Vibrant, enthusiastic, dedicated and professional: the entire Castle Farms team takes great pride in working at this beautiful historic facility. Offering world-class customer service to all visitors and guests, visit us at the Castle and see what a difference our team makes!
Linda Mueller – Owner
Linda Mueller has always had a special love for castles. While dating Richard, her childhood sweetheart who had family ties to the Charlevoix area, Linda had an opportunity to visit the Castle…and promptly fell in love. Years later, happily married to Richard, Linda found herself able to fulfill a lifetime dream when the Castle was offered for sale. Purchased in 2001, Linda’s extensive renovations were completed in 2005, restoring the Castle to its original beauty. Today, Linda often can be found in one of her favorite places: strolling through one of the extensive gardens on the Castle grounds and dreaming of another garden. Linda’s vision of developing a world-class historic property incorporating old-world charm and timeless elegance continues to enchant visitors to this day.
Rebekah Moser – General Manager
Rebekah, a native of Michigan and graduate of Central Michigan University, grew up in Charlevoix and joined the Castle team in January 2015. Rebekah started with Castle Farms as a Sales Consultant, eventually moving up to General Manager, and overseeing the operations of the Castle. Rebekah takes a very hands-on approach and loves working with wedding couples. You can still see her touring prospective couples and coordinating weddings, all while overseeing each department and making sure the Castle’s day-to-do operations are running smoothly. Rebekah’s attention to detail, personable style, and natural, friendly charm are what make her easy and fun to work with.
Peggy Kusina – Castle Ambassador
Peggy Kusina has been with the Castle since 2006. Her former responsibilities included managing and buying for the Gift Shop, as well as marketing historic tours. Under her direction, the Gift Shop and Welcome Center grew to be a proud showcase for Castle Farms. In 2013/2014, Peggy stepped down as Gift Shop and Tour Director, and now serves in an official capacity as Castle Ambassador. Peggy is also an Ambassador for the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce. Her passion for the Castle and the Charlevoix community serves her well in her role as avid spokeswoman for both Castle Farms and the Northern Michigan area.
Brittany Maggrett – Events Director
Brittany, a native of Michigan, grew up in Charlevoix. Her joyful spirit and attention to detail, plus three years prior experience in the hospitality field, made Brittany a natural fit when she first joined the Castle Farms Team in 2012. She has since worked in several different capacities including Welcome Center Attendant, Assistant to the General Manager, Assistant Venue Coordinator, and Venue Coordinator. Brittany’s calm demeanor and years of experience planning community events and coordinating weddings provided a solid foundation for her to step into the Lead Venue Coordinator position in 2018, and into the Events Director position in 2020. Brittany and her team commit to help make each couple’s wedding day magical and memorable!
Dale Henning – Tasting Room Manager & Admin. Office Manager
Dale, a native of East Jordan, Michigan, attended Northwestern Michigan College for Liberal Arts and Dance before graduating from cosmetology school in 2011. He joined the Castle Farms team in July 2016 as Assistant Venue Coordinator, though his love of large events and all things “magical” began many years prior, when he worked for Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Dale is now working as the Administrative Office Manager and manages the 1918 Cellars Tasting Room and Bistro. Detail-oriented and quick on his feet (did we mention he’s a former Zumba instructor?), Dale delights in making his clients’ dreams come true.
Kayla Kuzel – Sales Manager
Originally from Charlevoix, Kayla has been a member of the Castle Team since April 2015. With over 10 years of background working closely with and learning directly from the events and hospitality industry, she has acquired foundational knowledge and practical experience as our Sales Manager. She helps newly engaged couples (and others too) find just the right venue for their big day, and she answers other questions that may arise along the way. Her interest in history and sense of community brought her to the Castle where she started as a historical tour guide. Kayla’s soft demeanor, friendly personality, and strong organizational skills quickly proved an asset to the Castle Team. She enjoys finding the most meaningful and efficient ways to care for every guest she interacts with in hopes of settling any nerves that may be buzzing and adding an element of fun too!
Taylor Zoerner – Sales Consultant
Originally a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Taylor moved to Charlevoix in her younger years. She completed part of her business degree, and with over 3 years of work history in the wedding and events industry, she joined the Castle Farms team to gain hands-on experience to boost her career. Her overwhelming passion and excitement with assisting couples through the reservation process is an incredible asset to the Castle Farms team and each guest who meets her. She strives to make as big of an impact on your big day as the Castle will!
Jessica Anderson – Gift Shop & Tour Director
Jessica, a 2012 graduate of Lake Superior State University, is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Castle Gift Shop, as well as purchasing, displaying, and marketing the inventory. Jessica’s credentials are impressive, and she is no stranger to the business world. With over twelve years of experience in the retail industry, her energy and enthusiasm, plus an avid eye for detail, have resulted in a fantastical combination of treasures available to guests visiting the Gift Shop. And for those ‘just looking’, Jessica’s winning smile and infectious personality make for the start of a pleasant experience for visitors arriving at the Castle’s Welcome Center.
Olivia Pageau – Marketing Coordinator
Olivia has been working in the events industry since February 2019. Olivia studied Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Administration, with a concentration in Event Management, and Marketing at Central Michigan University. After joining the Castle Team in January 2020, Olivia started out as an Assistant Venue Coordinator as well as a Marketing Intern, and shortly after assumed the Venue Coordinator role as well. Between writing blogs, running social media accounts, and facilitating day of coordination for couples, she has experience in many facets of Castle Farms. In the fall of 2020, she transitioned into her full-time role in the Marketing Department. She loves being able to incorporate organization and creativity into her work and enjoys using her talent to make content related to historic tours, 1918 Cellars, or weddings.
Madison McCoy – Venue Coordinator
Madison, a Northern Michigan native, graduated from Central Michigan University. At CMU, Madison studied Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Administration with a concentration in Event Management. She has always loved the creativity, organization, and planning involved in events and parties, which was why she decided to make it her career. Throughout school, she discovered a love for weddings and was thrilled when she was offered an opportunity to become a Venue Coordinator at Castle Farms post-graduation. She is excited to be able to share her knowledge and talent to help couples plan the day they have been dreaming of.
Tyanna Oeder – Venue Coordinator
Tyanna, originally from northern Michigan, graduated from Ferris State University with a focus in Communications and Project Management. She has always had a knack for managing events, such as parties and 5k races, which is what led her career path to the event industry. Her attention to detail, love of organization, and desire to plan events drew her to Castle Farms after seeing pictures of the beautiful courtyards and reception areas. She is thrilled to be able to see and play a part in making a couple’s vision of their special day come alive.