About our Chefs, Innkeepers, and team
Inn Manager and Chef de Cuisine Kim Hambright (left) has worked with us for almost ten years!
She is studying to become a nurse with her four-year degree and is known across the world by our guests as Ms. Kindness. And her biggest fan is Princess Rania Isabella, who usually steals her yogurt!
Kim is a 2016 recipient of the Presidential Service Center Distinguished Service Medal. Kim continues to study to become a nurse at Cleveland County Community College and is an avid helper of her church and annual Easter Egg Roll on Easter Monday.
Sous Chef and Assistant Innkeeper Alicia Guinyard is proudest of recently cooking a dinner for Cystic Fibrosis in Charlotte. At Quail Hollow Country Club she helped us raise $567,000.00 in one night of working 16 straight hours! Alicia lives in beautiful Helena, Montana and enjoys traveling.
Chef Alicia is currently a Consulting Sous Chef and will be taking her exams to advance to Chef de Cuisine. She has six children and is also powering her way towards her degree. She remains highly recommended by The US Presidential Service Center.
Host and Actor, Alexis Skidmore, has been an honor student for most all of her years in school and college. She finished her first college degree the same day she graduated from Kings Mountain High School, NC.
As an Actor, she has helped The American Revolutionary War Living History Center (ARWLHC) to herald and celebrate a number of historic occasions as far away as Charlotte, NC on the Liberty Walk. These have included the black hero of the battle of King's Mountain, Ishmael Titus. Today she is busy studying toward her Doctoral degree and is currently enrolled at UNC.
Alexis is studying Latin and psychology. In 2018, she was awarded the gold medal in the name of Susan Twitty, revolutionary war heroine of Grover and Graham's Fort.
General Manager and Chef de Cuisine Kim Hambright
Consulting and Visiting Sous Chef Alicia Guinyard
Chef Instructor and Executive Assistant Mindy Reynolds
VP of Maintenance, Jerry Goforth of HomeSpectors
Host and Colonial Actor Alexis Skidmore
Executive Chef and President Stormy Mongiello
Chairperson and former White House Chef Marti Mongiello
Managing Director Allan B. Miller
Traveling Chef to Estates Rick Scott - Chef for Life
Hall of Fame Members, Ad Hoc Chefs, and Innkeepers
Howard Liss, Entrepreneur of businesses
Sean Downey, Visiting Chef of international cookery
Kendra Hubbard, Host, Assistant Innkeeper and Chef