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ALOHA BIOS

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BOB BAUMHOWER

CEO + Head Fry Cook

From Fairhope, AL, Bob founded Aloha Hospitality in 1981. Bob owns and operates 14 concepts across the state of Alabama. Previously, Baumhower played in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins and the University of Alabama. He is a five-time Pro Bowler with the Miami Dolphins, member of the Miami Dolphins’ Ring of Honor and two-time All-American at the University of Alabama. His experience on the playing field has inspired Baumhower’s restaurants and provided the discipline and dedication to deliver the finest food and dining experience around.

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SPENCER BAUMHOWER

President + Legendary Wingman

From Fairhope, AL, Spencer has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since 2008. He started as a busser, then server, then bartender, worked through HOH, and eventually became a key employee. Spencer moved to an assistant manager once he graduated from college, working his way up to GM within a couple years. He held the position of Field Training Operations and oversaw all MIT training and operations of the training store. Spencer then got in multi-unit management  in 2019, got promoted to Vice President of Operations, then COO in 2021. He is close to his 3 siblings: Anne, Allie, and Wesley. Spencer is a former collegiate athlete and loves fitness, sports, and legendary food. He has a huge passion for people and helping others succeed professionally and in life. He enjoys deep sea fishing, diving, and investing in sports trading cards.

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ZACK COMPTON

Director of Kitchen Operations

From Douglasville, GA, Zack has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since May 2011. He attended Culinary School in Austin, TX at Texas Culinary Academy and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. He previously worked for #1 Zagat Rated Cajun Restaurant in Atlanta, GA. Zack has been with Aloha ever since, helping open multiple concepts for the past 10 years. He is married with 4 daughters and enjoys outdoor activities with his girls, fishing, camping, hunting, and watersports.

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MORGAN SMITH

Administrative Coordinator

From Spanish Fort, AL, Morgan has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since December 2022. She studied Business Administration at Coastal Alabama and brings ten (10) years of Executive level office management experience to our team. Morgan lived abroad in Italy for four (4) years and enjoys traveling. In her spare time, she enjoys a big glass of wine while reading, and spending time with her husband, two beautiful daughters, their two fur babies, and her extended family. 

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BRAD O'GUYNN

Marketing Director

From Jackson, AL, Brad has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since October 2022. He graduated from Faulkner State Community College with an Associates Degree in Business Administration. Brad also received his Bachelors of Sciences in Sport & Event Marketing from the University of South Alabama. He has worked more than 25 years in various industries, such as international publishing, sports and the non-profit sector. Brad enjoys golfing, fishing, hiking and bowling. He is a fan of the New Orleans Saints, Alabama and South Alabama football. Brad loves to travel and has visited 30 countries so far! He lives in Mobile with his finacée, Jeanna, and their two dogs and cat.

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JOHN FUTCH

The Marketing Guy

From South Florida, John has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since April 2022. He attended high school at Palm Beach Gardens with Bob Baumhower in the early 1970s. John holds a master's degree in Mass Communication from the University of Denver. He has worked in the marketing, advertising and public relations fields for more than 30 years. His career began working with local restaurants and hotels and previously worked as the Director of Marketing for Aloha Hospitality back in 2004. Things have come full circle for John and he is extremely excited to be back with the team!

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MALLORY HELMS

Marketing + Social Media Coordinator

From Mobile, AL, Mallory has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since July 2023. She graduated with her BSBA in Marketing Management from The University of South Alabama, where she was also a volunteer for South Serves. Mallory loves spending time at the beach with her friends and traveling to Auburn, AL to see her two younger sisters. Her favorite color is pink and her favorite pastime is to go hiking with her pup, Finn.

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ALEXANDRA BALDWIN

Training Coordinator + Marketing Specialist

From Chatom, AL, Alex has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since November 2018. She graduated from Coastal Alabama Community College with her Associate's Degree in Business Administration and from Alabama A&M University with her Bachelors of Sciences in Marketing. Alex was previously a Part Time Manager at Charming Charlie and Part Time Manager at Charlotte Russe before being hired as a server at our Baumhower's Huntsville location. Over the years, Alex worked in many front of house positions, such as cashier, team lead, server trainer, bartender, and travel trainer, just to name a few. In the summer of 2021, Alex joined the Support Center team as a Marketing Intern. Once her internship was completed, she stepped into her new position as Marketing Coordinator.  She enjoys traveling, hiking, and Sunday Funday brunch!

