There are many things to consider while planning an event. Whether you are organizing a meeting, business conference, preparing for a reunion, or other milestone events, our team will help you plan everything.
Our event planners will help select the right banquet room or meeting space, coordinate your catering selections, and determine the overall requirements for your event. As experts in the hospitality industry, it is our privilege to deliver the highest level of service with an event that meets all your needs.
Director of Sales
My Experience at Turf Valley Resort: I manage our Sales Team and focus on account management and contract negotiations. I have worked at Turf Valley Resort for 16 years and the best part of my role is seeing my team succeed. We are proud to promote our unique resort with endless possibilities for meetings, conferences, weddings, and events.
What I Love About My Job: I started as a manager in Alexandra's Restaurant and took the opportunity to create different promotions, even handwriting invitations, to bring people in the door. The positive effects piqued my interest in a sales career. I want my team to have the same opportunity to bring new ideas to our customers.
Ask Me… how to create an unforgettable team building event. Having coordinated my team event "Chopped", based on the competition cooking show, I saw our team form new friendships and develop a more collaborative approach to work.
My Fun Fact: I sing all the time, even at work and early in the morning! (Just ask my team)
Director of Catering
My Experience at Turf Valley Resort: I have worked at Turf Valley Resort for 32 years and am best known as "Jenny B." My specialty is planning weddings, galas, holiday parties and a variety of social events. I enjoy working with all types of people and problem solving is a game I love to win!
What I Love About My Job: Turf Valley Resort is more than just my workplace. I met my husband here and had my wedding reception at Turf Valley. My son and daughter have modeled in the Wedding Fashion Show and my Goldendoodle, Luci, is featured on Turf Valley's Instagram.
Ask Me… where are the best photo ops at Turf Valley. I love to share that Turf Valley was once a horse farm and the stone spring house makes for a beautiful rustic photo shoot!
My Fun Fact: I have a degree in British literature and my dream is to rehab a house in Italy.
Catering Account Executive
My Experience at Turf Valley Resort: I have worked at Turf Valley Resort for 15 years and have experience in hosting a wide variety of important events from weddings, reunions, and galas to corporate and social events.
What I Love About My Job: I truly enjoy meeting new people who trust me to execute the most important events of their lives. I always strive to exceed their expectations!
Ask Me… how much planning do I need for my wedding. I let my clients know that you are a guest at your own event. Turf Valley is the venue and caterer and we work in collaboration with your vendors (wedding planners, cake, photographer, DJ, etc.) We perform the work behind the scenes so that you can enjoy your special day with family and friends!
My Fun Fact: I love dogs! My dog, Bodhi, a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, is willing to volunteer as the official dog on property at Turf Valley. Just waiting for the invitation!
Senior Convention Services Manager
My Experience at Turf Valley Resort: I started at Turf Valley Resort in 2019 after working here in the 1990s. I focus on the specific details for an event, including the menu and event space.
What I Love About My Job: I had a unique opportunity to see the hotel getting built while working on the property. I enjoy sharing the breadth of services we offer - from large multi-room conferences to small meetings and weddings of all sizes.
Ask Me...about options for guests with food allergies: All food is labeled to address specific dietary restrictions. Depending on the allergen and severity, some guests may require a plated option rather than buffet-style - we are happy to arrange that.
My Fun Fact: I had my high school graduation party in the Ellicott Room and my wedding reception in the Wedgewood Ballroom at Turf Valley Resort.
Catering Account Executive
My Experience at Turf Valley Resort: I have worked at Turf Valley Resort since 2012 and specialize in weddings, holiday parties, galas, and social events. Many people are surprised to learn Turf Valley offers more than golf. Our resort features a hotel, spa, restaurant, and event space to host small parties to grand affairs - all open to the public. Our golf course is for members and is open to our guests.
What I Love About My Job: My favorite part is bringing a client's vision to life. I am a perfectionist, which is a huge advantage to ensuring the smallest details are executed.
Ask Me… about my favorite wedding tradition. The "First Look", when couples see each other for the first time in a private setting before the ceremony is my favorite. It is a reminder that through all the preparation, this day is truly about them!
