Our Team

The Painted Pin is backed by an all-star team. Owners and local entrepreneurs Justin Amick and William Stallworth bring a wealth of hospitality and sales knowledge to the table. Stallworth is overseeing the private events sector, while Amick is utilizing his over a decade long operations and management background in food and beverage as the General Manager.

Justin Amick and William Stallworth of the Painted Pin

Justin Amick PRESIDENT, JUSTIN AMICK, BRINGS OVER SIXTEEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE MANAGING AND OPERATING HIGH VOLUME BAR, RESTAURANT, AND HOSPITALITY VENUES. JUSTIN COMES FROM A family restaurant WHO HAS A COMBINED EXPERIENCE OF OVER FOUR DECADES IN THE SERVICE BUSINESS INCLUDING OVER 70 RESTAURANT AND BAR OPENINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

PRIOR TO MOVING TO ATLANTA, AMICK WORKED IN NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED CHEF TOM COLICCHIO’S NEW YORK CRAFT RESTAURANT’S “MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM” FOR 3 YEARS AND THEN THE NAPA VALLEY WHERE HE WORKED FOR TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES’ WINEMAKING TEAM. UPON RETURNING HOME, AMICK WAS THE MANAGER OF ATLANTA’S TWO URBAN LICKS AND GENERAL MANAGER AND BEVERAGE DIRECTOR FOR BOTH PARISH FOODS & GOODS AND TOP CHEF RICHARD BLAIS’ THE SPENCE.

Amick has been featured in The New York Post, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Wine Business, Southern Living, Sommelier Journal and on CNN.com as part of the “new wave of vino pros.” He was a featured wine expert on nationally broadcast HLN and a featured judge on The Food Network’s “Bobby Flay’s Throwdown.” Amick was named “Best Sommelier” by Atlanta Magazine and received the Critic’s Pick for “Best Wine List” by Atlanta’s Creative Loafing two years in a row. Furthermore, Amick holds a spot on the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival’s “Advisory Council” and is the proud recipient of the prestigious Rudd Scholarship from The Court of Master Sommeliers. The Rudd Scholarship honors the individual who received the highest combined score in the Advanced Sommelier Exam (there are three Rudd Scholarship recipients per year). Amick is also a Certified Wine Educator through the Society of Wine Educators and is currently studying for The Court of Master Sommelier’s intensive Master Sommelier Diploma Examination of which only 215 have passed, worldwide. AMICK HOLDS A BUSINESS DEGREE FROM TULANE UNIVERSITY WHERE HE PLAYED BASKETBALL FOR THE GREEN WAVE.

William Stallworth VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF EVENTS, WILLIAM STALLWORTH, BRINGS 11 YEARS OF UPPER MARKET SALES EXPERIENCE TO DIRECT THE CORPORATE AND SPECIAL EVENTS SECTOR OF OUR BUSINESS.

NORTH CAROLINA NATIVE AND UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL GRADUATE, WILLIAM STALLWORTH, A SALES AND FINANCIAL VETERAN, WORKED AT BEARD SHUFORD FINANCIAL GROUP FOR 6 YEARS, AS A FINANCIAL ADVISOR AND PARTNER, WHERE HE HANDLED HUNDREDS OF BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL BUSINESS CLIENTS’ VARIOUS FINANCIAL MATTERS. AFTER PARTNERING WITH AMICK, STALLWORTH LEFT THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY AND COMPLETED THE MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM AT CONCENTRICS RESTAURANTS, WHERE HE DEVELOPED AND FINE-TUNED HIS HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT SKILLS PRIOR TO OPENING THE PAINTED PIN.

STALLWORTH OVERSEES THE EVENT BOOKINGS OF BOTH THE PAINTED PIN AND THE PAINTED DUCK. WILLIAM’S EXTENSIVE CONTACT NETWORK, SALES AND EVENTS EXPERIENCE GREATLY BENEFIT HIS ROLE OVERSEEING PAINTED HOSPITALITY’S SPECIAL EVENT AND CORPORATE BUSINESS WHERE HE HAS DRIVEN THOUSANDS OF EVENTS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN REVENUE.

Chef Thomas Collins (Le Cordon Bleu graduate formerly of Atlanta’s ONE. midtown kitchen, TROIS and Parish Foods & Goods) is best known for comforting, approachable cuisine.

Acclaimed mixologist and bar manager Trip Sandifer (Atlanta’s The Spence and Restaurant Eugene) offers signature cocktails including Moscow Mule slushies and barrel aged White Russians along with 25 of his favorite classic cocktails.

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