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. Her position as Venue Specialist puts her in direct contact with couples contacting the Castle for the very first time. Rebekah’s attention to detail, personable style and natural friendly charm translate into a plus for everyone she works with. Married to her high school sweetheart, Rebekah and her husband had the wedding of their dreams. She’s excited to assist Castle couples in helping make their own wedding dreams a reality.
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. Brittany and her team commit to help make each couple’s wedding day magical and memorable!
Alexandria Witulski – Sales Consultant
Originally from West Bloomfield, MI, Alexandria fell in love with the wedding industry during her Disney College Program with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in 2015. Alexandria graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Event Management and a minor in Hospitality and is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, as well as the International Live Events Association, which keep her up to date on all the upcoming trends with the industry and vendors in the state of Michigan. She has held five different positions at Castle Farms since 2018 including Assistant Venue Coordinator, 1918 Cellars Staff, Venue Coordinator, Gift Shop Associate and now loves helping couples learn about everything Castle Farms has to offer in her most recent position of Sales Consultant!
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. In April 2018, he was promoted to Administrative Assistant, while still performing his duties as Assistant Venue Coordinator. Dale is now working as the Administrative Office Manager and Venue Coordinator. 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
Kayla, a native of Charlevoix, has been a member of the Castle Team since April 2015. Her interest in history brought her to the Castle, where she quickly assumed a role in the Wedding Department. Kayla’s soft demeanor, friendly personality, and strong organizational skills have proved an asset to the Castle Team. In October 2016, Kayla became a Castle bride herself, as she and her husband exchanged vows in the beautiful Queen’s Courtyard.
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 experience in the retail industry, her energy and enthusiasm, plus 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.
Jenna McDonnell – Venue Coordinator
Jenna is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Integrative Public Relations with a minor in Event Management. Jenna started at the Castle in August 2020 as an Assistant Venue Coordinator and has transitioned into Venue Coordinator role. Having planned events in college, Jenna found a new creative outlet in coordinating weddings. With an eye for detail and calm personality she will make sure your special day goes off without a hitch.
Naomi Damoose – Venue Coordinator
Naomi is a native of Michigan currently residing in Harbor Springs. She has traveled extensively in North and South America as well as Europe. Naomi is a recent graduate of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids where she received her bachelor’s degree majoring in Communications and Marketing. Naomi is a “people person” through and through, has demonstrated excellent planning and organizational skills both in school and her work in the hospitality arena. She loves serving people and helping to bring couples’ hopes and dreams to life.