At a young age, Mamma D' began JK's training in the kitchen. SInce the age of 10 or so, he's been learning about and experimenting with herbas and the Culinary Arts.
His freshman year in college, he started and operated a catering company- his first entrepreneurial venture- which helped pay his way through school. His last year in college he spent studying in Southern France. After finsihing, he spent time working in Paris and later some time working in Prague. While abroad, he took the opportunity to begin training his tongue for win. It was there that he first began to really understand terms such as terroire, dry, tannic, and acidic; concepts he would later find connections with.
JK also learned that there is much more of a depth and quality of perception than is experienced by the average American. This was a Big Thing. After returning from abroad, JK spend several years working in Film and Television, as well as side projects working in Food and Agriculture. Strange, we know- but to JK- it all ties together. In Life, one's Path rarely runs in straight lines.
In 2007, JK began to get more acquainted with Chinese Medicine at home in Atlanta. In 2008, he moved across the country to begin his formal studies at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. When asked "How on earth did you get into Chinese Medicine?", JK simply replies, "It got into me."
Already a hobbyist perfumer, it was during his time in Med School that his home perfume making began being influenced by his formal education in Chinese Medical Herbology. It came naturally and just smelled so darn good.