Gail has a rich background in entrepreneurship. Following two decades of working as a chef, she founded and ran a food-truck-turned-restaurant in Oakland for 11 years, earning international acclaim, including in The Economist, The New York Times, and the Food Network.
After selling her restaurant, she became a specialist in effective communication. Gail is trained as a leadership coach and has been a certified Mediator for over 13 years. She coaches and leads workshops in interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and public speaking skills, and is a Facilitator at the Stanford Business School.
Finding herself missing the hustle of the restaurant world, Gail joined The Gunderman Group to bring her experience in business strategy, negotiation, and project management to her clients.
Discovering the craft of cookie designing in her 40’s, she’s attended two CookieCon’s, and spends her free time creating edible works of art. She’s usually thinking about how to keep her eighty houseplants alive, or her two spunky dogs, George and Stewie.