MEET THE TEAM
The Karma Family
Karma Kava is not just an ordinary kava bar. We believe in making the right choices with everything we do; how we source our products, treat our customers, and what we do to improve and enhance the lives of those around us.
Jhon Gaona is the all-star manager of Karma Kava and his passion for Kava can be seen, and felt, the moment you walk through the doors of Karma. Jhon’s core values are honesty and integrity of word, and his commitment to excellence is his driving force. Originally from Colombia, Jhon has been instilled with strong family values and making Karma feel like family is what he strives for daily.
SIGNATURE DRINK: PAIN KILLER
Natajah Fuller is an amazing addition to the Karma Kava team. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and has lived in Florida since 2013. When you see her behind the bar, feel free to refer to her by her nickname “Taj.” Natajah’s favorite drink at Karma is the Pacific Punch and her favorite color is blue… so don’t be surprised to see her serving up our famous Blue Raspberry flavored tea. She would love to one day travel to a few countries in Africa, but she may have a difficult time finding a place to serve her favorite food, pizza.
SIGNATURE DRINK: KARMA SUNRISE
Digby Nothard, AKA “Big Daddy Digby” is an unstoppable powerhouse with unending energy and passion for Karma. He is known in the community for his outstanding ability to get things done, and provides a level of service that is to be admired. Digby is a former competitive swimmer and is likely the reason for his incredible endurance behind the bar, and rocking with the late night crew.
SIGNATURE DRINK: DYNAMITE DELIGHT
Shelbey Chiavari is perhaps best known for her sunny disposition and mesmerizing eyes. She’s a local favorite, and can be seen behind the bar every Wednesday morning. Shelbey is a mother to a precious little girl, and this gives her an incredible ability to multi-task with unending patience. Shelbey is also a local business owner, and spends most of her time working at her bakery, PAC Pastries, in Wilton Manors.
SIGNATURE DRINK: PEACHES & CREAM
Mario Russo has earned the reputation at Karma Kava for keeping the party hopping and organizing great group “BULAS.” Mario is originally from Brooklyn, NY and moved to sunny Florida in 2006. When Mario isn’t keeping it real at Karma, he might be found dining on a nice steak in a nearby restaurant. Mario loves the color blue, so you might find him serving up the potent and flavorful blue Painkiller from our menu. Mario’s sense of adventure has inspired his travels, including a RV trip to Colorado.
SIGNATURE DRINK: CINNAMON TOAST PUNCH
There is not enough room on the internet to describe how delightful Meera Supan is, but regular visitors of Karma already understand. Meera was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, and is a bit of a local celebrity. Her favorite color is “Earthy Green” and that radiates through her personality. Meera loves cats. In fact, she has two, a black cat named Jiji and a Siamese named Jasper. Karma loves dogs. But somehow it just works. Meera loves all types of cuisine, but is very particular about her favorite drink at Karma… a shot of kava chased with coconut water. In her free time, Meera enjoys cooking, baking and painting, and can be found one day doing all three in Thailand, a place she plans to visit in the future.
SIGNATURE DRINK: POLYNESIAN PERSUASION
Say hello to Ryan, the kavatender at Karma Kava with a love for 90’s hip-hop, smooth jazz, and progressive rock. Hailing from the charming town of Bedford, New Hampshire, he’s always ready to serve up some delicious kava drinks and groove to some sick beats and smooth jazz. With a love for black and red, he’s got style for days and knows how to craft the perfect vibe at the bar. When he’s not crafting the perfect drink, he’s indulging in his favorite foods – pizza, hamburgers, and of course, cheese! And let’s not forget about his furry friend – Ryan is a proud dog dad, always happy to talk about his beloved pup while raising a kava shell. He’s also a skilled skateboarder and video game enthusiast, always ready for some thrills and adventure. So come on down to Karma Kava and let Ryan serve up a drink that will have you feeling cool as the vibe he brings to Karma.
Meet James, the kavatender at Karma Kava with a love for all things dark and a heart that beats for metalcore and screamo music. Coming from the vibrant city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, James is the epitome of cool with his favorite colors of black and red. When he’s not mixing up delicious kava drinks, you can find him indulging in some hot wings or a juicy steak. His hobbies include immersing himself in the world of video games and comics, always on the lookout for something new and exciting. And if you ever need a burst of energy, just ask James about his secret recipe for success – a mix of tea and Red Bull that keeps him going all night long. With a personality as electric as his music taste, James is the perfect kavatender to bring some darkness to your day. So come on down to Karma Kava and let James serve you up a drink that will rock your world!
Introducing Will, the kavatender with a passion for metal core and Mexican cuisine. Hailing from the lively city of Atlanta, Georgia, he’s always ready to rock out and serve up some delicious kava drinks at Karma Kava. With a love for black and grey, he’s as cool as the day is long, and always looking sharp behind the bar. When he’s not crafting the perfect drink or serving up some tasty treats to furry friends, he’s hitting the gym or taking down enemies in the virtual world of Warzone on his PlayStation. And let’s not forget about his furry friends – Will is a dog lover through and through, always ready to dole out some treats to his four-legged friends. So come on down to Karma Kava and let Will serve up a drink that will smack your face with delciousness.
Meet Brandon, the kavatender extraordinaire at Karma Kava, hailing from the music-loving town of Davie, Florida. With a passion for all things electronic, he’s always up for a good beat and can often be found grooving to the latest EDM tracks. When he’s not serving up delicious kava drinks, he’s indulging in his favorite food, Chicken Alfredo, to fuel his creative energy for his next big hit. As a music lover through and through, he’s always down to attend concerts, make music, or simply jam out to his favorite beats. His favorite sounds are the beep boops and womp womps of his favorite robot sound creators, including Eliminate, REAPER, Point.Blank, Kaivon, Crankdat, Wooli and of course, Eliminate. Brandon is always ready to spread good vibes and chill with his fellow music lovers. So come on down to Karma Kava and let Brandon serve up a beat-filled drink and some good vibes!