Meet Our Team

Our team is happy to provide you an all-inclusive event encompassing your rehearsal dinner, lodging accommodations, ceremony, reception and post-wedding brunch or farewell. Every detail will be tended to and our promise to you is a fairy tale wedding that is limited only by your own imagination.

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Angie Whitener

Director of Sales

Angie was born and raised in Iron Mountain, Michigan. After attending Grand Valley State University and graduating with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Angie fell in love with the small town of Petoskey

She enjoys the hospitality business and has been with Stafford’s since June 2000. Meeting new and different people everyday inspired her as are the relationships she has developed with clients and guests of the hotel.

Angie currently holds the position as Director of Sales and is responsible for executing weddings, groups, meetings, special events and more. She loves to plan, organize and share in the excitement and joy of special celebrations. And since she is so fond of food, creating the menu is her favorite part of the whole process!

She is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Little Traverse, is an active member of the Downtown Petoskey Events Committee and serves on the Steering Committee for the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce Connecting Women in Business Group. She is an active board member of Circle Michigan and the Petoskey Ski Team Boosters.

In her spare time, Angie enjoys traveling, camping, downhill skiing and spending time with her husband Matt and children, Cassidy and Cole at their Bernese Mountain Dog, Luca.

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Xaina Jones

Sales Manager

Xaina is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah and has lived in many different parts of the United States. She moved to the northern Michigan area in 2011 with over 2 decades of hospitality experience. She decided that the resort town of Petoskey supplies her with inspiration and now calls it home.

Xaina joined the Stafford’s Hospitality team in 2016. She has been involved with Front Desk management, Revenue & Distribution as well as Food & Beverage departments. Xaina joined the Sales Department full time in 2019.

“We live in one of the most beautiful places that I’ve seen, I just adore sharing it with as many people that I can. It is a magical area.”

In her spare time, Xaina enjoys visiting her daughter & extended family in Florida, theater, music, yoga and traveling anywhere.