Youll also learn a little bit about some of the most key members
of our team, the General Managers. We love to brag about this friendly,
competent lot because we are rightly proud of each of them. We are proud
for many reasons, but mostly because each sincerely shares our commitment
to friendly, competent service. Please say hello to them when you visit.
They would be delighted to know you, if they dont already. And,
if they, or any of us, can be of service to you
please let us know.
Cheers! Dennis & Nancy King Quaintance
Meet Our Key Team
Lucky 32 - Karen Albright joined us at the Greensboro Lucky 32 in
September, 2001. Karen has years of experience working with the public
and she loves the restaurant business. The fast pace and the people
are wonderful. Ive made a lot of friends at work, and its
great getting to know our guests. In the last few months Karen
has gotten to know the restaurant inside and out she even spent
four weeks working in the kitchen. When she takes time out of her busy
schedule to relax, you can find her on a boat or at the beach with her
sweetheart. You may be wondering what Beth Smith, Greensboro Lucky 32s
former manager, is up to these days. You can find her at our Cary Lucky
32. Beth chose to take less responsibility so she could move to Raleigh
to complete her double major in Biology and Zoology at NC State University.
Lucky 32 - Jim Aroner has been the General Manager of the Raleigh
Lucky 32 since August, 2001. Prior to joining us, Jim was Director of
Operations for a restaurant and catering company in San Francisco. Jim
is passionate about the restaurant business and says that the same reason
he got into it back in 1972 has kept him in it all these years
he loves meeting and greeting people and finding ways to make them happy.
Jim and his family came to North Carolina from California looking for
a beautiful place to live with friendly people. Not only did they find
that, they also found a great place for Jim to pursue his other passions
renovating vintage homes and making furniture. When hes
not at Lucky 32, Jim and his wife, Alana, enjoy their hobbies and spending
time with their 5-year-old daughter.
Lucky 32 - Jennifer Martin is the new General Manager of our Winston-Salem
Lucky 32. Shes been on our team for nearly seven years and has
done everything from bartending to accounting in our home office. Jennifer
says she enjoys playing the role of General Manager most because it
gives her the opportunity to get to know our guests on a personal level.
Scott Gleason, Winston-Salem Lucky 32s former manager, transferred
to our Cary Lucky 32 so he could help with the opening and be closer
to his family in Raleigh. Hes staying in touch with Jennifer so
he can keep up with all his favorite guests especially his Sunday
brunch regulars, who he says hell come see soon.
Valley Grill - Martin Hunt has been the General Manager of the Green
Valley Grill since he and his bride Becky, who is the accountant for
the O.Henry Hotel, moved to Greensboro from Augusta, Georgia in July
1999. Martin has been in the restaurant business since he was eighteen
and has played the role of General Manager with two other restaurant
groups in the Southeast. Martin says that he loves working with the
team and becoming a part of the Greensboro community. He and Becky celebrated
the birth of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, on November 1, 2001.
Elisabeth Green, Director of Sales for our O.Henry Hotel, is the perfect person to advocate the O.Henry and the Green Valley Grills catering to our community. She is friendly and detail-oriented and, most importantly, she sincerely believes that the O.Henry is the best hotel of its type in her universe. She leads a team of four professionals who help our guests with everything from weddings and bar mitzvahs to conferences, symposiums and corporate meetings. She enjoys hanging out with her best buddy, Ben (a.k.a. her husband) and doing volunteer civic work.
Quaintance-Weaver Management - Christina White, our Controller, is sort of the General Manager of our corporate office, which provides the restaurants and hotel with financial data, as well as marketing and administrative support. Christina and her team handle the paperwork so our leadership teams can focus more on our guests. The two best parts of my job are the people I work with and our companys mission. We are always focused on our guests experience and having that clear vision makes my job easier, she says. Christina is crazy about basketball and plays regularly, and she and her husband enjoy getting away to the mountains of Virginia to visit her family.