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Staff

Executive Chef: Ben Shepherd

Ben was born and raised in New Orleans, LA where his appetite for food and culture quickly grew. He relocated to Greenville, SC his senior year due Hurricane Katrina, and after graduating high school he attended LSU; but with no particular future plans he moved back South Carolina. Over the years he began working as bartender and in the kitchen for various restaurants in upstate. He was the first cook to be hired at the Lighthouse upon opening, and worked with former a Executive Chef. During his time with the Lighthouse Executive Chef, Ben rediscovered his passion for all things culinary and expanded his knowledge and techniques. Since stepping into the Executive Chef position his love only continues to grow.

General Manager: David Slevin

David was born and raised in Port Saint Lucie, FL where he his life always revolved around baseball. He attended and played baseball at Clemson University in 2002 and 2003, before signing with the New York Yankees. After moving back to the Upstate, his life went from baseball to food and beverage industry. David worked at a local restaurant for 6 years, and was the General Manager for 3 years before leaving to join the Lighthouse team. His love and enthusiasm for the industry continue to grow.

Event & Sales Director: Savannah Russell

Born in Pickens, SC, Savannah is a native to our beautiful community. She graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management concentration area in Travel & Tourism and Event Management with a minor in Business Administration.

Savannah is passionate about the event industry. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to The Lighthouse. She is outgoing and brings a smile to everyone that crosses her path.

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