Sean & Ashley


Bar Owner & Community Leader

Sean Kenyon is third generation barman & restaurateur with nearly 40 years of hospitality experience. As a key member of Liquid Productions, Sean executes large-scale events and leads educational seminars and cocktail competitions. In 2011, he realized a lifelong dream and opened the multi-award-winning Williams & Graham in Denver, CO. In 2015, Williams & Graham was listed as one of the “World’s Top 50 Bars” by Drinks International magazine. Sean has been honored as the ‘American Bartender of the Year’ and ‘American Bar Mentor of the Year’ at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards. He feels blessed to be able to make a career out of something he loves, so giving back to his community has always been a top priority.


Community Spirit Ambassador

New Jersey resident, Ashlita (she/they) is a first generation Egyptian-Colombian born American, who channels their passion for hospitality into a force for positive change for BIPOC, queer, and women-identifying individuals working within the industry. Ashlita also co-founded Real Love NYC, an event collective for Queer and Trans BIPOC, that’s dedicated to creating safe spaces and experiences for nightlife in the LGBTQIA+ community. Today, Ashley is the Northeast Ambassador for The Community Spirit Vodka where they use every aspect of the brand to advocate for what’s right and support communities where needed. With Ashley’s help, The Community Spirit Vodka donated 24% of their revenue to local communities in 2022 and is now B-Corp Certified.