LAUREN PAYLOR

Born in the Bronx, Lauren ventured to Washington, D.C. in 2010 to attend nursing school. While attending school she met Derek Brown. Fascinated by his love for the restaurant industry, LP became an employee of Drink Co. There, through intricate training, she...

FRANCESCO LAFRANCONI

A world-renowned mixologist, spirits industry educator and icon of cocktail culture, is the Senior Vice President of Beverage and Hospitality Culture for Carver Road Capital Hospitality Firm. Formerly founder and managing partner of MR. COCO, a visionary cocktail...

DRÉ MASSO

Dré Masso is Director of bars and group Mixologist for Desa Potato Head (sustainable hospitality village) in Bali.  Dré has been involved with the global cocktail scene for over 27 years, working and running bars in the UK, The Americas and Southeast Asia.  Over the...

ARMANDO ROSARIO

Born in Mozambique, East Africa, Armando Rosario graduated from Hotel Training School in Algarve, Portugal. Has spent over 30 years of his life passionately pursuing the art of the crafted cocktail. Only by traveling across the globe, relentlessly seeking education...

MICHAEL FEIL

Michael Feil is the GM/COO of the iconic Jupiter Island Club, noted as one of the finest private Clubs in America.  Michael came to the Jupiter Island Club following a seasoned career in top Club and Hotel properties including the Westchester Country Club, Lake Merced...