Beth Caldwell, Director of Events and Senior Event Coordinator
Beth was born and raised near Ste. Genevieve, MO, and after living in Phoenix, AZ, for several years, decided to return to the area to raise her son (who has now grown up and become a Marine!) and live a laid-back small-town life. She and her husband own a historic home in downtown Ste. Geneveive, and Beth formerly owned a restaurant there with her mom, who is a fabulous baker and cook. When her mom decided to retire, Beth found her absolute dream job here at Chaumette! Beth actually has a background in music performance and audio engineering (ask her about her studio stories sometime!), but says she has never felt more comfortable at a job than she does here. Beth loves to make people happy, and what better way to do that then to help them plan their special day!?! When Beth isn’t at work, you can almost always find her enjoying a good book and a cup of coffee (or glass of wine, depending on what time it is) on her front porch swing.
Rhonda Currington, Director of Wedding & Event Sales
Rhonda started working at Chaumette in 2010 as a wedding coordinator after being a wedding photographer for 10 years. In 2013, she moved away to Hannibal and returned in 2016 to her current role as Director of Wedding and Event Sales. She now lives in Farmington with her new husband (they were married at Chaumette this past summer) and their combined 5 teens together. There is never a dull moment! Rhonda loves meeting couples, hearing their stories and taking them on tours throughout the Chaumette grounds. You will likely hear her say, “I feel I have a dream job” when talking to her because she loves helping couples make their big day perfect. When she’s not showing couples around property you can find Rhonda kayaking and/or fishing any time she gets the chance.
Jackie Collins, Event Coordinator
Entering her fourth season at Chaumette, Jackie (known as Collins), has played many roles at the company. She studied Hospitality Management at South East Missouri State and has brought her broad knowledge of event logistics to her position at Chaumette. Starting as an intern at Chaumette years ago, her passion for the venue and working with clients has flourished. When she’s not coordinating weddings, you can find her spending time with her extensive family and finding new restaurants around the city.
Alyssa Jensen, Event Coordinator
Alyssa was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended the University of California, Berkeley where she played volleyball for the Golden Bears! When she wasn’t on the court, she was interning with Cal Catering where she found her love for special events and event planning! Since joining the Chaumette team, Alyssa has brought her thorough organizational skills and ability to remain calm under pressure to ensure your day goes as beautifully as you imagined! When she’s not coordinating weddings, you can find her in the gym coaching volleyball, playing with her dogs and traveling as much as possible!
Nicole Collins, Event Admin
Nicole (also goes by Nicki) is indeed Jackie Collins’ twin and also studied Hospitality Management at South East Missouri State. You can find her handling event-related paperwork and working alongside our coordinators to make sure event days go exactly as planned. Her experience in Hospitality and record keeping from years of working at South East Missouri State Library has perfected her skills in events organization, operations and execution. When she’s not checking in orders and organizing files, you can find her spending time with her large family, causing a muk (intentional or unintentional) with her twin or cuddling up with a cup of tea and her tiny pit-bull.