Tiffany Howell

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Born and raised in Davie County North Carolina.  After spending 4 years learning the industry in a corporate setting, (Fox and Hound 2000-2004 Winston-Salem, NC), decided to attend college at Winston-Salem State University to study Criminal Justice in 2005.

Working full time through college, bartending at Tee Time 2004 and then Burke St. Pub in 2005, moved to Kill Devil Hills, NC, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Elizabeth City State with a BS in Criminal Justice in 2009.

Bartending being her 1st love, Tiffany returned to Winston-Salem in ...

Jason Ruth

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Ruth began his career in the hospitality industry in 1996. Between 1996 and 2000, Ruth worked as a Bartender, and Security personal. In 2001, Ruth became the General Manager of Wilmington's largest music venue. In 2006, Ruth and his business partner Matt Hall opened Tinyz Tavern. It has been in operation since then. In 2019, Ruth and Hall opened a second location of Tinyz Tavern both located in Wilmington, NC.

Drew Wofford

Co-Founder and Executive Board

Drew Wofford has owned Chemistry Nightclub in Greensboro, NC since 2012. Before opening Chemistry, he got his start in Raleigh, NC at Legends Nightclub & Flex Bar. Drew started his nightlife career in 2008 and has many years of experience to bring to the team specializing in the LGBTQ entertainment sector. When he is not in the office, he can often be found on the floor directing the show or in the DJ booth spinning tunes for a packed dance floor. Among other talents, Drew is a Commercial Multi-Engine Rated Pilot. In his free time he can ...

Bryan Wheelock

Co-Founder and Board of Directors

Born in CT I spent 21 Years in the US Army. After retiring from the Army I moved to North Carolina where I worked for ...

Matthew Morel

Co-Founder and Board of Directors

My name is Matt Morel. I’ve spent the last 18 years in the service industry. I started bartending at The Emerald Club in Emerald Isle, ...

Danielle Bull

Co-Founder and Executive Board

Danielle was raised on a working farm in Guilford County. She spent the first act of her career working as a litigation paralegal for 13 ...

Benjamin Reese

Co-Founder and Board of Directors

A native son of Western North Carolina, Benjamin Reese grew up seeing the sleepy city of Asheville transform into the bustling tourist attraction it has become. He is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Psychology and Sociology and has been working on a Masters in Aerospace Management through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Benjamin served as an Air Weapons Officer and an Air Liaison Officer with the United States Air Force for 7 ½ years before finishing up his military career with a 4-year stint in the Georgia Air National Guard as an Air Liaison Officer.

Benjamin ...