Heart of America has a full service marketing department that is driven by strategic planning, experience, and enthusiasm.

Our marketing staff is responsible for integrated communications for all Heart of America properties and includes:

  • brand development
  • public relations
  • advertising
  • merchandising
  • customer relationship management
  • special events
  • web design and development
  • social media strategy
  • product development
  • research
  • video production

Michelle Sparkman, Director of Training and Marketing |

Anne Coffman, Brand Manager |
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse and Wildwood Lodge

Jane O’Rourke, Brand Manager |
The Republic On Grand and Thunder Bay Grille

Lesley Von Tersch, Brand Manager |
The J Bar, Machine Shed, Gramma’s Kitchen, Checkered Flag & Hotel Renovo

Emily Sutton, Lead Graphic Designer |

Alejandra Salaverria, Senior Graphic Designer & Photographer |

Jeff Lenger, Graphic Design & Web Development |

Gretchen McLaughlin, Media Buyer |