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The Rock Island Family

Your wedding is one of the biggest moments of your entire life, and at Rock Island, you're in excellent hands. Our professional and ambitious staff provides couples and their guests with turn-key service from beginning to end by offering onsite coordinating, in-house catering and unparalleled attention to detail. Rock Island is a wedding-only venue, meaning our staff is extremely experienced in wedding planning and knowing exactly what today’s couples want. Our venue also holds only

one wedding per day to ensure all focus is on the couple of honor.

PERRY BONADIES

Owner

Perry is the owner of Rock Island Lake Club and Bear Brook Valley. Formerly the general manager of Lake Valhalla, Perry has 30+ years of experience and knows how to throw a party!

MICHELE BONADIES

Owner

Michele is also the owner of both venues. Formerly a wedding and ceremony coordinator, Michele brings an extensive amount of experience in the wedding industry. 

EMMA CONWAY

Administrative Coordinator

Emma in a Nutshell

Coffee Addict, Harry Potter Nerd, Knitting Aficionado 

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"I love the friendly personalities that create a warm and welcoming environment for guests and coworkers alike and the eagerness of everyone to help each other, no matter the task!"

BECCA NELSON

Event Coordinator

Becca in a Nutshell

Soft Pretzel Lover, Board Game Enthusiast, Chocolate Obsessed

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"My favorite part of working at Rock Island is that I love being part of such a friendly and collaborative team that works hard to turn couples' visions into realities!"

JILLIAN LEECH

Maître D'

Jillian in a Nutshell

Chocolate Lover, Vignette Design Enthusiast, Antique Hunter

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"Everyone is so passionate! The atmosphere here feels like home. My absolute favorite part is learning the couples love stories and being a part of their special day!"

VICTOR SANCHEZ

Head Chef

Victor in a Nutshell

Travel Lover, Uruguay Native, Movie Fanatic

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"I love being able to work creatively and implement new ideas into the kitchen."

LISA ROSSITTO

Business Manager

Lisa in a Nutshell

Leo, Green Tea Obsessed, Fantasy Football Fanatic

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"Implementing a relevant new school approach to the market and seeing an overwhelmingly positive response!"

ENSLE GUY

Administrative Assistant

Ensle in a Nutshell

Lover of All Things Beyoncé Related, Classic Movie Fan, Secret Karaoke Slayer

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"Our team is amazing! The atmosphere here feels like family. I also love knowing that I am helping our couples create lifelong memories on the happiest day of their lives!"

AMANDA REDDINGTON

Event Coordinator

Amanda in a Nutshell

Aquarius, Plant Lady, Chocolate Addict

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"From meeting our couples on their first tour to seeing their dream wedding come to life, I love being a part of the whole process!"

KELLIE CLARK

Social Media Assistant

Kellie in a Nutshell

Anything + Everything Chocolate, Fitness Enthusiast, Cheers!

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"The freedom to use my creativity to help build and enhance the company, as well as working alongside young, like-minded people who have the same passion & drive as one another."

ALLAN MALDANADO

Sous Chef

Allan in a Nutshell

Ski Enthusiast, Music Lover, Go Getter

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"My favorite part of working for this company is the feeling of family within the staff, and the dedication to excellent service."

JAMIE EICHVALDS

Director of Marketing

Jamie in a Nutshell

Boy Mom, Lover of Astrology & Wine, Home Goods Addict

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"I enjoy marketing to millennials and being a part of an industry that’s rapidly growing and always changing. I love learning new things, implementing new trends and creating a unique experience for our couples."