LIBERTY UNION BAR & GRILL (EST. 2011) “Living the American Dream” is a philosophy and way of life for many people. A goal is set, hard work and determination are executed and the goal is achieved with success. I started in the restaurant business in 1990 during my last year in college at a popular bar near campus. I quickly moved up the ladder from bouncer to bartender to assistant manager all while pursuing a degree in business. The owner bought another establishment in 1997 and I became general manager for the next 14 years. I still bartended a couple shifts to stay connected with patrons and keep up with trends, all while saving the extra money to invest in my own place. As a result of hard work, determination and patience, I am finally living my American Dream.