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Good Time Design is an all-encompassing hospitality and entertainment group located in San Diego, California. Created in 2006 by businessman and hospitality entrepreneur, Ty Hauter, the company has rapidly grown to own and operate numerous unique establishments. Good Time Design’s portfolio includes diverse restaurants, bars and live music venues including current projects Moonshine FlatsMoonshine BeachThe Blind Burro, and Bub’s at the Ballpark and past projects Wave House, Bootlegger and Typhoon Saloon. 2016 marked the opening of Good Time Design’s first venue in Nashville, Tennessee, Cerveza Jack’s, as well as the acquisition of The George Jones, a four-story, 40,000 square foot entertainment venue in the heart of Nashville. In 2018, the Good Time Design team’s recent ventures into artist development has added to their growing mark in the entertainment and country music industry. Looking forward to 2019, the team will begin the development of multiple endeavors in Franklin, TN.

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Our Story

With his roots in a small Midwestern town, Ty attended Eastern Illinois University, graduating with a degree in political science. He worked in various watering holes throughout college, and got his start in larger scale hospitality operations while working the Chicago nightclub scene before moving to San Diego in 1990. With more than 600+ employees and $70 million in projects and operations in 2018, Hauter has made a name for himself in San Diego, most notably in the community of East Village. Ty and his company, Good Time Design, started with The Double Deuce, The Tipsy Crow and the original Whiskey Girl. Since then, the company has grown, now operating several influential restaurants and bars throughout San Diego, California and Nashville, Tennessee.

Good Time Design has focused on launching diverse restaurants and bars near Petco Park, including Bub’s at the BallparkThe Blind BurroCat Eye ClubLucky’s Lunch CounterMoonshine Flats and The Deck at Moonshine Flats. In addition to the strong East Village presence, Good Time Design revamped a 9-hole executive golf course in Point Loma’s Liberty Station which they renamed The Loma Club, the company’s first foray into the golfing industry. In 2016, Good Time Design expanded into Pacific Beach with Cerveza Jack’s and Moonshine Beach (sister venue to Downtown’s Moonshine Flats) as well as a second Cerveza Jack’s location and acquisition of The George Jones, both in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. 

Last year, Good Time Design added Artist Development to it’s portfolio with country up-and-comer, Martin McDaniel, as the first official member GTD Entertainment roster, marking an exciting entrance into the country music scene. Looking forward to 2019, the company hopes to continue cultivating and developing other talented artists, extend distribution of it’s “Buena Cerveza” Mexican Lager to southern US markets and beyond, as well as expand our presence in the Tennessee hospitality industry with two new venues coming soon.

 
 

Meet the Team

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Ty Hauter

CEO

David Osborne is the in-house attorney for GTD and oversees all company legal matters, real estate development and cannabis related business ventures. David likes to spend time with his wife and teenage daughter and especially enjoys dropping into mountainous chutes with her on snowboarding trips. He runs and swims to stay in shape for the time he can get back to chasing large left-handed barrels while surfing big winter swells at San Diego County’s best beach break.

David Osborne is the in-house attorney for GTD and oversees all company legal matters, real estate development and cannabis related business ventures. David likes to spend time with his wife and teenage daughter and especially enjoys dropping into mountainous chutes with her on snowboarding trips. He runs and swims to stay in shape for the time he can get back to chasing large left-handed barrels while surfing big winter swells at San Diego County’s best beach break.

David Osborne

in-house counsel and real estate 

Born, raised and never leaving Point Loma, Ashley is the glue (not to be confused with gluten — she’s allergic!) that holds it all down. Ashley is a superwoman who directs all things GTD by day, is an OTL champion by night and a literal mom 24/7. When she isn’t Sporty Spice on the field or partying on a spin bike, Ashley enjoys the company of her husband, 1-year old daughter and a bottle of wine from her favorite winery, Municipal winemakers in Santa Barbara!

Born, raised and never leaving Point Loma, Ashley is the glue (not to be confused with glutenshe’s allergic!) that holds it all down. Ashley is a superwoman who directs all things GTD by day, is an OTL champion by night and a literal mom 24/7. When she isn’t Sporty Spice on the field or partying on a spin bike, Ashley enjoys the company of her husband, 1-year old daughter and a bottle of wine from her favorite winery, Municipal winemakers in Santa Barbara!

Ashley Manriquez

director of business operations

Heather is GTD's very own official Dairy Queen. Born in Buffalo, New York and raised on a dairy farm, her heart was set on the day where her car wasn’t buried under snow. She said goodbye to the tractor life and moved to sunny and 75 San Diego in 2007! Heather balances the books & checks them twice, she will make sure the venues' finances are right. When she isn’t sippin' a café au lait with her bestie of 18 years, the ten key, Heather is either with Alex, her 3-year old diva or she's at Moonshine Flats doing the two-step!

Heather is GTD's very own official Dairy Queen. Born in Buffalo, New York and raised on a dairy farm, her heart was set on the day where her car wasn’t buried under snow. She said goodbye to the tractor life and moved to sunny and 75 San Diego in 2007! Heather balances the books & checks them twice, she will make sure the venues' finances are right. When she isn’t sippin' a café au lait with her bestie of 18 years, the ten key, Heather is either with Alex, her 3-year old diva or she's at Moonshine Flats doing the two-step!

