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Born in Macon, Georgia, Kelly moved to Sarasota when he was 2 years old. Growing up in a house with his mother and older sister Kelly learned the value of hard work and resilience.
Kelly has 20+ years of experience in the food & beverage industry. He developed a passion for creating custom beverage menus through his career experiences in restaurant operations and management, as well as beverage distribution and sales with various liquor distributors. He was with The Ritz-Carlton where he was a Creative Director of Beverage Operations. He joins EHS and was most recently the Director of Operations for Evie’s Restaurant Group in Sarasota.
He is a Certified Sommelier Level 1, WET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) Level 2 Certified, and Barsmarts Certified. He believes in continuous learning and development. Kelly is a proud dad to his 7-year old son Cameron, and dog dad to Buster. Kelly loves creating music and longboarding along with cooking with his son!
Starve the ego, feed the soul; DJ AM