After graduating Charlotte High School, Chris continued his internship at Sunline, a local Internet Service Provider. In 2000, he began his career as an operations manager for a small manufacturing company in Minneapolis.
In late 2001, Chris returned to Florida where he continued his management career in the family restaurant business. He positioned the company for growth by reforming logistical/operational challenges and oversaw a period of rapid company expansion.
In 2013, he started a new venture, re-opening The Turtle Club in Punta Gorda. During the summer of 2015, he and his partner Bill Socha, purchased The Turtle Club, and are also planning a new restaurant, The Glass Tavern, in Schenectady, NY to open in summer 2016.
Chris believes in building the team from the ground up. Building a culture of folks who are passionate, hard working, and genuine in their execution of “gracious hospitality.”
Rachel Dawson grew up in Charlotte County. She graduated from Charlotte High School in May 2014 and is currently attending Florida Southwestern State College studying business administration and marketing.
Rachel has been a member of our team since September of 2014. She started as a hostess and quickly became our lead hostess.
Rachel is a hard working young lady who embodies our company philosophy. Her problem solving ability, calm under pressure, and sincere tone make her an asset to our organization.