Meet The Family
Kevin Healy is the owner of HOUSEpitality Family, a restaurant group that is the outcome of his 30-year career as an independent restaurant owner which started with Sundays, now The Boathouse at Sunday Park, back in 1988. In that span of time, Healy has seen the restaurant group grow from one location and concept to six locations and multiple concepts, with projects that include riverfront revitalization like The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing and collaborative community efforts like The Boathouse at City Point. Leading a team that has a unique level of retention for what is known to be a high turnover industry, Healy promotes playing nice and treating everyone with respect, two things that are large contributors to the positive culture that exists within HOUSEpitality Family. Healy's favorite part of HOUSEpitality Family? No question, it's celebrating life with guests – both the team members that he considers internal guests, and the external guests - as they experience life's special moments. When he's not thinking about what's next, Healy enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.
Chief Creative Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Candy Smith serves as Chief Operating Officer for HOUSEpitality Family where she oversees all things related to people and policies. Candy's HOUSEpitality claim to fame is that she started with the company as a server at 'Sundays,' the former name of The Boathouse at Sunday Park, in 1994. From there she took on a number of leadership opportunities and was instrumental in the growth of the company, including opening five additional restaurants to date. A typical day for Candy includes meeting with and supporting department heads where she credits her ability to be objective and remain level-headed as leading strengths for her role. Candy is inspired by the creative and talented team she works with and it eager to see where HOUSEpitality goes next.
Director of Operations
Zachary Deaver is the Director of Operations for HOUSEpitality Family. Ten years ago, Zachary began his career at the Boathouse and has been there ever since. Today, he is responsible for overseeing the personal development of all HOUSEpitality General Managers. An enthusiastic motivator, Zachary enjoys working with each General Manger to provide insight, leadership and direction. While he works primarily on the internal side of the business, he loves being involved in the unique experiences of each guest.
With over 20 years of industry experience, Michael Avery is the Beverage Director for the HOUSEpitality Family. From coordinating product deliveries, to product tasting and concepting new offerings to educating the HOUSEpitality staff on wine, beer and cocktail preparation, Michael is the man behind the drinks. For Michael, there is nothing better than hearing about a guest who had a memorable experience thanks to a HOUSEpitality beverage. Catch Michael stopping by all the locations to ensure his staff are prepared or starring on Virginia This Morning whipping up one of his latest concoctions.
CPCE, Director of Sales and Marketing
Anne Roy, CPCE is the Director of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations for HOUSEpitality Family. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Anne's favorite part of her position is working with event team members to create unforgettable events for clients. A 2018 graduate of Chamber RVA's Leadership Lab program, Anne spends her days problem solving and using her innovative thinking to assist with in-the-moment guest and event questions and coaching members of the HOUSEpitality Family team. Anne is a founding member of the Richmond, Virginia chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE). She served as president in 2014 and 2015 and currently serves as an Executive Board member. In 2014, she was named to the NACE National President's List. Outside of the office, Anne is a Lector at Church of the Epiphany and enjoys spending time with her family – including a weekly line dancing tradition that she has with her sister.
CPCE, Director of Events
Laura Silva, CPCE, is the Director of Events for HOUSEpitality Family. Laura brings 15 years of experience to the team, having previously worked for Krieger Adelman & Associates as a Territory Sales Manager. Laura uses her organized, analytical and calm demeanor to manage on-site event operations during private events and weddings. Additionally, Laura provides knowledge to event leaders and assists them in preparing for any event situation. In 2016, Laura was named to the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) National President's List. Laura is also a committee member for the NACE Richmond Chapter and a Junior Board member of the Children's Home Society of Richmond.
Director of Human Resources, Training, & Development
With 20 years of industry experience, Emmy Finch is the Director of Human Resources, Training, and Development at HOUSEpitality Family. Emmy is self-described as an assertive and thorough leader, and she enjoys the freedom of innovation and creativity that her job provides. She spends most of her day at work, but also balances spending time at home with her children and family.
Director of Engineering
Bringing over 15 years of experience to the HOUSEpitality Family, Andy Sheets serves at the Director of Engineering, responsible for the daily plant operations at all restaurant locations. From small repairs to making our new restaurants come to life, Andy is the brain behind the buildings. Though so much of his job is detail-oriented and hands on, it's his motivated, talented coworkers that keep him coming back for more. Prior to his work at Director of Engineering, Andy served as a National Project Manager with a fully automated timber frame construction company. And when he's not developing construction documents and prepping his team for repairs, you might find him fishing, hiking or camping, soaking in all the beauty Virginia has to offer.