is the founder of Half Eaten Cookie Hospitality, a Colorado-based restaurant group comprised of four award-winning concepts including OAK at fourteenth and Corrida in Boulder, and Acorn and BriDer in Denver. He is also a certified Sommelier and graduated the Beverage Alcohol Resource Program (BAR) with honors. Prior to operating his own restaurants, Dayton spent time in Colorado’s acclaimed Frasca Food and Wine and also worked part-time as the Colorado brand ambassador for Domaine de Canton, all while managing his own cocktail catering service, Sweet & Sour Cocktails. In 2008, Dayton started the Colorado chapter of the United States Bartender’s Guild (USBG). Each year, he can be spotted at cocktail competitions demonstrating his creativity or using his experience and education both as a nationally acclaimed judge and competitor. Outside of the restaurants, Dayton is a former competitive ultrarunner (who won the 2006 and 2007 national 50K trail championships - the only person to win them back to back).