Meet the Team
Ashton has lived in Northern Virginia for 40 years, the last 21 residing in the Bristow, VA area. At the age of 21 he started his hospitality career with Outback Steakhouse and proceeded to work 17 years with them, 10 of which spent as a Managing Partner at the Centreville, VA location. He then moved on to become Chef and Culinary Director for Stone’s Cove Kitbar, in Herndon,VA for 9 years. An avid sports fan, especially wrestling and college football, Ashton looks forward to spearheading the Pour House at 2 Silos Brewing Co.
Head Sous Chef
Nelson was previously the Executive Chef at Kona Grill in Arlington, VA., and has over 20 years’ experience in the restaurant industry. He has a great deal of experience opening restaurants and contributing to their success. Born and raised in El Salvador, he moved to the U.S. after he finished his schooling in 2005 and first got into the restaurant industry as a dishwasher. Since then, he has been awarded and recognized multiple times for his dedication and hard work. He’s married and has two sons and, in his spare time, enjoys taking his two boys to the park to play soccer. Nelson also enjoys traveling with his family to the beach, as long as he’s kept firmly on the ground while doing so, and away from ships and airplanes.
Erica enjoys all things earthy! From her degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech, to creating and running a water quality lab with Culpeper County, to craft beer lab technician for the past three years, she has a true passion for the science and safety of the industry. Erica has received her Beer Server Certification from Cicerone Certification Program and graduated the Beer Quality and Analysis Series at Oregon State University. Known by co-workers as a friend to all animals, including her two cats, Erica is also considered the “adventurer.” When not donning the lab coat in the Quality Assurance Lab, she can be found out in nature, exploring on her bike or gardening. In fact, Erica dreams of traveling the world sampling beers along the way and writing about her experiences from the uniqueness of a custom camper-van.