Lyndsi Hale, Vice President of SalesHaving over a decade of Sales & Catering Experience, Lyndsi Hale has served as the Director of Sales & Catering for Mountain Lake Lodge since 2013.
As a member of the Mountain Lake Team, Lyndsi knows event coordination can be an intimidating process, and there are many tasks that can be overlooked. Her experience provides a wealth of information for brides and event planners, which translates into a smooth, efficient planning process and an extraordinary experience for any occasion! Her warm, enthusiastic personality, and flawless attention to detail has helped to create many Fabulous Weddings, Corporate Meetings, Retreats and a variety of other successful events over the years.
She currently resides in Christiansburg with her husband and Boxer Dogs. When she's not coordinating fabulous events at Mountain Lake Lodge, you can find her gardening, kayaking on the New River, traveling or spending time with family and friends.
Aleta Luther, Catering CoordinatorAleta Luther, a graduate from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks, & Tourism with a Concentration in Tourism & Special Events, started as an Intern with Mountain Lake Lodge. Aleta assists brides and meeting planners with the planning process. She assists every step of the way including the plan for mealtimes and event designs, vendor recommendations, menu selections, activities scheduling, and "day of" logistics. Altea's main goal is for your vision to come to life!
AJ Stephens, Vice President of Food & Beverage
AJ currently lives in Blacksburg, VA and enjoys spending time on the river and lake or working on home projects when he is not providing excellent service to Mountain Lake Lodge guests.
Michael Porterfield, Executive Chef
Chef Michael Porterfield began his career 34 years ago as Mountain Lake's garde manger. After leaving the lodge in 1992 as the Executive Sous Chef, he spent 5 years working locally in Blacksburg and another 5 years as the Chef de Cuisine at Roanoke College. In 2015, Porterfield returned to Mountain Lake with innovative culinary expertise and a dedication to sourcing quality farm fresh local ingredients. The Porterfield family owned the lodge for more than 30 years in the early 1900s.
Fun Fact! During the 1987 filming of Dirty Dancing, Chef Michael gave Patrick Swayze a ride to the store on the back of his motorcycle!
Jeremiah McKendree, Vice President of Retail & Recreation
A passionate outdoor enthusiast, Jeremiah McKendree prides himself in being born and raised in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. He is honored to be part of the Mountain Lake Lodge team and is grateful to have a career in what he is most passionate about.
Jeremiah brings years of experience from companies such as: Walt Disney World, The Greenbrier Resort, ACE Adventure Center, and The Resort at Glade Springs.
Jeremiah is a Husband, Father, and an outdoor junkie. In his down time, you can find him and his family exploring the great outdoors.