The Fire & Vine Hospitality team is responsible for overall operational leadership, product sourcing, marketing and technology support for each of the properties in the company.

Chad Mackay


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Since joining El Gaucho and his father and founder, Paul Mackay in 2003, the two worked together to build a special place for people to celebrate their lives. Chad took the helm as CEO in 2013 and over the years, developed strategic direction to promote continual growth. In 2017, the company announced the evolution to Fire & Vine Hospitality, which provides operational leadership, culinary expertise and product sourcing, marketing, and technology support for some of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic properties, including: El Gaucho Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Portland, and Vancouver, WA (opening summer 2021), AQUA by El Gaucho, Eritage Resort, Walla Walla Steak Co., Crossbuck Brewing and Aerlume. Chad served as Board Chair of the Washington State Hospitality Association and is the Finance Chair for Visit Seattle. In 2018, he became one of the founding members of Third Door Coalition, working to solve chronic homelessness in Seattle and King County through the proven solutions of Housing First and Permanent Supportive Housing.

Cooper Mills


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A Missouri native and University of Washington graduate, Cooper has worked in Seattle’s restaurant industry for over 20 years at some of the city’s most famous restaurants. Cooper was recruited in 2007 by owner Paul Mackay to manage El Gaucho Seattle because of his natural sense of hospitality, and was personally mentored by Paul to learn El Gaucho’s history and philosophy regarding high standards of guest service.

Cooper loves being dad to his daughter, Sophia Grace, and husband to his wife Rebecca . In his spare time, he enjoys camping, golfing, Husky Football, driving his 1974 VW “Thing” (in the summer) and spending time exploring the city. In his home town he’s known and remembered for singing “Deep in the Heart of Texas” in his 5th grade play, which people still talk about today! Some of his most treasured items include his grandfather’s 1944 World Series Ring.

Tony Capra


Operations Director, El Gaucho Hospitality
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Hailing from Minneapolis, Tony has been in the hospitality industry since 1988. Starting his career as a bellman at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, he quickly discovered a love for the business. A year later, Tony moved back to Minneapolis and started a seven-year stint with the Whitney Hotel, a premier boutique hotel in the city, while completing his degree at the University of Minnesota.

In the fall of 1995, Tony packed up his golf clubs and trekked to Seattle, and also made the switch from hotels to restaurants. Starting as the maître d’ at West Seattle’s iconic Salty’s on Alki, he stayed for nine years and worked his way up to General Manager. After a few years at Ivar’s Salmon House, the opportunity arose to work with friend and colleague Cooper Mills at El Gaucho Seattle. With a strong belief in the concept, atmosphere, character, and integrity that Paul Mackay has created with El Gaucho, Tony has enjoyed his time in fine dining. After all these years he still has the passion to please that he did as a new bellman at the Phoenician resort many years ago.

Kim Reynolds


Operations Director, Fire & Vine Hospitality
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Terianne Broyles has been part of the hospitality industry for more than 25 years. She held management positions with the Inn at the Park in Spokane, Washington and more than 20 years with Salty’s restaurants. She joined El Gaucho in 2018 as the general manager of El Gaucho Tacoma and her steady leadership led to her promotion to operations director in 2022. Her responsibilities include building and developing talent and supporting the growth of the company and its culture.

Terianne and her husband Mark have been married for 39 years and their son Dylan is an attorney in Boise, ID. She loves spending time outdoors, especially at Mount Rainer, where you’ll typically find her hiking, and running trails.

Kim Reynolds


Sales Strategy Director

Sivi Mennen has spent her career creating exceptional experiences and building relationships with guests, corporate clients, and the Seattle community. As the general manager of AQUA by El Gaucho, Sivi’s commitment to building a strong team and loyal guests resulted in her being named a Tourism Ambassador by Visit Seattle, the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Her new role as Fire & Vine Hospitality’s sales strategy director will enable her to provide unique experiences for both corporate clients and celebratory diners showcasing the full portfolio of Revelers Club properties and partners throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Her primary area of focus is to continue her deep engagement with executives and event planners at many of the region’s top companies and organizations creating a range of large-scale events, as well as corporate retreats, wine tasting trips and other ways to revel and celebrate life. Sivi serves as a mentor and works collaboratively with the private dining teams at each of the Revelers Club properties to provide a seamless and exceptional level of service at every event.

Sivi considers herself blessed to have worked with some of the best in the business and was especially influenced by her experiences working with El Gaucho founder, Paul Mackay and looks forward to sharing what she has learned. Sivi is part of a close-knit Seattle-based family and is also generous with her time working with many local non-profits, including Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission and USO.

Tamara Smith


Marketing and Communications Director
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Raised on a third generation wheat and cattle family farm in Eastern Washington, Tamara loves combining her agricultural background with her unique career in special events production, non-profit fundraising, and recruiting in the consumer goods industry. Tamara joined El Gaucho Hospitality in 2012 and is responsible for the overall brand marketing strategy and implementation, communications, and the company’s very active charitable giving program. Tamara ensures the stories behind the El Gaucho Hospitality people and products are told, through writing for the company blog “The Gaucho Gridiron,” through email and newsletter marketing, and social media.

With a degree from Washington State University in Communications, Tamara now loves living in “the big city.” In her spare time, you might find her enjoying all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, through running, hiking, yoga, attending a show or museum, or checking out a new restaurant or winery with friends and family. She also has completed her Level One Certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Her greatest joy is being mom to her son, Gunnar.

Beth Herrell Silverberg


Public Relations Director
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Beth loves a good story – finding and sharing them is what drives her love of communications and public relations. A Northwest native, Beth was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Gonzaga University. She began her career in the heady days of 1990’s Microsoft public relations. After 9 years in high tech PR, she started an independent consulting practice serving clients more in line with her personal interests including education and families, food and dining. Beth began consulting with El Gaucho Hospitality in 2013 and happily joined the company as Public Relations Director in 2017. Her approach to media relations is based on a great respect for journalists and she loves matching up a writer with a story they want to tell.

Gathering friends and family around the table is Beth’s favorite activity. Spending time with her children, traveling, being outdoors, working in the garden and walking her dog, Nelson, keep her head on straight and her feet on the ground.

Zach Dunn


Marketing Manager
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Zach joined the team in 2016 after working for Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organization. Though he loved his time on the Emerald Isle, the magnetic pull of the Emerald City brought him back to the States.

Zach is responsible for coordinating our loyalty program, marketing strategy, and digital asset creation. His hobbies include rock climbing, snowboarding, photography and tacos. Yes, Zach considers tacos a hobby and takes it quite seriously.

Kim Reynolds


Executive Assistant
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Kim brings organization and a motivational energy to the Fire & Vine team as well as a stash of candy and treats to sweeten our days. She was born in Edmonds but grew up in Oso, just outside of Arlington, WA. She earned her BA in Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University and previously worked in the service industry with food and wine before joining the El Gaucho Bellevue team in 2011. She joined the Fire & Vine management team in 2017 for a new challenge and to be part of a new area of growth for the company.

Spending time with her friends and family, as well as her adopted Terrier mix, Brody, is a huge priority for Kim. She enjoys being outdoors, especially hiking and camping, as well as traveling the Northwest and the world including Mexico and Thailand. Kim’s creativity comes to light with crafting projects including sewing, painting and repurposing vintage finds to make gifts and décor. Kim is a natural care-taker and keeps the team on track!