Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, McLain Hedges’s ties to the music industry and culinary world run deep. He started working in kitchens as a young adult before pursuing a career in music promotion and photography after college. It was in 2012, when he moved to Denver with his wife Mary Allison Wright, that he found himself back in the hospitality world. McLain is currently Co-Owner and Beverage & Creative Director at Yacht Club, which is a 2022 Top 4 Finalist for “Best New US Cocktail Bar” at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards; Co-Owner of Door Prize, a meat-and-three pop-up concept; and Creative Director at Jelly Bone, a hospitality consulting agency. McLain has focused much of his career as of late on sustainability within the hospitality industry and has spoken on panels around the globe in a hope to find better paths towards longevity in this industry—a mission that still rings true in all current and future projects.