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Know Your Neighbor: Kristin Amron

Know Your Neighbor: Kristin Amron

Kristin Amron is the co-founder of the Gainesville Hospitality Industry Guild. As the bar manager at Dragonfly Sushi & Sake for 10 years, she oversaw the bar program and staff to bring contemporary cocktails and excellent service to the community.  

Amron was named a USBG World Class sponsored by Diageo Top 10 Bartender for the South four times and a Top 15 Bartender in the Nation in 2022. Amron plans to start her own business, MixMaven Mobile Bartending in Greater Gainesville. 


I fell in love with Greater Gainesville the moment I first drove through this area. I was born and raised in Miami, so I appreciated the small town feel with the big city vibes.  


I moved here 20 years ago to attend Santa Fe College and never looked back. After transferring to the University of Florida, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in event management. I chose to stay because I loved Greater Gainesville’s charm. I knew I wanted to help grow the food and beverage scene here. 


Living in Greater Gainesville has given me the opportunity to work for an amazing company, Dragonfly Sushi & Sake. I was able to push my bartending and hospitality skills to compete nationally.  


The support of the Greater Gainesville hospitality industry gave me the confidence I needed to push myself to be my best. We all look out for each other and help each other succeed. I admire the strong sense of community here.  

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In my free time, I enjoy visiting locally owned bars and restaurants in Greater Gainesville. We have a lot of incredibly talented bartenders and chefs that deserve our attention. I encourage everyone to be open-minded and try new things around the city that you may not get to experience anywhere else. 

Favorite Restaurant: Dragonfly Sushi & Sake 
Favorite Weekend Activity: Walking her dog through downtown Gainesville 


By Jennifer Kennedy.

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