MEET OUR TEAM
Since 1991 Don Collins has been a small family-owned business. See below to get to know the members of our team and how they support the business - from mountain to cigar!
Founder of the brand Don Collins and former president of Puerto Rico Tobacco Corporation. Edward Collins had a vision and keen eye for quality cigars and coffee. He began the brand Don Collins in 1987 and his legacy continues to the present day.
President of Puerto Rico Tobacco Corporation has been helping Don Collins throughout his entire life. Anthony enjoys sharing our story and history with authentic Puerto Rican products. With the help of an amazing team, Anthony now runs the business and shares the flavor of Puerto Rico with everyone that he meets.
Business Architect of Don Collins and avid coffee drinker. Melissa began her journey with Don Collins when Hurricane Maria struck the island. Having seen the community come together and genuine love for the island, she grew a passion to be able to help as well. By joining the team, her goal has been to find ways to help small businesses to continue to thrive.
Chief Financial Officer and long time friend of Anthony Collins. Lionel has spent a decade gathering experience in everything from operations to finance to program management for a large corporation. He has finally been bitten by the bug to try something different. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and discussing personal finance.
Sung R. Kim
General Counsel of Don Collins. Mr. Kim was in South Korea and immigrate to Longview Texas as a young toddler. He attended Baylor University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business with a focus in Marketing and Real Estate Appraisal. He started his own real estate business and attended law school at Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He earned his Juris Doctorate in 2014 and became licensed to practice law in Texas. He opened his own boutique law firm in 2016 where he still operates.
Sales Administrator of Don Collins. Reinaldo has a passion for supporting local business and enjoys educating others on the history of Don Collins. With more than a year's experience in the field, he also has helped with training new team members in showing them the ropes of how Don Collins operates. On his spare time, you can catch him listening to music and engaging in the sport Muay Thai.
Sales and Events Coordinator of Don Collins. Eva came to the company in search of an environment where the customers and team were great. She enjoys that Don Collins gets visitors from all over the world and gets to practice her French and Portuguese. With a passion for history and writing, she is also helping in spreading awareness on Puerto Rican history by sharing blogs on our website.
Sales and Social Media Specialist of Don Collins. Alana first joined Don Collins with wanting to assist with administrative work. After her first day, the team came to quickly realize, Alana has a natural instinct in connecting with others and creating an memorable experience. She has now taken on capturing the memories she creates at Don Collins and sharing with everyone on our social media sites.
Sales Associate of Don Collins. Zach is originally from L.A born and raised. He decided to make the move to Puerto Rico after meeting his girlfriend abroad who is originally from the island. With previous experience in brewing coffee, you can now catch him brewing a cup of Don Collins Coffee or discussing travel, golf, or sports.
Sales and Operations Lead at Don Collins. Matthew joined the team in 2022 with knowledge and skills of how to manage projects and collaborating with others to get things done. Being apart of the Island, he has helped Don Collins in connecting with others and expanding the brand beyond PR.
Part of our what connects us as a community are the rules and traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. Read the articles below to learn more about cigar culture including some useful tips and etiquette.