Staff

Jeffrey O. McIver is President and General Manager of The Mountain Club on Loon.   

Previously, he served as President & General Manager of BALSAMS, Inc., a 15,000-acre “American Plan Destination Resort” located in Dixville Notch, NH, which included 27 holes of golf, six (6) tennis courts, and skiing (Alpine and Nordic).  In addition, he has served as Vice President of East Coast Resort Management, operating four (4) Golf & Ski Resorts Properties in Central, NH; General Manager of Mountain Lodge Development, Pollard Brook Resort, Lincoln, NH; Director of Food, Beverage and Summer Operations of Loon Mountain Recreation Corp., Lincoln, NH; General Manager of the Marriott Vacation Club International, Lincoln, NH; Vice President Resort Operations, Silverleaf Resorts, Dallas, TX. He holds a BS in Accounting, awarded by Thomas Business College, Waterville, Maine.

Michael Simons - Revenue Manager

A 20-year veteran of the New England hospitality industry, Simons has served in various hotel management positions, most recently as Guest Services Manager for the Wyndham Long Wharf Resort, Newport, RI. A well-known long-time resident of the Lincoln area, he had previously served as Resident Manager at the Mountain Club on Loon until 2008, and was Assistant Director of the Lincoln-Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, handling the organization’s Central Reservations Service, as well as serving as its President. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he holds the designation of Certified Revenue Manager, awarded by Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

Gary Armitage – Director of Business Development.

With over 30 years of marketing, sales and executive operations experience in multi-million dollar organizational revitalization efforts, Armitage comes to The Mountain Club on Loon following corporate leadership positions and training with Marriott, Harrison Conference Centers, Sheraton, ARAMARK, the University of New Hampshire and Delaware North Companies. He was most recently Vice President of Sales and New Business Development at The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel, and Director of Sales, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations for Delaware North Parks and Resorts.

Deb Woodman - Director of the Viaggio Spa & Wellness Center

Debbie Woodman has been Director of the Viaggio Spa & Wellness Center since 1989.   She holds a BS in Recreation Administration, Health Education and Coaching awarded by Plymouth State College. Her previous experience includes: Racquet Sports Director, Racquet Club of Concord, NH; Leisure Programming Assistant Cold Spring Resort Ashland, NH; and Assistant Manager, Don’s Fitness Center Concord, NH.  In addition she is a Soccer and Basketball Coach for the Linwood Recreation Departments and Linwood Public School. 

Phil Decato - Facilities Manager

Phil Decato is the Facilities Manager.  A 25-year veteran of the construction industry in Northern New Hampshire, Phil came to the resort as the Job Supervisor for Cobb Hill Construction of Concord, NH, during the Mountain Club’s most recent refurbishment, and was responsible for overseeing that $4 Million renovation.  He received his formal construction education as part of the Associated Builders & Contractors’ Supervisory School.  Prior to beginning his construction contracting career, he was the co-owner of Northstar Glass Company of Plymouth, NH, for 15 years. 

Lisa M. Tetreault of Groveton - Director of Group Sales

With over 30 years of business management experience in the North Country, Tetreault comes to the Mountain Club from her previous position as Corporate Sales Manager at the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, as well as serving as its Director of Sales and Marketing.

Lori Hogan - CFO

Lori A. Hogan has been CFO/Director of Finance since 2011, having previously served as the resort’s Director of Finance since 2005.  Prior to coming to the Mountain Club on Loon, Lori was Controller/Director of Accounting for Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Vermont.   With an extensive background in financial management, she has held management positions at The Mill at Loon Mountain Resort, Lincoln, NH; the Eagle Mountain House, Jackson, NH; Arthur Andersen LLP, Manchester, NH, as Senior Auditor.  A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bentley College, she became a NH Certified Public Accountant in 1995, and is involved in her community by serving as former Treasurer for the Town of Carroll, NH, and Chairperson of its Budget Committee.

Krista Oberholtzer - Senior Event Planner & Wedding Specialist

Krista Oberholtzer is The Mountain Club’s Senior Event Planner & Wedding Specialist. A Dean's List Graduate of Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT, she was also a member of the College’s Conference Staff, managing conference offices, housekeeping, client interaction, and event planning. She previously served The Mountain Club as a Guest Services and Reservations/Sales Associate, and held similar responsibilities at other Lincoln area resorts

Chef Alan Simpkins - Executive Chef

Chef Alan Simpkins serves as Executive Chef at The Mountain Club, and has previously held the position of its Sous Chef. Chef Alan brings to The Mountain Club over 30 years of professional experience in some of the finest Resorts, Hotels and Country Clubs on the East Coast. He is a graduate of the esteemed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York. Previously, he had served in similar positions at the Mountainview Grand Hotel in Whitefield, NH; and at the Balsams Grand Resort, Dixfield Notch, NH

Nishant Chaudhary- Director of Food & Beverage

Nishant Chaudhary serves as Director of Food & Beverage at The Mountain Club. Another alumni of the Balsams Grant Resort, Nishant was Maître D’hôtel and Master Sommelier during his five years at this world-class resort in Dixfield Notch, NH. With over 15 years of professional hospitality experience, Nishant holds a Master’s Degree (MBA) In Hotel Mana gement, awarded by the Institut Vatel Nimes, France. Previously, he had served in similar positions at the Cranwell Resort & Spa, in Lenox, MA; for Conference & Convention Services, Waterville Valley (NH) Resort; and at The Mountainview Grand and Spa in Whitefield, NH.

 

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