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Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 7: Ginger Wiggins

For our seventh episode of Meet The Swag Staff, we want to introduce Ginger Wiggins, who has driven the 2.5 mile driveway up to The Swag for work for nearly 12 years!  If you have been a “Swagger”, you probably spoke with Ginger before, during, and/or after your visit to our Smoky Mountain inn bordering … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 6: Mark Higdon

In our sixth episode of Meet The Swag Staff, we are pleased to introduce Mark Higdon, who is in his 13th season at The Swag.  Mark is a member of the Guest Services Team and, if you stay with us, there will be a good chance that you will speak with Mark before, during, and … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 5: Jeremy Thompson

Meet The Swag Staff is back with Episode 5.  We are pleased to “go outside” and introduce you to Jeremy Thompson, the director of our Grounds & Maintenance Team at The Swag, our award-winning mountaintop hideaway.  Jeremy & Team are responsible for keeping all of our facilities and 250-acre grounds looking good and working well, including our miles … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 4: Kirsten Peters

On this week’s episode of Meet The Swag Staff, we are pleased to introduce Kirsten Peters, our Manager of Dining Services. She leads all of our dining services, with responsibilities for delivering exceptional guest service at breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner.  Along with her team, Kirsten has also taken a leading role in developing … Read More

Meet The Swag Staff, Episode 3: Chef Jake Schmidt

Meet The Swag Staff is back with Episode 3.  We are pleased to introduce Chef Jake Schmidt.  Chef Jake is our Executive Chef and is in his second full season at our award-winning mountaintop hideaway delivering renowned cuisine day in and day out. He came to The Swag in April 2017 following a six year stint at … Read More