As a professional bartender since 2009, Miranda Breedlove has been behind bars all over the world. Native to Minnesota, she moved to Chicago in 2006 to attend Loyola University and began her bartending career upon turning 21. Miranda proceeded to learn as much as possible through tastings, extensive trainings, watching her peers, and traveling - all while attempting to become as well rounded of a bartender as possible. With bartending and management experience at dive bars, sports bars, craft cocktails spots and restaurants as well as corporate consulting/training and traveling brand work, Miranda desires to continue pushing the industry forward and strives to build knowledge and foster positivity within the bartending community.Through many restaurant and bar openings and currently as the National Director of Bars for Hyatt Lifestyle Division, she especially enjoys watching programs and people grow and finds cocktail research and beverage program development to be a very creatively rewarding part of her job. Miranda has competed in multiple national competitions - her favorite of which has been Speed Rack -and has been a member of the prep teams for Tales of the Cocktail, San Antonio Cocktail Conference,Chicago Style and Kansas City PoP Fest. She looks forward to continue working with these organizationsin the future.