Tena Reynolds. Tena works at The Merchant Kitchen and Drinks where she has been the General Manager since it's opening in 2014. She has worked in the food and beverage industry since 2004 getting her start at the Chart House and then moving over to Boston Harbor Cruises in 2009.
Tena graduated from UMass Amherst in 2005 with a degree in sociology and education. She is committed to making sure that everyone who walks in the doors of The Merchant - kitchen staff, support staff, servers, bartenders, patrons, or Bostonians in need of a warm place to sit for a while - are treated like family.
Tena actively works with the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District to ensure the neighborhood is at its best and encourages staff at all levels to get involved in the community. She attributes her success in the industry to her current and former employers and staff.
When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends including her 2 1/2 year old daughter Bella.
SPARK IMPACT AWARDS
SPARK Boston is Mayor Walsh’s millennial engagement initiative. Our mission is to engage the next generation of civic leaders and social entrepreneurs in the work of city government. From dedicated public servants to community builders and connectors, millennials are some of Boston’s most impactful citizens. Each year, the City of Boston celebrates the millennial contribution to our city with the Annual SPARK Impact Awards.