Avocet Hospitality Team

Meet Our Team

Amber Hultgren

Director of Human Resources

Amber Hultgren is a native South Carolinian and joined Avocet Hospitality in 2019 as Director of Human Resources.

Learn More

Caitlin Corrigan

Corporate Sales Director

Caitlin Corrigan joined Avocet Hospitality Group in 2015, as a Sales Manager for Tides Folly Beach.

Learn More

Dixie Hemmingway

Graphic Designer

Dixie comes to AHG with a variety of design experience ranging from hospitality to political campaigns.

Learn More

Howard Letts

General Manager, The Vendue

In 2019, Howard Letts joined Avocet as the General Manager of The Vendue. Howard brings 25+ years of experience from his time within the luxury hotel market.

Learn More

Kaitlin Ditto

Vendue Sales Manager

Kaitlin Ditto began her journey with Avocet Hospitality in 2015 as a Guest Service Agent at The Vendue.

Learn More

Ken Merkel

General Manager, The Read House

Ken has more than 30 years in hospitality and joined Avocet Hospitality in January, 2009. He has extensive experience in high-end luxury hotels.

Learn More

Leah Burns

Marketing Project Manager

Leah joined Avocet in 2007 where she is now part of the marketing team as well as a Villa Specialist for St. Barth Exclusives, AHG’s luxury vacation rental company.

Learn More

Pietro Giardini

General Manager, Tides Folly Beach

Pietro has spent his entire life in the hospitality industry, his family has a hotel where he began washing dishes at the age of 10.

Learn More

Rod Gerber

Director of Asset Management

Rod is a general contractor from Wyoming who moved to Charleston and began working for Avocet in 2010 and now serves as Director of Project Management.

Learn More

Tawnee Saxon

Accounting Administrator

Tawnee Saxon grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Charleston in 2013 when she joined Avocet Hospitality as a Reservations manager at Tides Folly Beach.

Learn More

Anna Burgess

Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Anna Burgess joined Avocet Hospitality Group as the Human Resources Administrative Assistant in 2019. She was born and raised in Charleston.

Learn More

Dale Huggins

Chief Financial Officer

Dale has been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years, with past positions at Homegrown Hospitality Group and DataSpring Inc.

Learn More

Emily Rigsby

Art & Design Manager

Emily has been with Vendue since 2015 and is dedicated to bringing art in all forms to the hotel.

Learn More

Jon Weitz

President & CEO

Jon Weitz and his wife Lisa started Avocet in 2006 with a vision to create a hospitality company that was dedicated to providing unique guest experiences.

Learn More

Katherine Sluder

Digital Marketing Manager

Katherine joined Avocet Hospitality in October 2018, with the goal to grow AHG’s digital presence.

Learn More
Kris Altman

Kris Altman

Chief Marketing Officer

Kris Altman joined Avocet Hospitality in 2019 as Chief Marketing Officer after previous roles with Charlestowne Hotels and Starwood Hotels.

Learn More

Pam Sousa

Payroll Manager

Pam Sousa joined Avocet Hospitality as Payroll Manager in September 2019.

Learn More

Randall Herrington

Financial Controller

Randall Herrington is joining Avocet Hospitality Group as Financial Controller. Most recently he was the Controller for a management company that managed home health care and adult day care agencies throughout Kentucky & Illinois.

Learn More

Samantha Dehner

Corporate Group Service Manager

Samantha Dehner joined Avocet Hospitality with more than 5 years of hospitality experience.

Learn More

Wesley Bloomfield Sang

Director of Branding & Development

In 2015, Wesley joined Avocet Hospitality as Director of Marketing and in 2019 she transitioned to Director of Branding & Development. She continues to focus on revenue producing trends and growing AHG’s portfolio.

Learn More

Career Opportunities

Avocet Hospitality offers a unique workplace culture where everyone possesses the constitution to truly help all in their care. Avocet is proud to deliver an engaging employee experience, coupled with fun while also meeting the highest levels of service in the hospitality industry. We are always on the lookout for talented professionals looking to take customer service to the next level.

Our Portfolio

From Charleston, SC to Chattanooga, TN, Avocet Hospitality is comprised of independent boutique hotels and unique restaurants. Each property is diverse and designed to provide an experience that is true to the locale.

Browse Our Portfolio

Stay up to date with Avocet

Avocet Hospitality Group

174 East Bay Street • Suite 202 • SC • 29401

(843) 577-2525