Kilwins Georgetown owners, Amber Kurkowski and Michelle Baran, are excited to bring a taste of Kilwins to Georgetown’s historic downtown square. Kilwins Georgetown is locally owned and operated!
Amber and her husband were both in the Army, stationed at Fort Hood, when they fell in love with the area and decided to put down roots in Georgetown. Amber is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a former Military Police Captain, serving two tours of duty in Iraq. She and her husband have lived in Georgetown for 10 years and own a structural, electrical, and mechanical engineering firm. Amber is a member of the Rotary Club of Georgetown and on the board of directors for American Heritage Girls Troop 1045. She also runs a nonprofit equine sanctuary that takes in neglected and abused horses. Growing up, Amber visited her grandparents in Michigan every summer and has fond memories of visiting Kilwins on Mackinac Island with them. She was always impressed with the quality and taste of Kilwins treats, so she decided to open her own store. She met her business partner, Michelle Baran, in the engineering world, working on several commercial projects together over the past few years. Amber had already committed to franchising with Kilwins when she discovered that Michelle also wanted to open a candy shop, so she suggested partnering up on the store. Once Amber introduced Michelle to Kilwins by visiting the San Antonio location, Michelle was sold on the idea, and all of the pieces fell into place.
Michelle has lived in Georgetown for 27 years and is part-owner of a civil engineering and development firm, focusing on the financial and marketing side of the business. She moved to Georgetown when she was in the 7th grade, and she met her (now) husband on the first day of school. She graduated from Georgetown High School and Southwestern University, so she has deep ties to the area. Michelle is involved with the local PTA and is a member of the Southwestern University Georgetown Alumni Committee. She has always had an affinity for chocolate, so she was interested in Kilwins right away.
Amber and Michelle are looking forward to introducing neighbors, friends, and tourists to Kilwins and serving the very best Confections and Ice Cream available. They invite the Georgetown community to visit the store in September to help them celebrate their store opening, sample some freshly-made Fudge, and try some of their favorite products, like Toasted Coconut Ice Cream, Turtle Fudge, and Caramel Apples. They hope you’ll return throughout the year to treat your family & friends to the Kilwins experience!