Shawn Birdsall, Owner

Shawn was born and raised in Slater, Iowa.  After graduating from Ballard High School, Shawn held several positions with Barr-Nunn Transportation and Iowa Plains Signing, Inc.  Shawn’s passion for cooking, owning his own business, and working with the public helped him pursue his dream of owning his own bar and restaurant.

Outside of his professional life, Shawn is has an enthusiasm for woodworking, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping, and bike riding.  His love of the culinary arts also keeps him thinking and planning signature dishes for the Nite Hawk!

Shawn is also involved with the Slater community by serving on the Park Board and as a volunteer fireman.  Shawn is married to Paige and they are expecting their first child in December, 2019.

On warm days, you just might find Shawn and Roxie (his English Bull Dog) working in the back bar.

Scott Bellus, General Manager

Scott was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa.  He is a life-long resident of Central Iowa.  After graduating from the University of Iowa Business School and Drake Law School, Scott practiced law in Des Moines for over a decade.  After a career change, Scott settled in bar and restaurant management and continues his career with the Nite Hawk as our General Manager.

Outside of his professional life, Scott has diverse interests including creating art, gardening, fishing and biking on the High Trestle Trail.  Scott is involved in the Biking community and brings a natural enthusiasm to the Nite Hawk.

Stop by and say hi, Scott loves to chat with the patrons!