Pinot’s Palette Welcomes New Team Members

Pinot’s Palette Welcomes New Team Members

Fast-Growing Paint and Sip Announces Latest Additions to Franchise Development and Marketing Team

Houston, TX – February 25, 2014 – Pinot’s Palette, a national Paint and Sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, is pleased to announce three new additions to its corporate team.

Haley Hughes, Marketing Manager

As one of the nation’s top special event planners, Haley Hughes makes having fun an art form. Drawing on her marketing expertise and business acumen, Hayley will assist Pinot’s Palette franchisees in developing tailored marketing plans to grow their businesses.  Haley has received numerous awards and accolades for her work:  She was recently named a “Knot Hall of Fame Member” by Knot Magazine; she was included in the list of “Top 25 Planners Nationally” by Special Events Magazine; and the Houston Business Journal included her in its “40 Under 40” list of rising young professionals.

In her spare time, Hughes enjoys kayaking on Texas’ rivers and relaxing with a glass of wine in the company of her furry companions:  Frankie, Linus, and Ruger.

Myka Aultman, Franchise Development Manager

New Franchise Development Manager Myka Aultman has an extensive background in the wine consumer industry, particularly in the areas of business management, leadership, branding, and customer service.  She has worked with some of the top alcohol brands, distributors, and suppliers in Texas and around the world, and her resume includes work experience in Spain.  In her new position at Pinot’s Palette, she brings an abundance of energy and ideas to the team.

In her spare time, she teaches belly dancing and enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and their two dogs.

Jacqueline Deavenport, Marketing Manager & Franchise Sales

Jacqueline Deavenport’s love of art and her background in franchise marketing make her an ideal addition to the Pinot’s Palette family.

Deavenport holds a master’s degree from Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University.  Before she joined the Pinot’s team, she worked in franchise sales and marketing strategies for The Dwyer Group, a holding company for seven service-based franchise brands.  In her new position, she will combine her creativity and marketing experience to help grow the Pinot’s Palette brand.

In her free time, Deavenport enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her two cats.

“We are thrilled to welcome Haley, Myka, and Jacqueline to the Pinot’s Palette family.  They will be an excellent source of marketing support and innovative ideas for our brand and our franchisees,” said company co-founder and CEO Craig Ceccanti.

About Pinot’s Palette

Pinot’s Palette is a pioneer of the “Paint and Sip” experience — a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people, and bond with friends.  With more than 65 locations across the country and new locations popping up, Pinot’s Palette is the fastest-growing Paint and Sip franchise in the country.  Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern, and creative ideas to their events, Pinot’s Palette curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit


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