Holiday Inn & Suites Lake Elmo - Heart Of America Group

Lake Elmo

Paul Wickstrom

Assistant Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 6/16/2009
Personal Highlights

Paul and his wife Meghan share their home in West St. Paul with Her and their two dog’s Oxford, and Stella.

Lynn Tannehill

Assistant Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 2/5/2018
Personal Highlights

When not working, I spend as much time as possible with my soul mate Dee Dee (together 5 years), my two children and also my beautiful granddaughter.

Shannon Conway

Sales Executive

Start Date: 9/1/2017
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, you will most likely find me spending time with my family and friends. I absolutely love spending time on the lake with my two nephews. You may also find me on the golf course, attending a kick boxing class, trying a new brewery or planning my next trip.

Lauren Pellowski

Catering Sales Executive

Start Date: 6/8/2015
Personal Highlights

Lauren has worked at Troy Burne Golf Course in Hudson, WI since 2010. After graduating college in 2012, she became the Marketing and Event Coordinator at the golf course. A year later, after adding an addition onto the clubhouse, she became the Wedding and Event Manager. She enjoys being very active and staying busy.  Lauren spends most of her spare time with friends and family. Lauren has 3 sisters.

Bridget Masanz

Executive Housekeeper

Start Date: 12/14/2016
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I like to enjoy spend time with my family. I love watching my son play baseball and watching as he grow physically and mentally. I spend my free time at our cabin on the lake. Whether we are ice fishing or skating in the winter to tubing or just sitting around the fire with family and friends.

About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.


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