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Alcohol Awareness Training by TAM® of Nevada
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INSTRUCTORS

SHERRY L. CUMMINGS

Account Manager, Certified TAM® Instructor, Hospitality & Restaurant Expert, Sommelier

Account Manager, Certified TAM® Instructor, Hospitality & Restaurant Expert, Sommelier Originally from New Jersey, Sherry has lived and traveled extensively throughout America, Mexico and the Caribbean. At each new destination, Sherry learned the local cultures, traditions, and cuisines.

Hotel marketing in Mexico led her to owning multiple restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, one which could only be reached via boat. Sherry’s tenure as Food & Beverage Manager at Pegasus, a Mobile Four Star dining room (non-gaming hotel) inspired her to explore and hone her service skills, food knowledge and wine expertise.

The Court of Master Sommeliers certified Sherry and she continues to attend sommelier seminars and training programs. Sherry attended the Sterling School of Hospitality and was also certified by London’s Wine & Spirit Trust.

At the Rio Hotel & Casino, Sherry became a member of the wine team and had the profound opportunity to work at Jean-Louis Palladin and later sold gourmet food products for Made in France. She enjoyed spending each day discussing food, recipes and wonderful stories with Chefs!

The restaurant business again reached out to Sherry and she became General Manager of Gatsby’s at the MGM. Southern Wine and Spirits invited Sherry to work with the fine wine and spirits division as an account executive where she discussed wine, food, pairing, and wonderful stories with wine directors, sommeliers and chefs up and down the strip!

Sherry’s newest endeavor as a TAM® account manager and instructor is simply an expansion of her experience. As such, she looks forward to making your acquaintance and providing to the point and interesting alcohol awareness training for you.

JAMES MICHAEL BARDEN (MIKE)

Certified TAM® Instructor, Beverage Industry Expert

Certified TAM® Instructor, Beverage Industry ExpertMike worked at Nevada Beverage Co. for nearly 28 years, holding many roles, including merchandiser, salesman, supervisor of P.O.S department and sales supervisor.

For the last 12 years, Mike was head of training at Nevada Beverage Co., with the responsibility of training everyone in the sales and merchandising department for their positions and making sure existing employees stayed current with company training.

Mike set up several programs necessary to run the training department, as well as designed and developed the programs that were implemented.

When Mike is not teaching for TAM®, you’ll find him golfing, watching football, fishing, coaching baseball and playing with his grandchildren.

KENDALL CUMMINGS

Certified TAM® Instructor

Certified TAM® InstructorKen is a 35-year resident of Las Vegas. He attended elementary school, Faith Lutheran Junior Senior High School and graduated the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He has also attended the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.

Ken has been teaching and training for over 15 years and has been a panelist and speaker for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Convention regarding programming to address addictions and criminal behavior.

He also holds training certifications from the Center for Domestic Preparedness for Hazardous Material Response, Incident Command and Response to Bombing Incidents. He also teaches Blood Borne Pathogens He has designed and built several training programs related to these topics.

Address
3900 Paradise Road
Suite 205
Office Building, Second Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89169-0929

Phone
702-545-6664