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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.

Peter Callan

President / CEO & Owner

It is fitting that Peter came to lead Saint Clements Castle as its President / CEO & Owner in January 2022. His family roots are in Donegal, Ireland, a country with more castles per capita than any place in the world. While his career began in commercial banking, assessing companies’ health and growth potential, he knew he belonged on the other side of the table. In January 2009, he started a clean energy company, Lantern Energy, serving both residential and commercial customers in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Based in Glastonbury, it continues to thrive as the top ranked Energy Service Company (ESCO) in the state. Peter brings his innate entrepreneurial drive to St. Clements, where he is always seeking ways to raise the bar to deliver a top shelf experience, from the food to the grounds, to the décor and the service. Whether a corporate or social occasion, or the big wedding day, he is dedicated to leading the St. Clements’ team to ensure your event is executed with exceptional quality and care.

While off the clock, Peter can be found relaxing at his home on Lake Pocotopaug with his 90-pound yellow lab, Finn – named after a legendary Irish warrior Finn McCool.

Ehrin Cadigan - General Manager Saint Clements Castle & Marina

Ehrin Cadigan

General Manager

Ehrin joined the team at Saint Clements Castle & Marina in 2023 after spending 25 years in Hospitality. His experience lies in Hotels and Golf Clubs, working within every department in Food and Beverage.  From the start of his career as a young man washing dishes and setting banquet rooms, he knew hospitality was his future. Growing up in the wine country regions of Sonoma and Napa California, he was privileged to work with some of the best vintners and culinary talent in the country.  He has worked in Human Resources, served as a Banquet Manager, an Executive Steward, a Restaurant Manager, a Director of Sales and Catering and Director of Food and Beverage. He has also opened several event spaces within venues in California and Connecticut.  Banquets have always been his passion, and he is excited to bring that enthusiasm to Saint Clements Castle & Marina. Ehrin enjoys outdoor adventures with his family, sports activities like golf and football, and relaxing with good conversation and a nice glass of California Cabernet Sauvignon. 

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.

John Karp

Chef de Cuisine

John comes to Saint Clement’s Castle & Marina with 40 years in the culinary industry. He was raised on Long Island where he developed a love for food and high quality service which he brings to the Castle. He began working in kitchens at the age of 16. He is a 1988 graduate of Johnson and Wales University, receiving a degree in Culinary Arts. His love of food and the industry has led him to culinary positions within the Disney corporation, golf and country clubs both in New York and Connecticut, and at the prestigious 4 star restaurant ‘The Left Bank’ in Vail, Colorado.

John is an avid organic gardener. He and his wife share their home with their two rescue dogs. They are as passionate about food as they are about their dogs. When time allows, they love to travel to experience the gastronomy and culture of other countries.

Rebecca Sola

Wedding Sales Coordinator

Rebecca brings over 7 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. 

Outside of her career, you will find this entrepreneur designing bridal wear for her small business, going on various outdoor adventures with her fiancé and planning her very own special day which will be happening at no other place than Saint Clements in 2024! 

Alyssa Phillips

Wedding Sales Coordinator

Alyssa’s passion for the wedding industry came to her spontaneously after getting a job at a bridal salon and she has been in love with it ever since. She came to us in 2022 with years of experience working one on one with brides and is always looking to cultivate genuine relationships with the couples she is working with. She is articulate, creative, and engaging, which is the perfect combination to help bring your vision to life. She’s meticulous and lives by her “to do” list to ensure every detail is coordinated expertly. Her favorite part of the job is knowing that the couple will be able sit back and take in every moment of their dream wedding as it’s happening, stress free!

If you’re looking for her outside of work, you’ll most likely find her playing frisbee with her pup, getting lost in a book, or chasing after her tiny bestie – her niece, while impatiently awaiting the arrival of her nephew coming in the spring!

Shelby Eriksson

Wedding Sales Coordinator

Shelby began her work in the wedding industry in 2018 and has been cultivating skills in event planning and management ever since. While attending college in Louisville, Kentucky, Shelby gained experience working in food service and hospitality and quickly discovered her passion for cultivating relationships with everyone she met. It only made sense that after returning to Connecticut in 2018, Shelby would find herself in event sales and management; meeting and working with couples to bring the most important aspects of their weddings to fruition.

Shelby joined our team in early 2023 and under her care, she will be with you every step of the way, working alongside you through the stressful moments and utilizing her expertise in the field so you can remain focused on the most important thing – beginning the life of your dreams with your most favorite person.

Outside of work, Shelby enjoys spending her time surrounded by friends and family. She will take any chance to be outside for a hike, a swim, or just sitting in the sunshine with a good book and a glass of wine.

Senior Event Manager Mary Brasile

Mary Brasile

Senior Event Manager

Mary is a seasoned veteran in the wedding industry, boasting an impressive 30-year career dedicated to orchestrating unforgettable celebrations. From her early days as a wedding photographer assistant, Mary found her true calling and never looked back. She officially launched her career at Saint Clements Castle as a Part-Time Banquet Manager, laying the foundation for her path ahead. Mary’s roles evolved, encompassing positions such as Banquet manager, Director of Operations, and Wedding sales Coordinator.

In 2023, Mary returned to the Saint Clements family, where her journey had begun two decades ago, bringing with her a wealth of experience and a deep-rooted passion for creating unforgettable moments. As a senior event manager, Mary leverages her extensive expertise to ensure that every detail of a couples’ wedding, events, and corporate outings is flawlessly executed, exceeding expectations every step of the way. Despite her busy schedule, Mary maintains meaningful connections with couples she’s worked with over the years, watching their families grow and celebrating life’s milestones together.

Mary finds joy in her family life, cherishing moments spent with her husband, children, and beloved dogs. A lover of both the tranquility of the beach and the beauty of New England, Mary’s favorite memories include a cross-country trip out west, exploring national parks and embarking on adventures with her family.

Danielle Colavito

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

Jeri Taylor

Event Manager

Jeri’s career has always been in the hospitality industry, despite her degree in Biology. She is customer focused, compassionate and dedicated to making every event she manages, a memorable one. In the words of Audrey Hepburn: “Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE, the word itself says I’M POSSIBLE.”

She joined St Clements Castle, as a server, after 15 years with her previous employer, but we soon realized given her experience, she would be an asset to our management team. Family and friends are first and foremost to Jeri. In addition, Jeri is passionate about the outdoors, the environment and conservation. She is an organic gardener and an avid runner. Asked what her definition of a perfect day is, her answer is simple, BEACH.

Katie Flood

Event Manager

Katie joined the team at Saint Clements Castle with over 6 years of service and hospitality experience along with her. Eager to become a part of an organization that makes every dream become a reality, Katie stepped into the role of Event Manager at the very beginning of one of our busiest wedding seasons yet. She has fallen in love with the company and atmosphere and has continuously kept guest experience at the forefront of every event. She has made it her goal to bring every couple’s vision to life and to make couple’s special day as stress-free and magical as possible.

With a knack for details and a passion for creating unforgettable experiences, she has your back from the moment you step through the castle doors. Katie’s management skills not only ensure a seamless day for her couples and their guests, but also make for a dynamic and supportive atmosphere for our staff to work every function at their very best.

In her free time Katie volunteers as a foster mom with local animal rescues – Boomer’s Best Buddies, and Pack Leaders Rescue. Outside of Saint Clements you can find Katie outdoors with her dog Winnie, watching UConn basketball, or exploring new restaurants with her boyfriend Evan.

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