From Front Desk to Vice President: Jamie Jewell


Jamie Jewell, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

In 1989, she was a Grand Valley college student working the phones at The Homestead as part of a summer internship. Jamie Jewell has been moving up the company ladder ever since—front desk manager; manager of reservations, senior manager of sales, and, now, The Homestead’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

“Over the years, Jamie has served in many keys roles,” says Bob Kuras, President of The Homestead. “She knows what makes this place and northern Michigan such a special destination for our guests. Jamie understands customer service. She also has great vision and creative ideas, which make her ideally suited for a leadership role in marketing and public relations.”

The Homestead, America’s Freshwater Resort, is a beachfront resort community situated on 350 acres in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. With several miles of frontage on the Crystal River and Lake Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Bay, the four-season resort includes a spa, health and fitness center, golf, snowsports, year-round recreational facilities, restaurants, shops, resort hotels, a lodge, an historic inn and privately owned condominiums and homes. An affiliate owns an Arnold Palmer signature 18-hole golf course, Manitou Passage Golf Club.

The Knot "Best of Weddings" 2011 Pick

The Knot "Best of Weddings" 2011 Pick

Two projects on which Jewell has worked extensively recently received national recognition. Last fall, the Manitou Passage Golf Club was chosen by Golfweek magazine as one of its “Best New Courses” of 2010. Last month, The Homestead was named “2011 Best of Weddings” by The Knot the nation’s favorite weddings magazine.

Golfweek Best New 2010

Golfweek "Best New Golf Course" 2010

Jewell sits on the board for the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau and directs the publication of Manitou: The magazine of Leelanau, an annual, northern Michigan lifestyle publication that highlights the people, places, and activities unique to Leelanau County.

The Homestead is Northern Michigan’s largest waterfront resort community located in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – a unit of the National Park Service. Along with its unmatched natural setting and miles of frontage on Lake Michigan and the Crystal River, the resort offers guest pools, tennis and golf in the summer; downhill and cross country skiing in the winter; and shops, restaurants, meeting centers and the luxurious new Spa Amira throughout all four seasons. The Homestead is also destination for weddings and family reunions offering several wedding sites and several reception sites.

The Homestead Beach Club & Manitou Cafe

The Homestead Beach Club & Manitou Cafe

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