We are a family, a community

together we honor the tradition

Meet Our Team

Since 1991 Don Collins has been a small family-owned business. Click below to get to know the members of our team and how they support the business - from mountain to cigar!

Edward Collins - Founder

Edward Collins - Founder

Former President of the Puerto Rico Tobacco Corporation and Founder of the Don Collins brand of premium 100% Puerto Rican products.

Anthony Collins - President

Anthony Collins - President

Anthony is passionate about bringing happiness to as many people as possible through spreading the flavor of Puerto Rico. The Lonsdale is his favorite cigar, and is a big drinker of Don Collins coffee as well. He has been working on and off for the family business his entire life, and with the help of an amazing team now runs it.

Lionel Park  - Chief Financial Officer

Lionel Park - Chief Financial Officer

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.

Melissa Moreno - Business Architect

Melissa Moreno - Business Architect

Melissa has been a Don Collins fan since she first visited Puerto Rico. She enjoys a cup of coffee in the mornings and spending time with family and friends.

Esther Park - Photographer

Esther Park - Photographer

Esther joined our team last year. She took all of our customer's photos and helped share the story of Don Collins. Esther enjoys our Don Collins coffee in the mornings to get her day started.

Sung R. Kim - General Counsel

Sung R. Kim - General Counsel

Mr. Kim was born in South Korea, and immigrated 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.

Fabian Roque - Customer Service&Sales Specialist_edited

Fabian Roque - Customer Service&Sales Specialist_edited

Fabian enjoys our different fruit infused rum and premium cigars. He is currently studying to become a doctor to help others in Puerto Rico.

Reinaldo Diaz - Administrative Assistant

Reinaldo Diaz - Administrative Assistant

Reinaldo has a passion for supporting local businesses and enjoys the history of Don Collins. On his spare time, he enjoys Muay Thai, a combat sport and listening to music.

Clarissa Solis - Store Manager

Clarissa Solis - Store Manager

Clarissa joined the team with a passion to apply her skills to help a small local business and progress her social media skills. She enjoys fitness and reading in her spare time.

Chris Peer - Sales Specialist

Chris Peer - Sales Specialist

Chris enjoys supporting businesses by offering his skills and charisma to generate sales across all channels.

Justin Lowrey Sales Lead

Justin Lowrey Sales Lead

Justin has two puppies and loves to vibe with people. His primary goal is to make people feel at home in Don Collins. Justin will ensure that anybody coming through the door leaves with a memory of Don Collins.

Gabriel Gables Social Media&Sales Specialist

Gabriel Gables Social Media&Sales Specialist

Gabriel enjoys exploring new places and meeting people. With a passion for fashion and design, Gabriel is helping Don Collins grow our Social Media and reach new opportunities.

Cigar Culture

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. 

Blowing Smoke

Blowing Smoke was the title that the original company owner, Don Collins, gave to his written musings. We decided to keep the tradition alive and use this as a blog to feature some of his old stories as well as our own ramblings.