Vincent and Michelle are both adventure-bound food enthusiasts. They love keeping their wine glasses full and committing random acts of tomfoolery. They have been happily married for 15 years. The wine glass thing might have played a role in that last accomplishment.

Michelle is the brains and beauty behind team Merola. She's pretty much everything behind team Merola. Vincent and Michelle met many moons ago outside a cafe in the Northwest corner of Connecticut and the two have been inseparable ever since. They spent their first years together working behind the grills and in the dining rooms of many a fine establishment.

Michelle holds a B.S. in Nursing from Western Connecticut State University. She works as a charge nurse in a surgical clinic for the County of San Mateo.  She currently pursuing an M.P.A. at California State University. 

Having served a 15 year sentence cooking in various kitchens, Vincent recently decided to hang up his apron to pursue a different career. After being released on good behavior for time served, he went back to college and graduated with a B.A. from the University of Hartford. Presently, he is also pursuing a Master's Degree at California State University. Vincent works as a community organizer and policy analyst at a disability nonprofit in San Mateo, California.


Other endeavors include:

Berkshire Planning Group, LLC

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