Our Haus

Executive Team

Mike Hewitt

Mike Hewitt

Founder & CEO

Mike Hewitt has over thirty years of experience in all aspects of the hospitality industry. He brings a deep understanding of operator needs from operations, brand development, human resources, consulting, recruiting, building, and scaling small companies.

His extensive insight ranges from fine dining to fast casual, large restaurant groups to single mom & pop operations. Mike’s approach to building his team at One Haus has focused on their unique personality traits, deep understanding of hospitality operations, fierce drive, and resourcefulness. 

Mike has a Political Science and Business Management degree from Lehigh University and a postgraduate degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne.

 
Agatha Drake

Agatha Drake

President | One Haus

Agatha Drake is President of One Haus and has led the company from a boutique NYC hospitality recruitment agency to a national brand with locations in Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas, Miami, and Connecticut. Based in Dallas, she holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science from UCLA.

Agatha has helped build infrastructure, systems, and policies while spearheading the company's internal recruitment of team members. Additionally, she leads the most critical corporate and unit-level recruitment needs for high-level hotel and restaurant clients as Partner in One Haus executive, the company's C Suite and VP level vertical.

Before joining One Haus, she was a corporate trainer for LA-based Hillstone Restaurant Group and a private equity analyst researching and recommending investments in the hospitality sector. Agatha's financial research and consulting background offers strategic insight into retaining top talent.

One Haus | Directors

Ryan Gulka

Ryan Gulka

Director | Recruitment

Having over 18 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Ryan's love for the industry began at age 16 at a 120-year-old Inn in Pinehurst, NC. While playing professional golf on a mini-circuit based out of Charlotte, NC, he began bartending to make extra money between tournaments. Ryan went on to manage a wide range of restaurants and bars in Charlotte and New York City.

Ryan's passion for the hospitality business and his understanding of Operations made him move to New York City to further his career. He has worked with award-winning Chef Einat Admony, Williamsburg’s Berry Park, and most recently with Restaurant tycoon Stephen Starr acting as onboarding & orientation manager for STARR Restaurants at Buddakan. Ryan's passion for travel led him to five continents and over 25 countries. He also enjoys playing golf, basketball, hiking, live shows, and occasional beach trips during his free time.

Allyson Emhoff

Allyson Emhoff

Director | Recruitment

Allyson grew up in a large Italian family, instilling a passion for food and hospitality at a young age. With over 15 years in the restaurant business, she worked her way up through the industry and held many leadership roles. After relocating to NYC in 2010, she served as Director of Events for the iconic il Buco restaurant group, where they received 3 stars from the New York Times during her tenure. More recently, serving as Director of Sales for the growing hospitality brand Casa Nela.

Allyson embodies the hospitality mantra of "putting the guest first" in her personal and professional life. She cherishes time with her son and two French bulldogs when not working. She enjoys traveling, dining, and the occasional SoulCycle class when not working. Allyson loves clamming or preparing meals outdoors for her family and friends while vacationing at Martha's vineyard.

One Haus | Recruiters

Brooke Burton

Brooke Burton

Senior Recruiter

Brooke Burton brings more than two decades of restaurant operations experience to her clients. With a background in front of house, culinary management, and operations, Brooke leverages her knowledge, expertise, and insight to fulfill long-term goals within a short time frame. Brooke worked and trained with world-renowned fine dining and fast casual restaurateurs such as Nancy Silverton, Suzanne Goin, Karen and Quinn Hatfield, and the founders of Sweetgreen. She founded Burton Consulting, a boutique restaurant consulting business, in 2010.

She returned to Massachusetts in 2021 to expand her consulting business and hone her talent acquisition skills as a Recruiter for One Haus. Brooke has been featured in and written for publications like New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Squid Ink (LA Weekly), LAist, and Foodwoolf.com, her award-nominated blog (best online food writing by Saveur Magazine). Outside work, Brooke enjoys trail running, playing with her dog, art, and spending time with her wife and kids.

