Juan Reaves

Juan Reaves, Vice President of Marketing & Events

A Calling for Barbacue & Catering in Dallas

Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que is proud to be a family-owned and operated business. Juan, son of founder “Smokey” John Reaves, has had a big hand in shaping our business and our values.

Background & Education

Juan Migual Reaves was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended Catholic elementary and high schools, graduating from Bishop Dunne High School in 1989. He went to Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX and graduated with a degree in Business and Communication in 1993.

Upon graduation, he pursued a career in sports marketing and media with Streetball Partners in Dallas, Geneva, Switzerland, and Rutherford, New Jersey. After almost six years he left Streetball for a brief stint at another event marketing firm in New Jersey.

A Passion for Providing Delicious Meals to Happy Customers

After challenging times at work and with personal relationships, Juan felt that the Lord was calling him to be closer to family as part of a spiritual journey to grow in his faith. He moved back to Dallas to work in his family’s barbecue restaurant where he remained until 2006, when he left to pursue his own business ventures with a real estate investment company and later as a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, in Park Cities, Texas. He is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Events for Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que.

Juan is married with two children. He is very involved in our community and volunteers his time to his church, coaches his son's soccer team, and assists with his baseball and basketball teams. When he has free time, Juan enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, watching and playing sports, and traveling with his family.

Call our Dallas barbecue and catering restaurant at (214) 352-2752 to place your order today.