Fresh faces on the Tetherow team this spring

Welcome to our new Banquet Chef, Jaypee Alayon!

Jaypee is a welcome addition to the Tetherow team and to Bend! Jaypee studied at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, CA. Most recently from Orange County, Jaypee has nearly 15 years of fine dining, banquet and catering events experience in Los Angeles and Orange County. He has continuously built his career from prep cook, cook, sous chef, banquet chef and executive chef. His Filipino heritage influences certain dishes with delicious hints of Asian flair. He is also a talented baker.

In his free time, Jaypee enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, hiking, camping, backpacking, golfing, and playing basketball. Living in Bend has been a goal of his for years. He looks forward to exploring Central Oregon, and to crafting delicious meals for weddings and other events at Tetherow. He can’t wait to share his experience, techniques, diverse cuisine, and creations here.

Aloha to Shawnee Hammer, our new Conference Services Manager.

Welcome to Tetherow, Shawnee. Shawnee is from Salem, OR but spent nearly 20 years in Hawaii before moving to Bend in 2017. Her background includes event planning and broadcasting, which makes her a great fit for this role. She will work alongside the banquets and events team to sell our conference spaces and coordinate the details around those conferences and events.

When she is not working, Shawnee enjoys partaking in outdoor activities. She especially likes to snowshoe, cross country ski, downhill ski, hike, and kayak. She also spends time with her husband (they are approaching their 20th anniversary).

Shawnee has always been a fan of Tetherow. She has frequented The Row for years and her favorite dishes are the Tetherow Tacos and the Burger Salad. We are thrilled to have Shawnee on our team and are looking forward to the skills she will bring to her role, especially as events ramp up for 2022 and beyond.

Welcome Shawnee and congratulations on your new role!

Brandy Sanders promoted to Café Supervisor.

A huge congratulations to Brandy for her recent promotion! Brandy has over 15 years of industry experience, and has worked at Tetherow for 3 years as the Events Captain and as a restaurant server in Tetherow’s many different outlets. This depth of experience and knowledge positions her well for the promotion to Café Supervisor. In this role, she will provide leadership to the Cafe, including staffing, service, guest satisfaction and daily operations.

Her favorite aspect of working at Tetherow is making people happy though excel-lent and memorable service. She hopes to leave a positive mark on every member, guest, or co-worker she encounters.
When not at work, Brandy plays several instruments and spends time with her family. Congratulations again, Brandy, on your promotion!

Welcome to our Wedding Sales Manager, Cassandra Kreft.

Welcome to our new Wedding Sales Manager, Cassandra! Cassandra brings 18 years of hospitality, banquets and events experience to Tetherow, and is thrilled for the opportunity to help happy couples plan their wedding day at Tetherow.

Cassandra is from Cupertino, CA. She moved to Bend a year and a half ago with her fiancé, who is from Bend. She enjoys cooking, creative art projects, golfing, and beer. We have a feeling she will love Bend, and we are looking forward to all that Cassandra has to offer.

At Tetherow, Cassandra will sell weddings to our future clients. She will work directly with our couples to ensure a smooth booking process, as well as helping plan some weddings and events. Internally, she will work with every department to communicate tours, events, group summaries and more. Welcome and congratulations Cassandra. We are excited to have you join the team!

Please meet Averie Pellerin, Member Events Coordinator.

Welcome to the Tetherow Team, Averie! Averie is originally from Huntington Beach, CA, but moved to Central Oregon 9 years ago. She grew up with her four little sisters and through her life has enjoyed cooking and creating new recipes. After moving to Oregon, Averie attended Oregon State University where she earned a degree in Hospitality Management with a minor in Business Administration.

Since graduating, Averie has worked in the resort industry, gaining ample experience in hospitality and events. When she is not working or practicing her cooking skills, she and her Fiancé enjoy playing with their dog, Kalea.

At Tetherow, Averie will work with the membership team to plan membership events. Averie is responsible for booking the conference room for members. If a member ever has a question about an upcoming member event, they can reach out to Averie. She is excited for her new position at Tetherow and for the knowledge and skills she will gain, and we are so excited to have Averie on our team.

Welcome and congratulations Averie!