Vibrant, enthusiastic, dedicated and professional: the entire Castle Farms team takes great pride in working at this beautiful historic facility. Offering world-class customer service to all visitors and guests, visit us at the Castle and see what a difference our team makes!

Linda Mueller Castle Farms Owner Photo by R. Scott Kelly

Linda Mueller – Owner


Linda Mueller has always had a special love for castles. While dating Richard, her childhood sweetheart who had family ties to the Charlevoix area, Linda had an opportunity to visit the Castle…and promptly fell in love. Years later, happily married to Richard, Linda found herself able to fulfill a lifetime dream when the Castle was offered for sale. Purchased in 2001, Linda’s extensive renovations were completed in 2005, restoring the Castle to its original beauty. Today, Linda often can be found in one of her favorite places: strolling through one of the extensive gardens on the Castle grounds and dreaming of another garden. Linda’s vision of developing a world-class historic property incorporating old-world charm and timeless elegance continues to enchant visitors to this day.

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Kristin Frazho- General Manager


Kristin, a native of Michigan grew up in Houghton Lake, a 1995 graduate of the University of Findlay in Ohio, emphasizing on Business and Farm Management along with equestrian studies. She brings to the table an Extensive understanding of operational intricacies, entrepreneurial mindset, empathetic and generous with a compassionate and expansive nature. When she’s not at Castle Farms or Hungry Ducks Adventure Farms she enjoys spending time with her family, and her animal farm, the camel Pistol Pete and if time allows jumping in to referee roller derby for the Small town outlaws.

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Peggy Kusina – Castle Ambassador


Peggy Kusina has been with the Castle since 2006. Her former responsibilities included managing and buying for the Gift Shop, as well as marketing historic tours. Under her direction, the Gift Shop and Welcome Center grew to be a proud showcase for Castle Farms. In 2013/2014, Peggy stepped down as Gift Shop and Tour Director, and now serves in an official capacity as Castle Ambassador. Peggy is also an Ambassador for the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce. Her passion for the Castle and the Charlevoix community serves her well in her role as avid spokeswoman for both Castle Farms and the Northern Michigan area.

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Jessica Anderson – Director of Guest Experiences


Jessica, a 2012 graduate of Lake Superior State University, is responsible for managing daily and group tour operations of Castle Farms. Jessica’s credentials are impressive, and she is no stranger to the business world. With ten years of experience in the travel industry, her energy and enthusiasm, plus an avid eye for detail, have resulted in a fantastic Castle Experience for thousands of guests.  When she’s not at the Castle, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening, and traveling to her family home on Drummond Island.

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Mandy Fehrlen – Gift Shop Director


Mandy grew up in Boyne City and remains a native of Northern Michigan.  She loves assisting guests!  Her warm and friendly energy makes her the perfect fit to share her passion for Castle Farms History.  Mandy manages the gift shop employees and many details regarding Castle Farms Welcome Center including the selection of inventory and helping tour and wedding guests have a great visit while on property.  She accepted the position of Gift Shop Director in the winter of 2022 after working as Assistant Gift Shop Director for the 2022 season.  In her free time, Mandy loves spending time with her husband, five sons, daughter, and several grand babies as well as her beloved cats.

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Rebekah Moser – Lead Sales Coordinator


Rebekah grew up in Charlevoix and is a graduate of Central Michigan University.  She has been with the Castle since 2015 and has primarily spent her time working with prospective wedding couples.  She has a passion for the history of the Castle and absolutely loves helping couples choose the perfect location for their wedding.  When not at work Rebekah is spending time with her family and enjoying the gorgeous Charlevoix beaches!

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Terri Damm – Sales Coordinator


Terri hails from Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Western Michigan University. She is married, with two adult children and two delightful grandchildren. Terri enjoys the great outdoors, especially lake living, boating, and snow skiing. Her favorite part of working at the Castle is immersing herself in its rich history and helping brides and grooms plan their perfect day.

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Alaina Anderson – Wedding Coordinator


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Brianna Clark – Venue Coordinator


Brianna, a Michigan native, moved to Charlevoix in 2017, with the goal of creating a life for her family rich in community and opportunity.  Her friendly personality and dedication to quality customer service brought her to Castle Farms, where she has utilized her skillsets in many facets.  She has worked at Castle Farms as an Assistant Coordinator, Gift Shop Associate, and then was promoted to the Setup and Event Staff Supervisor.  Meanwhile, watching the Venue Coordinating team work closely with couples to create the weddings of their dreams, it inspired her love of event management.  With over eight years of prior experience in customer service, in 2021 she met her goal of stepping into the Venue Coordinator role.  Brianna uses her attention to detail, great communication, and passion for helping people to coordinate memorable weddings and events.

