Terry HanleyGeneral Manager | TVR
Dennis WilsonGeneral Manager | GVL
Ruggs CoteExecutive Director of Sales | Camps
Michael JohnsonExecutive Director of Operations | Camps
Terry Hanley serves as the General Manager of Tanque Verde Ranch. Terry is responsible for day-to-day operations, employee satisfaction, guest satisfaction, assisting in maintaining the property, driving revenues, expense control, budgeting, and if the roads flood, cooking breakfast!
Terry carries an array of hospitality experience. He started in Calgary Alberta, with a family-owned restaurant business. After 11 years in the food and beverage industry, he began his first hotel job at Westin Calgary. Terry quickly moved from the Food and Beverage side of things to explore more on the hotel side. After a good three years, Terry received another great opportunity to work at the Westin Maui. Here, Terry worked with the front desk, housekeeping, profit improvement, and Service Express for almost seven years. He then moved to the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, before transferring to Portland, Oregon, where he was General Manager of The Four Points by Sheraton.
Terry was born in Alberta, Canada, and moved to Calgary when he was three years old. He considers Calgary home. In his free time, Terry enjoys traveling, golfing, ice skating, hiking, and spending time with his two sons.
Dennis Wilson is the General Manager of Grand View Lodge Golf and Spa Resort.
Wilson joins Grand View Lodge with over a decade of hospitality management experience in a series of leadership positions with Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, and other corporations. Most recently, Wilson was general manager at Hyatt Regency Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., where he led turnaround efforts for the asset after a transition of ownership and management companies, significantly increasing revenue and changing the culture of the property by reinventing its fine dining restaurant and significantly improving overall customer service. Prior, he directed the opening of the Rand Tower Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn. as general manager for the Marriott-operated Tribute Portfolio Hotel, which was nominated for Hotel Opening of the Year by Travel Magazine and Finance & Commerce Top Project of 2020, amidst the pandemic. In 2017, he was general manager at Double Tree by Hilton in St. Paul, Minn., delivering the most successful year in financials, customer service, customer loyalty, and ambassador satisfaction in the hotel’s history.
Dennis has an extreme passion for golf, spending time with family, and paddleboarding on the lake.
Samuel Ruggles Cote serves as Executive Director of the Cote Family Destinations two childrens camps – Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert. As a third generation camp director, Ruggs follows his family’s legacy and passion for camp and its mission with children from around the world. Cote has been actively involved from his years as a young camper to his present leadership position, where he served as Camp Director for 13 years before becoming Executive Director.
Cote has been an active member of the American Camp Association since 1997, the ACA Standards Visitor since 2007 and volunteer at Excelsior Elementary. He graduated from DePauw University in 1993 where he majored in Economics and was treasurer of his fraternity. Ruggs continues the Cote Family’s tradition of excellence in camping and youth development.
Michael “MJ” Johnson is a veteran camp executive with over twenty years of work in the camping industry. Prior to his work as Executive Director of Operations for Camps Lincoln and Lake Hubert, Michael managed camps in Maine, New Hampshire, and Iowa. Active in the American Camp Association (ACA), he’s currently chairperson for the Great Rivers region, a member of the ACA National Council of Leaders, and a national camp standards accreditation visitor. Sought out for his expertise in camp operations and management, Michael has consulted as an organizational analyst and currently serves on the board of the West End House Girls Camp in Parsonsfield, Maine.
Michael met his wife while working at summer camp and together they share three children. In his free time, Michael enjoys following athletics at his alma mater, Kansas State University, playing tennis, and spending time with his family.