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TEAM BIOS

 
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DON PARKER

Area Director - Battleship Region

From Fort Lauderale, FL, Don has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since August 1993. He has been in the restaurant industry for 35 years and has worked all over the state of Alabama for Baumhower's Victory Grille. Don has 4 great children; Ashley, Joshua, Christopher, and Matthew

 
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XAVIER CRAWLEY

General Manager - Huntsville

Xavier is from San Diego, CA and has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since February 2013. He graduated with a B.A. in Business Management from Alabama A&M University in 2001. Xavier has work experience with Target stores, Starbucks coffee, Dreamland BBQ, and Belk before coming to Baumhower's Victory Grille. He enjoys anything related to athletics and working out routinely. Xavier and his wife, Stephanie, have 4 daughters: Jordan Kayla, Courtney, and Natalie; and 1 granddaughter: Shayla.

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JAMES VADEN

Director of Service - Huntsville

From Hawthorne, Nevada, James has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since May 2019. He graduated from Mineral County High School in 1991, Lassen Community College in 1994, and University of Alabama Birmingham 1996. James worked at Wings Sports Grill from 1996-2001 before going to Ruby Tuesday as a General Manager and Director of Operations from 2001-2010. He received the Guest Service Award for 2005-2006. He was raised, and currently lives, in Scottsboro, AL. James and his wife of 22 years, Julie Vaden, have 3 kids: Taylor, Conner, and Owen. Conner and Owen keep the family busy by playing sports year-round: Flag football, Soccer, Basketball and Baseball. The Vaden’s also enjoy going to local sporting events, such as, the Rocket City Trash Panda’s, UAB football games, and especially the Atlanta Braves.

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GARRETT SAYRE

Director of Hospitality - Huntsville

From Vestavia Hills, AL, Garrett has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since November 2019. He graduated from Vestavia Hills High School. Garrett was an Employee Training Coordinator for 4 years at Cracker Barrel and a bartender at Brio Tuscan Grille before coming to Baumhower's. Garrett loves the Dallas Mavericks and the Florida Gators. 

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JAYNE JACKSON

Director of Café - Huntsville

From Memphis, TN, Jayne has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since February 2021. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Rhodes College in 2008. Jayne started as a server and worked her way up to Service Manager and Kitchen Manager in 14 years at On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina. She moved to Huntsville to be near her brother, sister-in-law, and two amazing nephews. Jayne enjoys spending her free time with her family, reading, cooking, running, and hiking.

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MONTERICE COSBY

Head Chef - Huntsville

Born and raised in Huntsville, AL, Monterice has worked at Aloha Hospitality for 22 years total. He attended Drake State for Business Administration. Monterice has also been a Kitchen Manager/General Manager at O'Charley's and an Area Director for New Generations Foods. He has been married to his wife for 10 years. He has 4 children, 3 stepchildren and 8 grandchildren. He loves spoiling his grandbabies.

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JOSH BLOCKER

Sous Chef - Huntsville

From Dothan, AL, Josh has been a team member since September 2013. He has been in the restaurant industry for many years before coming to Baumhower's. Josh comes from a large family of mostly women. He enjoys sports, going to bars, and video games. 

 
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JEFF HICKMAN

General Manager - Lee Branch

From Chalkville, AL, Jeff has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since November 2019. He attended the University of West Alabama playing baseball for 2 years and attended Jefferson State for Culinary for 2 years. Jeff has 10 years experience at Ruby Tuesday being an Associate and General Manager and 8 years experience at Cracker Barrel being an Associate and General Manager. He was awarded General Manager of the Year for 3 consecutive years and the Leadership Award from USMC. Jeff is married to his wife, Lanna, of 18 years. They have two daughters who inspire him to be better everyday. He enjoys taking beach trips, camping, playing volleyball and softball with his daughters, and hanging out at home.

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FREDERICK THUNBERG

Director of Service - Lee Branch

From Trussville, AL, Erick has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since April 2018. He started at Olive Garden where he worked his way up to management. Erick has a fiancé, Becca, and one daughter, Phoebe. He enjoys working out and training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Vale Tudo. 

