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Meet The Swag Staff: Danny Gentry

We would like to introduce you to Danny Gentry, one of our wonderful members of the Maintenance & Grounds team at The Swag.  Danny has been a key part of The Swag family since 2011. In 2011, after spending a long time at the Wellco factory, whose rise and fall was told well by the … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff: Jim Rubendall

We want to introduce Jim Rubendall. If you are neither a night owl nor an early riser, there is a decent chance you have not met Jim, as he works overnight in Guest Services.  Next time you come, however, come visit with Jim before you head out on a sunrise hike to Gooseberry Knob. He … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff: Shelby Bakken

We are pleased to introduce Shelby Bakken, our Assistant Manager of Housekeeping at The Swag, which was recently named a Top Resort in the South by Condé Nast Traveler.  Shelby has been a key part of The Swag family since 2013! Prior to working at The Swag, Shelby worked at the Cataloochee Ski Area in … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff: Emilie and DeeAnn Rose

We are pleased to introduce “The Swag Sisters”: Emilie and DeeAnn Rose.  DeeAnn (whose full name is Ardelia for her great grandmother) is our wonderful Chef du Cuisine.  Emilie is a key part of our Dining Services Team at our award-winning mountaintop hideaway. The Rose sisters grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Tuscola High … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff: Jill Metterhausen

We are pleased to introduce Jill Metterhausen, a member our amazing Guest Services team, who started in 2014 with The Swag.  Deener and Dan quickly saw Jill’s talents and promoted her to be Director of Guest Services in 2015, a role she held for two season. In 2017, Jill took the year off to spend … Read More