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TEAM BIOS

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TOM YOUNG

Executive General Manager

Tom is from Birmingham, AL and has been a team member with Aloha Hospitality since March 2017. He attended the University of Alabama and has two daughters, youngest lives in Boston, MA working for Twitter & the oldest lives in Birmingham, AL as a speech pathologist. Tom's work experience includes General Manager for Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, General Manager for Lone Star Steakhouse, District Manager for Ruby Tuesday, and Managing Partner/District Manager for Romano's Macaroni Grill. He previously opened the 13th Macaroni Grill in the early nineties, ran the most profitable Macaroni Grill during his tenure, led Lone Star Steakhouse for growth in sales for 2 years, received District Manager of the month 7 times, and recorded the highest shopper's scores in the 9-store district for 2 years at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Tom enjoys hiking and visiting National Parks, golfing, live music, and spending time at the beach.

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RACHEL FERRAND

Associate General Manager

Born in New Orleans, LA and raised in Miami, FL, Rachel has been a team member since November 2015. She attended Loyola University for Psychology/Pre-Medicine. She also attended Johnson and Wales University for her culinary degree, pastry degree, food management business degree, and wine and spirits certification. In addition to the pastry degree, Rachel also received a diploma from École Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie in Yssingeaux, France for Pastry Arts. She's been trained by the Brennan's Family, owner of Commander's Palace, and other world championship winning chefs from throughout the world. Rachel has a sixteen year old son named Benjamin. She loves yoga & working out, going to the beach, and mixed-media art.

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DANA MCKEOWN

Manager

Dana has been working in the restaurant industry since 1997. Her hometown is Mobile, AL, where she attended the University of South Alabama for Criminal Justice and Political Science. Dana has been a team member since January 2020. She won Best Eastern Shore Coffee Shop 3 years in a row before coming to Aloha Hospitality. Dana is an avid animal lover and enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending her free time taking care of her family.

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RAY GARBER

Assistant Manager