Originally hailing from Donacarney, Ireland, Director of Food and Beverage Thomas Keenan has been apart of the Old Edwards family for nine years. As a part of the J-1 International internship program, Thomas started at Old Edwards in 2009. In November of 2011, he was offered the Food and Beverage Manager position, and promoted to Director in 2013. Thomas received his Bachelors in the Art of Hospitality Management from Dundalk Institute of Technology, and graduated with a grade two merit and second in his class. Thomas enjoys exploring beautiful downtown Highlands with his dog Thaddeus.
Brian Fletcher comes to Old Edwards Inn and Spa from Lake Lure, North Carolina, where he owned and operated a farm, raising rainbow trout and growing fresh produce. As an accomplished farmer and veteran chef, Brian's career as a former Executive Chef and owner/operator of several farms, including Cornell University's research farm, provides Old Edwards with the ability to continue the cultivation of its property-wide culinary and green initiatives. Brian looks forward to implanting new techniques and tried-and-true practices to grow Old Edwards garden and greenhouses with the overall goal of making the property fully sustainable.