“Every successful endeavor consists of A group of one or more individuals working together in the spirt of Harmony for one common goal” Napoleon Hill
Edward Williams – Chief Operations Officer
Edward Williams comes to the BK Lobster team with over 10 years of experience as an extremely successful nightclub promoter. He made history at popular event spaces such as the Capitale, Supper Club, EXIT, The Roxy, Ruby Falls & SOL. Later, Ed transitioned to Promotional Director and Nightclub Manager for major NY venues SOL, PACHA, and the 40 40 Club. With a wealth of hospitality experience from Society Bar & Billiards, and Hudson Terrace, Ed also happens to be an incredible cook. He is known far and wide for his signature Lobster Mac N Cheese as well as his Lobster Lasagna. Edward is now the Chief Operation Officer and have personal ownership in Clinton Hills, Harlem and Williamsburg locations. Joining the BK Lobster team couldn’t have been a better fit.
Tameka Silva – VP of Operations
“Meka” to her loved ones, grew up in the Bronx and Harlem. She enlisted in the army straight from high school serving two years in active duty and seven in the reserves. Tameka then enrolled in the College of New Rochelle where she studied childhood education. Realizing a need for quality education in Harlem, Tameka decided to open a group family daycare. Within seven years, she expanded her business and opened Heaven’s Tiny Tots Daycare and Learning Center, providing daycare for kids ages 2 to 5, along with an after school and blended summer academic and sports program for ages 5 to 11. Tameka brings not only experience as a successful business entrepreneur, but her ties to the Harlem community and her passion to enrich her community makes her a key reason for BK Lobsters success. Tameka also has ownership in the Harlem Eastside location.
Tony Brooks – Chief Investment Strategist
Tony Brooks has a long-standing career in the Real Estate Investing and Restaurant Industries. Tony’s savvy business strategies and instinctive ability to cultivate opportunities speaks to his success and his abilities to assist others in achieving their business goals. Tony has mastered the art of procuring funds and single-handedly raised funds to build a Checkers restaurant on one of the busiest intersections (Empire and Flatbush), right in the heart of Brooklyn. Over the course of his career Tony managed to raise over 50 million combined in funding for his own business endeavors along with others. Tony Brooks has also worked along Rodney Bonds in both business ventures “Magic Soul Food” and “Rapid Realty.” He is now an Investor and Financial Strategist for “BK Lobster.”
Chef Rah – Corporate Executive Chef Consultant
Chef Rah was born and raised in Harlem, resides in New Jersey and gained her culinary education at the famous ICE culinary institute. She’s worked at various Michelin star restaurants such as Batello, Parlor, Hilton Hotel, Del Frisco, Ruth Chris with extensive catering experience for high profile clients who fly out of Teterboro airport on private jets. In July 2017 Rah started Rah Rah Caterers (RRC), that gives back to her community and feeds the less fortunate of Harlem. She began feeding 700 people in Harlem for Thanksgiving to now over 5,000 people each year. Chef Rah also gives back to the children of Harlem with her coat drive for the youth. “Let your mouth decide,” is a quote Rah has gone by since she started cooking, “you can let your eyes and such pick your food but your mouth truly decides if it’s what you want.” Chef Rah has cooked for various people in the entertainment industry such as Judge Mathis, Mayor Baraka of Newark and many other entertainers and Athletes. She brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the BK Lobster family.
Nakiba Bonds – Corporate General Manager
Ebony Johnson – Director of Marketing
Ebony was born and raised in Brooklyn. She attended Louis D. Brandeis High School in Manhattan, and graduate from HBCU Virginia State University with a degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine. She spent 18 years in Pharmacy Services working in companies such as Rite Aid, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Emblem Health and Affinity Health Plan. Throughout her pharmacy career Ebony has worked as a freelancer on several marketing and promotional campaigns before ending up with the BK Lobster family. She was first introduced to Rodney Bonds in 2008 where he hired her to host events for the Brooklyn cosmetic brand Hawa Cosmetics. Ebony’s corportate knowledge along with her knowledge and love for anything marketing makes her a driving force on the BK Lobster team.
Kevin Waters “Tree City” – Director of Promotion
Kevin Water known to everyone as “Tree City,” is one of New York’s finest Party Promoter/Event Planners, with over 15 years doing the biggest & dopest events with top entertainers. Tree City first caught the attention of many playing basketball for one of Brooklyn elite schools, Nazareth Regional High School. He then went off to play for Virginia State University and eventually transferred and graduated from Brooklyn College. Tree City started his career hosting events in 2003 at Capitale where he was introduced to our COO Ed. Tree and Ed have reunited to combine their promotional expertise to make BK Lobster a success. Tree says, “I have the honor of taking on the title of Corporate Promotional Director of Marketing & Event booking for the BK Lobster franchise! It’s really exciting working with BK Lobster family.”