OUR TEAM

Brian McKenna

CEO/Artistic Director

Candice Walls-Hulett

Dining and Event Manager 

Candice Walls-Hulett was born and raised in North Omaha, Nebraska.  She has worked in the Hospitality industry for 7 years which she specialized in Event planning/coordinating.  She has experience in Catering, Event Planning, Sales, Banquets and Hospitality Management.  When she’s not busy planning or supervising events, she is a busy wife and mother, who has a love for music and a passion for cooking.

Tyler Chickinelli

Bar Manager

Tyler Chickinelli was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He has grown, and worked in the Omaha art and food scenes for the past 10 years, and has fostered a passion for Omaha, in both the food, and music scenes. Outside of the service industry, Tyler has displayed art in many galleries outside the United States, and has a passion for bringing art, food, music, and drinks, together to create a great experience for our guests.

Charlie Ames

Front of House Engineer
A songwriter and musician himself, Charlie Ames began to record and write songs at a young age, often with his father; it was this early inspiration that eventually influenced a career in audio production, both in the studio and on stage. With a passion for high-fidelity mixing, Charlie is dedicated to providing an amazing sonic experience at The Jewell. Alongside his years of hands-on experience working in the field, Charlie also studied Audio Recording Arts and Music Technology from Metropolitan Community College and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and is an honors-graduate from The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio.