With great wine comes great people.
As the St. Louis wine and event industries continue to grow, so too does Chandler Hill Vineyards. To keep up with this growth, we have organized a team of wine, food, and event professionals to maintain the level of efficiency needed to go the extra mile.
Meet the team:
Chuck Gillentine, CEO & Managing Partner
Since Chuck has taken over daily operations, Chandler Hill has seen consistent growth and quality improvements. Not only does his knowledge of wines from all over the world direct the future of our wine program, his commitment to the guests we serve is the model our team follows every day.
Tom Murphy, Winemaker & Vineyard Manager
Tom has been with Chandler Hill since we opened in 2008. Along with his experience as a Radio Operator in the Marine Corps, Tom has a degree in Business Administration from Mizzou, and, since getting into the wine business in 1994, has become a well-known local Winemaker & Vineyard Manager. Tom has managed our vineyards since the day they were planted and now they are some of the best looking vines in the state. We look forward to many years and vintages of Tom’s wines.
Mandi Harrell, Chief Operating Office
Mandi brings over 12 years of restaurant managerial experience to Chandler Hill. She oversees all aspects of the operation and leads the team forward towards the growth, expansion and continued success of Chandler Hill.
Corey Ellsworth, Executive Chef
Because our kitchen serves both the general public and private events in large volume, it takes a particularly talented chef to manage it. Since taking over in 2011, Corey has not only brought an unprecedented level of efficiency to the kitchen, but has also improved the quality of both general public offerings and catering.
Biron Valier, Office/Administrative Manager
With over 20 years experience in both sales and operations, Biron offers a well balanced approach to handling the day to day business and a managerial style that is direct yet casual. Biron works closely with all levels of ownership, management and staff to promote clear communication of expectations and flawless execution of duties.
Lynne Gray, Front of the House Manager
Lynne is the backbone of the front of the house. Along with handling all the scheduling, Lynne is a whiz with table arrangements and coordination of server duties. Since day one of Chandler Hill, her ability to anticipate the needs of special events has helped make some of the most beautiful Chandler Hill weddings go as smoothly as possible. And when things get stressful, her impressions always get the staff smiling!
Bonnie Boyd, Front of the House Manager
Bonnie has been with Chandler Hill since day one and is an invaluable member to our team. Bonnie is a customer service pro with 25 years of experience as a flight attendant for TWA and American Airlines. Her rock solid worth ethic serves as a proud model for our servers.
Christie Lenox, Events Manager
Peter Rexford, Marketing Director
Peter has over 30 years experience in national marketing for companies ranging from Monsanto and MetLife to Missouri Tourism. He was the first creative director to successfully produce marketing for all the Missouri wineries in the 1980's. Today, through the Rexford Group, Peter creates all levels of marketing for Chandler Hill including print, collateral, labels, special event coordination, broadcast and, of course, continual branding.
Trevor Gillentine, Music/Bar Manager
Trevor, the son of CEO Chuck Gillentine, has been working at Chandler Hill since day one as well. With his knowledge of music and good taste, Trevor keeps the bands booked at Chandler Hill year round to make sure we have the finest entertainment. On the weekends you can see Trevor behind the tasting bar where his management keeps things running smoothly.