The Team at Cool Springs Wines & Spirits
James "Woody" Woodard
Woody — as everyone knows him — is one of those long-time Franklin residents who can remember Cool Springs when it was mostly farmland. Even back then, Woody had a vision for growth in Cool Springs that lead him to become an integral part of the commercial development on Mallory Lane along Interstate 65.
In 1995, when Cool Springs was just getting its start, Woody leased some space in the Kroger strip mall on Mallory Lane and opened the area's first selective liquor and wine store. Calling it simply Cool Springs Wines and Spirits (CSWS), Woody enjoyed modest but fast-paced success. The business did so well that in 2000, he bought land and moved across the street to a newly constructed superstore located at 1935 Mallory Lane. That development is now home to CSWS and Woody's Smokes and Brews.
Woody's perceptive nature and extensive experience in the financial arena
have been key to the success of CSWS. He enjoys family, nature, dressing
well, and fine wine. Despite his intimidating travel and business schedules,
there's a good chance you may run into Woody when you stop in at the complex.
Invite him to share
his travel experiences from Italy or Argentina's wine country. You'll
recognize him as the gentle looking guy who is ALWAYS dressed to the nines
... and don't be surprised if you find him stocking shelves or reorganizing
the pinot section. Woody's passion for the business is evident ... and
infectious to his employees.
Penny Rose Floyd
In charge of purchasing and marketing efforts for CSWS, Penny Rose Floyd is the heart of the CSWS team. She is also highly regarded by customers, distributors, and sales reps for her business savvy and experience gained from more than 12 years in the business. Penny likes a deal and she knows the marketplace. But she also knows what our customers want—so she gets it for them at the best price
Philip joined the CSWS team as General Manager in 2011 and has made his indelible mark since day one. A seasoned veteran with an eye on the future, he utilizes his deep and diversified industry roots as an invaluable asset to the store, while sharing with his customers his rich and broad palate in the integral aspects of food, wine, and tobacco.
By age six, Philip had already learned to cook. His early interest in food would not only lead to a life-long passion for creating exciting cuisine, but would set the stage for his life’s journey in all things related to the culinary world, including a great love and talent for finding great wines, as well as a professor’s knowledge of fine tobacco products. He spent twelve years in the premium cigar business, traveling to 16 countries, experiencing some of the finest restaurants, chateaus and tobacco fields in the world.
Philip is the consummate professional, with a discipline, organizational sense, and true vision rarely found in the wine and spirits retail business. Implementing an array of forward-thinking strategies for a streamlined yet complete customer shopping experience, Philip is taking CSWS to an all new height of success and stature.
From his California French restaurant chef days to his global wine and tobacco travels, Philip is comfortable back in his Nashville roots, at home with his wife and two children, where he enjoys Nicaraguan Rums, a balanced red wine, and cooking a family meal from his own herbs and vegetables garden.
Shea was born in Kentucky where bourbon and spirits were king. He spent my most of his adult life living and breathing hotel and restaurant management. Shea spent 13 years as a chef working in some of the great restaurants of the world. In between being a chef and a traveler he picked up a great love of wine and the complexity of it all. Shea spent time at a rather well known wine store in the south that helped him develop his skills and knowledge of fine wine and craft spirits. Shea also spent a number of years in the fine wine and auction world where he saw some of the bests wine that the world has to offer and saw and inventoried the top collectors in the worlds cellars the largest cellar being 25,000 bottles in size. Shea moved to middle Tennessee from Saint Louis, MO about a year ago where he was a chef. He moved here to the to be closer to his brother. When not selling wine Shea spends a lot of time with his French Bulldog Jacque.