Nicole Hershberger has worked at Donna’s Premier Lodging for nearly 10 years.  One of her favorite aspects of her job is creating a unique experience designed to each guests’ needs.  "We often have men call in and say 'I'm looking to surprise my wife,' and we work with them to customize a package that works for them," said Hershberger.   She recalls getting a phone call from a young man who wanted to create a proposal his girlfriend would never forget, she got right to work prepping their room for the big night. "We lit candles, sprinkled rose petals everywhere, and had a special CD playing the groom-to-be had requested," said Hershberger.  “He recorded the whole event and I later got to watch it …. it was such an honor to have been able to play a part in such an important event in their lives!”  Call Nicole for more details on setting up your own customized proposal package.

While not at Donna’s, Hershberger enjoys spending time outdoors.

 
   

Viola Leatherman is on her second year at Donna’s Premier Lodging. One of the things she enjoys most about her job is hearing all the different stories and what brings people to Donna’s Premier Lodging. “A lot of our guests are celebrating a birthday or anniversary or simply just need time together away from all the stress at home. Working at the front desk gives me a great opportunity to hear their stories. My favorite are when couples tell us how they met,” said Leatherman. “I’ve often told Donna Marie she could write a book with all the stories we hear.” Another thing she loves about working at Donna’s is Donna Marie herself. “The way she cares about people and is always there for anyone that asks makes all her guests and employees feel extra special. She is an amazing person!”

When not at work, Leatherman loves watching movies with her husband and taking care of her son.

   

Christy Stutzman has been at Donna’s Premier Lodging a total of 11 years; currently she helps out a couple times a month on the weekends.  Over the years she has enjoyed getting to know our repeat guests and will often surprise them by calling them by their first name even before they introduce themselves.   “I love helping all of our guests figure out what to do in the area and beyond” said Stutzman.  “I had guests check-out one day whom I gave a great itinerary of things to do and places to go – they ended up coming back again that night and stayed and extra night with us because they were so impressed with our customer service!”

Stutzman’s spare time is spent with her three kids and all of their many sports’ activities.  She’s also a dedicated Cleveland Indian’s fan and loves any genre of music.