Kelton Employees

About Our Leaders.

David and Allanna Beaton are the founders and owners of Kelton Enterprises, LLC, and Kelton Group, LLC. They are a husband-and-wife team that began operations of their first Tim Hortons restaurant in Lockport, New York on September 27, 1999. Since that time, the company has grown to thirty-five locations and approaching one thousand team members. Kelton Enterprises, LLC is the largest franchisee of Tim Hortons in New York State and was the 2020 Buffalo Business First Family Business of the year. Kelton Group, LLC invests in commercial real estate in Western New York.

David was named to the 2022 Buffalo Business First Power 250 list of business and community leaders. Allanna was named to the Power 200 list of women business and community leaders. She is also winner of the 2022 Women of Influence award for entrepreneurs recognizing her contributions to the community.

David serves on the Board of Trustees for the YMCA Buffalo Niagara and Nardin Academy. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, and the Miracle League of Western New York. He represents the USA East Region of Tim Hortons at the Tim Hortons USA Advisory Board and is past Chairman of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) Empire State chapter. Allanna is past Board of Director of the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation now known as the Tim Horton Foundation Camps and Big Brothers Big Sisters Erie, Niagara, and Southern Tier. She is a College of Business Advisor at Niagara University and Board of Director at the Maria Love Convalescent Fund.

Community participation and sponsorships are foundational in helping build relationships within the communities we serve. Sponsorships include Timbit sports programs, YMCA Turkey Trot, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, local schools and hospitals, smile cookie campaigns and more.

Our Team

Our story began in 1999 with a team of 30 and has grown to nearly 1,000 team members today. We are proud to serve the communities we do business in and will continue to create opportunities as our operation expands.

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23 Years
David Beaton
CEO/Owner
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23 Years
Allanna Kelly-Beaton
Owner
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23 Years
Robin Davis-Frey
Vice President of Operations
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1 Year
Gordon Lyons
Controller
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1 Year
Scott Buckley
Director of Development
and Facilities
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19 Years
Amy Kron
Director of Administration
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15 Years
Deborah Hicks
Senior Accountant
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12 Years
Beth Eimer
Manager of Training and Development
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9 Years
Chuck Buchanan
District Manager
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22 Years
Valerie Diebold
District Manager
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18 Years
Stephanie Passman
District Manager
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20 Years
Janel Petschke
District Manager
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22 Years
LeAnn Petschke-Schmidt
District Manager
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1 Year
Shawna Vazquez
District Manager