As Head Bird of Wildhawk, Karri Kiyuna (née Cormican) draws from her Midwestern roots and passion for hospitality to create a warm and convivial atmosphere. Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Kiyuna began in the restaurant industry as a server at the age of 15. After high school, she headed south to study photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. Upon arriving in San Francisco, she began at working in a neighborhood establishment, Noe’s Bar and Grill. In 2010, Kiyuna joined celebrated Comstock Saloon where she was quickly welcomed by neighbors and industry veterans through her hospitable nature. In 2012, she began as the assistant to Master Distiller, Carlos Romero of Campo de Encanto Pisco. Kiyuna holds the 2014 Miss Speed Rack San Francisco title, was named a 2015 Bar Star by San Francisco Chronicle and is a member of San Francisco’s United States Bartenders’ Guild. In 2016, Kiyuna joined the PlumpJack Group to open Wildhawk.
ABOUT PLUMPJACK GROUP
Founded in 1992 by Gavin Newsom, PlumpJack Group has expanded into a well-known west coast hospitality management firm with a portfolio that includes wineries, restaurants, bars, retail stores and boutique hotels throughout California and Colorado. Co-presidents Hilary Newsom and Jeremy Scherer partnered with Luciano and Bezuidenhout to open Wildhawk in 2016, making it the 16th property in the PlumpJack Group portfolio of more than 19 properties.
The PlumpJack business philosophy is built around three core principles: honest, approachable and passion. These principles guide the team at every level to ensure that each guest feels welcome and taken care of so that they, too, feel as though they are part of the #plumpjacklife.
To learn more about PlumpJack Group, visit plumpjack.com