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Stafford's Bay View Inn

Corey Ernst, Innkeeper

A northern Michigan native, Corey knew Petoskey would always be home. After attending North Central Michigan College and Davenport University, Corey graduated with a degree in Business Management.

He joined the Bay View Inn in 1999 as Dining Room Manager. Five years later he changed positions to Rooms Manager. Corey was named Innkeeper in 2011. As Innkeeper, Corey is in charge of daily operations including: front desk, housekeeping, maintenance, guest relations and the dining room.

Corey looks forward to being able to continue to offer guests the best hospitality services in northern Michigan. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, fishing and spending time with his wife, Wendy.

Lisa Gahagan, Dining Room Manager

Lisa grew up in Frankenmuth, Michigan. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a BSBA in Hospitality.

During college, she interned with Disney.

She moved to northern Michigan and began working at Stafford’s Bay View Inn in October 2009. She currently holds the position of dining room manager. Lisa enjoys meeting guests from all over the state.


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