Meet Our Events Team

Our Meetings and Events Team is here for one reason — to make your vision of the perfect event a reality. You’ll be working with the most creative and attentive team in the industry. Whether it’s a business meeting or planning a wedding or birthday, ease your mind and enjoy – you’re in good hands.

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Rebecca Kim | Sales Manager

Rebecca brings over seven years of Hotel Sales and Catering experience to Wind Creek Bethlehem. A native to Pennsylvania, she studied Marketing at Millersville University. Following her graduation, Rebecca worked for several Pennsylvania-based hotels and resorts. Her tenure, familiarity and passion for Pennsylvania led her to Wind Creek Bethlehem—where she now serves as the lead contact for Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania State Association market.

In addition to building and maintaining existing relationships with clients, Rebecca participates in various networking memberships including PCMA and MPI.

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Mindy Grote | National Sales Manager

With nearly three decades of hotel experience, Mindy has extensive knowledge in several key industry areas—including front desk management, catering, human resources and most recently, sales. After working as a Market Sales Manager for Marriot Hotels, she held two Senior Sales Manager positions at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa and Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, respectively. During her tenure in New Jersey, Mindy focused on meetings for groups from the corporate, association and government segments.

At present, Mindy is responsible for cultivating relationships with New Jersey and New York markets for Wind Creek Bethlehem. She is currently an active member of MPI NJ, MPI Greater NY and PCMA NY.

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Mary Rhodes | Conference Services Manager

A force in the industry, Mary brings twenty years of casino resort experience to Wind Creek Bethlehem. In 2002, she made her career debut at Mountaineer Gaming—a full-service resort located in West Virginia. After working in multiple Food & Beverage positions for over ten years, she made the move to Maryland—working as a Beverage Talent and Implementation Manager for a major casino. Mary’s talents paved her way to Pennsylvania—where she was hired as a Beverage Business Manager at Wind Creek Bethlehem. For nearly five years, she was tasked with managing logistics, re-structuring and overseeing day-to-day operations for the property’s Beverage department. In 2021, the Hotel Sales team took note of Mary’s success in her role and onboarded her as the department’s newest Conference Services Manager. At present, Mary manages assigned group accounts and is the property's official liaison between Meeting Planners and the Wind Creek Hotel—ensuring a seamless execution for every event.

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Nicholas Schlegel | Hotel Sales Coordinator

A Lehigh Valley native, Nicholas received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. At the start of his professional career, Nicholas brought his talents to Wind Creek Bethlehem in 2016.

Throughout his tenure, he worked as an In-Room Dining Shift Manager and eventually, went on to work in the property’s VIP Services department. Responsible for curating excellent guest experiences, Nicholas recently transitioned to Wind Creek Bethlehem’s Hotel Sales department—where he now is responsible for coordinating day-to-day sales operations.

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Jennifer Bender | Wedding Sales Manager

Jennifer boasts over ten years of combined hotel, catering, and sales experience. At the start of her career, she worked at several Pennsylvania resorts including Skytop Lodge and Camelback Resort—garnering a wide-range of experience through various departments including front desk, catering, operations, and wedding planning.

More recently, her love of event planning led her to Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites. Working as the Special Events Manager, Jennifer was responsible for key fundraising efforts, meetings, and procurement for close to two years.

Now serving as Wind Creek Bethlehem’s Wedding Sales Manager, Jennifer works one-on-one with couples looking to plan their perfect day.

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