Wells puts his dual experience in advertising and the restaurant business to work for SHS client Cargill.
Wells, who got his college degree in advertising and public relations, was working as a manager at Redrock Canyon Grill when he got a job with Associated. He spent four years working with food clients for that agency.
He left to manage Madrocks Sports Bar in Derby, then helped open Louie's Grill & Bar on Webb, owned by the same parent company as Redrock. Wells figured another change was in order after his wife, Amanda, gave birth to a son, Oliver, 22 months ago.
"I realized that restaurant hours and a young one don't necessarily match up," he said.
SHS "was looking for someone to bring some food service experience to their Cargill business," Wells said. "With my agency background and food background, it ended up being a really good fit."
Wells said he works on both retail and food service products, but his primary focus is the latter.
Outside work, Wells enjoys kayaking and is learning to play the guitar. He said he's enjoyed his return to the advertising business.
"It's a fun atmosphere, just really creative," he said.