Our Team

Steven C. Price, AIA

Steve Carter Price

Maître de Maison
General Manager

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 sice 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.

Natalie Schwan

Natalie Schwan

Marketing Director

Degrees & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing and Management, Appalachian State University

Natalie is a North Carolina native from a small town near Winston-Salem.  After earning her degree at Appalachian State University, she expanded her customer service skills and retail knowledge at several high-end boutique stores located in downtown Blowing Rock. Natalie began her career with Westglow in 2010 as a member of the Guest Services & Reservations team and quickly distinguished herself.  Her superior organizational skills, personable customer service, and pleasing personality led to Natalie’s promotion as Marketing Director in 2013.  She oversees promotional, advertising and marketing materials for Westglow.  Natalie authors the Westglow newsletter, “e-know”, authors our blog, and coordinates marketing efforts with Relais & Châteaux .

Gary E. Brown

Gary Brown

CS Sommelier

Gary joined Rowland’s in 2013 as Assistant Manager and was promoted to Manager in 2014. A Florida native, Gary is a Certified Sommelier and has over 20 years of food and beverage experience. Gary’s true passion is wine and since his arrival at Rowland’s has expanded our wine list to include Saxum, Dusky Goose, Ovid, Casanova di Neri, Super Tuscan by Il Borro (a sister Relais & Châteaux property), and the much coveted Dom Perignon. Gary manages a staff of servers and can be found most evenings greeting guests and ensuring the dining experience at Rowland’s is truly memorable.

Nathan (Nate) Curtis

Executive Chef

Degrees & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing, Appalachian State University

Nate grew up in a small town in western North Carolina and graduated from Appalachian State University, where he developed a strong passion for cooking. Nate began his cooking career in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, under the direction of a James Beard award-nominated chef, and was soon promoted to the position of Sous Chef. Nate joined Rowland’s Restaurant at Westglow as Executive Day Chef in 2007 and was promoted to Executive Sous Chef in 2009.  In 2011, Nate was promoted to Executive Chef and oversees a staff of six chefs.  Nate is responsible for the quality, creativity, and direction of Rowland’s cuisine and has received numerous accolades in a very short time.  A strong farm to table advocate, Nate believes in sourcing as many of our ingredients from local farmers wherever possible and searching the world over for finest and freshest meats and seafood.