Staff & Board of Directors

Ashley Giasone

Executive Director

Ashley is a true Florida native, born in St. Petersburg, Florida. Growing up under the Wells household, she was a loving, older sister to Ryan and was very dedicated to…

Mike Wells


Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mike moved to Seminole, Florida in the spring of 1970 where his family resided for 20 years. In 1977 he graduated from Seminole High and enrolled…

Carrie Wells


Carrie Wells was born in Indiana but spent most of my life in Florida in Pinellas County.  The oldest of a family of five children, it was only natural that…

Tim Dinsmore

Vice President

Tim Dinsmore was born and raised in Tampa Florida. After graduating from Leto High School he moved to Pinellas County where he attended Clearwater Christian Collage on a basketball scholarship…

Chef Chris Ponte

Board Member

Christopher Ponte began his culinary career at Clearwater’s Pepper Mill Restaurant in 1991 after graduating from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Most chefs will tell you…

John Beaudrie

Board Member

Born and raised in River Rouge Michigan, he moved to Florida in the spring of 2006.  John received his Bachelor Degree from Central Michigan University. John has held various management…

Laura Pearson

Board Member

Former restaurant manager in the NYC area.  Laura previously owned a high volume restaurant in St. Petersburg, FL.  The operation necessitated 100 employees with 7 full time cooks and 2…

Michael Giasone

Board Member

Mike was raised in Sarasota, FL where his family relocated to in 1979. He attended the University of Florida where he graduated with a Business Administration degree and a minor…

Michael R. Poliquin

Board Member

Born and raised in St. Louis, Mike joined the USMC and served in Viet Nam. Upon his return he earned his Bachelor Degree in Marketing from St. Louis University and…

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