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JOEL BROWN

Director of Café - Lee Branch

From Jacksonville, AL, Joel has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since April 2020. His work experience includes management at Edgars Bakery, Chuy's, and Executive General Manager at Lonestar Steakhouse. He has been awarded General Manager of the Month, Bar Manager of the Month, and named Best Dessert by Trussville Tribune. Joel and his wife, Kaitlin, have 3 daughters: Savanna (10), Kensington (5), and Zoey (2). He enjoys spending time with his family, loves all sports, playing golf weekly, and watching his daughters participate in gymnastics.

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ROE HILL

Head Chef - Lee Branch

From Childersburg, AL, Roe has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since April 2021. He attended Childersburg High School and worked at Jim-N-Nicks BBQ for 21 years. Roe is married with 4 children and loves poker, binge watching shows in his spare time, Dallas Cowboys and Georgia Bulldogs.

 
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HARVEY WELLS

General Manager - Tuscaloosa North

From Tuscaloosa, AL, Harvey has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since January 2020. He has 8 years of restaurant management experience. Harvey is a husband and father of two. He enjoys studying cultural and African American Arts.

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LATOYA BANKS

Director of Service - Tuscaloosa North

From Tuscaloosa, AL, Latoya has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since November 2010. She is a mother of two daughters, 20 and 15 years old. Latoya enjoys singing, reading, and cooking. Her favorite color is purple and is the Choir Director of the St. Peter AME Zion Church Mass Choir. 

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TIARA SMITH-WILSON

Director of Hospitality - Tuscaloosa North

From Jonesboro, GA, Tiara has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since October 2016. She graduated from The University of Alabama in 2020 with her Bachelors Degree. Tiara has been in the restaurant industry for 5 years (and counting) Growing up in the South has given her nothing but experience when it comes to true Southern Hospitality. She was awarded Youth of the Year 2012-2013. Tiara considers herself to be a very caring person and loves to help people grow. She enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping, and all adventurous activities. Family is a big part of who she is. 

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GABI BUSSIERE

Chef - Tuscaloosa North

From Manchester, NH, Gabi has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since September 2015. She attended The University of Alabama and found her passion for the restaurant industry when she began serving at Baumhower's during college. Gabi enjoys traveling and reading in her spare time.

 
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MICHAEL GADDY

General Manager - Tuscaloosa South

From Tuscaloosa, AL, Michael has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since March 2014. He graduated from Hillcrest High School and attended the University of Alabama. Michael has 12 years in the restaurant industry. He first joined Aloha as a line cook and worked his way to management within a year. He and his wife, Haley, have 2 kids, Dax and Silas. They enjoy going to concerts and spending time with loved ones. 

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DWIGHT GAINES

Director of Service - Tuscaloosa South

From Tuscaloosa, AL, Dwight has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since April 2013. He attended Tuscaloosa County High School and the University of Alabama. Dwight was a former owner and operator of Soul Delicious Restaurant, General Manager at Travel Centers of America, Manager at O'Charley's, and General Manager at Bob's Victory Grille. Dwight was also awarded the Golden Chef Award. He's a proud son of SN and Annie Gaines. His hobbies included tennis, basketball, and purchasing/restoring both commercial and residential properties. 

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CHRIS HOVEN

Director of Hospitality - Tuscaloosa South

From Demopolis, AL, Chris has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since September 2019. He graduated from Demopolis High School in 2018 before becoming a tour guide, where he developed his people skills. His experience in the food industry ranges from McDonald's, to Canecutters Smokehouse and Grill, and Baumhower's Victory Grille. Chris spends a lot of time staying focused on the people around him and making sure everyone is taken care of before himself. He also enjoys spending time with close friends and family. Chris has been awarded MVP of the Month after only working 4 months.

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ARRON LOVE

Director of Café - Tuscaloosa South

From Charlotte, NC, Aaron has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since January 2019. Aaron has 19 years work experience as a manager and enjoys playing guitar and watching sports.