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RICHARD ELLISON

CFO + Controller

From Spanish Fort, AL, Richard has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since August 2020. He graduated with his B.S. in Accounting from University of South Alabama. Richard previously worked 16 years in various financial roles at a large publicly held restaurant company and 23 years as Controller/CFO for a regional retail chain. He is a Certified Public Accountant and was awarded Aloha Hospitality's MVP for January 2021. Richard is married with two sons and one grandson. He enjoys boating, fishing, and spending time with family. 

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CINDY MYLES

Accounting + Sales Tax

From Mobile, AL, Cindy has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality for 20+ years. She went to high school at Ben C Rain in 1971, received her certificate from Huffstellar Business School in 1973, and attended the University of South Alabama. Cindy previously worked 27 years for Morrison and Ruby Tuesday before starting at Aloha Hospitality in August 2000. She has 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Her family loves spending time together, going to the beach, hunting, swimming, and cooking.

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JULIE CARMEAN

Payroll, Taxes & Licenses

From Kissimmee, FL, Julie has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since February 2022. She has her AA from Valencia College.  Julie has worked in the restaurant industry and moved to the accounting department for over 30 years.  She is married to her husband, Scott, for 9 years and together they have 3 adult sons. They have 4 dogs (2 Great Danes and  2 Chihuahuas), which makes life at home very interesting. When not at work she enjoys gardening, riding with her husband on one of their motorcycles, fishing and bowling.  As a family, they watch a lot of baseball, football and bowling.  

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RACHEL BARNHILL

AP Coordinator

From Loxley, AL, Rachel has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since April 2022. She has 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry, working with the guests and as an auditor. Rachel enjoys spending time with her children, partner and dog. Her hobby is learning how to do new things; from arts to crafts to home improvement, she wants to know how to do everything she can! 

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SAMANTHA BYRD

Auditing Specialist

Samantha has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since April 2023. She has been in the hospitality industry for 16 years; 7 years as an auditor. Samantha has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a focus in adolescent and child development. She is currently working on her master's in psychology. Samantha has 2 girls, Ophelia and Aurora. She enjoys traveling with her fiancé and kids, learning new hobbies, crafting, teaching the kiddos new things, college football (Roll Tide), sushi, music, art, NAPS, and coffee! 

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GAIL SULLIVAN

Administrative Assistant

From Section, Alabama (known as Sand Mountain), Gail has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality for 11 years. She has worked with Aloha the majority of her adult life, both in the restaurant and the office. Gail loves working with our guests that visit our restaurants to ensure they have the best legendary experience they can while dining or picking up take out! She has been worked for 24 years and has a 16 year old soon. Gail loves to read and going to the beach.

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LORI SANTANA

HR Generalist

From Mobile, AL, Lori has been a team member of Aloha Hospitality since August 2022. She has lived and worked in the restaurant industry throughout Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas since she was fifteen. Lori even worked at Baumhower's in Daphne as a server in 2011 when it was still called Wings. From serving at Catfish Junction in Saraland, AL to continuing with Darden at Olive Garden, she has learned her true passion for the "People" of the industry as a corporate trainer. This love inspired her to continue her education and achieve her Bachelor of Science, Business, and HR Management degree. Lori is married to an amazing, kind, loving, and supportive person, who makes her strive to be the best every single day! She has the best son in the world who inspired her love of football and WINGS! He has played throughout middle school, high school and college at ULM. Lori has 4 spoiled fur babies and an insatiable love for plants. She is a self proclaimed foodie who adores dining out with great food, excellent wine, and the best company whenever possible. 

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CHRIS MYLES

Director of Assets

From Orange Beach, AL, Chris has been a team member of Aloha Hospitality since March 2010. Chris graduated from Mississippi State University and previously worked as a residential contractor and remodeler before joining the Aloha team. He enjoys hunting, being on his boat, and woodworking. Chris can't wait to teach his son Barrett everything he knows about his favorite things!

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CHRISTINE SCHLEY

Office Coordinator

From New York, Christine has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality for almost 20 years. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys swimming, karate, and playing tennis.

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JERRY HARVILLE

Warehouse Manager

From Rabun, AL, Jerry has been a team member at Aloha Hospitality since January 2018. He has been an industrial electrician for the past 40+ years. Jerry enjoys hunting, antiquing, and restoring antique cars.

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