Heather Kline

controller

From the lands of Watermelon in El Centro, California, Tessa isn’t a regular HR manager, she’s a cool HR manager! After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Business Administration degree, she headed south for a life in San Diego! Traveling, spending time with her husband or going to sporting events with her five (yes, FIVE) siblings are a few of her favorite things!

From the lands of Watermelon in El Centro, California, Tessa isn’t a regular HR manager, she’s a cool HR manager! After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Business Administration degree, she headed south for a life in San Diego! Traveling, spending time with her husband or going to sporting events with her five (yes, FIVE) siblings are a few of her favorite things!

Tessa Saikhon

human resources manager

Meg is a little nugget from Arizona who traded the heat for the beach! With 13 years in the entertainment and hospitality industry under her mini belt, it's no wonder that this social butterfly is the one initiating tequila shots and showing off her latest and greatest dance moves. She loves live music, football (GO DEVILS!) and runs on sushi, iced coffee and red wine! When this ball of energy isn’t riding a stationary bike to EDM music, she's probably at home watching Grey’s Anatomy or obsessing over ABC’s hit TV show, The Bachelor!

Meg is a little nugget from Arizona who traded the heat for the beach! With 13 years in the entertainment and hospitality industry under her mini belt, it's no wonder that this social butterfly is the one initiating tequila shots and showing off her latest and greatest dance moves. She loves live music, football (GO DEVILS!) and runs on sushi, iced coffee and red wine! When this ball of energy isn’t riding a stationary bike to EDM music, she's probably at home watching Grey’s Anatomy or obsessing over ABC’s hit TV show, The Bachelor!

Meg Gwinn

marketing coordinator

Relocating from the "middle of nowhere Modesto," California to America's Finest City 6 years ago, Danica considers herself a true San Diegan. She is a design wizard by day, on YouTube at night and festival blogs on the weekends. When she isn’t working, her go-to's are exploring new places with her boyfriend and branching out to new restaurants. Yes, her hobbies and interest sound dope AF but after a long day she only loves her bed and her doggies — she’s not sorry!

Relocating from the "middle of nowhere Modesto," California to America's Finest City 6 years ago, Danica considers herself a true San Diegan. She is a design wizard by day, on YouTube at night and festival blogs on the weekends. When she isn’t working, her go-to's are exploring new places with her boyfriend and branching out to new restaurants. Yes, her hobbies and interest sound dope AF but after a long day she only loves her bed and her doggiesshe’s not sorry!

Danica Nuestro

graphic designer

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Patrick Samokhvalof

photography & video production

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Mike Andrade

audio visual manager

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Jack Washwell

director of operations | moonshine flats

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Katherine Randall

PR Katalyst Public Relations

 

 

Eric is a proud native of San Diego who lives and breathes his one & only long term relationship that began in 2009 with Good Time Design. 'Til death do them part! You can usually find him in the mornings at Lucky's, during the day behind the wall at his desk hoarding his design work, or doing the splits at night on the Moonshine dance floor. Outside of work, Eric finds happiness in cardio, hunting down the city's best cheeseburgers (with digestive enzymes in hand) & growing his network of best friends & "fest" friends. Aside from his non-stop attempts to develop a creative legacy that his friends will take notice of, he has a dream of changing his legal name to "The Sauce" by 2020.

Eric is a proud native of San Diego who lives and breathes his one & only long term relationship that began in 2009 with Good Time Design. 'Til death do them part! You can usually find him in the mornings at Lucky's, during the day behind the wall at his desk hoarding his design work, or doing the splits at night on the Moonshine dance floor. Outside of work, Eric finds happiness in cardio, hunting down the city's best cheeseburgers (with digestive enzymes in hand) & growing his network of best friends & "fest" friends. Aside from his non-stop attempts to develop a creative legacy that his friends will take notice of, he has a dream of changing his legal name to "The Sauce" by 2020.

Eric Rosas

creative director

Erica is a Seattle born and raised, San Diego transplant. With nearly 20 years Experience in Hospitality, she is the resident Event guru here on staff. When she is not working, Erica can be found practicing pilates, obsessing over her baby boy Smith and her Yorkshire Terrier, Guinness, and/or planning her next trip to Cabo. She is slightly addicted to iced coffee and will not turn down a chilled glass of Rosé.

Erica is a Seattle born and raised, San Diego transplant. With nearly 20 years Experience in Hospitality, she is the resident Event guru here on staff. When she is not working, Erica can be found practicing pilates, obsessing over her baby boy Smith and her Yorkshire Terrier, Guinness, and/or planning her next trip to Cabo. She is slightly addicted to iced coffee and will not turn down a chilled glass of Rosé.

Erica Maldonado

director of private events

Lanie was born in a place that google can’t even find, Clearlake, California. San Diego living for the last 9 years, Lanie is notorious for her spontaneous trips to Disneyland and Sunday beach days. She is the GTD penny pinching queen who has a love for all donut types, wine & has a mild-addiction to The Young and the Restless. Even though west coast has always been home, this California girl is moving east to Music City in 2019!

