our team


Molly james

Molly is the Chief Operating Officer of I Love Juice Bar. Born and raised in Alabama and living in Nashville for the last 8 years, her roots are in the South and her heart in hospitality. Molly earned her restaurant chops in the kitchen and has worked every possible position in a restaurant for the last 20 years leading her to be an operational expert and profitability ninja.

Molly calls 12 South her home and she shares it with a sweet and rambunctious son and two dogs. On any given day, you will find Molly crunching numbers, teaching owners and driving costs down. Molly loves remodeling, interior design and brunch.


Dee Ryan

Dee is the VP of I Love Juice Bar’s Operations team! 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.


ashlee tidwell

Ashlee is the Manager of Technology and focuses on operational and financial support as it relates to the technology tools inside the store. Ashlee’s day-to-day function is to help owner’s lower expenses and increase profitability by consulting on their financial results through the use of IT tools and improving operational habits. She has over 20 years of food and beverage experience with expertise in restaurant financials and purchasing.

Ashlee spends her free time cooking, living a healthy lifestyle and loves, LOVES all things furry and sparkly!

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walker wooldridge

Walker is a Corporate Market Supervisor in Nashville. As a Nashville native, he has been in the restaurant industry for over 17 years. When he's not enjoying those juices and smoothies, you'll find him listenting to live music, travelling, and being creative with photography. Walker is happily married and has two crazy dogs. You can always count on him to create a bond with our guests and to keep Juice Bar fun and weird! Fun Fact: He has been a heavy metal guitar player for almost 20 years!



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Billy Derham

Billy is the Senior Marketing Manager at I Love Juice Bar. A recent transplant from California, Billy, his wife and two kids (5 and 2) sought a better place to raise a family. After traveling extensively throughout Europe, Central America and parts of the United States, they fell in love with the rolling hills and southern hospitality of Middle Tennessee.

Billy brings 13 years of marketing experience working with brands such as Taco Bell, Burger King and Kroger, as well as most recently leading brand marketing at 330+ franchise unit Yogurtland treat experience restaurants. With extensive brand building experience and a focus on crafting data-driven solutions to business needs, he has a passion for creating effective traffic and sales driving programs.

When he's not spending time with his family, traveling or refining his photography skills, Billy finds an outlet for his competitive nature in Spartan Obstacle Races. 



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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.



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sommer grammer

Sommer was raised a southern belle from North Alabama and moved to Franklin, TN in 2016 after falling in love with the rolling hills and genteel culture found just on the outskirts of Music City. Sommer brings a wide range of sales and owner support to Juice Bar and it is her dynamic energy, spunky wit and passion for others that keeps our brand growing strong.

When she isn’t working, you can find Sommer watching her son at the ball field, enjoying live music from a local venue, or simply drinking coffee on her front porch watching the neighborhood kids play. She enjoys Orange You Glad juice and you'll be glad you work with her in the beginning stages of your Juice Bar!