Our talented staff of professionals is dedicated to making Lakeside Chautauqua a clean, safe and beautiful sanctuary for all to enjoy. Whether you're visiting for the day, a special event, week or the entire summer, we know just what it takes to make Lakeside your home away from home. Please contact us with any comments, questions or concerns; we would love to hear from you.


Lakeside Chautauqua Senior Staff

  • Daniel  Rogers

    Daniel Rogers

    President & CEO
    (419) 798-4461 ext 243

    Daniel Rogers

    Daniel Rogers became President and CEO of Lakeside Chautauqua, a non-profit organization, in August 2020. He also serves as President and CEO of the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, a supporting organization responsible for fundraising and managing the financial assets of Lakeside Chautauqua.

    Rogers is a skilled senior leader with a broad background in leading complex non-profit organizations that provide programming and assistance to poor, underprivileged and homeless populations.

    He combines his extensive business experience with a genuine love and curiosity of people and humbly describes himself as a servant leader, intent on nurturing relationships within the community while working with and developing his staff.

    Rogers most recently served as President & CEO of Cherry Street Mission Ministries of Toledo from 2005-2019, where he developed the strategic direction of the organization, fostered community partnerships and led significant fundraising efforts.

    He earned his Bachelor’s in Theology, Psychology and Behavioral Science from Mount Vernon Nazarene College.

  • Samuel Chelliah

    Samuel Chelliah

    Controller
    (419) 798-4461 ext 249

    Samuel Chelliah

  • Holly Gartner

    Holly Gartner

    Vice President of Marketing & Communications
    (419) 798-4461 ext

    Holly Gartner

  • Emily Messino

    Emily Messino

    Vice President of Hospitality
    (419) 798-4461 ext 279

    Emily Messino

  • Michael Shirtz

    Michael Shirtz

    Vice President of Programming
    (419) 798-4461 ext 110

    Michael Shirtz

    Michael Shirtz joined the Lakeside Chautauqua Staff as the V.P. of Programming in 2018.

    Shirtz earned his bachelor’s degree in music and jazz studies from Capital University and his master's degree from California State University.

    He has served on the faculty for both Capital University and Terra State Community College, where he started building a music and arts program. This led to him becoming the dean of the school of business communication & arts (now formally known as the Business, Humanities, & Industrial Technologies Division).

    After leaving Terra, he moved on to the Tri-C Jazzfest and Performing Arts program, where he managed production, jazz education and community outreach. He has also managed Tri-C’s Performing Arts Series, developed and managed partnerships with Playhouse Square, DANCECleveland, the Maltz Performing Arts Center, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Tri-C Foundation and the Kulas Foundation.

    Shirtz started writing music, performing and conducting for Lakeside in different capacities, and in 2013 he became the Religious Life Music Coordinator and the Director of the Chautauqua Choir.


  • Shirley Stary

    Shirley Stary

    Director of Arts Programming
    (419) 798-4461 ext 216

    Shirley Stary

    Shirley Stary serves as the Director of Arts Programming for Lakeside Chautauqua.

    Stary and her staff present over 70 nightly arts programs, oversee 1,000+ art classes and coordinate several other arts and entertainment events throughout the summer.

    Prior to joining the Lakeside Chautauqua staff in 2005, Stary was employed for 13 years as Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Student Activities at Ashland University. She received a bachelor’s of arts degree in technical theatre from Ashland University and a Masters in Arts in arts administration from the University of Akron. Stary has served as a Board Member for the Ohio Arts Presenters’ Network and Ashland Symphony Orchestra.


  • Jim Switzer

    Jim Switzer

    Senior Vice President of Municipal Services
    (419) 798-4461 ext 298

    Jim Switzer

    Jim Switzer joined the Lakeside Chautauqua Staff as the Senior V.P. of Municipal Services in April 2019.

    Switzer brings with him a wealth of applicable skills and experiences having worked in the telecom industry for 38 years. He recently retired from AT&T with 24 years of project management experience managing the company’s installation of sophisticated networks worldwide.

    In assuming this role, Switzer has resigned from the Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors, however, he will be an important liaison with the board and Municipal Services Committee moving forward. While on the board, Switzer served on this committee and the Historic Preservation & Design Review Board.

    Switzer is a graduate of the University of Mount Union, and earned his MBA from Baldwin Wallace University.

  • Alana  Tarry

    Alana Tarry

    Vice President of Development
    (419) 798-4461 ext 246

    Alana Tarry

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Full-Time Lakeside Chautauqua Staff

Name Title Email Phone
Chef Stacy Maple Director of Culinary Services (419) 798-4461 ext. 257
Dave Geyer Vice President of Facilities & Safety Services (419) 798-4461 ext. 238
Dwann Tittle General Manager, Fountain Inn & Hotel Lakeside (419) 798-4461 ext. 343
Elizabeth Fantozzi Marketing & Public Relations Manager (419) 798-4461 ext. 345
Hannah Brainard Executive Assistant to the President/CEO (419) 798-4461 ext. 349
Jennifer Wertz Rhein Center Manager (419) 798-4461 ext. 347
John Mann Manager of Human Resources (419) 798-4461 ext. 252
Katalin Domotorffy Director of Recreation & Wellness (419) 798-4461 ext. 239
Linda Goff Accounts Payable & Benefits Manager (419) 798-4461 ext. 240
Lisa Redett Director of Cottage Rentals (419) 798-4461 ext. 348
Loretta Wilken Master Gardener (419) 798-4461 ext. 258
Maintenance Dave Hirsch, Andy Larson & Jeff Robbins (419) 798-4461 ext. 282
Mallory Glenn Grant & Development Manager (419) 798-4461 ext. 246
Mary Ann Hirsch Director of Guest Services (419) 798-4461 ext. 248
Melanie Edris Development and Communications Manager (419) 798-4461 ext. 246
Natalie Smith Digital Communications Coordinator & Designer (419) 798-4461 ext. 372
Pam Fulton Accounting Assistant (419) 798-4461 ext. 346
Rev. Dr. Charlie Yoost Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach (419) 798-4461 ext. 214
Safety Services John Geiman, Dave Mix, Jeff Burkin, John Englebeck and John Frausto (419) 635-6030
Steve Koenig Programming Administrator (419) 798-4461 ext. 259
Sylvia Chappell Vice President of Accounting (419) 798-4461 ext. 247