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WILLIE LOWE

Head Chef - Tuscaloosa South

From Birmingham, AL, Willie has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since February 2004. He has been in the restaurant industry all his life. Willie loves sports and spending time with his family. 

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COURTNEY HALL

Sous Chef - Tuscaloosa South

From Tuscaloosa, AL, Courtney has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since August 2011. He has worked in many restaurants for many years. Courtney has 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

 
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ADAM RHYMER

General Manager - Vestavia

From Stevenson, AL, Adam has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since July 2020. He attended the University of Alabama and has been in the restaurant industry for many years. Adam was a Training General Manager for 15 years at Hooter's and a Kitchen Manager/Apprentice Pitmaster at Martin's BBQ before coming to Baumhower's. He and his wonderful wife of 9 years, Jennie, have 2 children, Jordan and Emily. Adam enjoys camping, reading, working around the house, and being a homebody.

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MAX MILLER

Director of Service - Vestavia

From Pinson, AL, Max has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since August 2020. He graduated from Pinson Valley High School and attended Jefferson State for 2 years. Max fell in love with the service industry after attending Railroad School and receiving his Conductor Certification. He has 8 years of management experience working at a local bbq chain, fine dining, and now with Baumhower's. Max and his wife, Whitney, have two wonderful daughters. Their hobbies include soccer, girl scouts, and church trips.  

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CORTEZ WARREN

Director of Hospitality - Vestavia

From Birmingham, AL, Cortez has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since April 2021. He attended the University of Alabama and has 10+ years of experience in the food industry. Before working at Baumhower's he was a kitchen manager and general manager at Hooter's. Cortez has a 9 year old daughter and currently lives with his fiancé. Cortez enjoys sports and going on outings with his family. He hopes to have one more child soon and grow his family. 

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RANDALL SHUE

Head Chef - Vestavia

From Monroeville, AL, Randall has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since October 2015. He graduated from J.U. Blacksher High School in 2008 and attended Southern Union. Randall is married and has one daughter.

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JOHNNY TERRELL

Sous Chef - Vestavia

From Birmingham, AL, Johnny has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since October 2017. He graduate from G.W. Carver High School and started working in the restaurant industry ever since. 

 
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DUSTY BAKER

General Manager - Daphne

From Fairhope, AL, Dusty has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since June 2020. He graduated from Fairhope High School and also went to college at the University of Alabama. Dusty enjoys spending time with his son, family, and friends. He also enjoys grilling out and watching sports, especially the Atlanta Braves and Alabama football.

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SAM MAYFIELD

Director of Service - Daphne

From Gulf Breeze, FL, Sam has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since May 2012. He graduated from Gulf Breeze High School and got his I.T. education at University of West Florida. Sam first started at The Compleat Angler where he was promoted to Mangager before coming to Baumhower's. He met is wife, Maria, of almost 7 years while serving at The Compleat Angler. Together they have Baxter, a King Charles Cavalier, and Daisy, an Australian Shepherd. Sam's hobbies include P.C. gaming, collecting vintage Nintendo games, and playing World of Warcraft together. 

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CHRIS PATTON

Director of Hospitality - Daphne

From Sacramento, CA, Chris has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since March 2019. He received his education from Folsom High School and Sacramento City Junior College. Chris loves spending time with his kids and watching all sports. He was awards Employee of the Month many times as well as Superior of the Month.

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GALEN COLEMAN

Head Chef - Daphne

From Erie, PA, Galen has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since May 2021. He went to East Academy High School and loves spending time with his 3 kids.

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GREG LUDGOOD

Sous Chef - Daphne

From Mobile, AL, Greg has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since 2010. He has been in the restaurant industry since 1993, where he started out at Roussos Restaurant before coming to The Compleat Angler. Greg loves spending time with his grandkids. 

 
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MATTHEW GAITHER

General Manager - Mobile

From Birmingham, AL, Matthew has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since September 2021. He attended Southern State Community College before managing at Mama Goldbergs, Dominos, and Hooters. Matthew has been in the restaurant industry for 4 years and received Manager of the Quarter twice during his time at Hooters. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, backpacking, and reading in his spare time. 

