Cece relocated to Charleston and she is sincerely thankful for her move. She attended North Carolina State University majoring in Visual Design with a concentration in Business Management. Afterwards, she put her creative eye and business acumen to effective use by owning and operating Cece's Boutique, which in 2016 unexpectedly led her to a role as Membership Director of the Piedmont Club in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
While there, Cece consistently exceeded Membership goals by displaying fun, caring, top-notch customer service, coupled with a data-driven approach to engaging Club Members and Prospective Members. As a result, she was awarded Club 100 status which is ClubCorp's single most prestigious form of recognition.
Cece joined the Harbour Club in May 2018. In this role, she continues to engage in building relationships, enriching lives and insuring that Member's needs are met. She is always attentive, cordial and hospitable to others, whether in a professional setting or casual encounter on the street. Her motto is, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." Mahatma Gandhi
While not at work, Cece relishes (which means that she cannot wait for) the opportunity to read historical novels, watch movies, especially great classics and more importantly, to cuddle with and take moonlit strolls on the Charleston Harbor with her loving husband, Robert and sweet dog Sadie.
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
Chef William “Bill” Montgomery brings with him a tremendous amount of energy, passion and creativity, and will focus on enhancing your Member experience through his amazing food!
Formerly Executive Chef of the Mills House Wyndham Grand in Charleston, SC, Chef Bill brings 33 years of experience to the Harbour Club team.
Chef Bill graduated from the Culinary School of Washington, DC where he served as an apprentice to famed French chef Dominique d´Ermo in his 5-star restaurant, Dominique’s.
After graduating, Chef Bill moved to Atlanta where he worked at several of Georgia’s top restaurants – Buckhead Diner/Chops Steak House, Azio’s, Carsleys American Cuisine; he traveled the American Southwest and tutored under leading chef’s Steven Pyles at Baby Routh, Mark Miller at Coyote Café and Robert DelGrande at Café Annie. In the spring of 1994 Montgomery became the Executive Chef of Sierra Grill earning top honors for Best New Restaurant in Atlanta.
Combining the southwest influences with the modern bistro fare this tandom of chef’s brought new vibrance to one of Atlanta’s leading dining destinations.
Continuing to evolve the southwest theme in Atlanta, Chef Bill became Executive Chef for Rio Bravo Group Atlanta in the spring of 1996. Bringing the chiles, herbs and flavors to this high profile restaurant group of southwestern restaurants creating the buzz as Atlanta’s leading southwestern restaurant. Chef Montgomery joined Master Chef Thomas Catherall at his namesake restaurant Tom Tom Bistro in Atlanta Ga.