Gene Jones, Jr. has owned several restaurants and catering companies in several states. He says one of his goals is to teach people how to eat healthier foods. Additionally, making music and making meals are what drive Gene. An accomplished percussionist, Gene volunteers his musical talents by playing drums along with other musicians at Birt's Bistro, a café catering to those over 60. He also volunteers as a live conga drum accompanist for a local Zumba class that serves both older adults and children. "I have traveled quite a bit. My thing has always been to give something back," says Gene. "My wife and I have had a tremendous amount of fortune. So I always try to put something back into the community, wherever I am."