Meet the Team

Meet the amazing folks behind the scenes!


Founder & CEO

Where did you grow up and what’s your favorite thing about living in South Carolina?

I grew up in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, a small, supportive community of 7,000 people. Basketball was my passion, and I was fortunate to be recruited by a number of top schools before deciding to play for the University of South Carolina. After my first walk on the Horseshoe, I knew South Carolina was home for me.

I moved back to Kentucky for a few years after graduation but returned to the Palmetto State to launch my business and because I wanted to raise my children here.

For me, South Carolina represents Southern Hospitality at its finest. This state has been good to me. It’s given me some amazing opportunities.

What's your go-to cocktail?

Kentucky Bourbon, heavy ice, and a splash of water.

What three words best describe you?

Grateful, loyal, and tenacious.

In one word, how do you feel about your company?

Passionate

Jenn Randall-Collins

Chairman

Where did you grow up and what’s your favorite thing about living in South Carolina?

I grew up in Canada. My favorite thing about living in South Carolina is that the people are just as friendly and honest and hard-working as where I grew up, but the weather is way, way better!

What's your go-to cocktail?

A Manhattan – with Top-Shelf Bourbon and Three Cherries

What three words best describe you?

Driven, loyal, and upbeat.

In one word, how do you feel about your company?

Inspired

Dirk Brown


VP of Business Development

Where did you grow up and what’s your favorite thing about living in South Carolina?

My favorite thing about living in South Carolina is the variety of nature the state offers. We have mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, swamps, and beautiful rural areas. Columbia is centrally located to it all.

I grew up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, and still have a ton of friends and family there, however, I’ve always been a man on the move.

What's your go-to cocktail?

Tequila on the Rocks

What three words best describe you?

Inclusive, open-minded, and reliable.

In one word, how do you feel about your company?

Family

Kyle Chase

Chief Marketing Officer

What’s your favorite thing about living in South Carolina and where did you grow up?

There’s a lot to love about living in the Palmetto State from the beaches to the peaches, but if I have to narrow it down to one thing I’d say the Southern culture and friendly vibe. Plus, I’m a true sunshine lover who grew up vacationing in Myrtle Beach. During college I was introduced to Hilton Head and ended up buying a condo there in 2005. I go every chance I get.

I grew up in Beckley, WV, so I’m officially a Mountain Momma!

What's your go-to cocktail?

I’m a big wine drinker but my cocktail of choice is tequila with a splash of lime juice and Cointreau. You might know it as a Margarita!

What three words best describe you?

Vibrant, creative, and loyal.

In one word, how do you feel about your company?

Committed

Kim Bowman


Digital Marketing Lead

You’re on the PROOF Team but you don’t live in South Carolina. Where do you live and where did you grow up?

I grew up in Toronto where I still live today. It's the biggest city in Canada and, honestly, one of the most beautiful cities in the world because you get to experience all of the seasons.

The people here are as nice as all of the jokes make them out to be and growing up with so much diversity has helped me become the person I am today.

What's your go-to cocktail?

Long Island Iced Tea 

What three words best describe you?

Passionate, fun, and hard-working.

In one word, how do you feel about your company?

Tasty!

Abtin Masseratagh