KathyAnn has been with Lutsen Resort since May 2014 and transitioned into Group Sales in February 2016. She was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica and studied Hospitality Management at Excelsior Community College. “Our college requires that we complete as much internships as we can during our course of study. The majority of the guests we get in Jamaica are from North America, so I decided that if I was going to be successful in the industry then gaining some international exposure and desensitizing myself to the culture would be of great benefit,” commented KathyAnn.
She signed up for her first international work and travel program to come to the United States. The program she selected had a variety of placements and her first was at Gunflint Lodge on the Gunflint Trail. That is where her love for the North Shore began. Since then, KathyAnn has made the North Shore her home with her husband, Mitch and their son Anson.
“I love working in Group Sales because I get complete satisfaction from watching months and weeks of planning come together perfectly. That feeling of accomplishment is unmatched.”
“I can say for wines, I love a pinot noir! It is very complex and can also be described as flexible (like me).”
Favorite Banquet Food
“My absolute favorite food to enjoy on the banquet menu is the marinated grilled chicken satay with the Thai peanut coconut sauce, lots of flavor!”
“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” ~ Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica’s First National Hero
KathyAnn can be reached by calling 218.663.6519 or via email at [email protected].