About Us Get to Know Us
Promoting Men’s Health Through Education, Research and Prevention
Who We Are
We are a group of business people interested in cigars and cigar culture.
We operate as a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping fund medical research for men's health concerns.
Upcoming Events to look forward to
Here’s what we have planned for 2016. Don’t miss out on a great time with great friends.
2016 Summer Event at Hill ‘n’ Dale Sport Shooting Club
Hill ‘n’ Dale Sport Shooting Club in Medina, Ohio
Our Board Who We Are
We’re here because we believe in the charities and there mission, we care!
Paul leads the firm’s business valuations practice. Through business valuations, tax expertise, and strategic planning, Paul helps business owners make sound decisions through both the buy and sell sides of the merger and acquisition process by simplifying complexities and maximizing profit. Working to maximize tax efficiencies and financial health for his clients, while balancing the practicalities of business and life, is Paul’s objective. He helps businesses operate strategically, and is proactive in accomplishing clients’ personal and professional goals. A graduate of Cleveland State University, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. Paul enjoys golf, biking, fishing, camping, and spending time with his wife and three kids.
Scott Shields is a board member
Mike Gabrail has been a Member of the Board of Directors since 2011 and is the current President of the Board. He holds a degree in Accounting from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University as well as his Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he finished 19th in his class and graduated magna cum laude. After working at a major Cleveland law firm with a focus on white collar crime and civil litigation, Mike left the law firm life in May 2015 to work in his family’s business as an executive and as in-house counsel. In addition to his work with his family, Mike also dedicates time to pro bono legal matters, including criminals appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and general litigation support for the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, a Columbus-based conservative litigation think tank. He is also politically active, having raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Republican candidates and being a current member of the Summit County Republican Party Finance Committee.
Chris Tipping is a board member
Andrew graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School and later at Ohio University with a dual degree in Finance and Management Information Systems. He held a senior position in the Risk Management division at a national bank while pursuing his MBA, and later worked with a boutique real estate brokerage firm. In 2008, Andrew moved positions to become President of The Crossroads Group where he has since identified and assisted in all of their property acquisitions and multiple start-up companies. He has held an active Real Estate License with the state of Ohio since 2006. Andrew currently resides in Macedonia, Ohio with his wife, Jennifer, and two children.
Bill has been active in the commercial real estate industry for the past 25 years, most recently as a Principal of NAI Daus, SB Equities and BPS Management as well as several private investment entities. A native of Northeast Ohio, Bill currently resides in Richfield with his wife Pat and two daughters. In addition to Havana Daydreamers, he serves on the board of several community organizations. Outside interests include family activities, fly fishing and sporting clays shooting.
Marvin Baker is a board member
Matt Waris has been a retail tobacconist in the premium cigar industry since 2007. After receiving his bachelors in marketing from Miami of Ohio, Matt set up roots in the Copley area of Ohio. As a certified retail tobacconist, he manages Havana House West in Bath, OH and released his first cigar Siempre Tamboril in 2015.
"“Your contributions helped our family experience a dream we’ve had for years.”"- Thomas Waters