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.
Alyssa Lippincott | Director of Sales
Alyssa joined Wind Creek Bethlehem in 2012 with over eight years of hotel sales experience. Alyssa cultivates corporate business from the New Jersey and New York markets as well as builds relationships with third party accounts. Alyssa served as the President of the New Jersey Chapter of Meeting Professionals International from 2018-2019.
A Lehigh Valley native with a Bachelors of Science in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Alyssa began as a Sales Coordinator at the Las Vegas Hilton. After being promoted to Conference Sales Manager, she decided that it was time to return to Pennsylvania.Contact
Jacob Heft | Coordinator, Motor Coach Marketing
A veteran in the hospitality industry, Jacob has worked at Wind Creek Bethlehem for 5 years—boasting a combined experience in Marketing, Hotel Sales and Gaming.
In his current role, Jacob is responsible for coordinating day and overnight trips with motor coach operators in the Northeast. Born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, he has witnessed firsthand the area’s transition into a robust destination—and is eager to facilitate travel for both first-time and repeat visitors alike.Contact
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.Contact
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.Contact
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.Contact
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.Contact
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.Contact