Our Team



Michael K. Parks

Michael comes to us from New Carlisle, Ohio. Michael started his career at age 14 in a family owned restaurant. By age 18 Michael was a manager. He managed the well known Portofino's Restaurant at the Radisson Hotel and Suites and later became the food and beverage director. Michael worked for 9 years as a captain and manager at L'Auberge under Josef Reif and Chef Dieter Krug. Michael began his career at Carvers in 1997.


Chef William Pence

Chef Pence was born & raised in West Carrolton, Ohio, where he has developed a sense for the Dayton area's tastes. Chef Pence has always had a passion for food. He began his restaurant career at the age of 14 and ran his first kitchen at age 20. Chef Pence's award winning recipes and talented staff have made Carvers Dayton's favorite steakhouse.


Josh Dotson

Josh began his career at Carvers in 1999. He worked his way up from Server Assistant, to Server, then to Bartender. After earning his Bachelor's Degree from Ohio University, and being deployed in Iraq in 2009 while serving our country in the Marine Corp from 2005-2011, Josh runs our live entertainment department and consistently cultivates a wine list that has earned Carvers a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 2008.