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Doug Lieblich, General Manager
Though Doug Lieblich managed food and beverage services for seventeen years at Walden Country Club, he never actually cooked anything in a restaurant until he came to Yours Truly.
He quickly mastered that skill and is admired by YT employees for his ability to stay calm in the busiest of times. In fact, Doug’s best references are the people who worked for him over the years. “I like the pace, the quality products and the people at Yours Truly,” says Doug.
Doug grew up in Shaker Heights, and has been a Yours Truly patron since it opened. “I was a regular as a teen,” shares Doug. He also fondly remembers bringing his daughter, Jenna, to YT before Father Daughter Girl Scout dances.
Until he worked at YT, he always ordered a Bleu Cheese Burger, but now he’s expanded his palate. “I like everything, especially the lighter dishes, like chicken and tuna salad,” says Doug.
Eagle Scout Doug enjoys camping and photography. In fact, he often combines both hobbies on treks throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. “I like to see things off the beaten path,” admits Doug, who often takes along his dog, Lance.
Gary Johnston brought a wealth of industry experience with him when he joined Yours Truly in 2006. Prior to joining YT, he was a regional manager for the Garfield’s Restaurant and Pub chain, headquartered in Oklahoma.
Gary moved from Pittsburgh to Painesville and came to YT in search of a job that required less travel. “The main reason I picked YT is because of its family ownership. It’s small enough that your voice is really heard,” says Gary, adding, “Plus, I really like the food!” (For the record, omelets, chicken wraps and Patty Melts are his favorites!)
Gary, a father of four, ranging in age from 13 to 26, grew up in Pittsburgh, which explains his undying allegiance to the Pittsburgh Steelers. “I’m a 32 year season ticket holder,” says Gary.
Gary is an avid high school wrestling fan. He makes a weekly trip to Pittsburgh to cheer on his youngest son, who wrestles on a club team there.
Gary sees his role at YT as a teacher. “I’ve had it all. Now, I’m just happy sharing the knowledge I have and watching other people’s growth process,” he says.
Kim Jewell, a native of Highland, New York, became a Yours Truly manager in October 2006. Prior to coming to Yours Truly, Kim worked in the pizza business.
Kim graduated from S.U.N.Y., New Paltz, where she earned a degree in industrial and organizational psychology. "I find my degree useful in my interactions with guests and employees," says Kim.
Kim says the most challenging part of being a manager is making the schedule. "It takes me days to put together a schedule," she says, "because I like to create teams that work well together, and I also take pride in granting scheduling requests."
What's her favorite thing about YT? "The guests and co-workers become like friends and family. YT is a significant piece of people's lives, and I'm honored to be a part of it."
Kim has a cat, Buddy and enjoys swimming and hiking in the Metroparks. She's a self-taught woodworker who likes refinishing projects, such as the dresser she recently completed.
She's also a big movie fan, noting that her all-time favorite flick is "A Christmas Story." When Kim has free time, she heads out of town to play blackjack or three-card poker in casinos in Atlantic City, Niagara Falls or Michigan. According to Kim, "If there's a casino, I'm there!"
Vic’s favorite YT item is chocolate chip pancakes. His words to live by as a manager are “People do what you inspect; not what you expect.”
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