Speaking Engagements:

More than anything else, I hope my GreenEyedGuide business helps people consume caffeine safely. I’ve been a guest lecture or a featured speaker at colleges like Orange Coast Community College, UC San Diego, UC Davis, and Cal State Fullerton. Everywhere I go, I spread the message about how bad mixing caffeine and alcohol really is, and how easy it is to enjoy caffeine without building tolerance, dependency, or toxicity.

“An energy drink is like your favorite song: what works forĀ you may not work forĀ me, and what works for you on a Monday morning may not be your go-to on a Friday night.” ~ GreenEyedGuide

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I started researching energy drinks immediately after an energy drink was first put in my hands, way back in 2003. I was just starting my studies in biochemistry at UC San Diego. I was immediately fascinated by the ingredients in the drink because I already knew what some of them did. Between 2003 and 2013, I collected energy drinks from all over the world and reviewed published research regarding caffeinated beverages in general and energy drink ingredients in particular.


In August 2013, I published a book of all I had learned about energy drinks and their ingredients: “Are You a Monster or a Rock Star: A Guide to Energy Drinks — How They Work, Why They Work, How to Use Them Safely”. In August 2017, I got my book published to Audible, so it’s now available in all formats, all over the world.


I got my bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and my master’s degree in food science. I have never stopped researching energy drink ingredients, and I love talking about how different they are. Did you know that Bai Antioxidant Infusion is an energy drink with as much caffeine as an 8 oz Red Bull? “Energy Drinks in Disguise” are everywhere, so it’s absolutely possible for someone to find an energy drink that meets their ingredient likes and dislikes. It is absolutely possible to consume caffeine safely.



Are you developing a new caffeinated beverage? I can help you by preparing a synopsis identifying the benefits and effective dosage of the ingredients you’re considering for your product. Please use the form below: