Our Team

Steven C. Price, AIA

Steve Carter Price

Maître de Maison

Degrees & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees in Architecture, University of North Carolina

Steve joined Westglow in 2006 as General Manager after serving as the principal architect for the restoration and renovation of the resort. Prior to joining Westglow, Steve had a successful career as an architect in Charlotte and Greensboro. Steve oversees the daily operations of Westglow and coordinates all of the facilities related projects on the property.   A North Carolina native, Steve studied Accounting at Guilford College before pursuing undergraduate and professional degrees in Architecture at the University of North Carolina.  Steve serves on the Board of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce and An Appalachian Summer Festival.   Steve designed Westglow’s residential development, Westglow Village, and currently resides there.

Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Guest Services Director
Weddings & Special Events Coordinator

Degrees & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Sociology with a minor in Political Science, Appalachian State University

Jennifer, a South Carolina native, has been with Westglow since 1999. She began her career as a front desk attendant and breakfast server and was promoted to Guest Services Director in the Spring of 2000, overseeing all front desk staff, day and overnight reservations, as well as spa scheduling. In 2006, a new department was created under her direction, taking on a dual role as Weddings and Special Events Coordinator. From 2008-2011, Jennifer served as President of ACES (The Association of Consultants and Event Services), a group of special event and wedding professionals from the High Country. During her presidency, the first annual High Country Wedding Expo was held in 2010, proving to be a popular wedding show in the Boone and Blowing Rock areas for subsequent years. In 2009, Jennifer was appointed to the Blowing Rock Leadership Challenge Class, recognizing outstanding leadership skills, teamwork, and community vision.

Wendy Jarema

Wendy Jarema

Spa Director

Wendy has been with Westglow since 1999. She started her Westglow career as a spa attendant while attending school to be a massage therapist. She quickly proved to be an asset and received promotions that eventually led to her position as Spa Director. Over the years she has led her team to multiple accolades that included her award as Favorite Spa Director by SpaFinder in 2011. Wendy has been an ISPA member and attended multiple conferences and educational opportunities over the years. Wendy deeply enjoys her chosen career and finds it profoundly rewarding. She enjoys leading her staff to create an environment that provides the ultimate relaxing and rejuvenating environment for all guests by combining an unparalleled level of service with a comfortable, family-like atmosphere.

Olivia Church

Olivia Website

Marketing Director

Olivia joined Westglow in 2013 as a Spa Attendant at our Life Enrichment Center. She quickly proved to be an invaluable asset to Westglow and her experience at our spa helped her develop extensive knowledge about our services, property procedures, company organization, and customer relations. As Marketing Director, she oversees promotional, advertising, and marketing materials for Westglow.  Olivia authors the Westglow newsletter and our blog. Additionally, she coordinates marketing efforts with Relais & Châteaux. Olivia has lived in the High Country area for several years and maintains professional relationships throughout the community.

Mark Thomas

Executive Chef

Mark has been working in restuarants for over twenty years. He is a graduate of the Culinary Program at Wake Technical College in Raleigh, NC. Mark is the former Chef de Cuisine at Bloomsbury Bistro in Raleigh and former owner of CJ’s Street Food mobile food truck. Mark has lived in the High Country since May 2018.