My Journey

2020- CEO/ Founder/Co-Owner of The Rogers Garden. A Rum Bar located in the heart of Flatbush Brooklyn. Somewhat of an escape. An Oasis connecting us back to home. A place to have fun, relax, and enjoy the island vibes.

This Ethiopian-Trinidadian was a bartender for 16 years who traveled the islands learning and growing in Caribbean culture. It was a passion to re-create a vibe that spoke to so many immigrants who left home in hopes to create the “American Dream”, but still yearned for a connection to their respective home lands-through bartending in many NYC bars knowing that the Caribbean Culture had so much to say. I felt compelled to create a platform of expression that spoke to not only NYC but especially the Caribbean people who contribute to this City’s growth, every single day.

The Rogers Garden is a taste of Culture. An inclusive space that encourages the community to take a look into the Community in which we exist. It is a rum bar with rums from all over the Caribbean & South America.I knew my culture was special, Brooklyn deserved it and I could deliver the vibe.

2015- Co-Owner Brooklyn Celebrity, a lifestyle brand created to celebrate Brooklyn pride, its heritage and those who have contributed their love, talent and achievements in making the borough’s reputation one of the greatest throughout the world!! It’s all about the the culture for me!

2015-2021 Director of Finance & cake designer for B Cake NY, a custom cake design studio filled with artists & designers which specializes in the promotion of creativity located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Fun Fact, sketching the cakes was my favorite part of the job!

My Journey

2010-2012 Owner of The Candy Rush, an old vintage candy shop & ice cream parlor in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. As home owners in the community, focusing on bringing families together, contributed to the unification of the neighborhood. The shop was a neighborhood fav!

2010-Founded & co-owned Social Media for Kids®, a cutting edge technology program with a focus on educating NYC school-aged children about the benefits and dangers of social media outlets and platforms. The program is currently used in several NYC Public Schools.

2008-Co-owned & Kicked off the annual Kids Day Event with my husband, Kevin Phillip, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. For five years, we consistently raised $8k-$12k for charity and hosted a free summer event for the children in our community.