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Meet Our Team

Feel confident hosting your event at Saint Clements Castle—we have one of the most experienced and dedicated teams in the industry! Our high standards and five-star ratings are evidence that we consistently strive for excellence. Our team is here to ensure that every detail of your event from start to finish is executed flawlessly. We want you to feel comfortable throughout the entire planning process, so below is a little background on each of our team members.

Pam Marshall

Director of Sales & Marketing

Pam’s journey at Saint Clements Castle began in 1997, her longevity adds a wealth of knowledge and expertise when coordinating all types of events Pam is your gal for booking any corporate or social events. Her proven dependability plays a pivotal role in the trustworthy reputation she has built with many clients. She leads the sales team by designing action steps focused on maximizing revenues, establishing corporate accounts and strategizing with the marketing and operations departments. Pam loves forming new client relationships while fostering valued long-term clients. Fun fact: Pam was married at Saint Clements Castle in the fall of 1996, and shortly thereafter became the first wedding sales manager for the venue.

Pam’s family and faith hold a very important place in her heart. Put her on a mountain skiing or on a beach lounging and she is one happy camper.

Bill Bowe

Director of Purchasing and Estate Preservation

Bill has been a loyal lieutenant of Saint Clements Castle for more than 15 years. With a background in Culinary Arts, Bill was first hired as a prep-cook and within years promoted to Executive Chef. He is now currently responsible for estate preservation and all purchasing. If you ask any employee, Bill will be referenced as the “Jack of all Trades.” He is always ready and willing to do whatever it takes to exceed our clients’ and guests’ satisfaction, from cuisine to the maintenance of our gorgeous grounds.

In his spare time, you can find Bill spending time with his wife and amazing children, or renovating something at his house.

Rebecca Sola

Wedding Sales Coordinator

Rebecca brings over 5 years of event and hospitality experience to the Saint Clements Castle Sales team. She graduated from the University of New Haven with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a concentration in Event Management. Rebecca has had a passion for weddings since she was a little girl playing dress up in her grandmother’s ball gowns pretending to be the bride. She believes that your wedding day is a very special day, which is why she loves helping couples turn their wedding dreams into a reality! Rebecca has an eye for design and detail which is extremely important when helping to coordinate the most exceptional wedding day for you and your guests.

Outside of her career, you will find this entrepreneur designing bridal wear for her small business and going on various outdoor adventures with her boyfriend, Andrew.

Vin Laraia

Executive Chef

A native of West Nyack, New York, Vin played an integral role in his family’s cheese business as a cheesemonger. He is the Executive Chef at Saint Clements Castle and Marina, coming from extensive experience with more than 23 years at Foxwoods Resort & Casino. He is well-known around the kitchen for his attention to detail and recognize the importance of not only the food quality but presentation as well.

Vin has coached high school soccer for more than 23 years and is usually found on the golf course or in his backyard, landscaping or renovating his home.

Katelynn McKinnon

Director of Events

Katelynn began working at Saint Clements Castle when she was 16 years old as a banquet server, and has been enthusiastic about the industry ever since. She currently holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree from CCSU; however, she knew for a long time that managing events was her true passion. From birthday parties to corporate meetings to upscale weddings, she takes pride in making your vision come to life.

In her spare time you can find Katelynn vacationing at her favorite spot in Walt Disney World or the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, or playing with her best friend: her 5.5-lb Yorkie mix, Finley.

Danielle Whalen

Event Manager

Danielle has been an employee of Saint Clements Castle since 2014, when she started out as a server. Her dedication, loyalty, and bubbly personality were the perfect fit for our team, and earned her a promotion to event manager. The most rewarding part of her position is seeing the joy on couples’ faces when their dreams turn into reality and being part of one of the most memorable days of their lives.

This newly engaged foodie can be found exploring new restaurants in her free time. She may also have a slight obsession with shopping.

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