their raw and unedited glory.

  • Episode 9-Dale J. The Musical Episode

    Episode 9-Dale J. The Musical Episode

    29/04/2019 Duração: 44min

    In this episode, meet Dale J.!  Writer, musician, and potential genius, we learn about Dale's history, creative pursuits, and life philosophy.  There is even tales of a gang riot!

  • Episode 8-Jen Luke

    Episode 8-Jen Luke

    22/04/2019 Duração: 43min

    Meet Jen Luke, this Connect Four enthusiasts and new mother is a fixture in the Nashville hospitality scene.  In this episode, we learn about her journey from Hot Dogs of the World in Florida to the fine dine restaurant Sinema in Nashville.

  • Episode 7- John Higgins

    Episode 7- John Higgins

    15/04/2019 Duração: 36min

    For Episode 7, we have the incredibly talented John Higgins!  Musician, bartender, and Buffalo native, this episode will have you tapping your feet to his great tunes and laughing at his misadventures in the service industry. To find out more, you can find John on Instagram @johnhigginsmusic

  • Episode 6- Madeline

    Episode 6- Madeline

    08/04/2019 Duração: 36min

    In today's episode we meet Madeline. She is a manager/American Girl Bistro survivor who is wise beyond her years.  She is passionate, creative, and candida witch extraordinaire. Find her on Instagram @the_candida_witch 

  • Episode-5 Caleb Olson

    Episode-5 Caleb Olson

    01/04/2019 Duração: 39min

    On today's episode, we meet Caleb Olson.  He is what I would imagine would happen if a laugh, were personified.  Brazen, brash and charming.  He's a kitchen manager, yogi, and amateur philosopher.  Here is just a glimpse of his story.

  • Extras: Juans Soup Party

    Extras: Juan's Soup Party

    27/03/2019 Duração: 03min

    Hungry for more?  In this episode extra we learn about Juan's love and celebration of all things soup.

  • Episode 4- Juan

    Episode 4- Juan

    25/03/2019 Duração: 27min

    On todays' episode we meet Juan!  He is the incredibly talented chef-owner of Tree of Life Holistic Kitchen.  Plus, an actor, screen writer, and all around amazing person.  I cannot wait for you to learn more.

  • Episode 3-Tameka

    Episode 3-Tameka

    18/03/2019 Duração: 37min

    In this episode we meet Tameka. She's a bit of a Renaissance women and an inspiration.  From healing herself from Lupus to running a hostel in New Zealand, her life has been filled with rich experiences.  Besides working in the service industry, she has started her own life coaching and Reiki practices. To find out more about Tameka's work, check out the link below:

  • Extras: Mattie Movie Rant

    Extras: Mattie Movie Rant

    13/03/2019 Duração: 16min

    Every now and again, there are some gems that do not make it to the full episode.  So, here's a little something extra from Episode 2 featuring Mattie Tennant.  In this episode extra, Mattie reveals his thoughts on how restaurant workers are featured in film and television.  Spoiler alert, he do not approve.

  • Episode 2- Mattie Tennant

    Episode 2- Mattie Tennant

    11/03/2019 Duração: 36min

    Mattie Tennant is a self-described punk rock kid who's been in the industry since he was 15.  He is passionate about food, his creative pursuits, and his family.  In this episode we dive deep into his dream, his history, and his hopes for the future.

  • Episode 1- Carolyn

    Episode 1- Carolyn

    03/03/2019 Duração: 30min

    In this episode we meet Carolyn.  She has been in the service industry for over 15 year.  She has worked everywhere from a Harley Bar to a Pizzeria to fine dining and many places in between. Carolyn has lived a lot of life in her years, and this is a closer look at her fascinating story.

  • Server Life: The Trailer

    Server Life: The Trailer

    15/02/2019 Duração: 02min

    In this introductory episode, you will discover the reasoning behind creating this podcast.  There are so many fascinating and unique people who too often go unacknowledged as they serve your food, prepare your meals, and clean up after you.  My mission is to highlight the many people whom I've had the privilege of meeting as I transitioned from teaching in the public school systems to the live of a full time server.