Vitaly Paley and Kimberly Paley
Husband-and-wife team Vitaly Paley and Kimberly Paley have been pillars of the Portland restaurant world since 1995, when they opened Paley's Place on NW 21st Avenue. In 2005, Vitaly was honored with the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef Pacific Northwest award. In 2012, he was a James Beard Foundation Semifinalist for Outstanding Chef, was victorious on an episode of Iron Chef on the Food Network and was named Chef of the Year by Portland Monthly Magazine. Headwaters is the Paleys' fourth restaurant in Portland.
Garrett Peck, Director of Operations
Before becoming Director of Operations, Garrett opened and was General Manager of Imperial and The Crown, Chef Paley's restaurants at the Hotel Lucia, which opened in 2012. A leader in defining great service in Portland, Garrett has been managing restaurants in the city since the mid 1990s. In his spare time, he can usually be found on a bike, on a mountain or adventuring with his partner Jonie Walker.