Armando Dawdy was born on November 16, 1962 in Houston Texas. Armando Dawdy has been married to Francesca Avonda Dawdy since June 6, 2002. Together they have two sons, Liam and Connor. Armando graduated from the University of Houston in 1986. Armando Dawdy is currently a Wine Director at Brenner’s on the Bayou since August of 2009 to present. Armando was formally a general manager at the Pesce Restaurant, a Wine Director at Tony’s Restaurant and a Bar and Grill Manager at the Ritz-Carlton.
Chicago native Connor Mulvey credits his ever-growing success to the values his parents instilled in him while he was growing up. He watched his parents work hard and enjoy life. Throughout his childhood, he was introduced to the need to work hard, to appreciate a good education, and the results that come with it. After being introduced to many of the finer aspects of personal and financial success, he aspired to create the same results for himself.
Ever since Joseph Vessecchia could remember, he has loved the game of baseball. The first thing his father did when he was born was to put a ball in his hands. Rumor has it, and his mom is adamant, that the first word to come out of his mouth was “ball.” From that moment on, Joseph was usually seen with a glove and ball in his hands—much to the dismay of his mother (things can break in the house).
Delaena Kalevor was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, where soccer is the dominant sport. During elementary school, he played as a winger on their soccer team because he was a fast runner. When Delaena Kalevor started at Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, one of the top secondary schools in Ghana, he joined their debate team and competed at a competitive level for his school.
Lauren Naylor from Grapevine, Texas is a highly ambitious student, studying to complete her nursing degree at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas. She is also an honors student, having graduated Grapevine High School with an impressive 4.5 GPA.
A general contractor and entrepreneur by day and a singer by night, Sandro Carbone has been interested in music for as long as he can remember. He first joined an experimental metal band with his brother and a friend after high school. A couple years after they disbanded, he joined his current band which plays a mix of blues and rock, with inspiration from and an infusion of a variety of other music genres.
Jay Eitner will forever be a Jersey Boy at heart. Graduating in 1997 from Union High School, Jay received his BA from The American University in Washington DC. Jay’s educational career began in 2002, in which he taught social studies, reading, and technology in Roselle. Jay spent the next 9 years teaching and then went into school administration, first starting off as a middle school vice principal and eventually became a Superintendent of Schools. Being a Superintendent of Schools is one of the most stressful jobs in the US, and Jay found a great way to help relax.
I am a driven and entrepreneurial person. I love people and always aim for new heights in business. I strongly believe in personal potential and am willing to help.
As both a lawyer and an investor, David R Gray Jr.’s status as a longtime resident of the city of Chicago has proved to be exceptionally beneficial. David is the founder of The Law Offices of David R. Gray, Jr. Ltd., and also holds the position of General Counsel with Wheeler Financial. The former chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Real Estate Taxation Commission has routinely utilized his real estate expertise as an investor, and his legal focus expands beyond the incredibly broad range of real estate issues that fall well within his area of expertise to also include enforcement litigation, tax collection and civil litigation.