Kelly McCormick & Chloe Hill / Founders of Pause Kava
Kelly Hill-McCormick was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, and moved around frequently until landing in Boca Raton, FL during her senior year of high school. With an enduring entrepreneurial spirit, Kelly was an esthetician by trade and opened her own medical spa in the 1990s, Faces My Way, as well as a glass-blowing business with her husband, Shannon, KC&S Enterprises Inc. After being introduced to kava and kratom by her son Dustin, Kelly, was inspired to share the numerous benefits with as many people as possible from all walks of life, providing education and promoting responsible consumption of these healing plants, which resulted in her present-day venture, Pause…Kava Bars and Pause…Franchise Inc.
Kelly's oldest daughter, Chloe Hill was born in Boca Raton, FL, and attended art schools from a young age pursuing a career in music. She graduated from the College of Music at Florida State University in 2017 and worked as a board-certified Music Therapist in the hospice setting until she recognized a similar entrepreneurial calling, and joined forces with her mother to help make her dream of creating a special place where all would feel welcome and safe -- a reality.
Currently, there are three Pause Kava Bar locations with the flagship being in Delray Beach, FL on historic Swinton Avenue. Additionally, they have opened a vegan restaurant, Pause…itively Vegan on Deerfield Beach Island, and have recently celebrated the opening of their first franchise in Boca Raton, FL. When they aren't focused on building their empire, Kelly & Chloe enjoy spending time with family, playing with their dogs, and practicing yoga.
Kelly's favorite quote: "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself" -Rumi
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