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Jon & Nicole Taffer
My mother, daughter Samantha and Nicole
In one of my bands Hollywood Joe circa 1980
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After a short stay at University of Denver, I wound up in Los Angeles managing nightclubs. Then I evolved into the restaurant and hotel businesses including a 3 year stint managing the then famous Grossingers Resort in upstate NY, later becoming a VP of a hotel company. In 1986, I formed my own business and have owned up to 17 facilities in 6 states, which I sold a few years ago. A highlight was when I sat on the Board of the NFL for three years and am credited as "inventing" the NFL's Sunday Ticket broadcast subscription product, and lots of other stuff, always keeping busy. I now own Rawlings All American Grille restaurants (www.rawlingsrestaurants.com)and have a very busy consulting practice www.tafferdynamics.com
I married when I was 30 and had a wonderful daughter when I was 35. She is now 15 and Samantha is everything to me. I divorced in 1998 and remarried in 2000 to the love of my life, Nicole, who is my wife, soulmate and best friend.
I worked too hard when I was young often forgeting to stop to enjoy myself and my family. Now, I'm the happiest I've ever been, managing the balance of family, fun and work (in that order). I look forward to each day including George's next email and event!!!