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  • DENNIS NOONAN

    VP of Sales / Marketing
    724.329.6045
    dennis.noonan@nemacolin.com

    Personal Bio:
    Dennis graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Bio-Chemistry from St. Joseph's College in 1984. Eventually, he decided to trade in cell metabolism and life sciences for customer service and life experience and has been a Hospitality veteran since 1986.

    Favorite Candy Bar:
    Snickers with Almonds

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity / Activity:
    Mystic Rock – A postcard image at every hole! 7,566 yards from the Pro Tees, a Pete Dye gem and masterpiece.

    Favorite "WOW" Moment:
    A corporate group was here and decided at last minute to take their group of 24 to The Nemacolin Field Club without reservations. The Field Club was actually closed that day; however, within thirty minutes, the guides and staff were alerted and opened the facility. The group was so blown away with the experience that they ended up booking two more meetings at Nemacolin.


  • TOM SMITH

    Assistant VP & Director of Sales
    724.329.6385
    tom.smith@nemacolin.com

    Personal Bio:
    Tom is a ten year veteran of the U.S. Army and has worked at Nemacolin for over thirteen years.

    Favorite Candy Bar:
    Payday

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity / Activity:
    A Nemacolin site visit with me, I promise you won't forget it.

    Favorite "WOW" Moment:
    Besides getting married at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort to his wife, Lori, "WOW" moments happen daily. His favorite thing is when someone visits for the very first time; the look on their face is priceless.


  • ANDREW ALLEN

    Director of Group Sales - Greater Pittsburgh
    724.329.6931
    andrew.allen@nemacolin.com

    Personal Bio:
    Born and raised in Blacksburg, VA, Andrew graduated from Virginia Tech in 2005 with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. He has been in the Sales Department for over seven years, and has always been a little bit of a gear head.

    Favorite Candy Bar:
    Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity / Activity:
    The Off Road Driving Academy – Favorite Activity
    Aqueous – Favorite Restaurant

    Favorite "WOW" Moment:
    Andrew's favorite "WOW" moment with a client at Nemacolin is when something unexpected is done for them. Whether it be a standing ovation upon departure, a surprise champagne toast at their reception or a simple upgrade for the person who really deserves it, there is a true reaction of surprise and appreciation from the group. When pulled off correctly, the moment is unmatched.


  • WILL CLINCH

    Director of Group Sales, Greater Pittsburgh & Western PA
    724.329.6471
    will.clinch@nemacolin.com

    Personal Bio:
    Will studied Business Management and Professional Golf Management in college and has been in the golf industry since 2002 throughout the north and south United States. He became Director of Group Sales for Greater Pittsburgh and Western PA in October 2014 and has a stong passion for the outdoors, sports, music and travel.

    Favorite Candy Bar:
    Payday

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity / Activity:
    Golfing The Links and Mystic Rock Golf Courses

    Favorite "WOW" Moment:
    A Memorial Golf Outing moved from another location to Nemacolin for a change of scenery. This outing had been established for a few years and with their decision to change courses, the team really wanted the group to feel like they made the best choice. After the event ended, the father of the young man that they were having the memorial for came to Will and said, “Thank you, everything was great and we look forward to calling Nemacolin Woodlands Resort the new home of our Golf Outing." Will hadn't smiled so much!


  • JERRY TAGGART

    Director of Group Sales - VA and Southeast & Northeast PA
    724.329.6356
    jerry.taggart@nemacolin.com

    Personal Bio:
    Jerry began working in the Hospitality Industry as a Tennis Pro and Ski Instructor. He has an MBA along with 25+ years of both domestic and International hospitality experience, including management, hospitality consulting, hotel inspections and ratings, marketing and business development.

    Favorite Candy Bar:
    Reese's Cup (is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate?)

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity / Activity:
    Safari Tour - all of our amenities and activities are exceptional, but the Safari Tour is so unique - up close and personal with lions and tigers and bears… oh my!

    Favorite "WOW" Moment:
    During group 4th of July BBQ, the Nemacolin team did an exceptional job with patriotic theming, fun kids' activities, great food, band with live music and spectacular fireworks display. All of these amenities framed a gorgeous summer evening with a full moon clearly visible just above the stage where the band performed. The group of well-traveled executives and their families were blown away with the evening. Our team was spot on with production and service throughout and comments from the group resounded in, "the best event we have been to in 20 years," "you guys rock," and best of all, "oh yes… we'll be back!"


  • JENNY WAGNER

    Director of Group Sales - Central PA
    724.329.6158
    jenny.wagner@nemacolin.com

    Personal Bio:
    Jenny is a 14 year veteran of the Nemacolin Sales Team and a native of the area. She loves to assist people in creating a memorable experience from start to finish.

    Favorite Candy Bar:
    Clark Bar

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity / Activity:
    Hot Stone Massage

    Favorite "WOW" Moment:
    The "Alice In Wonderland" theme created for a group event by our ThemeWorks Department was like nothing she had ever seen. The set was complete with props, décor,and characters including the Mad Hatter!


  • ERIC MCELHONE

    Director of Group Sales WV and OH
    724.329.6396
    eric.mcelhone@nemacolin.com

    Personal Bio:
    A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, Eric has been with Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for over five years. He provides solutions for special events such as golf outings, sporting clays events, community programs and corporate meetings and retreats.

    Favorite Candy Bar:
    None, trail mix if anything!

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity / Activity:
    A 40' Canopy Tour with the Fatbird SuperFlyer Zip Line finish

    Favorite "WOW" Moment:
    Not one single moment, but the consistency with which the Nemacolin team provides successful and goal-achieving events for our clients on a daily basis. Nothing is out of the question and nothing is out of the ordinary!


  • JAKE HATCH

    Director of Group Sales Southern Ohio and WV
    724.329.6914
    jake.hatch@nemacolin.com

    Personal Bio:
    Jake graduated with a Business Management degree from West Virginia University. After school, he dove into the hospitality industry doing sales for resorts and city hotels; he even dabbled in Real Estate, but found his way back to his passion... the resort life! Jake loves to golf, travel and hang out on the beach.

    Favorite Candy Bar:
    Snickers is the only candy bar.

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity / Activity:
    Mystic Rock Golf Course, but you can’t beat the exotic animals, cars and plane collection!

    Favorite "WOW" Moment:
    The Family Culture! When I arrived at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, I was blown away by the hospitality towards guests and myself. There may be other destinations to mark off on your bucket list, but if you are looking for a place to call your “Second Home,” Nemacolin is the answer.


  • Dominic Caringola

    Director of Group Activity Sales
    724.329.6117
    dominic.caringola@nemacolin.com

    Personal Bio:
    Born and raised in the Uniontown area, Dominic began working for Nemacolin in the Reservations Department in 2010. Moving his way through the ranks quickly, he became Director of Group Activity Sales in October 2014.

    Favorite Candy Bar:
    Milky Way

    Favorite Nemacolin Activity / Amenity:
    Safari Tour

    Favorite "WOW" Moment:
    Dominic was guiding a couple that needed assistance finding an amenity through the resort, and the wife stopped in her tracks to look out a window. She stopped both her husband and Dominic as well and said, "this is breath taking, I could sit here all day." They thanked him for taking them past the window for the spectacular view.


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