Ryan Scholey – Venue Coordinator


Ryan, a native of Charlevoix, growing up only 0.1 miles from Castle Farms. She studied at Grand Valley State University after graduating from Charlevoix High School in 2017. Her positive energy and attitude are perfect for the Castle Farms team and the Venue Coordinator position. Ryan has worked directly with people for over 8 years, making her warm and inviting to our wedding couples and anyone she works with. She presents a calm and organized aura, making sure that your special day at The Castle is one to remember!

Brenda Sweet – Venue Coordinator


Brenda Sweet, a native of Ellsworth, Michigan, took a position as a 1918 Cellars Wine Room Associate and as an Assistant Venue Coordinator in the Summer of 2019.  She returned as a Venue Coordinator in 2022 after celebrating nuptials of her own and we are so excited to have her detailed eye, customer service experience, and go-getter attitude as part of our team again!  In her free time she enjoys sewing, playing with her dogs (Harper and Macy), and kayaking around our beautiful community to take in the Summer season.  Her positive attitude and hard-working initiative make her a valuable asset to the Castle Team and any guests who cross her path!

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Bella Batkoski – Venue Coordinator


Bella, originally from the suburbs of Detroit, moved to the northern Michigan area in 2024. She brings a keen eye for details, organization, and a calm but positive attitude to Castle Farms to help ensure your special day runs smoothly. Bella joined the team with six prior years of customer service experience. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dog on hikes, reading and crafting. When she is not traveling around the states, she is traveling abroad with Spain and Italy being two of her favorite destinations. Bella absolutely loves love stories and cannot wait to help make sure your special day is memorable.

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Kenzie Dallos – Venue Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator


Kenzie, a native of Petoskey, studied at Grand Valley State University to receive her bachelor’s degree in communications. Her journey through GVSU’s communications program paved the way for a defining internship as a Wedding Event Coordinator in Grand Rapids, sparking her passion for event management. Castle Farms first welcomed Kenzie as an Assistant Venue Coordinator, where she grew to become a Venue Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys playing board/card games with her family, hiking, playing with her cat (Boo), and working on projects at home. Kenzie is all about bringing people together and making every event memorable. She’s always ready to dive into new projects and add a bit of her own sparkle to everything she does.

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Mark Briggs – Maintenance Supervisor


Mark, our dedicated Director of Maintenance, hails from the charming town of Sidney, MI. A family man at heart, he is happily married and a proud father of five children. Outside of his professional life, Mark is an avid outdoorsman who finds joy in camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing. He cherishes quality time with his family, creating lasting memories in nature’s embrace.

Mark lives by the philosophy, “What we meditate on, we magnify in our mind.” This guiding principle reflects his approach to both life and work, focusing on positivity and continuous improvement.

At Castle Farms, Mark thrives in his role by taking on the challenge of fixing things and completing tasks. He is constantly driven to learn new skills and overcome obstacles, which makes his work both fulfilling and exciting. What Mark enjoys most about his job is the camaraderie and collaboration with his colleagues, fostering a supportive and dynamic work environment.

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Victoria Crosby – Set Up Supervisor (Operations)


Victoria, originally from Ohio, made the exciting move to Northern Michigan in 2022. She has been proud to work at Castle Farms for the past year. Balancing a fulfilling career with the joys of motherhood, Victoria is a dedicated mother of five, committed to creating a harmonious blend of professional and personal life. Her time at Castle Farms has been enriched by the vibrant community and picturesque surroundings of Northern Michigan, which she is grateful to call home.

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Shelby Campbell – Housekeeping Supervisor (Operations)


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Shiann King – Wine Room Manager


Shiann is a 26-year-old filled with gratitude for a wonderful little family, including a newest blessing, a daughter. When not busy doting on loved ones, Shiann can be found out in nature, indulging in passions for hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and exploring off-road trails.

Shiann is also the proud owner of a bustling cupcake business that keeps her on her toes and fills her days with sweetness. When not whipping up delicious treats or spending quality time outdoors, Shiann might be practicing yoga—she is a certified instructor with a passion for wellness and balance.

Her educational journey has been quite the adventure, with degrees ranging from business to various medical and dental fields. From camping under the stars to cozy gatherings with family and friends, Shiann cherishes every moment spent making memories. Life’s too short not to savor every moment. Let’s make every day count!

Assistant Venue Coordinators


Tour Guides


Operations (Set Up & Housekeeping)


Housekeeping Staff


Maintenance, Railway, & IT


1918 Cellars Staff


Gift Shop Associates


Employee Childcare Associate