Meet the team

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    Joan Bever

    Director of Food and Beverage –
    Event Services

    At The Breakers: 21 years
    Favorite Breakers’ space: The Circle Ballroom truly has it all! Gorgeous fresco painted ceilings complimented by a spectacular chandelier and stunning ocean view. The unique round shape creates a warm, intimate ambiance.
    Words I live by: “Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.”

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    Kym Bichon

    Associate Director of Event Sales
    At The Breakers: 19 years
    Favorite Breakers’ space: The Mediterranean Ballroom – it’s such a grand room and I just love how the natural light filters in from the courtyard and highlights the fresco painted ceiling.
    Words I live by: “Where there is love, there is life.” ―Mahatma Gandhi

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    Jeff Fowler

    Senior Event Sales Manager
    At The Breakers: 21 years
    Favorite Breakers’ space: The Gold Room because of the 142 gold gilded cherub faces smiling down at you!
    Words I live by: “If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good!” ―Dr. Seuss

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    Katie Gillespie

    Event Sales Manager
    At The Breakers: 18 years
    Favorite Breakers’ space: Such a hard question! If I have to narrow it down, I would say The Ocean Lawn and the Venetian Ballroom.
    Words I live by: “Live each day to the fullest and treat others the way you would like to be treated.”

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    Sascha LaGreca

    Event Sales Manager
    At The Breakers: 10 years
    Favorite Breakers’ space: The Circle Ballroom – there’s something so magical about it!
    Words I live by: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” –Helen Keller

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    Sal Racicot

    Event Sales Manager
    At The Breakers: 7 years
    Favorite Breakers’ space: The Beach Club — You can open the doors and feel the breeze from the ocean as you enjoy a beautiful dinner from within.
    Words I live by: “Most of the shadows of this life are carved by standing in one’s own sunshine.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

    -Headshots & team photo by Donna Newman
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    Jeff Simms

    Executive Chef of Banquets
    At The Breakers: 18 years
    Favorite Breakers’ dish: Crab and Lobster Imperial.
    Words I live by: “At the end of the day, ask yourself what you’ve done to further the culinary profession. If the answer is nothing, put your chef coat back on and get back to work.”

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    Joy Cudahy

    Director of Design & Audio Visual Services
    At The Breakers: 18 years
    Favorite Breakers’ space: The Circle ballroom – the ceiling is simply breathtaking and the shape of the room is so unique.
    I’m inspired by: Our beautiful property, a simple stroll can elevate the mind, body and spirit.

  • Michele

    Michele Boyet

    Social Media Manager
    At The Breakers: 4 years
    Favorite Breakers’ space: I could stare at the fresco-painted sky ceiling of the Mediterranean Ballroom all day! It’s a remarkable space and I love to see the unique ways our Design Studio can transform the room for a celebration.
    Words I live by: “The shortest distance between two people is a smile.”

    • Video Interview: Meet Michele •
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    Virginia Philip

    Master Sommelier
    At The Breakers: 14 years
    Favorite Breakers’ wine: Domaine du Tariquet Sauvignon Blanc, Gascony, France. It is crisp and refreshing with loads of grapefruit, melon and lime – perfect for Florida.
    Favorite upgraded wine: Fisher “Unity” Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, California

    • Video Interview: Meet Virginia •
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    Aime Dunstan

    Design Sales Manager
    Favorite Breakers’ space: My happy place is the Front Lawn. As a baby, I brought my son here to explore the bright colors and textures of the landscape. We lost all sense of time and just reveled in the moment.
    Words I live by: “Every story has the opportunity for a happy ending so long as you’re the author. Write yours.”

  • Robert Peczka

    Robert J. Peczka, Jr.

    Design Sales Manager
    Favorite Breakers’ space: The Gold Room —  it brings back memories of when I  was studying in Poland and reminds me of this wonderful time in my life. Imagine having your ceremony in this space and then carrying that memory with you for the rest of your life…
    Words I live by: “Good clothes open all doors.” –Thomas Fuller

  • Jennifer Herrera

    Jennifer Herrera

    Design Sales Manager
    Favorite Breakers’ space
    : My favorite space (besides them all!) would have to be the Mediterranean Ballroom. The room lends itself so well to many color stories and the large windows with views of the courtyard just tops it.
    Words I live by: “The most important work of art is the life we create.” –Erwin Raphael McManus

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    Josh Rhodes

    Pastry Chef
    At The Breakers: 7 years
    I’m inspired by: There’s nothing quite like seeing the bride and groom when they get that first glimpse of their cake, it truly makes it all worth while knowing what I created helped their dreams come true.
    Words I live by: “You can never learn too much, there is always something new to learn.”