Conferences and Special Events Administrator
Athenaeum Hotel/Chautauqua Hotel Corporation — Marketing, Communications & Enterprise
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P.O. Box 28 | One Ames Avenue
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
I started out my Chautauqua Institution career upon moving back to my hometown of Corry, Pennsylvania from Florida. I was hired originally as the special events administrator for the Hotel in December 2017. While in this role, I worked closely with Institution departments providing event support for their in-season events. I also assisted clients hosting conferences and small events in the Hotel, Bellinger Hall and other on-grounds venues. After returning from my first maternity leave, I took on the role of wedding and events coordinator. During this time, I worked closely with couples celebrating their marriage at Chautauqua. After returning from my second maternity leave, I transitioned to my current, favorite role as the hotel sales and events administrator.
Prior to my time at Chautauqua, I enjoyed traveling to new locations for various employment opportunities. After college, I started an internship at Amelia Island Plantation as a naturalist. I enjoyed providing guided kayak, Segway, biking, and walking tours to our guests, highlighting Florida’s unique ecosystem. From there, I transitioned to Disney’s Animal Kingdom where I provided education to children and interns. After a year in the parks, I worked for Disney at Sea, spending two years in youth activities on the Disney Wonder cruise ship. After returning to land, I worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as a park ranger. My role was aiding volunteer programs, interpretation education, and serving as a liaison to each park’s non-profit in District 3.
Camping, hiking, travel, trying new food, and exploring new places.