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Meet the Bend of Ivy Team


We have several wonderful approved catering teams to support client culinary needs when renting our venue.


Clients can also choose the option of doing their own cooking using our well-stocked nice commercial kitchen. This can be a great team or group cooking activity! Most retreat, wellness and corporate groups do contract with one of our caterers. Let the catering chefs support you, so your energy and focus can support your students or participants. Outstanding food is key to a retreat experience. 

Our teams work with clients directly to develop menus appropriate for tastes and group dietary needs, including vegetarian and vegan options.


There is always a lot going on at Bend of Ivy. Keeping the property beautiful takes time and lots of TLC. We are thankful for our team.


Knowledgeable grounds team includes different staff and seasonal helpers, including the Goat Herd. Our 5 goats are constantly clearing different paddocks and they are great at what they do!


When our grounds crew isn't in the gardens or mowing the fields, they may be working on a special project. Whether building a new hay shed for the goats or redoing the rockery stream near the pond, our crew helps keep Bend of Ivy's grounds and buildings beautiful and cared for.

Housekeeping & Other Team Members

Our housekeeper Erin offers an organized, calm, and friendly presence to clients. She’s thorough and knowledgeable on healthy and environmentally safe products.


Loving the land is Jackson, our energetic border collie. Occasionally he may be seen jumping in the pond or darting on the land when guests not on site.


An occasional visiting goat herder and greeter is beloved Dobbie and Murphy.

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