Linekin Bay Resort


Terese Davies

General Manager

Terese Davies

Terese was born and raised in upstate New York where she attended RIT to earn her bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality and Service Management. The day after graduating, Terese moved to Tennessee and quickly dove into the booming events industry of Nashville. She had been working in the industry for many years and was excited for the opportunities that Nashville had to offer. She soon landed a job with Compass Rose Events, as a Lead Event Manager, traveling the country managing some of the biggest events and kitchens she could have imagined. 

Over the next few years Terese continued to manage bigger and more intricate events, traveling farther and more often. “This is what brought me to Maine for the first time; I stayed at Linekin Bay Resort,” Terese explains. “I arrived in Boothbay Harbor after dark and I had no idea where I was. I woke up on the second floor of Linwood Lodge and was greeted with not just a beautiful, uninterrupted, full oceanfront view but a full sense of calmness that instantly washed over me. I wasn’t here long, but I never forgot that view or that feeling.” Almost 5 years later, when the opportunity was presented to move to Boothbay Harbor, her quick answer was, ‘yes’. Terese supported multiple properties over the last couple of years but has always loved her time at Linekin. She is excited to be joining the Linekin Bay Resort team as the General Manager for the 2023 season. “There is such a fun vibe here and a long history that shines through the guests, both local and visiting. I’m looking forward to learning more about that history and becoming a part of it myself!” Catch up with Terese during the Managers Receptions in July & August or just find her walking around property – she is looking forward to meeting you!

Linekin Bay Resort - GARRY STEWART



Garry moved to Maine in 1990 and has been a Boothbay Harbor resident ever since. “Boothbay Harbor has been a wonderful home and welcomed me with open arms,” he recalls. “This charming fishing village has so much to offer travelers from afar, and those who decide to stay for a lifetime.”

Garry started working at Linekin Bay Resort in 2009 as the Assistant General Manager for the previous owners, Kristina and Peter Branch. He transitioned to General Manager after two years and has been a vital part of the property for the past 11 seasons. Garry is passing the torch to Dwight Sanford, as the new General Manager coming into the 2021 season and supporting the team during the transition. His official role as Controller of Linekin Bay Resort and Midcoast Hospitality Group keeps him very busy but allows him the opportunity to pop over to Linekin Bay Resort and mingle with long-time guests and friends he’s made over the years.

Linekin Bay Resort - MELISSA NEIN



Although she grew up in Connecticut, “Linekin Bay Resort feels like home” says Melissa, who spent summers across the bay in her parents’ log cabin and at Sprucewold Beach. After graduating from Trinity College with a degree in Psychology and Theater/Dance, Melissa moved to Maine to marry the love of her life, Jason.

Melissa ran the Boothbay Region YMCA Dance Program for many years and fulfilled her creativity for beautiful fabrics at a local fabric store, as well as her own at home sewing business. Melissa fell in love with Linekin Bay Resort when working as an Event Server for two seasons, and she decided it was time for a career change. With her knowledge of the property and surrounding area, making a career shift to the role of Event Coordinator in 2018 was a natural fit for both Melissa and Linekin Bay Resort. “I am continually amazed by the similarities of directing a show and planning an event, as there is a myriad of details to organize, including timelines, space preparation, and making sure people are where they’re supposed to be for their entrance,” Melissa says. Her event staff continues to get a good chuckle at every event when she says, “It’s show time”, and insists on calling the kitchen “backstage”!

Melissa and her husband, Jason, are raising their three teenage daughters in Boothbay Harbor, and loving life by the ocean!

Brian Flanders



Executive Chef Brian Flanders was born in Maine and started cooking at age 15 and then attended The New England Culinary Institute in Vermont.

Chef Flanders honed his skills at the acclaimed five-star restaurant Aujourd’hui at the Four Seasons in Boston, then ran the stoves as Chef de Cuisine at the Mobil five-star Country House Hotel, Twin Farms in Vermont (rated #1 small hotel in the U.S.) and then as Executive Sous Chef at Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys where he helped achieve the honor of #1 restaurant in the U.S.

From there, Brian opened 10 restaurants from Maine to the Caribbean, most notably Natalie’s in Camden, and Temenos Resort and Spa in Anguilla.

Flanders has also served as Executive Chef for the Okemo Mountain Resort, and most recently was CEC Executive Chef for the Waterford Hotel Group where he oversaw the operation of multiple properties.

Chef Brian looks forward to his new venture with Midcoast Hospitality Group where he will oversee all food & beverage operations at Linekin Bay Resort.




Mary Montgomery Koppel joined the Linekin Bay Resort team during the 2021 season. She grew up in nearby Woolwich, boating on the Kennebec and the Sasanoa rivers; she also spent time lobstering with her father and sister. Mary put herself through college and graduate school working on waterfronts in the Midcoast Maine area, first as a launchtender at Sebasco Harbor Resort and then as the Head Steward at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club.

When not on the water, Mary has built a career as a composer, soprano, and professor of music in the Boston area. She is currently a professor at Gordon College, and teaches at Boston University as well. As satisfying as her life in the arts and academia are, her love of the ocean has called her back to working on the water. For several years, she has vacationed at Linekin Bay Resort with her husband and two sons. She says “When the opportunity arose for me to join the team and spend an entire summer at LBR, I couldn’t pass it up. I get to help people enjoy time on the water – there is nothing better!”

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