Meet the Sales Team

Heidi Nowak
Heidi Nowak
Director of Sales and Marketing

With more than 20 years’ experience in hotel and resort sales, public relations, marketing communication, branding and customer relationship management, Heidi is widely recognized for her success in initiating, leading and driving strategy objectives, influencing destinations and entertainment selections. As Director of Sales & Marketing, she is responsible for implementing sales, marketing and communications strategies to drive business and grow revenue at the resort, and to position the brand as one of the top golf destinations in the world.
Office: (843) 768-2849

marty couch
Marty Couch
Director of Group Sales

Marty brings 26 years of hotel sales and marketing management to our diverse sales team. His experience in client relations and new account development has made him an integral part of Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s vision of quality and excellence.
Office: (843) 768-2886
Toll Free: (800) 576-1585
Representing: NC and SC

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John Haskins
Director of Golf Group Sales

John Haskins is our Director of Golf Group Sales. He previously was the golf sales manager at Charleston Golf Inc., the golf sales arm of the Charleston CVB, and has grown up with the game. His familiarity with the nuances of Kiawah’s five championship courses enables him to plan the best vacation for groups of all sizes and playing levels.
Office: (843) 768-2796
Toll Free: (800) 576-1585
Representing: All golf groups with 12 or more people.

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Mary Rieger
Director of Southeast Sales

Mary Rieger joined the sales team of Kiawah Island Golf Resort in November 2010. Prior to joining the team at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Mary was at the Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Resort handling corporate, medical, education and social accounts. Prior to that, she was the Associate Director of Sales at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa responsible for various markets. Mary was also a National Sales Manager at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort & Spa. Mary received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.
Office: (843) 768-6077
Toll Free: (800) 576-1585
Representing: AR, GA, FL, LA, TX, AL, MS, CA

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Trish Monk
Director of Northeast Sales

Trish has an impressive resume with over 15 years of Catering / Sales Hospitality Experience. She joined the Kiawah Island Golf Resort group sales team in 2016, managing the Northeast market. She takes a great deal of pride in client retention and relationships and is focused on growing her business. Trish has a degree from the University of Mississippi in English Literature.
Office: (843) 768-6013
Toll Free: (800) 576-1585
Representing: NY, CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT, NJ, NE, IA

claire whitlock
Claire Whitlock
Director of Midwest Sales

Claire brings more than a dozen years of hospitality sales experience, including Mansion on Forsyth Park and Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront in Savannah, Georgia, where she has held several positions, including Senior Sales Manager, Senior Regional Sales Manager representing 11 hotels in The Kessler Collection, and Director of Sales and Catering. Prior to that, she held positions with Daufuskie Island Resort, Westin Poinsett and Greenville Marriott. Claire is well respected in the industry and has a solid track record of client relations and strong productivity. She is a native Charlestonian, and studied Fine Arts/Communication at the College of Charleston as well as Hospitality/Culinary Arts at Trident College.
Office: (843) 768-2747
Toll Free: (800) 576-1585
Representing: CO, ID, IN, IL, KS, KY, MN, MT, MS, OH, OK, OR, NV, NM, ND, SD, TN, UT, WA, WY, AZ

John Campbell
Jonathan Campbell
Director of Mid-Atlantic Sales

Jonathan amassed 19 years of experience in conference services and food and beverage operations before applying that invaluable experience to group sales beginning in 2013. Before joining Kiawah Island Golf Resort in 2021, Jonathan served as National Account Manager at Pinehurst Resort, at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club successively as Director of Conference Services and Group Sales Manager, and at the Carolina Inn as Director of Food & Beverage.
Office: (843) 768-6030
Toll Free: (800) 576-1585
Representing: VA, WV, DC, DE, MD, PA, WI and MI.

Erin Whitsitt
Regional Director of Sales

Erin Whitsitt joins Kiawah Island Golf Resort from North Charleston, S.C.-based John Q. Hammons, where she served as sales manager for both Courtyard Fort Smith (Ark.) and Residence Inn Charleston (S.C.) Airport. While with Hammons, Whitsitt also served as Managing Editor and Editorial Director for A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine based on Johns Island, S.C., a suburb of Charleston. Her previous diverse sales experience ranges from the hospitality, catering and media sectors.
Office: (843) 768-2844
Toll Free: (800) 576-1585
Representing: GA, FL, AL, CA, TX, IL, IN, MI, OH, OR, MO, ID, CO, LA, WA, MS, AZ, AR, IA, WI, MN, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, MT, WY, UT, NV, AK, HI, NM

Jennifer Menke
Jennifer Menke
Regional Director of Sales

Jennifer Menke joined Kiawah Island Golf Resort in March 2011, where she has served as an integral member of the Sales & Marketing team. Her previous hospitality experience encompasses sales and operations, including Front Office, Reservations, and Special Events. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism from the University of Florida.
Office: (843) 768-6012
Toll Free: (800) 576-1585

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