Meet The Team

Desiree Sylver


I’m Desiree Sylver, an entrepreneur with over 20 years of cigar smoking experience, fueled by a deep-rooted passion for cigars and an unwavering commitment to reshaping the industry. Armed with a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, I combine academic acumen with a love for craftsmanship. My journey with Drunk Chicken Cigars is a fusion of innovation and inclusivity. As an African-American woman, I’m breaking barriers and reimagining what’s possible in a traditionally male-dominated field. The name itself, inspired by the whimsical antics of chickens in my backyard, reflects my commitment to embracing life’s simple pleasures.

My vision extends beyond cigars; it’s about crafting an experience that unites enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds. Drunk Chicken Cigars is a platform for celebrating camaraderie, sparking connections, and fostering a sense of belonging. With over 20 years of cigar smoking under my belt, I bring a discerning palate and an innate understanding of the art to every blend I create.

Every cigar, from conception to packaging, embodies my dedication to exceptional quality and creativity. I am not just the founder; I am the embodiment of a movement. Drunk Chicken Cigars stands as a testament to the power of passion and perseverance. With each puff, we challenge norms and redefine what it means to indulge in the finer things in life. It’s not just about cigars; it’s about embracing the joy of the journey and inspiring others to do the same.

Tanya Pritchett

Marketing Director

Meet Tanya Pritchett, the ingenious Marketing Director at Drunk Chicken Cigars. With over 25 years of experience in the realms of entertainment and marketing, Tanya has cultivated a remarkable ability to curate niche branding events that resonate across industries. Her journey began as a trailblazer, recognizing the power of cross-marketing early on.

Tanya’s affection for cigars was kindled six years ago at a music industry event, sparking a love affair that has evolved into a genuine passion. Today, her mission is clear – she’s dedicated to introducing exceptional cigars and the art of cigar smoking to a wider audience. Through her adept hands, Tanya crafts unique events that unite diverse sectors, creating a space where both novices and aficionados can appreciate the world of cigars.

As Drunk Chicken Cigars’ Marketing Director, Tanya’s expertise and enthusiasm are a driving force in amplifying our brand’s message. Her events not only introduce amazing cigars to the world but also foster connections, community, and a shared appreciation for the finer things in life. Tanya is the embodiment of our commitment to innovation and inclusivity, ensuring that Drunk Chicken Cigars stands as not just a brand, but an experience that unites and delights.

Eric Story

Ambassador/Team Lead


Meet Eric Story, a retired Army veteran and the trailblazing first Ambassador for Drunk Chicken Cigars. With a journey that began in November 2020, Eric brings a wealth of experience and a fervent passion for cigars to our community. Hailing from the vibrant city of Cleveland, Ohio, and currently residing in Maryland, Eric’s roots span across states, mirroring the diverse reach of Drunk Chicken Cigars.

Eric’s initiation into the world of cigars was marked by his service in Iraq back in 2004. Amidst the challenges of duty, he discovered solace and camaraderie in the art of cigar smoking. Since then, cigars have been both a companion and a source of inspiration on his journey.

An avid traveler, Eric thrives on exploring different cities and immersing himself in their unique cigar cultures. He seeks out lounges and connections that mirror the ethos of Drunk Chicken Cigars – a celebration of camaraderie, diversity, and exceptional quality.

As the first Ambassador for Drunk Chicken Cigars, Eric embodies the essence of our brand. His dedication to the craft, his vibrant experiences, and his genuine love for connecting with fellow enthusiasts make him a beacon of the community we’re building. Eric’s journey, from serving in Iraq to becoming an integral part of our family, is a testament to the shared passion that unites us all.

James Johnson

Ambassador/Team Lead

Territory: AL GA LA MI SC SoCa

Allow me to introduce James Johnson, an enthusiastic Ambassador for Drunk Chicken Cigars. Born in Selma, Alabama, and raised in the heart of Birmingham (Roll Tide!), James brings Southern charm and a genuine passion for cigars to our community.

And then there’s me, Kaci, a proud Southern Californian who’s been a Las Vegas local since 2000. With a rich history as a Sister of the Leaf for over two decades, I’ve cultivated a deep appreciation for the art of cigars. You’ll often find me nestled in a cozy cigar lounge, relishing a dark, full-bodied cigar accompanied by a glass of red wine, whisky, or even champagne – all while diving into the pages of a captivating book.

For both James and me, cigars transcend mere enjoyment; they are our Zen space, our moment of tranquility. That first draw ignited a love affair that has endured through time. It’s not just about the smoke; it’s about finding solace and grounding in the midst of life’s hustle.

Yet, cigars are more than a personal journey; they’re about connection. We revel in the social fabric of this culture, where knowledge is shared, experiences are swapped, and camaraderie reigns. Our roles as Ambassadors for Drunk Chicken Cigars epitomize this ethos – a chance to blend our love for cigars with a community that embraces diversity, excellence, and the joy of shared moments.

