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Meet Our Team

Harry Selvin

Owner

Meet our esteemed founder, Harry Selvin, a distinguished gentleman of 97 years, whose remarkable journey through the realms of hospitality, music, and entrepreneurship has left an indelible mark in the community.

As an entrepreneur with an innate flair for innovation, Mr. Selvin’s has embarked on a new culinary adventure with the opening of Selvin’s Restaurant + Lounge. Here, his vision for culinary excellence meets his passion for creating spaces where people can come together to savor life’s moments.

His love for music intertwines seamlessly with his dedication to the art of hospitality. Having acquired a team with decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Mr. Selvin embraces the opportunity of creating memorable experiences for guests. Each aspect of Selvin’s reflects his unwavering commitment to excellence, from the warm welcome at the door to the exquisite flavors that dance on your palate.

Come, be a part of our journey, where every dish tells a tale, and every moment is infused with the timeless charm of hospitality and music. Join us as we celebrate the passion and legacy of Mr. Selvin and indulge in an experience that transcends the ordinary.

Steven Ortmann

Chief Operating Officer

Steven’s dedication and passion for service shine through in every aspect of his work. Beginning his illustrious career in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, Nevada, Steven has always been determined to create timeless experiences for his guests. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, he continually seeks to elevate the standards of hospitality to create unforgettable memories.

A true visionary in the hospitality industry, Steven is renowned for his creativity and passion. His innovative approach to guest experiences has earned him multiple awards and accolades throughout his impressive 19-year career. Notably, he was honored with the Outstanding General Manager of the Year award by the California Hotel & Lodging Association, as well as inclusion in the prestigious 30 Under 30 list for his exceptional leadership at the Palm Garden Hotel. Additionally, Steven’s contributions to the community have been recognized with the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under Forty Award, highlighting his instrumental role as President and Chairman of the Conejo Valley Tourism Improvement District.

Driven by his unwavering dedication to service and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Steven continues to make strides in his career while giving back to the industry and community he cherishes. As a founding board member of the Conejo Valley Tourism Improvement District and a valued member of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Advisory Council for Cal Lutheran University, Steven remains deeply committed to shaping the future of hospitality. With boundless passion and a commitment to exceeding expectations, Steven Ortmann is poised to continue enriching the guest experience and leaving an indelible mark on the hospitality landscape for years to come.

Ed Schram

General Manager

Ed Schram is a seasoned hospitality professional with 20+ years of experience spanning from Santa Barbara’s coast to the picturesque hills of Westlake Village. Known for consistently surpassing guest and staff expectations, he champions elevated hospitality as a core principle. With extensive knowledge in craft beer and a knack for developing innovative bar programs, Ed has also crafted intriguing and creative menus reflecting the essence of California’s coast. Beyond his career, Ed is an avid sportsman, a dedicated family man, and a proud graduate of the University of California.

Chef Vega

Executive Chef

John’s culinary journey began as a young prodigy at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Napa, where he quickly distinguished himself as one of the institution’s brightest talents. His exceptional skills earned him a coveted position at Alinea, a world-renowned Three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago, making him one of the youngest chefs to grace its kitchen. Following this prestigious stint, John further honed his craft at Press in St. Helena, where his culinary finesse contributed to the restaurant’s Michelin-star status.

Driven by an unwavering commitment to perfection and a relentless desire to explore culinary boundaries, John embarked on a quest to craft unparalleled dining experiences. His love for food transcended mere sustenance; it was a medium for artistic expression, innovation, and connection. From poring over cookbooks to engaging in spirited discussions about ingredients and flavors, John’s passion for gastronomy was palpable.

Fueled by fond memories of bonding with his father in the kitchen, set against the backdrop of classical music, John understands the intimate nature of food—the power it holds to create lasting memories and forge meaningful connections. For him, each dish is an opportunity to craft a unique and unforgettable experience for his guests, ensuring that every meal is a cherished moment to be savored and remembered.

“For me, the cooking life has been a long love affair, with moments both sublime and ridiculous. But like a love affair, looking back you remember the happy times best.”

– Anthony Bourdain

Nicole S

Director of Food + Beverage

With over two decades dedicated to refining the culinary and hospitality arena, she has established a beacon of luxury dining and accommodation in the surrounding Thousand Oaks area. Her meticulous direction as a Food and Beverage director ensures that each event, from weddings to corporate gatherings, is executed with a signature blend of elegance and flawless detail.

Balancing her ambitious professional pursuits with her role as a devoted mother of two, she brings a unique blend of warmth and passion to her work. Her approach not only enriches the environment she has created and extends a personal touch that resonates with her guests. In every aspect of her life, she exemplifies luxury and dedication, making her establishment not just a venue, but a memorable part of Thousand Oaks upscale scene.