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.
Debbie Denyer, Senior 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 and corporate. For over ten years, she has been building relationships with clients by communicating openly and honestly with over three 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 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 children Ellen and Ryan. She also loves her two black labs who bring entertainment and activity into her house and enjoys yoga and meditation.
Nicole Nation, CMP, Senior 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 SMERF and Corporate 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."
Kerri Malinovich- Corporate Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management
Kerri is thrilled to be a part of the Mission Point team, overseeing Sales, Revenue Management and Marketing for the property, based in Royal Oak, MI. In addition to Mission Point, she supports our sister properties, The Chanler at Cliff Walk and La Farge Perry House in Newport, R.I. Kerri spent over a decade with Starwood Hotels and Resorts starting in operations at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL and in the more recent years opening the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, MI as the Director of Revenue Management and supporting all of the North America Starwood Properties in Corporate Sales and Revenue Management roles. She is passionate about all things Michigan and has a love for Northern Michigan and Mackinac Island (maybe because she got engaged while vacationing in Mackinac Island in 2012!).
Kerri believes there is no better place to retreat with family, friends, or for a group meeting or outing. "There is something wonderful about getting off the ferry and walking to the grounds at Mission Point. With each and every visit I make to the island, when I arrive at the start of the Mission Point grounds I feel the stress of every day fade away and continue to be in awe of the beauty all around. Mackinac Island is truly a gem and we are lucky to have this amazing place so close to home", she says.
In her personal time Kerri enjoys running, skiing, yoga, biking and all things active. In addition, her and her husband enjoy traveling to experience new adventures, and rooting for their Detroit and Michigan State University sports teams!