Meet Jeff


Jeff’s love for food and beverage began in his Italian grandmother’s kitchen which prompted his first job in a pizza parlor at age 15. After graduating from Birmingham Southern College with a degree in business and finance, he attended Comair Aviation Academy. This blossomed into a 19 year career as a commercial airline pilot before he decided to begin his new chapter as an entrepreneur.


In 2010, he opened the doors to The Wine Loft, an upscale wine bar in Henrico’s West Broad Village offering 80 wines by the glass and 200 bottle selections daily. Just two years later, Jeff partnered with fellow restaurateur Chad Hornik to open 250 Sports Grill in Goochland. They continued their business ventures together offering hospitality consulting, and in 2017, they reinvented Dover Hall, Virginia’s premier destination for upscale events, boutique lodging, and unforgettable cuisine.


Throughout his career, Jeff has been recognized on numerous occasions for his community support including Richmond BizSense’s Generosity Award for RVA’s Top Corporate Donors. When Jeff is not spearheading business opportunities, you will find him coaching soccer or enjoying life with his wife and two daughters.

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