Lanie was born in a place that google can’t even find, Clearlake, California. San Diego living for the last 9 years, Lanie is notorious for her spontaneous trips to Disneyland and Sunday beach days. She is the GTD penny pinching queen who has a love for all donut types, wine & has a mild-addiction to The Young and the Restless. Even though west coast has always been home, this California girl is moving east to Music City in 2019!

Lanie Nolasco

accounting/administrative

Michael hails from the Seattle area, spent time living in Nashville, Manhattan, and Malawi and now calls San Diego home. He’s spent his career playing drums, drum teching, booking venues, managing artists, building websites, and driving long stretches of two-lane highway in band vans. When he’s not doing those things, he enjoys boating, great BBQ, and small town rodeos. In his next life, Michael plans to be a famous EDM DJ.

Michael hails from the Seattle area, spent time living in Nashville, Manhattan, and Malawi and now calls San Diego home. He’s spent his career playing drums, drum teching, booking venues, managing artists, building websites, and driving long stretches of two-lane highway in band vans. When he’s not doing those things, he enjoys boating, great BBQ, and small town rodeos. In his next life, Michael plans to be a famous EDM DJ.

Michael Harris

music director

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Todd Nash

Executive Chef

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Frank Miller

director of nashville operations

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Chuey Castul

maintenance tech

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Suzannah Hauter

Real Estate

Christina is a born and raised San Diegan, full time Marketing freak, part time Spin Instructor as well as a professional meme-ologist. She started with the company back in 2010 as an intern who worked for free cheeseburgers and since then has developed a DEEP love for all things GTD and hospitality. When she's not offending you with abrasive sarcasm or language, she likes to pay close attention to D-List celebrity/Teen gossip and guzzle iced lattes.

Christina is a born and raised San Diegan, full time Marketing freak, part time Spin Instructor as well as a professional meme-ologist. She started with the company back in 2010 as an intern who worked for free cheeseburgers and since then has developed a DEEP love for all things GTD and hospitality. When she's not offending you with abrasive sarcasm or language, she likes to pay close attention to D-List celebrity/Teen gossip and guzzle iced lattes.

Christina Gauthier

marketing director

Stick Laurela in burning building with sushi, bacon and Hello Kitty and she'd forget to evacuate. Originally from California's state capital, she left the 916 for the 619 and has lived in San Diego for the past 9 years. Although her first language is English, she speaks Hypertext Markup Language and is fluent in witt and pun. Some might even call her Wittney Houstpun. If she's not getting down digitally, you can find her netflix & chilling (PG version), eating or dropping it low — sometimes simultaneously.

Stick Laurela in burning building with sushi, bacon and Hello Kitty and she'd forget to evacuate. Originally from California's state capital, she left the 916 for the 619 and has lived in San Diego for the past 9 years. Although her first language is English, she speaks Hypertext Markup Language and is fluent in witt and pun. Some might even call her Wittney Houstpun. If she's not getting down digitally, you can find her netflix & chilling (PG version), eating or dropping it lowsometimes simultaneously.

Laurela Balangue

digital marketing manager

Megan is LA born and raised but has been lucky enough to call San Diego her home for the last 18 years! She's been in the restaurant and bar industry for 15 years but traded the floor for the office. Don’t let her daily number crunching at the office fool you. When she is chillin' at home with her fam the dance parties don’t stop, especially on Sundays, for dem boys! GO COWBOYS! Tequila might be her go to but it’s a good old fashion that she won’t refuse. So please don’t be offended if that leads to her innocent, but inappropriate jokes.

Megan is LA born and raised but has been lucky enough to call San Diego her home for the last 18 years! She's been in the restaurant and bar industry for 15 years but traded the floor for the office. Don’t let her daily number crunching at the office fool you. When she is chillin' at home with her fam the dance parties don’t stop, especially on Sundays, for dem boys! GO COWBOYS! Tequila might be her go to but it’s a good old fashion that she won’t refuse. So please don’t be offended if that leads to her innocent, but inappropriate jokes.

Megan Simpson

accounting/administrative

Dan sprouted from the Northern California area and has been in San Diego for the past 13 awesome years. His passion for art first started when his grandma would force him to sit still and draw her anything he wanted, which was always something from his skateboard magazines. Dan eventually enrolled in art school where he discovered his love for Graphic Design. When he is not clicking away on the computer, you can try and catch him either in the great outdoors exploring or in his garage doing carpenter work, painting or building something amazing.

Dan sprouted from the Northern California area and has been in San Diego for the past 13 awesome years. His passion for art first started when his grandma would force him to sit still and draw her anything he wanted, which was always something from his skateboard magazines. Dan eventually enrolled in art school where he discovered his love for Graphic Design. When he is not clicking away on the computer, you can try and catch him either in the great outdoors exploring or in his garage doing carpenter work, painting or building something amazing.

Dan Frye

sr. graphic designer

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Sherman Shoate

director of entertainment

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Sean Green

Managing Partner

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Pat Gallahue

design/build general contractor