Meet your team

at Mercantile Hall

Rick | Venue Manager

With his extensive knowledge and years of experience in the hospitality industry, Rick brings so much to the table as Mercantile Hall's Venue Manager. He's shed many tears listening to father-of-the-bride speeches, and is so grateful to be part of an industry that services such beautiful milestones in the lives of our guests. When you see him outside of work, ask him about his travels to Eastern Europe, The Philippines and India!

Faves: expanding his knowledge of wine and spirits, working outdoors in the yard, and spending time with his family (he has 4 children and 11 grandchildren!).

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Stephanie | Creative Director & Co-Founder

Stephanie is the resident curator of design for Mercantile Hall and our parent company, BEDO Brands. She has over a decade of experience producing weddings, and an eye for style and design. She was the one who whispered "what if" into Wendy's ear a few years back, which led to "let's do it." The rest is history (aka, the birth of Mercantile Hall). Stephanie was born and raised in Burlington and is now raising her two adorable sons here, too.

Faves: authentic ramen, a warm cup of tea, and historic dramas (sucker for love stories).

Destiny | Event Manager | Mercantile Hall

Destiny | Event Manager

Destiny is our newest addition to the team! Paired with her experience in the hospitality and service industry, her cheery persona and passion for working with couples as they plan their celebration makes her the perfect fit for Mercantile Hall. A bride-to-be herself, Destiny spends her free time planning her own wedding with her fiancé, Alex, who she's known since middle school. She also loves her animal babies - one dog, two cats, and a saltwater fish tank full of fish and coral!

Faves: Making candles, baking, golf, reading, being outdoors, and traveling.

Jess | Event Coordinator

Jess comes to us from our sister company Bon Bon Belle, where she assisted so many brides in finding beautiful gowns for their weddings. As a bride-to-be (she's so excited to marry her fiancé, Travis!), she understands how special it is to plan a wedding - from falling in love with your dress, to saying "I Do!" on your big day. Her attention to detail and passion to help create beautiful moments makes her the perfect fit for her role as Event Coordinator. Outside of work, you'll find her watching her favorite sitcoms and reading any Colleen Hoover book she can get her hands on.

Faves: hosting family and friends, grabbing an iced coffee with her cousins, and going on Target runs with her best friend!

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Dee | Evening Event Coordinator

Dee is ever the worker bee, comfortable with working long hours, hustling as she goes. In her free time, she’s an avid foodie always looking to create incredible dishes to feed the masses. She knows just how special celebrations can be (she's a recent newlywed!). During events, Dee has you covered, ensuring details are tended to and your family and friends are well taken care of.

Faves: cooking (she’s got mad skills in the kitchen), hanging out with friends, and driving around in her Jeep!

Andrew | Lead Event Assistant

Andrew was born and raised in Burlington, so if you’re a local, be sure to say hi! You'll see him early in the morning and around ceremony time - he's a pro at prepping and setting up our event spaces, making sure they're ready to go for your big day!

Faves: make-up artistry (his talents are quite exceptional!), musical theater, talking & hanging out with close friends and family.

marie | bar manager

Formerly a bar owner of 15 years, Marie describes becoming Mercantile Hall's Bar Manager as "the perfect garnish on an already delicious cocktail." Since joining our team in December 2019, she has provided excellent service to our guests and has truly loved bartending at weddings and events. In her words, "This isn’t work; it’s a celebration!"

Faves: California coastline (especially Big Sur!), hiking, good food (she was a Food Tour Guide in Milwaukee for six years), and dark beer.

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Kristina | Marketing Manager

Kristina is our resident superhero. She has the challenge of managing our marketing efforts. Her skills as a photographer and her amazing creativity will shine through all aspects of Mercantile Hall's marketing! She is a team player through and through - you can always believe her when she says "it's fine, I got it." In her down time, Kristina enjoys being out on the lake and traveling with her husband.

Faves: photography, music (she worked at a radio station), and traveling!

Tabitha | Chief of Staff

Tabitha works in the financial offices for BEDO Brands. Her organizational skills are perfectly suited to her fast paced role and despite her lengthy to-do lists, her smile brightens every room she walks into. She is a mom of two beautiful children, so she’s a busy woman. Tabitha and her husband spend time with their kids on the water in the summer and are very involved supporting their community.

Faves: all things around the lake, spending quality time with her kiddos and working with local organizations to help other moms!

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