A huge part of the firm's strength comes from the hard work and dedication of its team members. Everyone plays an important role in the success and achievements of each and every Daniel Reed concept.
A resident of downtown Savannah since 1998, Jamie Durrence has a great appreciation for the community and is glad to share in its uniqueness.
A restaurateur for over 15 years with a tenured work history in some of Savannah’s favorite venues, Durrence is noted for his ambitious entrepreneurial spirit and brings a vast amount of expertise and functional creativity to his concepts.
The driving force behind the restaurants, he strives to maintain the highest standard of food and service quality by building the relationships between the kitchen, service staffs, and patrons. These relationships package together a friendly, approachable, and welcoming atmosphere that is unmistakable in the remarkable reviews and customer appreciation.
Raised on a working farm in Glennville, Georgia one hour west of Savannah, Durrence graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design and first worked in New York City for Carolina Herrera and later as Product Manager for Liz Claiborne’s Ellen Tracy label.
He is a decorated national champion equestrian, believes that hard work and dedication are paramount, and that success in all things is measured through integrity.
After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Architecture, Robby Perkins joined the group as Creative Director. Prior, Perkins worked for Marc Jacobs, Int.
Perkins' major projects include Perch Rooftop Bar and Lounge, the private dining room at Local 11ten, The Public Kitchen & Bar, Soho South Cafe, Artillery, Franklin's and several private residences in Savannah, Georgia. Responsible for all forms of visual communication such as interior
design, branding, marketing, editorial, advertising and packaging, Perkins works collaboratively with different departments across each Daniel Reed concept.
His diverse expertise in design and customer service help him craft design solutions that
enhance the user experience by carefully considering the relationship between the
environments he creates and the patrons that visit them. He believes that successful design is holistic and personal and always includes impeccable attention to detail with original thinking.
Director of Operations
Alan Williams began his career in hospitality as a bartender at the age of 19. Having worked in many positions before rising to management, Alan has a unique understanding of the importance of each job position - small and large - within the company.
Alan's straight-forward approach with all aspects of operations coupled with a keen sense of awareness, allows him to direct each concept with focus to quality and customer satisfaction. With a decade worth of experience, Alan has a full understanding of the key aspects involved in operations and puts these into practice as he oversees human resources and accounting.
Alysse credits her intensive design background – she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design with a minor in Architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design- with her success in Savannah’s wedding industry over the past six years. During that time, she has designed and run well over 200 weddings while developing fantastic working relationships with the area’s top-notch vendors, a fact on which she prides herself more than any other area of her success because it speaks to her personable, detail-oriented and get-results reputation in the industry. She has a passion and that passion is what makes her unique. When she’s not working a wedding you will likely find her spending some quality time with her fiance, James and their dachsador, Taylor and their german shepherd, beagle mix, Callie.