our team

operations


Dee Ryan

Dee was named CEO in December 2018 after serving as our VP of Operations starting in August 2015. Born in Tennessee, and raised in Arizona, Dee found her way back to the South in 2011 and started at I Love Juice Bar in 2015. She lives in Nashville with her husband, two kids, and two golden retrievers, Kenny Rogers and Gravy Bones…one a little bit country and the other a little bit rock-n-roll!

Dee puts her energy into projects that enhance the in-store experience, so you will likely see her working on programs to build sales and guest loyalty, managing projects to help control expenses, and connecting with owners to share best practices.

She loves golden retrievers, mason jars, photography, interior design and anything with sequins. Dee spends her free time cooking for friends, color coding files, drinking good wine and vacationing with family.

 

Marketing


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Jenna Tackett

Jenna was born and raised in a small town in Illinois and moved to the big city of Chicago where she graduated from DePaul University and began her career in events and marketing.  She moved to Colorado, which is where she met her husband.  His career as a musician brought them to Nashville where they live in the country with their 4 dogs and 2 cats.  

Jenna joined the I Love Juice Bar family in July of 2018 after being a huge fan of the brand.  With over 14 years of marketing and event experience, she has done everything from ideation to execution and brings passion and energy to everything she does. She has supported brands like Adidas, Pepsi, Monster Jam and Supercross...to name a few.  

Jenna has never met a stranger and loves meeting new people while learning their stories.  She loves her husband, her furry family, glittery things, making pizzas and going on tons of adventures.   

 

training


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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.