Meet the Staff
Guest Services and Operations Manager
Heather’s goal is to make your experience at our Inn memorable & relaxing in all aspects of your stay. Leading the culinary team as head chef, Heather has a passion for preparing fresh & delicious recipes as is evident the moment you have a seat at our table. Hospitality has always been at the heart of her being, and all who enter the doors will experience a warm welcome. Heather comes from a long line of amazing women who embraced cooking and connecting family & friends around the kitchen table. She carries on this special talent in her love of creating new recipes and fostering an exceptional dining experience. Heather has been married for 19 years and relocated from Ohio 13 years ago. Her two girls call Franklin home. Spending time with her girls, photography, and church activities are just a glimpse into Heather’s personal life. Heather’s idea of happiness is when the house is full of friends & family. She enjoys being able to create the same atmosphere that she values in her own home for you at the Inn.
Assistant Innkeeper and Culinary Staff: Special Events & Pastry Chef
You’ll most likely find Anna baking something tasty in the kitchen or preparing the Inn for guests and retreats. Her recipes and ever present smile will brighten anyone’s day. Anna’s favorite thing to do is prepare delicious food for people so cooking at the Inn is a perfect fit for her. She enjoys serving people and her gift of hospitality is what makes having her at the Inn a special gift. From serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to making special delectable treats to stirring up great dining table conversation, Anna makes a day truly special. She has been catering professionally for four years but has always enjoyed serving people in her home. Anna has lived in the area for 13 years and is married with two children. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, bible study, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Having years of experience in lawn maintenance, Leighton is responsible for tending our 40 acres of woods, meadows, and gardens. His first year with us was spent establishing the landscaping and lawns around the Inn for the enjoyment of guests and butterflies alike. He maintains the wooded hiking trails crossing the ridge. His attention is now turned to developing our various programs on the farm. Leighton is implementing practices of sustainable agriculture. You will soon see the results of our farm development plan in meadows of wildflowers, a secluded lavender field, as well as herb and vegetable gardens. He is also developing a plan for our fiber animal livestock. Since Butterfly Meadows Inn and Farm is a haven for artisans and crafters, his plan is to add heritage breeds of sheep, cashmere or angora goats and alpacas, so that guests can experience firsthand the process of fiber production. Leighton attends college locally and enjoys spending time with family & friends.
Fresh from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Electronic Media, Sandra joined our team in early 2012. She uses her love of design and social networking to help maintain the Inn’s online presence. Sandra also works closely with Darlene on advertising for the Inn. She is often helping out wherever she can by taking reservations, serving meals, and assisting guests. She loves playing her part in creating the Inn’s peaceful atmosphere almost as much as she loves the gorgeous golden sunsets she gets to see every day at work. After living in Texas her whole life, Sandra moved to Nashville for an exciting change of pace. In her free time she enjoys watching and making films, going to stand-up comedy shows, and growing her skills as a photographer.
As the Innkeepers’ daughter, Abigail has helped out with almost every aspect of the operations of the Inn. However, her key role at the Inn is in tourism services. Abigail works to discover local attractions and restaurants that will give our guests a true middle Tennessee experience. History, good food, music, recreation and more abound in the Franklin and Nashville area. Abigail is working to compile a directory of day outings to fit any interest. She is also our liaison to the local tourism industry, working to package the best of the best in the area for your enjoyment. As a local singer-songwriter and photographer, her path crosses some of the Nashville areas most interesting and off the beaten path places. She is happy to share this knowledge with you.
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