My Fun Fact: My dream job as a child was to work in a hotel and plan birthday parties and sleepovers. I got my wish, although the adult version is a bit more elaborate!
Corporate Account Executive
My Experience at Turf Valley Resort: I joined the sales team in 2016 as the Corporate Account Executive. My primary focus is selling Turf Valley Resort as a destination for meetings, events and group travel for the corporate market and government contractors. I also manage local and national account pricing for inbound business transient travel.
What I Love About My Job: Hands-down, I love the account management aspect of my job. It's all about people and relationships for me! I get to seek out new business while strengthening relationships with existing clients. I enjoy building rapport and learning what makes my clients and their organizations tick.
Ask Me… about negotiating per diem and corporate rates. As a full-service hotel and golf resort, people are often surprised that we accept government per diem rates and are able to negotiate corporate discounted rates with businesses and organizations. Despite being a resort property, our rates are extremely competitive. The first step is to qualify the travel needs of an account and learn their objectives.
My Fun Fact: I am a huge Harry Potter fan. Luckily my two daughters are as well, so we watch the movies all the time! "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." - Albus Dumbledore
My Experience at Turf Valley Resort: I started working at Turf Valley in July of 2021 after graduating from Howard Community College's Hospitality Program. I provide support to the Director of Sales and Director of Catering, as well as other sales managers.
What I Love About My Job: I love the team-oriented culture at Turf Valley Resort. The staff is very welcoming and makes everyone feel like they are family.
Ask Me… about the types of events held at Turf Valley Resort. Turf Valley Resort hosts a wide variety of events from weddings, anniversaries, reunions, business meetings, corporate events, golf outings, special celebrations and more. Our ballrooms, meeting rooms, private dining rooms, hospitality suite and onsite restaurant are the perfect setting for any occasion.
My Fun Fact: I used to be a volunteer firefighter.
My Experience at Turf Valley Resort: I started in 2021 focusing on the SMERF and Government markets to gain an in-depth understanding of each client's objectives. Prior to Turf Valley, I served similar markets in the DMV area for a boutique hotel and successfully introduced a new product to local and national organizations. I have worked in hospitality my entire career and had the opportunity to experience various roles from Front Desk Agent to Sales and Account Management at Hotels, Resorts, and a Convention Visitor Bureau.
What I Love About My Job: I thoroughly enjoy the account management aspect of my job and pride myself on developing long-lasting partnerships with colleagues and clients. I consider myself successful if I have exceeded my client's expectations!
Ask Me… what is special about working at Turf Valley Resort? Without a doubt it is the cohesiveness of the team and the unique aspect of working for a family-owned business that makes TVR a true gem within the resort industry.
My Fun Fact: I have trained and ran races in a "non-traditional" order, starting with a Full Marathon and moving on to a couple of Half marathons, 10Ks, and finally entering in a few 5Ks. Aside from achieving a couple of PRs, my absolute favorite part of any race is the energy and support from the crowd!
Convention Services Manager
My Experience at Turf Valley Resort: I have worked at Turf Valley Resort since early 2022 and specialize in organizing meetings and events for our clients. My goal is to ensure they always have a great experience.
What I Love About My Job: I am very detail oriented and enjoy getting to know people. I am an artist in my personal time, which gives me a good eye for event planning and design.
Ask Me… about our menu. I get asked the most what is good on our menu and my answer is always EVERYTHING!
My Fun Fact: I teach mediation classes and really enjoy helping people learn new techniques that can better their lives.
My Experience at Turf Valley Resort: I started working at Turf Valley in 2022 and bring ten years experience in hospitality operations and sales. My primary focus is to support the Association and Non-Profit markets by building relationships and welcoming guests to Ellicott City.
What I Love About My Job: I enjoy helping clients create memorable events that achieve their goals. I grew up in a family of seven sisters and learned early on to listen intently, communicate effectively and focus on solutions.
Ask Me… about Turf Valley's Green Initiatives? I am passionate about making a positive impact on sustainable travel and love to share interactive ways to incorporate these practices into meetings and events.
My Fun Fact: I raised six puppies during quarantine. It taught me I can do just about anything with the right mindset and lots of Google searches!
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