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OUR TEAM

Meet The Ryland Inn #MemoryMakers.

Our event experts are here to help you celebrate life’s greatest milestones in style.

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Danielle Gomez

General Manager

After studying Hospitality Management in college, Danielle has dedicated her career to the industry. She has experience in overseeing events of all sizes and delights in adding refined country elegance to her clients’ biggest life milestones.

Christopher Albrecht

Executive Chef

Since his graduation from the Culinary Institute in 1996, Executive Chef Albrecht has built an impressive resume that boasts both a 12-year run as a Top Chef and a Ted Talk. He is dedicated to farm to table cuisine, which is the foundation for his menu at The Ryland Inn.  

Jeff Straub

Sommelier

Starting in high school, Jeff's first job was a bus boy at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge, eventually promoted to a server, and then bartender. He then moved on to become the assistant brewmaster at Harvest Moon, in New Brunswick, NJ. While working towards his Culinary Management degree at the Institute of Culinary Education, he returned back to Stone House and has been with Landmark ever since. Jeff is a Certified Sommelier through the Sommelier Society of America, and the in-house Sommelier at the Ryland Inn.

Lara Nestler

Event Stylist

From early on in life, Lara has always been affected by food, travel and culture. Because of this, it was only natural for her to pursue a career within the hospitality industry. She now translates her passion into both serving others and creating unmatched experiences.

Michelle Ross

Event Stylist

I have always been passionate for providing exceptional customer service. I majored in Hotel & Restaurant Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I started my career by interning at Walt Disney World. I have over 16 years of management experience from working at numerous properties throughout Marriott, Starwood and the Four Seasons. My true love and passion for weddings began at The Ritz-Carlton where I held the role as a Senior Manager of Special Events. I take great pride in building relationships with my brides and being with them on their special day.