Ashley Duvan

Ashley Duvan

Senior Recruiter

As a New York City native, Ashley grew up with the best of NYC’s dining and hospitality scene in her blood. After receiving a B.A. in Art History, Ashley lived out of a backpack for 5 years and traveled through 15 third world countries—teaching English, working in hostels, and developing an affinity for unique cuisines and cultures. Upon returning to NYC, Ashley worked her way from bartender to GM. Her diverse background in hospitality spans from managing high volume operations to working in notable, chef-driven restaurants. Before recruitment, she was GM in the F&B Department at the Wythe Hotel, working with chefs Aidan O’Neal and Jake Leiber, during which time they received 3 stars from The New York Times. During her off time, Ashley can be found with her hands in some kind of creative project—whether it be writing poetry, painting, calligraphy, or landscape design. She is most often described as full of energy and optimism and loves meeting new people and curating unique experiences

Courtney Moore

Courtney Moore

Senior Recruiter

Born in Miami, Courtney started managing Haagen Dazs before she could drive, instilling her with hospitality principles at a young age. After getting her bachelor’s in the subject at FSU, Courtney started working at the Four Seasons Miami as an F&B Manager. She soon found her second home in Bushwick, Brooklyn, developing into a General Manager for Max Brenner. Her passions there grew in building teams and creating a cohesive work environment.

Courtney became an opening manager for Yard House, using her leadership & development skills to open 17 locations across the country. After 15 years in hospitality, she returned to school to develop her ideas on employee retention and loyalty building. After graduate school, Courtney led the F&B team at Neuehouse Madison Square. When not working, you will find her checking out local breweries, enjoying the movie theater, or snuggling with her rescue Shih Tzu, Nyla.

Amber Ault

Amber Ault

Recruiter

Amber grew up on the coast in Southern California and followed the tide of the Pacific Ocean to the Hawaiian Islands, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Natural Science & Biology at The University of Hawaii. While immersed in Hawaiian culture, the spirit of Aloha made the definition of genuine hospitality come to life for her. She returned to California to start her management career with the Four Seasons in the Bay Area, followed by General Manager positions with Bacchus Management and the Mina Group.

She also became a certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. She then moved to Boise, Idaho, and helped lead the team in opening Eats & Co.'s flagship restaurant, The Lively. Amber's most important aspect of hospitality is connecting with people while creating and maintaining a healthy and warm culture in the workplace.

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Recruiter | San Francisco, CA

Originally from Orange County, California, Alex discovered her passion for hospitality early in life. While earning her degree in Business Administration and Hospitality Management at the University of San Francisco, Alex began her career working in hotels and restaurants and transitioned into management after graduation. Alex's commitment to operational excellence and team-building soon led her to be a key figure in restaurant openings with Back of the House, Inc and managing ownership transitions. Her experience ranges from intimate, service-focused restaurants, to overseeing $11 million in food and beverage outlets at the historic Hotel del Coronado.

Her core belief is that a thriving operation hinges on a united team committed to creating unforgettable guest experiences. Beyond work, Alex enjoys traveling, staying active through running and dance, and savoring Northern California's culinary scene - often with her loyal canine companion, Gus the Vizsla.

Britta Priest

Britta Priest

Recruiter

Britta has spent the last 25 years in the New York restaurant scene. After moving to NYC to go to theater school she soon found her true calling was to work in hospitality. Starting as a hostess for B.R.Guest and working her way up, Britta has worked in all aspects of the restaurant industry. She has worked for such notable companies as The Gansevoort Hotel and ilili. She was a Director of Restaurants for Jean-Georges Management before moving on to create Respect Hospitality with Chef Marc Forgione. Britta has a passion for recruitment and the solid foundation it provides a restaurant group to be able to best showcase the hospitality and cuisine at its highest level.

When not working, Britta spends her time in her Soho neighborhood with her Terrier Olive or visiting her family on LI. She loves to explore the vast culinary world that NYC has to offer.