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About RIOT


Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Riot Hospitality Group is a hospitality management company dedicated to innovation, service, and community. RHG has transformed the industry’s landscape through pushing the envelope of the typical hospitality experience, while maintaining exceptional customer service. Within their brands Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, El Hefe, Farm & Craft, Hand Cut, and Riot House, their mission is simple: to make every single hospitality experience better than the last. RHG prides themselves on doing this through leading by example. Their passion for excellence is derived from a lifetime dedication to learning and a commitment to true hospitality.


The RHG team strives to provide the perfect social environment for their patrons to enjoy thoughtfully prepared food and drinks. They source only the highest quality of sustainable and locally grown products to create their menus, and combined with the truly inviting and electric atmosphere, guests are guaranteed a memorable experience. RHG’s commitment to exceptional service and energetic entertainment is second to none. Wherever the venue, Riot Hospitality Group offers local residents and visitors alike an opportunity to feel connected to something special. From the inviting and stimulating atmospheres to the delicious food and drink, each RHG concept evokes feelings of community, guaranteed to create a one-of-a-kind experience for all who partake.


Ryan Hibbert – CEO & Chairman

Justin Cohen – COO

Leslie Schriener – CFO

Alicia Casale – General Counsel

Sonny Thurman – Operations Director

Samantha Roberts – Culinary Director

Thomas James – Creative Director

Sean Frantz – Marketing Director

Diesel – Entertainment Director

Matt Thompson – Beverage Director

J. Goldin – Systems Director

Corell Thomas – Director of Security Operations

James Garguilo – Security Director

Tina Peterson – Special Events Director

Mikaela Lansberry – Special Events Manager

Kyle Petrichko – Art Director

Lindsey Grohoski – Social Media Manager

Shane Smith - VIP Program Manager

Sydney Jozwiak - Social Media Contributor 

Mikyla Harter – Administrative Manager

Jessica Wallock – Office Manager 

Darryl Thurman – R&M Manager