Meet the Team
The Bare Bone’s team is comprised of some the Triangle restaurant industry’s best and brightest.
Read on to learn more about our team members:
Colt was born in Baton Rouge, LA and relocated to Raleigh in 1997. In 2005, he attended Western Carolina University to achieve his Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Medical Care before moving back to The City of Oaks in 2008.
Before joining the restaurant industry, Colt worked as an Emergency Room Paramedic in Western Carolina from 2003 to 2006 and as an Aflac sales representative cultivating business-to-business relationships.
“Being a Cajun, I have always had a strong passion for food and spirit,” Colt says. “All of my past job experiences have been related to giving people the best personal and business experiences possible. I didn’t think I could handle the multi-tasking required to be a quality server, but I was encouraged to give it try. I immediately fell in love with providing guests with unforgettable dining experiences.”
Colt joined the Eschelon team as a server and bartender at Mura @ North Hills in 2011. He was nominated as Employee of the Month by his peers and shortly thereafter, then Employee of the Year, and also was nominated for Front of House Person of the Year by Eschelon. Colt quickly moved up the ranks to head waiter, then to a management position at Sono Japanese Restaurant, and now as a manager at Bare Bones.
He lives in Raleigh with his wife of 8 years, 2 children, and cat Merlin. On his days off, you may catch him on the golf course with buddies or finding a watering hole to watch the Boston Red Sox’s play ball.
Andrew Drake, Manager
Andrew was born in Dayton, Ohio, but was raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He made his way down to North Carolina and got a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design at Appalachian State University. He previously worked for Arrowhead Design, Build, Supply, but shifted gears and has been a part of our Eschelon family for the past 4 years. Andrew is close to his younger sister who is a NICU nurse at WakeMed and his parents who live on Topsail Island.
Outside of Bare Bones, you might find Andrew playing disc golf or listening to music from his vinyl record collection.