We would like to take an opportunity to allow you to get to know us. After all, we will be with you every step of the way as we help you plan your next event at Mission Point Resort.
Sara Faircloth, Sales Manager
Sara Faircloth manages the Corporate market for Mission Point Resort. Sara came to the resort as Sales Manager in November 2011. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, majoring in Hospitality. Sara loves all things hospitality and as a result worked in many different areas. She found that sales is the perfect fit for her as she is able to meet new people and experience something new and different every day.
Having the opportunity to sell this beautiful and unique property and destination that she grew up near is very special to her. Sara says, “There is nothing more serene than looking out over Lake Michigan and watching the sunset, Mission Point is the perfect place to do just that.”
Sara enjoys spending Northern Michigan summers out and about enjoying the beautiful weather with friends and family. Barbecues, running races, and boating are just a few of her favorites. Most say she was in the fashion world in a past life, as she is also truly passionate about fashion and looking her best. She is up for any adventure and loves to travel.
Debbie Denyer, Sales Manager
Debbie is responsible for selling the resort to groups who have a need and interest in destination meetings. Her target market is primarily the association markets. For over ten years, she has been building relationships with clients by communicating openly and honestly with over two and a half of those years at Mission Point Resort.
Debbie thinks she was either a fish or a duck in a past life because she absolutely loves the water! There is nothing more beautiful & peaceful than looking out at the water. Being able to work for Mission Point allows her to enjoy the beauty & peace while sharing it with others.
Daily she also finds herself thinking about how lucky she is to have found a wonderful husband, who has given her the experience of motherhood to her beautiful baby girl, Ellen. She also loves her two black labs who bring entertainment and activity into her house. She also enjoys yoga and meditation.
Michael Price, Sales Manager
Michael Price is responsible for the Social, Military, Government and Fraternal Markets for Mission Point Resort.
Michael has been with Mission Point since 2008. Prior to joining Mission Point, he was a national sales manager for a golf resort in northern Indiana and an account manager for a conference resort in Southern California.
The thing he loves most about his role with Mission Point Resort is being an integral part of special occasions for families. He takes pleasure in guiding the client through the sometimes overwhelming process of planning a family reunion or other event so that when it all comes together seamlessly they are amazed on how easy it can be. In short, he really likes making the person who plans the event look good!
Michael has also been a member of the National Guard for 15 years. Michael was deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in December 2011 and served our country well. He returned to us for the 2013 season.
Nicole Nation, CMP, Sales Manager
In January 2012, Mission Point resort welcomed back Nicole Nation! Nicole worked for Mission Point Resort from 2002 to 2006 managing the corporate market. Currently, Nicole is responsible for our Religious and Education markets.
Nicole’s hospitality experience includes an internship at Disney World where she helped to open the Grand Floridian and worked at the Front Desk of Fort Wilderness. Most recently, Nicole managed the education, transient and SMERF accounts at the Athenium Suite Hotel and Conference Center, a luxury hotel property in downtown Detroit. Nicole is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) with a real estate license and a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality from Ferris State.
Nicole is very family-oriented, enjoying time with her twelve-year old daughter and her large extended family. Nicole and her husband also spend time watching her daughter play basketball and baseball. Nicole's pastimes include bowling on a league and traveling Michigan's west side.
Nicole enjoys working with the Mission Point Resort team. "The team work is demonstrated every day and makes me feel like I am part of something special.”About Mackinac Island and Mission Point Resort Nicole says, “One of the prettiest sites I have ever seen was facing the water at Mission Point in January. There was a full moon and the sky was bright midnight blue. I could see large ice drifting in the water and the snow drifts on land were probably twelve feet in some areas. As I looked out to take in all this wonder a part of this beauty stayed with me and keeps me excited to play a role in helping other people to have their own breathtaking moments and making their own memories at the resort. I love Mackinac Island."