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"Our wedding day was the best day of our lives, so far. That is in no small part due to the amazing Rock Island Lake Club family. When booking a venue, you don’t necessarily realize that you will be working with the same people for over a year, in our case, almost two. You think about the food and menu, the aesthetics of the venue, is there a backup plan in case it rains? Let me just say, the food is delicious, the venue is gorgeous and yes. But it’s really the people you work with that make your day. Their counsel was appreciated, their expertise was needed, their warm embrace was comforting and their kindness is immeasurable. Every promise they made was delivered on, and more. We truly appreciate everyone we met during our time working with RILC. Thank you for making us feel like family.

To all the future Rock Island couples, you are in good hands."

Gina, Bride

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. 

KARLY MANI

Wedding Planner

Karly is here as your personal coordinator throughout planning to guide you through what you need for your Rock Island wedding! She'll be your go-to girl throughout planning to answer any questions, provide personal suggestions and get to know you along the way!

3 Facts About You?

Ice Cream Enthusiast, Elephant Lover, Getting Married at Rock Island

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"We’re more than just a team working together to get the job done. We are a family who all do whatever we can/need to for the couple to make sure it’s the best day of their lives!"

EMMA CONWAY

Administrative Coordinator

Emma is the typically the first voice you hear when you get in contact with Rock Island Lake Club! 

3 Facts About You?

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!"

KELLY MCDERMOTT

Assistant Coordinator

Kelly is one of our friendly sales coordinators, here to guide you through your first tour! You can also find Kelly setting up decor on wedding days or assisting with ceremony.

3 Facts About You?

Dog Lover, Disney Obsessed, Reality TV Addict

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"Working alongside an amazing group of people to make our couples dreams come true on the best day of their lives.”

VICTOR SANCHEZ

Head Chef

Victor is the leader in the kitchen and the soul of the food at Rock Island Lake Club.

3 Facts About You?

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."

JAMIE EICHVALDS

Director of Marketing

Jamie also bounces back and forth between Rock Island and Bear Brook. She manages/oversees our brand, social media and marketing plans.

3 Facts About You?

Astrology Obsessed, Favorite Show: This Is Us, Mom of Future NBA Star

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."

MIKE ALIA

Maitre D' 

Michael is here to execute your wedding day flawlessly; he will treat you and your guests like VIP. Mike will always go above and beyond to make sure you're fully taken care of and that everything runs smoothly without you or your guests having to lift a finger!

3 Facts About You?

President of the Party Patrol, Superman Fanatic, Trivia Master

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"My favorite thing about being a part of the Rock Island family is that I get to be a part of so many families over the years. I am afforded the opportunity to share in the love of so many wonderful couples that I truly feel like part of their family by the time we reach the end of their day."

BECCA NELSON

Assistant Coordinator

Becca is one of our friendly sales coordinators, here to guide you through your first tour! You can also find Becca setting up decor or assisting with ceremony.

3 Facts About You?

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!"

KELLIE CLARK

Social Media Assistant

Meet the face behind our Instagram posts! You can find Kellie taking photos of the food and decor during weddings, or in the office organizing marketing content.

3 Facts About You?

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."

LISA ROSSITTO

Business Manager

Lisa is the manager of Rock Island Lake Club as well as our sister property Bear Brook Valley. Lisa oversees and controls the general operation of the businesses, from legal to day-to-day affairs. ​

3 Facts About You?

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!"

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