Jay is a father of four and husband to his lovely wife Gina. In fact, Jay and Gina initially met working at Huey’s and have been married now for more than 25 years!
Jay serves as a Controller for Huey’s out of the corporate office, but he’s had a number of other roles with the company over the years. He began as a bartender working out of Huey’s Midtown, worked as a manager for a few years and was even the bookkeeper for Huey’s Southwind and Downtown briefly before joining the home office.
When he first started, Jay recalls longtime owner Thomas Boggs working in the restaurant almost every day. Jay remembers Boggs as always being fair, generous, friendly and charismatic. “(His son) Alex is so much like him,” Fite remarked. “I remember when Alex was just a little kid and thinking that one day he’d be in charge, and so it’s no surprise he’s the general manager at the Poplar store now,” Fite remarked.
Other than meeting his bride, Jay says his favorite part of his tenure at Huey’s has been working alongside the Boggs family. “They’ve been fantastic to me the entire time – always going above and beyond and ensuring I had opportunities to advance.”
When he’s not at the office, this empty nester loves kayaking, camping, woodworking, playing badminton and ping pong. He also enjoys listening to any and all rock music and playing guitar in his band Noisy Cats Are We, which performs early R.E.M. tunes.
Congrats on 30 wonderful years, Jay!