Amy McMahan has been in the restaurant business for 30 years in all capacities. She has owned Mesa Verde for 20 years, was the first kitchen manager at The People’s Pint, and a worked as a cook at the Franklin Community Co-op. She has been on a lifelong journey to be at an ideal weight, eat well, exercise and feel good overall. She was born in Southeast Asia and grew up eating Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai foods, and has taken multiple cooking classes in Italy and Mexico. She is also an ordained Minister of Spiritual Consciousness through Inner Visions Institute of Spiritual Development and has completed both a two-year Personal Development Program and a three-year Ministerial Development & Ordination Program.