The executive staff not only brings an incredible amount of experience and background to the table, but a love and passion for what The Neely House stands for. Love, Beauty, and Food.
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Creator & Co-Owner
Born and raised in Muncie, Russell graduated from Delta High School. He studied Animation at California Institute of the Arts, Interior Design at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and Hospitality at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis.
His passion for The Neely House and the Thomas Neely story began in 1983 when his friend and historian Michael Mavis took him on a tour of the house. His obsession has stayed with him through a prior ownership and his re-purchase of the home in 2017. With a commitment of ongoing research and restoration, Russell believes the Neely story can continue to be told and experienced as an inspirational look at the way we live, love and gather together around food.
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Operations Manager & Co-Owner
Ean is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Social Work with Indiana University at Indianapolis. Ean’s retired from social work and is now a silent partner at Alliance Equestrian Center where he engages in his passion for horses. As restaurants are prone to drama, his social work skills will be highly value the Neely House.”
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Chad grew up outside of Kokomo, Indiana and attended Northwestern Schools. An avid nature lover, Chad spent most of his young years outside. He was an active athlete participating in Swim team and track team. When he was not on the track or in the pool he was found in the drafting classroom working on blueprints. The drafting helped Chad’s interests grow in architecture and interior design.
He graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelors in residential Property Management and interior design with a minor in restaurant management. He comes to us after 17 years at Texas Roadhouse and 3 years at Amazing Joes.
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Chef De Cuisine
The Neely House is humbled to have Nick Kirkpatrick as their sous chef. From coffee shops to country clubs, Nick has more than thirteen years of experience. He is driven by his intense desire to be the best that he can be. He is in a constant quest for knowledge and new ideas. We are very happy to have him as an integral part of the team.
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