Michigan native, Claire has always had a passion for the hospitality industry and all the creative aspects it has to offer. After completing her Resort Management degree with a double minor in Special Events and Meeting Planning as well as Club Management, Claire escaped the snowy Michigan weather and moved to the sunshine state!
While attending Ferris State University Claire embraced all that college and its organizations had to offer. Claire was very involved in the Big Rapids community while also holding leadership positions in the National Association for Catering and Events, National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, Student Government Executive Board, Hospitality Management Student Association, Professional Convention Management Association as well as serving as the General Manager for the 2016 Hospitality Management Gala.
In addition to being very involved on her College campus Claire also has a professional background working with some of the top hotel chains in the United States. She has had the had the opportunity to work with Starwood Hotels as well as Hyatt Resorts in her role as Assistant Rooms Manager. In this capacity Claire has been able to work in various hotels across the United States learning from some of the industry’s best. Some of Claire’s biggest accomplishments consist of receiving the 2015 NACE Rising Star of the Year Award as well as having the honor of working with ESPN and the XGames.
In her spare time Claire enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants with her fiancé Levi and their two puppies, Brooklyn and Sadie. Claire’s moto has always been "Working hard for something you don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something you love is called passion.” Working for Chef Brian has just reaffirmed this moto for Claire and she looks forward to what this new adventure at Crave Culinaire and Venue Naples as in store for her!
13240 Tamiami Trail North
Naples Fl 34110