Meet the Team

Meet the Team
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Meet the Team

Theresa Chiettini, General Manager, Village Center

Raised in a family of hoteliers, Theresa learned the intricacies of managing luxury hotels in both Europe and the Caribbean from a very early age. After earning a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida, Theresa spent several years at properties in the US and Europe including the prestigious Rafael Hotel in Munich. Theresa has been with The Fearrington House since 2000.

Soledad Bardas, Rooms & Guest Services Manager

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Soledad joined Fearrington in 2007. Soledad studied Culinary Arts at Argentina’s Instituto Argentino de Gastronomia before receiving a degree in Hospitality and Hotel Management at Argentina’s CENCAP College. Before coming to The Fearrington House, Soledad served as the personal assistant to the owner of one of Argentina’s largest advertising companies, Sarmiento Advertising Group.

Rosie Chiettini, Reservations

Born on the island of St. Maarten where her father managed La Samanna resort, Rosie grew up in the hotel industry. Her family later moved to Austria, where she graduated high school in Schoenberg and college in Krems. After working at the famed Hotel Sacher in Salzburg for several years, Rosie joined Fearrington in 2000 at the front desk. She now coordinates all reservations for the inn.

Juan David Cure, Travel Industry Sales

Juan David came to Fearrington in 2006 to work in The Fearrington House Restaurant, and joined the Corporate Events team in 2008. A native of Colombia, Juan David came to the United States in 2000 to continue his studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston after attending Social Communications and Journalism School in Colombia. View his blog.

Samantha Whitaker, Corporate Event Sales

Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Samantha joined the Fearrington House team in 2007 after earning a degree in Psychology from James Madison University. Samantha worked in Inn Reception before moving into Corporate Sales in 2008. View her blog.

Kerstin Lingren, Special Events Coordinator

Kerstin has the great pleasure of coordinating the Fearrington Folk Art Show, the music schedule at Roost, Pumpkinfest, and other fun events open to everyone who lives nearby. She grew up in North Carolina, graduated from UNC Chapel Hill, and when she isn’t on the job she spends her time exploring the walking trails in the woods of Fearrington. Check out her blog!

Whit Brannon, Catering Manager

Whit Brannon, a local hailing from Chapel Hill, NC, began working in hospitality at the age of eighteen, at local restaurants such as Bonne Soiree and Bin 54. He came to Fearrington in the spring of 2010 as a member of the wait staff at The Fearrington House Restaurant. He assumed the role of Catering Manager in 2014.