Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Dennis continues his Law Practice as well as role of “Publican” at both the Carlsbad and Escondido Pubs. A practicing Lawyer for over forty (40) years specializing in Civil Litigation, Workers’ Compensation and Labor Law. He brings over twenty four years of experience in the Restaurant industry, the Owner in total of four Restaurants/Pubs in that period of time in Orange and San Diego Counties.
Coming to the San Diego community has been a dream fulfilled and since his arrival seven years ago he and his Pubs have hosted well over one hundred fundraising events for the local communities including “Pints for Pups”, “Terri Farrell Firefighters Fund”, “Autism Speaks”, “Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund”, “Wounded Warrior Project, and many more too numerous to mention.
His efforts and charitable activities earned him the nomination for “Publican of the Year” in 2011 by Irish Pubs Global Association. “Irish Pubs Global” is a worldwide organization that presents this prestigious Humanitarian Award annually to the Irish Pub owner who has made a significant contribution to the local community through raising funds for worthwhile causes and charities in their locality.
With his love for animals, he is a strong supporter of the San Diego Humane Society & SPCA. All patios at both Pubs are clearly “dog friendly” and are a favorite meeting place for “furry friends” and their owners.
Terri is a native of San Marcos, California attending San Marcos High School and Palomar College. She brings over twenty four (24) years of experience in the Hospitality industry starting as a Hostess and working her way up to now “General Manager” over two of the busiest Irish Pubs in San Diego County.
A tireless individual who does not punch the clock, rather, is always there until the job gets done, as customers will attest.
Terri manages and organizes all “Party Events” such as birthday, retirement, hail and farewell, business networking, and wedding celebrations. The Banquet Room facilitates up to forty (40) Patrons and Terri tailors each event to the particular customer’s desire, need, and budget.
As the role states, Terri oversees the operation of both the Carlsbad & Escondido Pubs. This includes all staffing, financial, product control, musical bookings, scheduling, vendor relations, and supervising fifty four (54) employees, directs all the marketing and promotions for both locations, after organizing of events in Bio section.
Terri is also a devoted “Mom” juggling schedules between the two hats she wears and, as we all know, the Mom role is paramount. She does both very well.
Thomas raised in Valley Center, California brings fourteen (14) years of Pub experience starting in Security and moving forward to Manager of our Escondido location. He is responsible for all the day to day operations of the Pub—staffing, ordering product, customer relations, skilled in repairs, inventory, and financial matters.
He also doubles as “Mixologist” behind the bar and adept at handling a three (3) or four (4) deep”at the bar”on busy weekends.
Thomas has coached Track and Field for over fifteen (15) years and is passionate in promoting sport activities for our youth in San Diego County.
Presently he coaches seven (7) to eight (8) year olds in organizing camps in his “offhours” in the area of Track and Field events—shotput and discus specifically. He actually coached the’young Iad’that broke his record in the shotput at Valley Center High School.
Thomas’ ultimate goal is to be a full time Teacher and Coach at the High School level. Working toward that with a major in Political Science, Thomas attends UCSD and is picking up General Education requirements at Palomar College as well. A credit to his family and community, Thomas is one all will say with confidence—“He is a solid man that we all know will do well in life”.
Sylvia started as a Receptionist thirty six (36) years ago at the Owner’s Law Office in Long Beach, California.
Moving upward she now and has been the “Administrator” for the past twenty eight (28) years at that same Firm.
Sylvia, fluent in Spanish as well, like all wears a “dual hat” occupationally by doubling as our internal “Coordinator” of financial, legal, employment, and other related matters for both Pubs. It is a “behind the scenes” job and although not seen frequently, her work efforts handling those seemingly mundane tasks are vital to the smooth operation of both Pubs.
Sylvia grew up in San Pedro, California in a family of seven (7) and in her free time pursues her recreation and passion in life — gardening. . . (We are going to talk to her about growing some cabbage in her backyard to cut some of our costs on our best seller — Corned Beef and Cabbage... !)
A nine (9) year old “Yorkie” Bella is our acting “Head of Security”. Bella has been known to throw back a pint of Guinness on occasion, on a day off, of course. She roams the Bar and Patio ever watchful of intruding birds of prey or other unsavory characters who might have dastardly intentions.
Bella accepts bribes and tips in the form of “Treats” especially when there are waiting lines on weekends and St. Patrick’s Day.
Not to be underestimated by her size, Bella is a tenacious tigress ever vigilant in the protection of our loyal Patrons.
Bella is a cutie and will become your best friend, lick you on occasion and one day wants to “grow up” to be able to sit at the Bar, order up a “Jack and Coke” and to have the strength of a Golden Retriever.