Monica is the Director of Restaurant Operations for Flower Child, a restaurant brand with 28 locations (with another 50 in development) nationwide focused on “healthy food for a happy world”. A veteran of the hospitality industry, Monica has held senior leadership roles at Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, and Chipotle before joining the Flower Child team at Fox Restaurant Concepts.
Monica is a native of Boston, MA, who now resides in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband and two children. She was introduced to TACA in 2009 when her youngest was diagnosed with autism. With TACA’s guidance and support, she has worked relentlessly over the past 13 years to recover her son from autism with astonishing results. Monica has been a part of four TACA chapters nationwide, a founding member of TACA’s Texas Chapter, a mentor to dozens of families, a chapter and conference volunteer, and a meeting presenter on autism recovery.
With a strong understanding of corporate responsibility, Monica has worked to build a collaboration focused on fulfilling corporate objectives and TACA’s mission.