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Adam Williams

I am a native Charlottean, graduate of Elon University, and I live in the Chantilly neighborhood with my wife Genevieve, my son Ash, and my dog Bishop. I am a Principal at Legacy Real Estate Advisors in Uptown Charlotte. Retail and restaurants are my area of expertise and I am a Principal in multiple restaurants in the area. My passion is improving the restaurant landscape in the Southeast. If you or someone you know needs a little guidance, I’m your guy. Feel free to reach me at adam@restauranttraffic.com.

Dave Tschirhart

Every story has humble beginnings. Mine started at Disney World and my first job at the age of 16 which was going to be in a restaurant. I thought it sounded glamorous but washing dishes for 8 hours a day was my introduction to the restaurant world. I moved up during my restaurant career working for Sea World and Rosie O’Grady’s before heading off to college at Auburn. Much to my mothers chagrin I ended up right back working in restaurants after college. My job titles included waiter-bartender-assistant manager-general manager and part owner so I understand the business better than most. I also know how hard it is and I appreciate the people that work in the industry. Feel free to reach out to me at dave@restauranttraffic.com.

Lea LeFebvre

I’m a Connecticut native, Clemson alumna, and (relatively) new Charlotte resident. During the day I help bring independent inventor-driven ideas to life as Marketing Manager at Edison Nation. When I’m not exploring and writing about the Charlotte restaurant scene you can find me grooving at local music venues, finding my zen in the yoga studio, sipping on local brews, or cheering on my Tigers. Know of any upcoming local happenings or want to share the details of a recent dining experience? Email me at lea@restauranttraffic.com

Mick Marlier

I grew up in Charlotte in the early 80′s, spent a good bit of my formative years in Milwaukee, and then moved back to Charlotte to finish high school. Adam Williams and I met our freshman year at Elon University and a couple years after graduation we began collaborating on Restaurant Traffic. I enjoy writing about good food & provocative topics, listening to punk rock & reggae, helping others, and growing food for my loving wife & kids.Writing for Restaurant Traffic affords me the ability to share my observations on my beloved Queen City’s restaurant scene. Hit me up with scoops and news at mick@restauranttraffic.com or @RestauranTrafic on Twitter.

Roxanne de Rothschild

I grew up in New York City and decided to get a fresh start upon graduation from NYU. Rather than joining my family in the banking industry, I moved to Charlotte to join the banking industry. When Wachovia bought the farm, I knew it was time for a change. The restaurant scene in Charlotte has been changing daily with the influx of Johnson & Wales alumni into local kitchens. I’m fascinated at how restaurateurs and operators are adapting to attract and feed customers in Economy 4.0. You can find me working the PR angle for restaurants around town and keeping the RT readers informed about the latest happenings. If you have a tasty scoop to share, let me know at roxy@restauranttraffic.com

Seth Stratton

What does the bumper sticker say: I wasn’t born in the South but I got here as fast as I could. I guess that describes me. A Michigan native, I came to North Carolina for college (Appalachian State, go Mountaineers!) and decided I liked it so much I’d stay. Those who know me best say I care too much about my sports teams, enjoy venturing into new craft beer outposts and love my indie rock and bluegrass. I’m a newlywed and enjoy trying out new restaurants with family and friends. Drop me a line at seth@restauranttraffic.com