EVENTS/ LIVE MUSIC
Tom and Jeanine Springer - Owners & Developers
Tom and Jeanine Springer met in the town of Farmington, NM. Married now for 40 years, they are parents to daughters Ashley and Jessie Springer. Together, they are a phenomenal team and the backbone to the management staff at the Pecan Grill. Both are avid outdoors-men, and Jeanine enjoys spending all of her free time with her horse Notchie. You can find them most nights enjoying one of Chef's signature dishes in the bar. Feel free to stop and say hi!
Daniel Neal ~ General Manager
Daniel was born in Las Cruces on February 9th, which makes him an Aquarius.
He’s a “lifer” at Pecan Grill & Brewery. He started when the establishment opened.
Daniel’s favorite thing about working at Pecan Grill are the different environments that
are offered, like the patio, tap room, dinning room etc.
The most surprising thing to Daniel is that he is good at making people laugh.
His favorite food and beverage are gorditas, blackberry tea and beer.
Daniel’s hobbies are video games, reading and cooking.
He doesn’t have any pets at this time and is looking for a good dog.
His favorite colors are blue, green and brown.
A lesson that Daniel lives by is “Treat others as you would want to be treated.”
If he did any crazy things he would need to have a few drinks first.
Thomas Mondragon - Floor Manager
Thomas was born in Santa Fe, NM on Nov 11. He is a Scorpio.
He has been with the Pecan Grill for 8 years and his favorite thing about working there are the people he works with. Over the years he has made many friends at Pecan Grill and he considers them like a second family.
His favorite food and beverage are anything BBQ and Jack Daniels.
Thomas’s hobbies are golf, baseball, hiking, fishing and camping.
He has two dogs, a one-year old German Shepard named Penelope and a six-year old American bulldog named Stanley.
Thomas’s favorite color is blue.
One lesson that he lives by is “Loyalty, hard work and dedication.”
Tanya Varela - Food & Beverage Director
Tanya was born July 10th in Las Cruces, which means her zodiac sign is Cancer, the crab.
One of the things she loves about her job is trying all the amazing food, beer and delicious drinks. Tanya says she is surprisingly good at shopping. Her favorite foods are red Chile meat, BBQ beef ribs and ice cream. Her beverage of choice are coffees and hot teas.
Tanya's hobbies are traveling, camping and cooking. Tanya has two kids Jayden, 10-years old and a stepson Illijah, 4-years old. Also in her family are two dogs. A 12-year old Dalmatian named Baby Girl and a 5-year old Terrier Mix named Sofie.
Tanya has always lived by one lesson her mom has taught her "Always treat others the way you'd like to be treated" and "follow your heart before your head."
Arturo Tovar - Executive Chef
Arturo was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 11, he’s a Leo.
Arturo has been cooking up deliciousness at Pecan Grill and Brewery for 7 years now.
His favorite thing about working at Pecan Grill, besides making good food with his guys would be the closeness and bonds that he has made. They have been through the ups and downs and shared their good times as well as the bad. But they keep going and thrive. Helping each other is the key. His guys in the kitchen are much more than just workers they are family to Arturo.
Arturo’s favorite food and beverage are seafood and Jack ’n Coke.
His hobbies are cooking of course, reading books and having a drink with the guys at the Hurricane club.
Arturo has three kids, a boy, Sammy, Age 5, two girls (twins) Sonia Renee and Santana Rose, 1 month old.
His favorite colors are blue and green.
A lesson the Arturo lives by is “Life is too short to care about what others think. Live your life the way you want to, because nobody is walking in your shoes but you.”
The craziest thing he has done are too many to mention and he’s not done yet!
Ruben Espinoza ~ Executive Sous Chef
Ruben Espinoza was born in Las Cruces on May 22. He’s a Gemini.
Ruben is a “lifer” at Pecan Grill & Brewery with his anniversary of 8 years this November 19, 2017.
Ruben loves working with food and loves the people that he works with, they are like family to him. The most surprising thing he finds that he is good at is making people smile.
His favorite food and beverage is red chili meat, water and beer.
His hobbies are hanging out with his two boys, Jayden, 8 and Gavin, 14, including watching them play sports and he loves cooking.
Ruben has a gold fish named Goldy and his favorite color is green.
A lesson he lives by is “Live every day like your last, you never know when it’s your last.”
One crazy thing that Ruben has done is dance at the Hurricane club here in Las Cruces.
Parryn Gafoya - Sous Chef
Parryn was born in Sante Fe, NM on August, 10th, but was raised in Farmington, NM.
He’s a Leo.
Parryn has been working at Pecan Grill for 6 years. He’s favorite thing about the work is that it’s challenging.
Parryn is surprised that he is good at blacksmithing.
His favorite food and beverage is Japanese food and old whiskeys.
His hobbies include video games, dogs and random crafts.
Parryn has a 2-year old dog named Bloo.
His favorite colors are red and green.
A lesson that Parryn lives by from his grandpa, Antonio Graham, “A man can have everything taken from him, except for what he knows, so learn everything you can.”
The craziest thing that Parryn has done is base jump from a helicopter. Cool!
Dave Allen - Brewmeister
David was born in Salt Lake City, UT on August 16. He’s a Leo.
He’s been working at Pecan Grill for 4 years now. David’s favorite thing about working for Pecan Grill is eating other peoples leftovers before it gets to the dishwasher! (Just kidding) Making and analyzing beer and connecting with people he works with and the customers.
His favorite food and beverage is Peruvian cuisine and beer. All beers!
David’s hobbies are hiking, dancing and cigars.
He has one daughter he calls “Baby Girl” who is 22.
David’s favorite color is blue.
A lesson that he lives by is “Learn to serve those whom you want to love. Those you serve are those you love.”
One of the craziest things that David has done is that he went to a war zone when he didn’t have to!
Javier Madina -
Javier was born in La Mesa, NM on Nov 17. He’s a Scorpio.
Javier has been with Pecan Grill for 4 years and 5 months now.
One of his favorite things working here is the staff. He feels they are really great and
it feels like a family atmosphere when working with them.
The most surprising thing to Javier is he is good at Excel spreadsheets.
His favorite foods are steak and eggs.
Javier’s hobbies are hunting, fishing and yard work (yes that’s a hobby).
He has a dog named Tasha.
His favorite color is blue.
One lesson that Javier lives by is “Love what you do.”
The craziest thing he's done is bull riding.