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 has been at Carvers for 12 years.


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 started with Carvers 16 years ago as a service assistant. Josh Attended Ohio University and holds a Bachelors Degree in Education with a minor in Bussiness. From 2005-2011 Josh served in the Marine Corp and was deployed to Iraq in 2009.Josh has a passion for wine and Rare Liquors. Josh also runs our entertainment program.