Nicole Pieckenhagen

Director

Nicole Pieckenhagen is the Managing Director of Toronto’s Graydon Hall Manor. Nicole began her tenure at the Manor in 1999 and led an intensive, year-long restoration and renovation of the facility, opening the doors to welcome the Manor’s first clients in June 2000.  For over two decades the venue has maintained a reputation for producing first class events due to an unyielding demand for excellence and consistently ranked in the top 10 among the “Top 100 Venues in Canada”.  In 2003, Nicole Pieckenhagen partnered with Chef Arpi Magyar and co-founded Couture Cuisine & Event Artistry. As Co-founder and Managing Partner of Couture Cuisine, she is responsible for overseeing the design and execution of all client events at Graydon Hall Manor and off-site: from styling dreamy weddings and chic corporate affairs to creating memorable bar mitzvahs and sophisticated social events.

Rebecca Saltzman

GENERAL MANAGER

Favourite season: Who doesn’t love fall? Sunny days, cool evenings, colours of the leaves, it’s perfect.
Favourite flower: Garden roses, they are so unique.
Red or white wine: Champagne!
Favourite destination: I love Spain, from the amazing food, to the endless exploring, and of course a day at the beach.
Favourite dish: I will never turn down a slice of pizza.

Marisa Kotsopoulos

senior EVENT MANAGER

Cats or dogs: Dogs, I want to cuddle with all of them (sorry, not sorry cats).
Favorite dish: Tacos all day, everyday!
What part of your job inspires you: Seeing my clients walk down the aisle about to marry their person for life. It is inspiring to know that there can be a fairytale for everyone.
Best piece of advice: Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle!

Lucy Dugalic

senior EVENT MANAGER

Vintage or modern: A blend of both. Vintage decor accented with subtle hits of modern metallic is perfection.
Favorite destination: Barcelona has my heart.
Favorite cocktail: A margarita on the rocks, but mimosas are a very close second!
Favorite event decor: Hands down candles. A room filled with candle light and a soft dim glow is so warm and inviting.

Kim Miyama

SENIOR EVENT MANAGER

Favourite destination: Koh Tao, Thailand.  Great beaches, great food, and of course, great scuba diving.
Cats or dogs: Definitely dogs.  I have a goldendoodle Bailey that is my world!
Most treasured possession: My grandmother’s wedding band that was passed down to me on my 16th birthday.

Shannon Crisp

EVENT MANAGER

Favourite destination: The mountains and lakes of Whistler, BC.
Favourite flower:
I love when daffodils bloom, it’s a sign that Spring is finally here!
Favourite dish: Sushi, any day any time.
Which store would you max-out your credit card: Any plant or gardening store, my green thumb takes over.
Favourtie cocktail: Sipping on an Old Fashioned

Riley Wilson

EVENT MANAGER

Favorite flowers: Black & white anemone and pampas grass!
Gold or silver: Mixed metals
Stripes or polka-dots: Polka-dots
Favorite event decor: I would have to pick florals & furnishings! They really elevate a space and tie an entire event together.

Josh Merifield

Event Sales Coordinator

Favourite destination: Paris, France
Gold or silver: I would pick gold over silver
Favourite movie: Dead Poets Society. O Captain! My Captain!
Favourite season: I love the summer! Patios and friends, what’s better than that?