Kaci Spencer


Territory: AR CA CO IA NV UT

Meet Kaci Spencer, a true aficionado and a cherished member of the Drunk Chicken Cigars community. Originally hailing from the sun-soaked landscapes of Southern California, I’ve called Las Vegas my home since 2000. For over two decades, I’ve proudly held the title of a “Sister of the Leaf” (SOTL), a testament to my enduring love affair with cigars.

Picture me at any given moment, nestled in the welcoming embrace of a cigar lounge. There, you’ll find me indulging in life’s finest pleasures – a glass of rich red wine, a hint of whisky, or even the effervescent charm of champagne – all paired harmoniously with a dark, full-bodied cigar. As the fragrant tendrils of smoke rise, I often find myself engrossed in the pages of a captivating book, transported to realms beyond.

Cigars, for me, are not just a pastime; they are my sanctuary, my Zen space. It all began with that first draw, and since then, I’ve cherished each moment, allowing the aromatic tendrils to weave tranquility into my being. The act of smoking a cigar is more than a ritual; it’s my way of slowing down, of finding balance and centering myself amidst life’s whirlwind.

Yet, my journey is intrinsically entwined with community. I revel in the camaraderie that this culture fosters – the stories shared, the bonds formed, and the laughter that envelops cigar lounges. I’m driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge, eager to absorb every nuance of the cigar world. And as I learn, I’m equally passionate about sharing my insights with fellow enthusiasts, fostering a sense of unity and collective growth.

My role as a member of the Drunk Chicken Cigars family is a testament to this very spirit – the fusion of passion, community, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. In every puff, I find not just smoke, but a tapestry of experiences that enrich my journey and those who choose to join me on this wondrous path.

Chauncey Ross


Territory: HI MA ME NC ND OR VA VT

Alex Wilson


Territory: MN MO MT NE NM OK TN TX

Allow me to introduce myself – I’m Alex Wilson, a devoted father first and foremost, proudly raising two boys. My roots trace back to Florida, yet I’ve called the vibrant state of Texas home for the past 27 years. A journey that began as a college athlete, playing football at Texas Southern University from 1996 to 2001, has evolved into a rich involvement in the cigar industry spanning over a decade.

I proudly wear the badge of a Cigar connoisseur, a mantle I’ve embraced with an insatiable thirst for learning. While not yet an aficionado, I believe that my unending desire to explore and deepen my knowledge ensures I’ll forever be a connoisseur at heart. My love for cigars knows no bounds – from the robust to the delicate, I take delight in smoking a diverse range.

Connections are the heartbeat of this industry for me. As a member of the Distinguished Ruffians, I’ve experienced the powerful sense of “Club Is Family.” This affiliation has been instrumental in connecting me with remarkable individuals who share my passion. My interactions with brand owners hold a special place; delving into their thoughts and insights about the cigar world is a true passion.

For me, cigars are more than just smoke; they’re an avenue for relaxation and reflection. After a demanding day, the simple pleasure of sitting down with a cigar, momentarily escaping the trials of life, is rejuvenating. My favored companions to a cigar are the comforting embrace of Sweet Tea or the timeless allure of an Old Fashioned.

A wanderer at heart, I relish the opportunity to explore Caribbean countries, immersing myself in their vibrant cultures. This zest for travel goes hand in hand with my aspirations in the cigar industry. As a Drunk Chicken Cigars Ambassador, I’m fulfilling a dream nurtured over years. It’s about more than consumption; it’s about a deep-rooted desire to contribute to the industry that has become a cornerstone of my life.

Gratitude fills my heart for the opportunity, and I’m driven to be an influential member of the Drunk Chicken Cigars family. From the warmth of connection to the artistry of cigars, I’m dedicated to enhancing the journey for all who share this passion.

David Williams

Inside Rep


Allow me to introduce myself – I’m David Williams, affectionately known as “Super Dave”. Miami was my playground as I grew up, exposing me to a rich mosaic of cultures and traditions. Among them, the tradition of cigars held a special place. My journey with cigars began as an occasional dalliance, gradually transforming into an all-encompassing fascination.

In the span of the last six years, my dedication has been unwavering. My quest for knowledge extends beyond the cigars themselves; it delves into the lives and stories of the individuals who’ve sculpted the industry into its present form. Each cigar carries a history, a narrative waiting to be discovered.

The horizon beckons with new possibilities as I set forth on this journey with Drunk Chicken Cigars. The excitement is palpable. Together, we’re not just aiming for evolution; we’re dedicated to crafting an inclusive, enjoyable atmosphere within the cigar industry. It’s about a shared passion, connecting both newcomers and seasoned aficionados on a journey that promises camaraderie, discovery, and the simple joy of savoring life’s moments.