Missie joined the Harbour Club as Membership Director in May 2019. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston and after stints in Charlotte and New York City working for Ralph Lauren, Missie moved back to Charleston 11 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. She most recently worked as the Member Relations Director for the past 4 years at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek on Johns Island.
Missie has an extensive background in sales, event management, communications and marketing. She lives on Johns Island with her husband and their two young girls. Having had their rehearsal dinner at the Harbour Club in 2009, Missie is excited to join the Harbour Club team.
Nina joined the Harbour Club team in 2017, bringing with her 15+ years' experience in event management, operations, marketing and sales. Through the years she has worked in all aspects of the industry; for private clubs, hotels, restaurants in and around Charleston, as well as a number of private venues.
Originally born in Europe, her family moved to the States when she was a young girl, and settled in North Carolina. She is 2006 Graduate of Elon University with a degree in Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice. She moved to the low country 12 years ago and has loved life here ever since.
Nina has strong communication skills geared towards both event leadership and providing outstanding customer service. She thrives when working in a fast-paced atmosphere, is organized, highly motivated, and detail oriented. She is passionate about creating exceptional event experiences for the Membership, and greater Charleston area.
When not at the Club, her two young girls keep her busy and on her toes! In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family at the local beaches, outdoor parks, and music festivals.
Jenna Root joined the Harbour Club family in February 2018. Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, she left the snowy hills for the sunny beach in 2010 where she attended Coastal Carolina University just outside of Myrtle Beach, SC. There she found a passion for the service industry primarily within the golf and country club environment. She moved to Charleston in 2014 and has made this city her home. She looks forward to building profound relationships with the Members of the Harbour Club and serving them with a smile every day. Jenna is a driven, team orientated person that has a vision for success in all she does. She is a natural born people person with a contagious positive energy. When she is not at the Harbour Club you can find her at the beach or the dog park with her Siberian husky, Jameson.
David joined The Harbour Club team in January 2018. His primary focus is bringing first-rate service to all members, guests, and private events. He stresses friendliness, product knowledge, systems and procedures. David brings over 20 years of hospitality and food & beverage experience.
He moved to South Carolina in 2000 after graduating from The University of Toledo with a degree in Business Administration. Small Business has been a main focus both in degree and experience. Some highlights of experience are co-founding/operating a vacation rental property business on Daufuskie Island and spending 10 years as General Manager of a local busy family restaurant. David is committed to finding great people to add to the service team and deliver above and beyond results for Harbour Club.
When David is not providing service at Harbour Club, he is likely enjoying time with his wife and young family.
Selene was born and raised in Torino, Italy. She studied hotel management and languages and left Italy after graduating from college as she wanted to experience the “full immersion” of different idioms and cultures. Her goal was to live in each country for 12 to 18 months, learning the language, cultural uses and costumes of many places. After living in Germany and Switzerland for a year, and England for 3 years, she decided to venture out to the United States for an 18-month contract. The next goal was Barcelona, Spain… she never made it. Her 18 months in the U.S. became 18 years, where she gained American citizenship through naturalization, a stable job, a house and many friends not excluding a wonderful husband who proudly served in the Air Force for 20 years to then retire and become an airline pilot for Delta Airlines. She still needs her “Italy fix” once a year, when she goes and visits the country and culture that shaped her, including her family and friends. She went back to school as she wanted to have an educational history in this country as a citizen. She got into accounting as math and numbers are not opinion-based. She sees her future still in accounting and HR. When she’s not at work she can be found mingling in the gym, busy in outside activities or dancing on Latin music such as Salsa, Bachata, Merengue
Rebecca joined the Harbour Club as Membership Director in 2019. She began her career in the music industry working for various record companies as a promoter. After five years of marketing bands, she moved to Seattle where she began her career in Private Clubs and hospitality at the Columbia Tower Club. Rebecca worked in Membership and as the Society Manager for eight years. She went on to event management and development for various nonprofits both in Seattle and in Charleston. Rebecca is thrilled to be back in the club life, and looks forward getting to know all the existing Members at the Harbour Club while helping to attract new ones. She’s also extremely excited about the new club location at the beautiful WestEdge building.
Wes Long Role: Executive Chef
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 843.723.9680 x:231
Email Wes Long
Chef Wes Long was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina. From a young age Wes was fascinated with the food and beverage lifestyle. He began cooking professionally at the age of 15 and quickly found a real passion for the industry. After completing High School, Wes went to Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina, where he was exposed to international, fine dining and of course Southern cuisine. As JWU was in the process of closing it's Charleston campus to open Charlotte NC, Wes decided to transfer to JWU in Denver, Colorado. He spent the next 3 years learning more about the relationship between farmers, sustainability, focusing and keeping the standards as high as possible for him and his colleagues. Wes moved to Savannah after completing University and began working at then famed Sapphire Grill as Chef De Partie in charge of the grill station. After a short stay at Sapphire he was offered an Executive Chef position at the tender age of 22 at Avida. He accepted, nervously, this new challenge, and was rewarded that year with best restaurant, best chef, and best wine list by Savannah Magazine, the highest of Savannah's local awards. Wes also helped to open several other restaurants in the Savannah and Beaufort SC area before deciding to move to New York City to further his cooking resume. He took his first post as lead Chef De Partie in the Michelin Starred Wallse in the heart of the West Village. Following that he worked in the world famous Michelin recommended Applewood in Park Slope as Executive Sous Chef, to finally be recruited to open Hudson Clearwater as Executive Chef. This is where Chef Wes really made a name for himself in NYC. Garnering such awards as top 30 professionals under 30, Zagat score of 26 out of 30, a Star Diamond Hospitality award as well as many other publications without the help of a marketing agency. After 4 years with Hudson Clearwater, Wes decided that he wanted to work abroad and quickly found an opportunity in Hong Kong. He opened several restaurants with a French restaurant group Le Comptoir, opened his own restaurants Paradis and spent 2 years as Executive Sous Chef at The American Club in Central, Hong Kong. Wes left Hong Kong after nearly 5 years with his wife and children to Paris, France. In Paris, Wes worked on a new project for wildly popular Uma Nota HK in their newest venture in Paris as a consulting Chef. Thinking back on his time and relationships built at The American Club, Wes has decided to get back to the private club sector of food and beverage. He is excited to relocated back to where it all started and bring his international palette and experience with him.