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  • Tim Bugas

    Director of Sales
    724.329.6045
    tim.bugas@nemacolin.com

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    Tim brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in sales and marketing to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and has directed large sales and marketing teams in the industry his entire career. Prior to Nemacolin, he was Director of Sales and Marketing for Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania. Under his leadership, the resort exceeded its budgeted revenue in the first two months of operations. During Bugas’ tenure as Vice President of Sales at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts in Hershey, Pennsylvania, his team generated over $100 million in total revenues for the entire complex.

    Tim is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Meeting Professionals International, the Professional Convention Management Association, the Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives, and the Virginia Society of Association Executives. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees at West Virginia University.

    Favorite Candy:
    "Snickers, I love peanuts and chocolate, and of course 'you’re not you when you’re hungry.'"

    Favorite Nemacolin Academy:
    Golf – "Mystic Rock is a magical golfing experience."


  • Rebecca Stannard

    Senior Sales Manager - Virginia, Maryland & Washington, DC

    rebecca.stannard@nwlr.com

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    Rebecca brings 15 years of experience in hotel sales and operations to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. She started her career in her college town of Boone, North Carolina, and has continued her passion for hospitality at The Homestead, Lansdowne Resort and most recently Salamander Resort. Rebecca is proud to be representing Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia accounts and will be based in Northern Virginia. She is also enjoying her new role as "Mommy" to little Gage.

    Favorite Candy:
    "Twix... Though I'd love to bring back the Nestle Alpine White!"

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity:
    "Sporting Clays at the Nemacolin Field Club. The instructors were very encouraging, knowledgeable and professional. Not a perfect score for me, but worth another shot!"


  • Erica Gillis

    Senior Sales Manager - Pittsburgh & Harrisburg, PA

    erica.gillis@nwlr.com

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    A Pittsburgh native, Erica Gillis-Held brings over 15 years of experience with a combination of convention hotel sales, wedding sales, resort sales and boutique hotel sales. Erica represents the Pennsylvania state association world in the Harrisburg area, along with both the Pittsburgh and West Virginia markets. She began her career at the Hyatt Regency in Pittsburgh, working with both groups and weddings, and later moved on to the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh. After, she moved into the resort side of the hospitality industry, where she worked for the Omni Bedford Springs Resort for several years. Most recently, she had the opportunity to work on the opening team for the new Hotel Monaco in Pittsburgh, a Kimpton Hotel. While all of these experiences were wonderful, Erica fell in love with resort sales. Erica specializes not just in group sales, but in building relationships and friends for life. On a personal level, her two favorite things are her sons Gavin and Kole. She loves nothing more than spending time with these two handsome boys, her fiancé and family. Erica received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from West Virginia University. 

    Favorite Candy:
    "I’m a chocoholic! Peanut M&M’s, Reese’s Cups, and Hershey’s bars are all favorites."

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity:
    "Although I love some adventure with the climbing wall and ropes, there is nothing better in this world than a massage at the Nemacolin Woodlands Spa!"


  • Shelly Vickers

    Regional Sales Manager - Pittsburgh, PA

    shelly.vickers@nwlr.com

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    Shelly joins Nemacolin Woodlands Resort as a Regional Sales Manager for the Pittsburgh area, where she has 16 years of hotel, convention and resort sales experience. In the past 6 years, she has held successful satellite positions at resorts such as The Omni Homestead Resort and Stonewall Resort. She is an enthusiastic person and has strong relationship building skills, to sum it up… she loves people! Shelly has been a native to Western Pennsylvania all her life, growing up in Washington, PA from a large family and attending College at California University of Pennsylvania. She has stayed local to the area and lives in Jefferson Hills, where she resides with her husband and 2 children. Her children’s sports and activities keep her busy, but on her free time she has a passion for staying active, researching her family history, and most of all spending quality time with family and friends.

    Favorite Candy:
    "A local favorite… Sarris Candies Peanut Butter Meltaway Bar."

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity:
    “I’m always up for a challenge and looking forward to trying the Ropes Course, Canopy Tour and the Fatbird SuperFlyer.”


  • Alexis Gregory

    Regional Sales Manager - Columbus

    alexis.gregory@nemacolin.com

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  • Heather Powell

    Sales Manager - Cleveland & Columbus

    heather.powell@nemacolin.com

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    Heather Powell is an accomplished sales professional that has found the perfect fit as the Cleveland and Columbus Sales Manager at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. She brings her love of the industry along with her keen attention to detail and top notch customer service to every encounter and interaction. Heather has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry including multiple years working aboard some of the world’s top luxury cruise liners and theme parks. As an Ohio native, she is passionate about following OSU football, perfecting her golf game and sharing her love of hospitality and travel.

    Favorite Candy:
    Reeses Pieces

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity:
    Fatbird SuperFlyer Zipline


  • Amanda Liartis

    Resort Sales Manager

    amanda.liartis@nwlr.com

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    Amanda Liartis was previously a Sales Manager at the The Pearl in Rosemary Beach, Florida, prior to joining the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort team. Formerly, she spent 5 years at the Forbes Five-Star Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, Georgia, growing its wedding business and implementing key mentorship programs as Senior Wedding Manager. She has a background in communications honed by previous event marketing, group sales and wedding management experience. She attended the University of Georgia and majored in marketing.

    Favorite Candy:
    Peanut M&M’s

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity:
    "The Woodlands Spa and Holistic Healing center would be my favorite amenity. I can’t resist a day of relaxation!"


  • Erin Koons

    Resort Sales Manager - Northeast & Southeast

    erin.koons@nemacolin.com

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    Originally from Alabama, Erin picked up her southern roots and moved north to join the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Sales Team! Erin attended the University of Alabama Birmingham where she studied Business Management and then began her career in Operations at the Forbes Five-Star Sea Island Resort, where she spent the last 6 years. Erin brings experience with luxury weddings and most recently Conference Services, where she cultivated relationships with many legacy accounts for the property. Erin currently resides in Morgantown, West Virginia with her husband and her dog, Woodford, and is already preparing to experience her first snowfall!

    Favorite Candy:
    "I am always a sucker for a Snickers."

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity:
    Acupuncture at the Holistic Healing Center, "Alik is a miracle worker!"


  • Caroline King

    Resort Sales Manager - Small Groups

    caroline.king@nemacolin.com

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    After completing four years at Penn State University, Caroline never imagined she would stay in Pennsylvania. That was, until she was presented the opportunity of working for the beautiful Nemacolin Woodlands Resort! Caroline brings experience in Event Management and prior Administrative Sales roles to create successful meetings. On a personal level, Caroline enjoys spending time outside with her husband, cuddling with her two cats, and eating dessert.

    Favorite Candy:
    "Anything and everything chocolate!"

    Favorite Nemacolin Amenity:
    "I can’t pass up the Woodlands Spa. Walking through the front door is instantly calming."


For more information regarding these meeting facilities in Pennsylvania or hosting your next meeting, event, or conference at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, please contact one of our National Sales Agents at 724.329.6154 or e-mail group.sales@nemacolin.com.

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