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RAVEN JOHNSON

Director of Service - Mobile

From Los Angeles, CA, Raven has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since May 2021. She previously worked at Hooter's for 8 years and went to trade school to receive her CDL. Raven enjoys swimming and playing video games. 

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TERRANCE GREEN

Director of Hospitality - Mobile

From Natchez, Terrance has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since September 2019. He received his MBA from Alcorn State University. Terrance has been working in various food and beverage concepts, from fast casual to family eateries to casinos, for the past 11 years. He has successfully lead and developed teams for 5 years consecutively. Terrance comes from a very success driven and passionate family. They value delivering on your promises, hardwork, consistency, and doing the right thing even when no one is looking. He was a big part in helping our new concept, Wingfingers, receive a 94 on health check. 

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JON HAYNES

Head Chef - Mobile

Jon is from Selma, AL and graduated from Prattville High School and Culinary at Virginia College. He has been on Aloha's team since August 2020. Jon previously was a chef at Ed's Seafood and Walk On's Bistreaux. He loves football, shooting pool, and call of duty.

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THEO BURRUSS

Sous Chef - Mobile

Theo is from Huntsville, AL and attended Le Cordon Blue Culinary School in 2005-2006. He has been apart of Aloha Hospitality since July 2017. Theo has been cooking for over 20 years with a background in French and Italian cuisine. He previously worked at Mac Grille as a New Store Opener and Trainer in 2008 and 2013. He also worked at Aloha Hospitality concept, Dauphin's, in 2017 and became a trainer in 2019. Theo was nominated for Employee of the Year back-to-back 2019-2020 for back of the house at Dauphin's. He is the youngest of 15 children and been married to his wife for 10 years with 6 daughters and 1 son. 

 
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CRAIG MURDOCK

General Manager - Montgomery

From Gulf Shores, AL, Craig has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since November 2020. He graduated from The University of Alabama in 1991 with a Bachelor's in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Craig has over 30 years management experience with resorts and restaurants. He has a son who is a junior at Alabama. Craig enjoys spending time with his son and dog and going to the gym.

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LUTHER BULLOCK

Director of Service - Montgomery

From Fort Walton Beach, FL, Luther has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since February 2012. He has been in the restaurant industry for 33 years. Luther holds an Associates degree in Fire Science Technology and a BS in Resource Management. He was a professional fire fighter for 7 years and managed an A&P for 7 years before turning to his hospitality career. Luther is happily married to his wife of 18 years. He enjoys hunting, shooting, fishing and all things outdoors.

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KIMYATTA WINFREY

Director of Hospitality - Montgomery

From Chicago, IL, Kimyatta has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since June 2020. She was a licensed cosmetologist for 8 years and worked at Outback Steak House before coming to Baumhower's in 2020. She was awarded Manager of the Quarter 3 consecutive times during her time at Outback. Kimyatta has three kids, ages 20, 15, and 5 years olds. She loves traveling and trying new foods around the world. 

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KRISTINE SEALS

Director of Café - Montgomery

From Mobile, AL, Kristine has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since August 2006. She received her Bachelor's in Criminal Justice in 2008 and her Bachelor's in Forensic Chemistry in 2014. Kristine began as a server at Baumhower's, worked her way up to cashier, expo, bartender, and now management. She has one daughter and enjoys swimming, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

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LORENZO MILLER

Head Chef - Montgomery

From Tuscaloosa, AL, Lorenzo has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since April 2005. He graduated from Hillcrest High School and has been with Baumhower's ever since. Lorenzo has two kids and enjoys spending time with family, fishing, and cooking outdoors.

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SHAUNDALE JERIDO

Sous Chef - Montgomery

From Wetumpka, AL, Shaundale has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since February 2018. He graduated from Wetumpka High School and has been in the hospitality industry ever since. Shaundale has 3 kids and enjoys spending time with his kids every chance he gets. He's a big fan of the Florida Gators and Dallas Cowboys.