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SPIRIT CIRCLE

Over ten years ago, Nantucket Island Resorts created a motto for our company known as "NIR Spirit". We incorporate this ethos into all facets of our company; from interviewing and hiring practices, orientation and training, to delivering the highest level of service for our guests.
In November 2016, Nantucket Island Resorts received the honor of being named among Boston Globe's Top Places to Work for the third consecutive year.
To read more about this exceptional achievement please click here.
To read what our guests are saying about us, please click here.

Spirit Circle

Nantucket Island Resorts is proud to recognize the "Spirit" of our employees who have been with the company for 20 or more years. Their dedication each and every day inspires others around them to strive and deliver the best possible guest experience. Enjoy reading their personal stories about the company and their love of the island.
Ceslyn McInnis

Ceslyn McInnis

Ceslyn's favorite thing about her job is working with individuals who are serious about their work and care about the company's progress. In addition to that, she appreciates the level of respect shown by individuals and the sense of belonging and purpose in this working community.

Her favorite thing to do on the island is going to church and driving around to catch some of her favorite island scenery.

Ceslyn lives on Nantucket with her husband and son. In the off season she loves to shop and visit with friends and family.
Marcia Bruce

Marcia Bruce

Marcia loves the challenges that she faces on the station at Brant Point Grill. She enjoys the responsibility that her position offers her, and she loves it when the guests are pleased with the pastries and desserts that are produced by her.

Her favorite thing to do on Nantucket in her personal time is walking, especially to Jetties beach and Surfside beach. Marcia has a sister who also works on Nantucket and her niece works with her at Brant Point Grill!

In the off-season Marcia enjoys spending time with her son and family, reading, and going to church.
Clarence Clarke

Clarence Clarke

Clarence loves to drive. He does it in Jamaica and it's what he does best! Besides being behind the wheel for guests at The Wauwinet, his favorite thing to do on Nantucket is to get outside and walk in the fresh air. And in the off-season he enjoys going to the beach with his family. Clarence has a son, daughter and two grandchildren living on Nantucket. His granddaughter, Simone, works at Jared Coffin House!
Craig Hanna

Craig Hanna

Craig loves seeing the great guests who return to The Wauwinet and TOPPER'S each year, as well as coworkers who become close friends. When it gets hot in August he keeps his cool working in a cold wine cellar! Craig's favorite things to do on Nantucket are enjoying an afternoon out on Coatue that continues into the evening, and walking the nature trails. And in the off season he spends time skiing and traveling.
Miguel Sandoval

Miguel Sandoval

Miguel loves the variation of one day to the next at Brant Point Grill; "Every day is totally different and brings new challenges!" Miguel's wife and two daughters live on Nantucket as well as his mother. His daughter Amanda is in college at Johnson & Wales and his daughter Nicole is soon graduating high school. In his free time, Miguel spends the day working in his yard and in the off season he loves to cook at home, travel and work on house projects
Rebecca Hudson

Rebecca Hudson

Rebecca loves the working environment at Nantucket Island Resorts, the support and energy of co-workers, and helping guests to create memories on Nantucket. She enjoys sharing her love of Nantucket with everyone who inquires about Nantucket Island Resorts. In her free time Rebecca likes to attend theatrical performances, and events that Nantucket offers to its seasonal visitors and year-round residents. She also enjoys going to the beaches year round with her husband and their children, Charlotte and Kramer. For Rebecca, the off season is for seeing extended family in Maryland every December, leading a Brownie Troop of second grade girls, and supporting her daughter in her theatrical and dance endeavors. Her main goal is to treasure every minute by making time for herself and her family.
Rob McMullen

Rob McMullen

Rob loves interacting with the guests aboard the Wauwinet Lady. He likes chatting with the passengers and sharing facts and stories about Nantucket. He even keeps a collection of interesting "show and tell" items, such as maps, arrowheads and old photographs and brochures, and uses them to illustrate the conversations. Everyday is busy, but in the evenings Rob enjoys reading aboard his sailboat, Snowy Egret. Rob has family in Chatham, only 20 miles away and his parents are frequent visitors to Nantucket, Many Nantucket Island Resorts employees and managers know them well! In the off season Rob is always in Chatham for the holidays. After that, he travels, especially to Florida and The Bahamas.
Maggie Eddy

Maggie Eddy

Maggie takes pride in the responsibility involved in Accounting and loves interacting with the many employees at Nantucket Island Resorts. She says one her favorite things about her job is the appreciation you can feel from everyone you work with. Maggie's favorite thing to do on Nantucket is to enjoy free time with her daughter, and in the winter months she makes plans to travel and visit family.
Christina Martin

Christina Martin

Christina loves that every day brings something different at Nantucket Boat Basin. Dealing with boat owners and crews is great because boaters take time to really enjoy life on the water. She enjoys interacting with her team and says that the Boat Basin's fantastic employees keep her feeling young! An office with the absolute best view in the world - no matter what time of year- is another perk of working at Nantucket Boat Basin. In her free time Christina heads to Dionis Beach with her husband and two children, Claire and Bill - swimming, collecting shells, and watching the beautiful sunset. Then on to dinner at Millie's on the west end of the island. During the winter months she spends time travelling and visiting family in South Florida.
Ginna Bretschneider

Ginna Bretschneider

Ginna loves working for Nantucket Island Resorts' Engineering Department. The variety of every day keeps life interesting, no two days are ever alike in Engineering!Her favorite thing to do on Nantucket is to window shop during the summer months and walk the quiet beaches or one of the many hidden trails in the off season. Ginna has close family on Nantucket, two sisters, a brother and two nephews. Visiting with family off Nantucket is also something Ginna enjoys during the winter months on the island.

Hanif Samuels

Hanif has been a member of The Wauwinet team for twenty years. He loves the people he works with and the guests he welcomes at the hotel each year, and thrives on the feeling of appreciation and loyalty. An accomplished artist, Hanif's favorite thing to do on Nantucket in his free time is set up his easel and paint the scenery around him. His sister Ceslyn and his wife Peggy also live on Nantucket with him. The Wauwinet's season ends each year in October and at that time Hanif likes to put on his helmet and tool belt and work on construction projects. 

Team Spirit

Discover our teams' unique SPIRIT for working at Nantucket Island Resorts.

Velma Cunningham, Housekeeping at White Elephant

Nantucket is the first place Velma has ever been to outside of her native Jamaica and it has become her first love of any place in the US. She loves the unique setting of the beaches, the cobblestone streets, and the many activities the island has to offer.
Velma loves working at White Elephant and feels motivated by seeing so many return guests after twelve years at the hotel; "Seeing guests return each year and providing them with excellent service and greeting them by name".

Scott MacLellan, Front Desk at Jared Coffin House

Taking care of the hotel guests, even in a blizzard, is one thing that keeps Scott MacLellan enjoying his career at Jared Coffin House for the past sixteen years. Scott delivers excellent service and is always motivated by positive reactions from guests; "Happy guests give a satisfying feeling. I love working with people and for people".

Katherine Laffey, Pre Arrival Concierge

In her previous work as a teacher, Katherine made connections with several members of the Nantucket Island Resorts management team and was always impressed with how much they loved their jobs, this inspired her to seek a career change to hospitality. Katherine feels motivated every day to receive positive feedback from guests at the hotels. "it feels so rewarding to enhance a stay with simple things like a welcome amenity or a personalized note upon a guests arrival. Once you spend time on the phone with a guest you feel like you know them and want to make their Nantucket experience as memorable as you can!"