our team


mollie murphree

Mollie joined the I Love Juice Bar team as CEO in February 2019. In addition to a passion for service and creating unforgettable experiences for guests, Mollie brings a rich track record in the restaurant space.

In 2006, she opened the fine dining restaurant, Five Senses, in Murfreesboro. Six years, a catering company, and a pizzeria later, Mollie left the restaurant to pursue new growth. She took a position at Whole Foods Market in Nashville, moving up quickly to oversee a four-state region in the Southwest.

Missing her home state (and the Tennessee Vols!), Mollie returned a few years ago to work at Fresh Hospitality as Operating Partner of Fresh Advising. While she is often asked to consult restaurants about challenges they face, her favorite role is diving deep with owners and staff to establish healthy systems and set a course for growth. Mollie is currently the CEO of Vui’s Kitchen, also founded by John and Vui Hunt.

When she’s not working, you’ll find Mollie watching her Tennessee Vols play almost any sport, exploring east Nashville, playing tennis with her partner Laura, or indulging in Nashville’s thriving restaurant scene.

 
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gary martin

Gary was born and raised in Dayton, OH and made the move to Tennessee with his family in early 2015.  Gary and his wife, Stacy, have two young girls and two crazy dogs. Gary has been in restaurant operations for 20 years working a plethora of positions. The most fulfilling role he held was while in a training position and he is super excited to share his passion of growing and developing others once again!

While not working, Gary, enjoys spending quality time with his family, is an avid disc golfer, music lover and prefers to be outdoors.

 

 

michelle hawf

Michelle moved to Nashville in Spring 2015 looking for new opportunities and adventure. She has worked in the hospitality industry for almost 10 years, and moved into training because she loves the learning process and seeing that “ah-ha” moment when it clicks! She strives to maintain a healthy lifestyle for her and her family by staying active and eating healthy. In her free time, she likes to rock climb, hike, and ride bikes with her daughter, Ava.