Our Amazing Crew

Guild Tastemakers are a diverse group of individuals who are servants at heart, and powerful influencers in our community. Collectively, we have over 100,000 followers both on Instagram and Facebook and can be seen frequently at area hot-spots and events. In addition to that, we support our local businesses with tens of thousands of dollars every year. This region is our home, and we love sharing off unique, high-quality finds in travel, art, entertainment and most of all, food.


These individuals were personally invited to become Guild Tastemakers based on their passion for our community in their personal and professional lives, and their shared ethical values with the Guild's mission. 

We believe in the power of collaboration and celebration to make a big difference in our region.


Owner and Founder

Erin is a professional educator, blogger and a passionate small business advocate and patron. When she isn't running her digital strategy business or teaching about effective social media use, she is caring for her husband/best friend Rob, her three teenage boys and going on adventures. She is an avid reader, gardener, traveler and cook who really enjoys seafood and long walks on the beach but lives in (and loves) a landlocked city.  @guild.creative



Born and raised in Spokane, Rob is an avid food lover and enjoys both making and eating local food. As a member of the business community, Rob is able to enjoy cuisine from other locales on the west coast, particularly fine dining and craft cocktails. Other hobbies include playing music, wine tasting, and reading novels. By night, Rob is a professional bass player for a variety of productions in the Spokane and Coeur d' Alene area. @spokane.guild



Ashley is an Eastern Washington native who loves being supportive of the local food scene which includes being an active and inventive as a home cook as well. She is a chef wife, crazy chicken lady, professional mac n' cheese eater, dog mom, and ramen otaku! Her blog features home cooking and lots of local eats. @umamidiaries



I moved to Spokane from Ohio in 2008, and have loved exploring and experiencing the diverse culinary scene in the area. I grew up on a farm, where we ate what was grown or raised, so I enjoy sourcing fresh, local ingredients. During  the day, I am a Contract Administrator for a local construction company; by night I am the head cook for my foodie husband, 2 boys and all our hungry friends. I enjoy planning and hosting friendly cooking competitions at home or while camping. @grabbag_foodie



Melissa Berry has been a fan of Spokane ever since she went to Gonzaga in the mid-2000s - she knew it was special and made it her mission to return after graduation! In 2018, Melissa made the move with her husband and hasn't looked back since. A lifelong vegetarian, Melissa can find vegetarian meals in impossible situations, but is happy to see Spokane has gotten even better when it comes to serving delicious, hearty vegetarian fare. . @everydayspokane



Connor moved to the Spokane area in 2011, and quickly realized that his viewpoint of being a diner who uses a wheelchair was missing from the dialogue. "Too often, what is a small inconvenience for an abled person makes access difficult for those of us who roll, and he hopes that by reviewing restaurants based not just on food, but also accessibility, others like him will have better opportunity to enjoy our beautiful Spokane." @foodable_spokane



Traveling her way north through the west coast, Cesia has lived in California, Oregon, Vancouver WA, and now has come to settle down in Spokane with her husband. She grew up eating her mom’s delicious and traditional Guatemalan food, and once moved out had to figure out how to fend for herself! Since then, she spends her time trying new recipes at home to stuff her husband with, and making her way around the city getting to know its people, and it’s delicious eats.  @oh_icouldeat



Jim has been recognized nationally in the competition cooking arena, has been featured internationally on food packaging with innovative recipes, and even competed against (and beat) celebrity chefs in head-to-head cook-offs. Although being featured on numerous popular websites (The Chive, Imgur, Popsugar, GoodNewsNetwok, and many others) for his cooking exploits. @rhinoeats



Scott and Dawn are foodies that are constantly searching the globe for their next culinary experience. Scott spends a significant amount of time in his kitchen creating a variety of signature dishes and new creations. Sourdough is made every week along with fresh pastas. Charity events, hosting parties or creating their own test kitchen is their happy place. Scott and Dawn search extensively with the primary goal to find the best of the best in the culinary and mixology world, whether it be a 3-star Michelin restaurant to an extraordinary food truck or gastropub.  @sugarhillsourdough



Growing up in Spokane I have witnessed the food scene change in a very flavorful way. We now have a global food scene to challenge even the most mature palate. I cant wait to share more of my culinary experiences with a larger audience and help celebrate our great industry artists as they evolve our taste in food. I have been a local Farmers Insurance Agency owner since 2011, 8 years now and when I am not busy insuring our community, I love to eat excellent food, with friends and family, and share all the best spots to experience in our town. @fabjc



Lindsay is a small town Indiana native who has called Spokane her home for over 10 years.  Her love for food began on a trip to France in high school where she realized there is so much more to enjoy than Red Lobster and midwest casseroles.  Currently on a hiatus from her professional career as a nurse to be with her two kids, Lindsay is excited to explore the local food industry more extensively and share her love of food (and cocktails......and beer........and wine) with others.  @linzlovesfood



Meet Ashley! She’s a well traveled food enthusiast who has been bellied up to the kitchen counter for as long as she can remember! Her passion was ignited by her Greek Grandfather, who shared his culinary skills and all the best bites of whatever he was roasting, toasting, baking, frying, or sautéing! She has an acute palette, a perfectionists eye, and gets so fired up about sharing her delicious food finds! In the past, she has enjoyed years tending bar, procuring recipes for a Seattle area food manufacturer, and has been a small business owner. When she’s not in her own kitchen, A @kittygskitch



Aidee is an active supporter of humanitarian movements and raises awareness of the vegan lifestyle, she runs the page @veganmetolife on Instagram to help make a smooth transition into healthier eating habits. She was published online as one of the top ten vegan influencers in San Diego, California and Brazil. She is a local influencer in Spokane as well who works to increase awareness amongst restaurants who are interested in meeting the needs of vegan clients and helping individuals who want to access delicious, ethical cuisine. @veganmetolife


Tastemakers and Guild Sponsors

Cambria and Robert are the owners of Haven Real Estate Group, and their favorite part of all homes is the kitchen, of course!  “The Kitchen is where we spend 90% of our time at home, and cooking is our love language. If our girls did great on a test, we start whipping up their favorite meal to celebrate. If they are hurt or upset, we reach for the hot chocolate and they always know to come find us when we are cooking if they need to talk.” Cambria and Rob love local, chef-owned restaurants because it is food without limits. @cambriahavenhenry


Tastemakers and Guild Sponsors

Matt Behringer is a native of Ohio, who moved with his wife to the Inland Northwest in 2007 and instantly fell in love with Spokane. He shares his passion for finding new restaurants and businesses through his Inland Northwest Business Watch blog at inlandnwbusiness.com and @spokane_business



I’m a full time nurse and wife in pursuit of food, coffee, beer, and outdoor adventures in the PNW. Fun fact: My husband and I took 3 travel nursing contracts in Spokane over the course of a few years and loved the city so much that we decided to put down our roots here. @spokanefoodgram

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