Tim Bugas: Director of Sales & Marketing
Tim rejoined The Homestead in February 2012. He served five years early in his career at The Homestead as National Sales Manager and Director of Sales. Now as Director of Sales and Marketing, Tim oversees all sales and marketing efforts including developing innovative strategies for driving business from corporate and incentive groups from across the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Tim came to us from The Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa in the Allegheny Mountains of south-central Pennsylvania where he was the Director of Sales and Marketing beginning in May 2010. He held the same position with Primland, a five-star resort in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, which he helped open in 2009. Previously, he spent seven years at Hershey Entertainment and Resort Company, serving as Managing Director of Resort Sales for four years before being promoted to Vice President of Sales in 2004. Prior to Hershey, Tim worked as Director of Sales at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Tim resides in Hot Springs with his wife Teresa.
Jeff Ford: Director of Sales
Jeff is a 25-year hospitality veteran and a Hot Springs native. His Homestead career started at the young age of 16 in housekeeping and continued with stops in other departments before landing as a Convention Service Manager. His 10 years of experience in Convention Service included five years as Director and his becoming a Certified Meeting Professional. Jeff is responsible for the overall operations of both the Sales and Service departments and handles Virginia State Associations and Key Accounts as well as the Richmond area. He is a former President of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International - Chapter of the Virginias as well as Associate of the Year for the Virginia Society of Associate Executives.
Robin Mieras: Director of Regional Accounts
Robin Mieras, Director of Regional accounts, is a ten-year veteran of The Homestead’s group sales effort. She is responsible for Eastern Virginia and Express Sales. Robin's wealth of experience encompasses small groups and regional accounts.
Rebecca Sabol Stannard: Director of Regional Accounts
Rebecca has rejoined The Homestead, where she started five years ago in Convention Services. Over the past eight years, Rebecca has represented Lansdowne Resort in Northern Virginia, Yonahlossee Resort and Broyhill Inn & Conference Center, both in North Carolina. Rebecca is a graduate of Appalachian State University where she studied Hospitality & Tourism Management. She handles Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia Corporate.
Amy Morrell: Director of Regional Accounts
Amy joins The Homestead after a successful sales career at Marriott, where she represented all segments of the industry for a variety of hotels. Amy earned a Bachelor's Degree at James Madison University and a Master's Degree at The University of Tennessee. A native of Northern Virginia, Amy lives in Fairfax County and will represent all accounts based in Washington DC, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Sonya Goddard: Director, Regional Accounts
Sonya, a West Virginia native, started her career in the hospitality industry in 2001. She moved into Sales in 2007 at the Charleston Marriott as the Association Sales Manager and then moved to the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa where she handled the northeast and mid-Atlantic markets. Sonya has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration specializing in Marketing/ Management from Bluefield State College. Sonya will be based in Richmond and will handle the corporate market along the I64 corridor from Charlottesville to Tidewater.
Julie Caldwell: Sales Manager
Julie, a West Virginia native, is based in Charleston, WV, developing new business statewide and in western Pennsylvania. Her hospitality career began in 2003 as the Director of Marketing at Mardi Gras Casino and Resort. She also served as the president of the Charleston, WV Convention and Visitors Bureau. Prior to entering the hospitality industry, Julie worked in state government beginning as an event coordinator and ultimately serving as the governor's deputy press secretary. As a result, she brings statewide connections that make her a valuable resource. Julie studied journalism and public relations at Marshall University in Huntington, WV.
Jennifer Andrews, Sales Manager, Weddings & Social Events
Jennifer, a White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia native, started her career in the hospitality industry in 1996. She joined The Homestead family 10 years ago as a Front Desk agent and continued with positions in Reservations, Conference Services and Front of House Manager before joining the Sales Department. She is a graduate of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College where she studied Hospitality Management. Jennifer will be handling Wedding and Social Events.