MEET THE TEAM
Our staff is the magic behind what makes Speakeasy Kava truly great. Read below to learn more about our teatenders, many of which play more than just a teatender role at Speakeasy Kava including its owner, managerial staff, and marketing personnel.
Cameron is the owner and mastermind behind Speakeasy Kava. His vision behind the 1920’s themed Kava bar stems from his musical background and his old soul mentality.
Cameron is continually coming up with new delicious and beneficial drinks, but his original signature is the Mudhatten, which is a kava spin on the classic Manhattan. When he’s not mixing drinks as a teatender and making sure that Speakeasy Kava is an exciting, well-oiled machine, Cameron can be found singing and playing his saxophone in tribute to the beloved Frank Sinatra. Cameron’s drink of choice is kratom tea which helps to alleviate his anxiety and helps him stay focused.
Come in and experience a piece of his unique world!
Come in and say a warm hello to our teatender and exciting event planner Kim! Kim’s signature drink is a long island kratom slushy. Additionally, she enjoys playing with loose leaf tea blends. Her drink of choice is hot tea and she particularly appreciates the uplifting feeling from Rhodiola. Kims love of tea bars is attributed to the sense of togetherness created by the community. Speakeasy Kava provides a welcoming atmosphere that allows people to come out of their shell. The specialty drinks offered at Speakeasy Kava are what make the tea drinking experience truly unique. Kim is currently working towards becoming a modern-day Medicine Woman; already well practiced in the art of Reiki healing, she's presently studying at the Florida Academy of Ayurveda. She’d love to introduce you to the world of botanicals, come in and let her create something special just for you!
Meet teatender and social media guru Tom. Tom’s signature drink is a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake kava cocktail, however, his favorite part of being a teatender is the ability to create random drink concoctions. At Speakeasy Kava, he's found a new passion for experimenting and brewing with various botanical mixtures. Tom has traveled to over 25 kava bars across 4 states. Each one with a unique flair. He feels the community itself is the best part of the tea bar experience as people are easy to converse with and open minded even when sharing opposing views. Tom enjoys drinking both kava and kratom. He likes the anxiety alleviating effect kava delivers and pain-relieving abilities of kratom. When not working in Speakeasy Kava you need only look to the sky to find this teatender -- Tom has a commercial pilot license with over 1200 flight hours under his belt! Wave high next time you see a plane towing a banner from Albert Whitted Airport in gorgeous St.Petersburg, FL.
Our teatender Victoria was introduced to the kava community in 2014 by her sister who also works as a teatender in Southwest, FL. Her signature drink is the Tropical Gatsby. Victoria enjoys both kava and kratom; kava for its ability to relieve symptoms of anxiety and insomnia, and kratom for a pleasant, non-jittery boost of energy. She feels at home among the tea community, of which many members have embraced her with open arms. Community members are supportive of one another and always willing to lend a helping hand. When not behind the Speakeasy Kava bar, you can find Victoria studying for her major in business management or pursuing her passion for writing. So, come enjoy some tea and a shell of kava with Victoria and perhaps help to inspire a new character in one of her plays.
Meet Ian, Speakeasy Kava's talented brewmaster, and teatender. Ian’s signature drink is a kiwi-lime cheesecake kava. He stumbled upon the tea community in 2015 when he was looking for an alternative to the typical alcohol scene. Like many in the kava community, Ian enjoys the social aspect of drinking kava with friends and meeting new people. Speakeasy Kava provides a fun social atmosphere for those seeking alcohol alternatives. When not working, Ian can be found playing some good ole’ Rock-N-Roll on his guitar, or entertaining friends doing stand-up comedy. Come visit Ian for a delicious kava drink and a quick pick-me-up.