Concepts built to shine a light on
the cultures that inspire them.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
Co-Founder | Co-Producer

Groundbreaking boutique music festival in Franklin, Tennessee offers a diverse yet renowned lineup of rock and roll, alt-country, bluegrass, jazz, indie, gospel and more. Performances on five stages reflecting the area’s historic aesthetic, many bands adopt the Pilgrimage vibe and join other bands on stage for “Pilgrim Mashups”. The Pilgrimage stages have included talents such as Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, Beck, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbel, Weezer, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Kacey Musgraves, and many more. The 2019 lineup hosted artists including Foo Fighters, the Killers, Keith Urban, Leon Bridges, The Head and the Heart and many more. The food and beverage lineup is also a carefully curated culinary experience that represents the best of local and regional offerings.

Make the Pilgrimage
Founder | Operator

A Guadalajaran inspired restaurant at 4931 W. Lovers Lane in the family-friendly Lovers/Inwood neighborhood, serving contemporary Mexican-inspired cuisine with a focus on Jalisco style dishes. A concept of more than a decade in the making, José is born from owners Megan and Brady Wood’s frequent trips to Mexico, their love for tequila and a desire to have an inspired place for friends, family and neighbors to gather and feel at home.

Just Have the Usual
Park House
Co-Founder and Operator

Co-founded a new social membership club in Highland Park Village that is home for creative and entrepreneurial patrons who come together to meet, exchange ideas, dine, dance and participate in one of a kind events in a contemporary private environment that delivers extraordinary experiences. Opened 2018.

Your House
Cowboys Fit at The Star
Real Estate | Development Adviser

Working with owners of the Dallas Cowboys to create a best-in-class specialized fitness experience within The Star in Frisco, Texas, a $1.5 billion mixed-use sports-oriented real estate development. Cowboys Fit offers a comprehensive experience with over 60,000 square feet of luxury gym amenities, including boutique-style classes, indoor and outdoor ride rooms, health and nutrition bar, former NFL player and Cheerleader training staff, and much more.

Get In Shape
Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy at the Star
Real Estate | Development Adviser

Working with owners of the Dallas Cowboys to create a destination, world-class center of excellence for sports medicine in partnership with Baylor Scott & White located at The Star in Frisco, TX. The Facility focuses on athletic performance, injury treatment and prevention and overall wellness. It also includes an ambulatory surgery center, advanced diagnostic imaging, outpatient rehabilitation, physical therapy and a host of specialists giving the public access to the same physicians, treatments and therapies that professional athletes use. Opened 2018.

Feel Better
The Village at Walsh
Food, Beverage | Co-Working | Makerspace

Working with Republic Property Group to help create a first-of-its kind amenity village at its 7,200 acre Walsh project in Fort Worth, Texas, complete with a state of the art fitness center, Gas Market and Co-Working space that allows residents to work and socialize in a relaxed environment.

Curated in Texas
Live | Work | F&B | Cultivate

Almanac will be a new home for modern cultivators. Its spaces and places will combine high-touch and high-tech to herald the heritage, wisdom and innovation at the heart of farm families and culture. Built on the foundation of a mixed use development, Almanac will have expansive grounds filled with merchants, maker showcases, urban agriculture, restaurants and event spaces. All elements will tap state-of-the-art know how to bring people closer to the things they love. Its places and spaces will cultivate joy, inspire with simplicity and reconnect us to the sense of wonder that keeps us at our most vibrant.

Let’s Grow
Light Farms
Community | Market | F & B

Developed and designed with Republic Property Group a first-in-class Market Café for the Light Farms Community situated on 1,070 acres in Celina, TX. The Market Café boasts a casual and friendly environment with specialty grab-and-go food and beverages, a restaurant with menu options from acclaimed Chef Graham Dodds, and a small bar where residents can work, socialize and relax.

A new kind of home town
Kirtland Hotel
Hotel | F&B | Entertainment

Currently working with owner to rename, rebrand and rethink a historic hotel in Downtown Dallas. Assignments include creating a full service restaurant, bar and coffee experience.

Stay Real
Private Equity | Real Estate Development

INCAP Fund raised and deployed $250,000,000 from JP Morgan for innovative urban renewal projects. A pioneer in New Urbanism, INCAP purchased entire deteriorating neighborhoods and worked closely with municipalities and local stakeholders to create thoughtful and sustainable communities.

New Urbanism

Past Projects

Restaurants + Bars
The Green Room
Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX  |  1994 - 2005
Co-Founder and Management

Dallas, TX  |  2000 - 2006
Co-Founder and Management

Downtown Dallas, TX  |  2001 - 2006
Co-Founder and Management

Green Elephant
Dallas, TX  |  1990 - 1996
Founder and Management

Vortex Mex
Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX  |  1995 - 1999
Owner and Manager
Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX  |  1998 - 2007
Co-Founder and Management

Gypsy Tea Room
Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX  |  1998 - 2007
Co-Founder and Management

Rhythm Room
Dallas, TX  |  1988 - 1994
Owner and Management
The Keys Collection (4 Hotels)
Key West, FL |  2017
F&B, Programming and Hotel Rebranding

The Gates Miami Beach
Miami Beach, FL  |  2017
Programming and Hotel Rebranding

Westin Arlington Gateway
Arlington, VA  |  2017
Reposition Restaurant and Lobby

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Boston, MA  |  2017
Reposition Restaurant, Lobby and Club

The Island  Beachside Resort
Fort Walton, Florida  |  2018
Food, Beverage and  Entertainment
Coyote Drive-In Theater
Panther Island, Fort Worth, TX  |  2013 - 2015
Co-Founder and Manager

Miller Lite Corral at AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX  |  2013 - 2014
Food, Beverage and Facility Adviser

Jimmy Buffett: Live at the Drive-In
Panther Island, Fort Worth, TX  |  2014
Founder and Producer

Dallas 2000 & Dallas 2001
Dallas, TX  |  2000, 2001

The Entertainment Collaborative
Dallas and Fort Worth, TX  |  1988 - 2003

Rhythmic Records
Dallas, TX  |  1988 - 2003
Owner and Manager
L2L Development
Dallas and Fort Worth, TX  |  2010 - 2014
Managing Partner

Dallas, TX  |  2004 - 2010
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Urban Lab Real Estate
Dallas and Fort Worth, TX  |  2000 - 2005
Managing Partner

Green Mountain Energy
Dallas and Fort Worth, TX  |  2003 - 2004
President of Green Mountain Dallas
Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX  |  2002 - 2004
Co-Founder and Management