We are proud to have a group of dynamic teammates passionate about Kind Service and treating others with mutual respect – every person, every time.

Kind People


Nava Singam

Owner & CEO

For the past 26 years (and counting), Nava has used a bold, thoughtful and caring approach. His genuine commitment to service guide our team's everyday operations.

Brian Durette

Executive VP of Accounting

Brian has proudly been responsible for part of the significant growth of the Kind portfolio from six to more than 30 restaurants.

Jeff Pantel

Interim Director of Human Resources

Jeff has more than 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry in both operations and HR, with 20-plus of those years specific to the airport experience through operations and HR.

Ana Spadafora

VP of Airport Operations

Ana has more than 15 years of progressive leadership experience within the food and beverage industry and the distinct ability to help high potential team members develop.

Tyler Pereyda

Director of Operations

With 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Tyler is passionate about making Native Grill & Wings the go to spot for all sports lovers.

Pat Tallon

Director of Operations

In the multi-unit capacity for 23 years, Pat has overseen and developed new concepts for hotels and national restaurant chains.

Chuck Allen

Director of Operations

From fine dining to quick casual, Chuck brings 25 years of managerial experience to the Kind team.

Kevin Wells

Director of Operations

Kevin Wells brings with him a total of 35 years in the restaurant industry working with brands such as Subway, KFC and Del Taco.

Erika Davy

Director of Airport Operations

As Director of Airport Operations, Erika is a master of being creative to improve operational efficiencies.

J. Paul Keiser

Director of Operations

J. Paul brings with him to Kind Hospitality and Panera Bread in Salt Lake City the experience and passion of an 18-year career in the food service industry.

Jenny Maxson

Regional Catering Manager

A California girl at heart, Jenny is a former lifeguard, PE and swim teacher, and has had an accomplished career in the meeting and event planning industry for more than 25 years.

Symantha Lewing

Talent Recruiter

Symantha is passionate about bringing enthusiastic, energetic and kind people to the team.” After all, she says, “one thing’s for sure — we can all use a little kindness!”