Rich O’Brien – Managing Partner

Rich has been repping foodservice manufacturers since 1989 when he worked for his Dad’s firm in Kansas City. He has always loved this industry and is thrilled to now have the opportunity to run an agency with the most talented team in foodservice history. In his spare time, he loves skiing and spending time with his kids.

Tyler Clement – Partner & Director of Sales

Tyler has been in the foodservice equipment and supplies industry since 2008. Since then, he moved from his hometown of Seattle to Denver, got married, and had three children. In his spare time, he loves hiking with his family and eating out as much as possible. He joined Elevation Reps in 2012 and has enjoyed this wild ride since day one and doesn’t see himself ever leaving.

Howard Lewis – Outside Sales/Culinary


Howard began his foodservice career over thirty years ago when he was cooking at some of the most recognized restaurants in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.  He later became an equipment specialist for a large dealer in New Mexico and then found success in sales. In 2010, he joined Elevation Foodservice Reps as the company’s first territory manager and now works as the director of culinary at the home office in Denver.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking for friends and family, hiking, and exploring Colorado with his family.

Calina Hilyard – Outside Sales/Healthcare


Calina specializes in representing foodservice equipment in the hospitality and healthcare industries. When not working, she likes to be outdoors, travels to distant lands, and concerts at Red Rocks.

Katherine Young – Outside Sales

Katherine has been in the foodservice industry for over 20 years and has worked for several top manufactures and dealers.  She spent the past 2 years as a real estate agent but her love for this industry pulled her back in. In her spare time, she can be found cheering her boys on at their sporting events, skiing or having a glass of wine with friends.

Chastin Travis – Outside Sales/Hospitality

Chastin is an innovative, energetic, professional who has a passion for helping others. She is excited to be a part of the Elevation Reps team.