The Founders of Urban MO’s Doug Snyder & Chris Shaw have been together since 1983, they both have been involved and extremely active in our GLBTQ community since 1979, over the last 40 years they have donated and or raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for our community, there philosophy has always been you can’t have a successful businesses without a strong successful community that is why they have always been active helping create an incredible Hillcrest Community. For them it’s always been about building a community where everyone can feel comfortable being who they are and being proud of who we are.
Chris and Doug has mentored their staff to grow within the business and has encouraged them to pursue further careers with new restaurants within the community. They have taught core values that are carried on through to this day that creates many successful staff. They have created a safe space for all staff to 100% themselves.
Starting at day one in 1992, Matty has been with working with Chris and Doug since the beginning and started as a host and worked up to be co-owner and GM of Urban MO’s. Matt has contributed to the community with creating events such as the Hillcrest Mardi Gras to currently Tantrums & Tiaras. He is also involved with the community’s growth and is on the board of Hillcrest Business Association. Matt’s vision for MO’s is to create a home for our community, have a place where we can have FUN, and to have a safe space for guest and staff to be themselves at all times.
Jesse Greika known by many as GLITZGLAM is a Gender Fluid Artist/Entertainer and has been in the Hospitality/Restaurant/NightClub industry for over 25 years. GG is very involved in our community working with numerous organizations to raise money & stop the stigma surrounding HIV. GG started at MO’s as an on-call host in 2011 and over the past years has worked their way to Senior Manager. GG is grateful to be part of the Urban MO’s Family & looks forward to creating new long lasting memories with each guest that walks in our doors.