As soon as you step onto the property at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, we are welcoming you to our home. The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club staff make up one big “family” with one thing in common: a love for celebrations. As our founder, Mr. John Wilson, would always say “we are in the celebration business,” and the celebration business is where our passions lie.
When you book your wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, you will meet many of our staff through the planning process and on your wedding day. We are using this blog post as an opportunity to introduce just a few of our wonderful staff that you will encounter while working with us.
Erin Janes, Wedding Director, Fearless Team Leader
Her favorite place to get away: Anywhere where the water is blue!
Her favorite food: Seafood, Fish or Anything Grilled
Her binge-worthy TV shows: Ozark and Bridgerton
Erin is our Wedding Director and will be celebrating her twenty-second year at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in July. Erin has been with CBBC from the very beginning, helping the original team open the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club’s doors in July 1999. Erin joined the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club when part of the Beach House Ballroom was a night club. With her passion and talent for planning weddings, she helped cultivate and now leads our amazing wedding department.
When asked what advice Erin would give to a recently engaged couple just starting to plan a wedding, she said, “Finding a venue and wedding date can seem a little stressful. Once you pick the venue and date, planning gets easier and can be a lot of fun!”
Teresa Hunter, Senior Wedding Manager, Classic Ms. T
Her favorite place to get away: The beach at Ocean City, Maryland
Her favorite food: Italian Wedding Soup
Her binge-worthy TV show: Below Deck
Teresa joined the team at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club almost seventeen years ago as a part-time banquet server. Not long after, she joined the sales department and began bringing couples’ wedding visions to life. Her colleagues call her “Ms. T” and liken her to Jackie O because she likes the classic way of doing things and has an impeccable taste in style.
When asked what advice Teresa would give to recently engaged couples, she said, “Relax and enjoy this time planning with family. Be prepared for plan B, but it will all be fine!”
Samantha Rutherford, Wedding Sales Manager, Disney Cruise Director
Her favorite place to get away: Aruba
Her favorite food: French Fries
Her binge-worthy TV show: Grey’s Anatomy
Samantha first joined the team at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club as a Banquet Server in March of 2010. Six years later, she joined the sales team to begin making couple’s wedding dreams come true. The team calls Samantha our “Disney Cruise Director” because of her natural talent for directing the team and vendors for the flawless execution of events. Samantha loves all things weddings and always brings positive vibes with a seemingly permanent smile.
When asked what advice Samantha would give to recently engaged couples, she said, “Have fun, be creative, ask questions, use your resources, and remember what the purpose of your wedding actually is…to start your life with the one you LOVE! At the end of the day being together and making memories is what matters most.”
Jodie Corder, Banquet Manager, Queen of the Details
Her favorite place to get away: The Beach
Her favorite food: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Her binge-worthy TV show: Seal Team
Jodie has been part of the team at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club for almost 21 years. She first started as a Banquet Server in May of 2000, and is now the banquet team’s extraordinary leader. Jodie is a perfectionist at executing flawless events so our couples don’t have to worry about a thing on their wedding day.
When asked what advice Jodie would give to recently engaged couples, she said “It’s very exciting, so take some time and figure out what is most important to you both!”
Chuck Keck, Executive Chef, Master of Extraordinary Cuisine
His favorite place to get away: Mountains, as far off the beaten path as possible
His favorite food: Anything he’s never tried before
His binge-worthy TV show: Seal Team
Chuck will be celebrating 20 years at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club this May! Chuck fearlessly leads the incredible kitchen staff behind the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club’s award winning cuisine. His passion for catering brings our couples catering options to create a menu their guests will be raving about for a life time.
When asked what advice Chuck would give to recently engaged couples, he said “Remember that it is YOUR day and plan accordingly. Don’t worry about what everyone else wants.”
The team at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is composed of so many more amazing individuals like Erin, Teresa, Samantha, Jodie and Chuck. If you have recently booked your venue for a Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding, we are so excited to meet you, introduce you to our “family,” and help you through this very exciting time of your life!