Meet Your Wedding Planner

Kevin Sykes, Mazzone Catering

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As a seasoned member of the sales staff, Kevin has played a dynamic role since joining our company in 1991. Early in his Mazzone career he learned the all-important operations side of the business as Banquet Manager at Glen Sanders Mansion. In 1996 he relocated to our Hall of Springs venue, planning a multitude of corporate and social events in the Saratoga and Adirondack regions. Most recently, Kevin’s focus is in new business development, mentoring other Mazzone staff, and event planning for Mazzone “Signature Level” events. His vast knowledge and discerning taste makes his clients feel at ease and confident that their event will be an experience like none other.

 

Maria DeMartino, Glen Sanders Mansion

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Maria brings over 20 years of experience to Glen Sanders Mansion. After attending SUNY Plattsburgh, Maria moved on to work at the Boca Raton Hotel and Club and later became Beverage Manager at the Intercontinental Hotel and Club in Miami, Florida. Maria joined Angelo Mazzone in opening the Manhattan Exchange Restaurant, where she took on the position of Restaurant Manager. She has been with the Glen Sanders Mansion for 23 years now, where her role as wedding event planner has helped make Glen Sanders Mansion known for its exquisite ceremonies and receptions. Her warm personality ensures that all of her brides are comfortable with the wedding planning process and she truly loves keeping the brides in touch with what’s really important to them on their special day. The comfortable and personal setting she creates for her clients as well as her “call me anytime” policy have led to many life-long relationships, usually moving on to plan baby showers and family events!

Traci Montanino, Saratoga National Golf Club

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Traci got her start at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City studying Fashion Design, Buying & Merchandising. She then worked as a Menswear Designer and Merchandiser for Donna Karan Collection, Valentino and Joseph Abboud. Upon moving to the Capital District in early 2001, she became an Event Planner for Birch Hill Catering & Events and later took a position as Director of Catering at Unique Catering out of Albany’s Milano and Provence restaurants. Joining our company at the beginning of 2008, Traci’s experience and attention to detail is sure to assist clients in planning exemplary events at  one of Saratoga’s hottest wedding venues- Saratoga National Golf Club.

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 Cassie Burd, Mazzone Catering

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Cassie attended Cornell University as a chemistry major and eventually transferred into The School of Hotel Administration because of her lifelong interest in food and cooking. She was able to take classes on wine, restaurants, and special events all while earning a business degree. Upon graduation, Cassie began working at Butler’s Pantry in St. Louis where she served as the Vice President of Sales and Catering.  She describes catering as the perfect way to “marry” her love of food with her obsession of organizing chaos. When Cassie is not busy working in catering she loves to take her dog, Milo, Collie/Australian Sheppard mix, on hikes. Cassie joined the Mazzone Hospitality team in 2013 as an Event Planner for Mazzone Catering.

   Angelica Gross, Key Hall at Proctors, 90 State Street

Angelica Gross Angelica graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, & Communications in 2010. Upon her arrival back to the Capital District, Angelica gained professional wedding planning experience with Christine Wheat Event Planning LLC, before joining the Mazzone Hospitality team in 2011. Angelica joined Mazzone Hospitality as sales & marketing assistant and recently transitioned into the role of Wedding Event Planner at Key Hall at Proctors. Angelica’s vision is simple: “Make your client’s vision a dream come true!”

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