Ryan Melino

Resident District Manager

 


Hannah Howard

Guest Experience Manager

Hannah grew up in Avon, Connecticut and attended Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts with a B.S. in Hospitality Management and concentration in Event Management. She has worked in the Hospitality Industry for 8 years and has a true passion for people. She has always found jobs teaching and serving others including becoming a Certified Swim Instructor, Certified Waterfront Lifeguard on Cape Cod, and a Ski Instructor, teaching students of all ages. In her free time she enjoys hanging with family and friends, and meeting new people. She hopes to spend more time seeing the world and dreams of taking a trip to Australia. Fun Facts: Hannah once threw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game and has met Taylor Swift on several occasions!


Hailey Handzel

Health and Wellness Manager

Hailey is from Great Neck, New York and attended Boston University with a degree in psychology. She received her second bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Joseph in Nutrition and Dietetics. She also completed her clinical training at Yale New Haven Hospital. In her free time she enjoys playing the piano, cooking, traveling, and going for walks with her husband and dog Brady. She once went snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia even though she has a terrible fear of sharks, it was absolutely worth it. Fun fact: She sat next to 50 cent at a boxing match in Hartford a few year back. He was super nice! What’s one dream she has? To play duet on stage at Madison Square Garden with Billy Joel.


Chris Walls

Chef De Cuisine

With over two decades of professional culinary experience, Chef Walls has traveled the country cooking at prominent functions including a yearly stint at the prestigious Tennis Associations US Open. Chef Chris learned at an early age what the culinary industry entailed while working alongside his father who was a classically trained chef. Chef Chris recalls his father advising him to not follow in his footsteps due to the demands of the profession, only resulting in making him more driven to make his own way and after years of learning under his father would eventually enroll in culinary school to pursue his own goals. Shortly after graduating from the CT Culinary Institute, Chef traveled to Ogunquit Maine where he quickly rose to the rank of banquet sous chef. Chef continued his career over the years working in both corporate dining and higher education accounts before joining the Sheraton Hotel brand as a sous chef. After several years, he was promoted to the level of Executive Chef where he implemented his own style of cuisine resulting in a surge to the hotels guest satisfaction scores. Chef would eventually join a corporate catering account allowing him to travel the country hosting exciting high profile events and rounding out his culinary experiences. Now with Harvest Table, Chef Walls looks forward to sharing his vast experiences and culinary delights with the students and faculty here at Springfield College.

Fun Fact: Chef enjoys his off time cooking with his family and putting miles on his Harley Davidson.


Roger Roberge

Operations Director

Roger grew up in Springfield and attended Johnson and Wales University. He has worked at Springfield College for 11 years and has spent a total of 46 years in the Hospitality Industry. He enjoys the customer satisfaction and daily gratification that the industry provides. He was even able to meet Emeril Lagasse and Paul Newman! Outside of work he enjoys outdoor activities and hopes to travel more in the future.


Tabitha Mahoney

Director of Catering/Retail

Tabitha is from Mystic, Connecticut and attended the University of Southern Florida. She has worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years and loves being able to feed people and make them happy. She loves Springfield College because of the atmosphere and the great energy the students, faculty, and staff bring to campus. In her free time she enjoys hiking and hopes to travel to the Galapagos one day. What is the scariest thing she’s ever done? Tabitha told us she once snorkeled the continental divide!  If you see her around campus, ask her about anything music related, she knows an abundance of music trivia and she is also fluent in Swedish!


Mary D’Angelo

Office Manager

Mary is from Somers, Connecticut and went to school at Springfield College. She has worked at Springfield for 18 years and truly loves working with such a great group of people at the school. Outside of work Mary enjoys camping, spending time with family and eating Spanakopita. She loves to be in nature and believes that life is a gift. Mary’s role model is her mother who came from a family of seven and made everything she did appear easy. Fun fact: Mary knows a lot about Egyptian Mummification!