Brittney Smith Director of Sales
Brittney joined the Ashton Gardens team in 2013 with over 8 years of experience in the hospitality industry, six of those years spent on the operations side of private events. After graduating from Lone Star College in 2009, she realized her eagerness to make each event special was not just an interest but her passion in life. Aside from Brittney’s well rounded knowledge of the hospitality industry, her desire to help make a bride’s dreams come true makes her key member of Ashton Gardens’ sales team. Brittney’s favorite part of the wedding experience is hearing about each bride and groom’s unique engagement and the excitement they have to plan their wedding!
Ashley Satterfield Wedding & Event Coordinator
Ashley joined the Ashton Gardens team in 2016 with over four years of experience in event planning and coordination. A graduate of the University of South Florida, she honed her skills by working with community service organizations before realizing she wanted to make events her career, and gained experience in corporate events before making the move to weddings. Ashley’s quick thinking and high standards make her an asset to the team and an invaluable resource for brides. Her favorite part of working with couples is helping them showcase their unique personalities and relationship for their guests.
Morgan Lepper Wedding & Event Coordinator
Morgan became a part of the Ashton Gardens team in 2016. Her passion for creating magical moments is truly something that gives her immense joy, being that before becoming a part of the Sales & Coordination team, she was a lead Coordinator at Walt Disney World. She directed and coordinated events for The Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower Resorts, all while crafting memorable moments for each and every guest. Morgan’s ability to provide extreme custom service and her talent to lead a group with constant positivity is an undeniable attribute. Morgan is unconditionally passionate about what she does and with her great determination to make each couple feel like one of a kind, we couldn’t be more proud to have her as a part of our Team!
John Mocnick Director of Operations
With nearly a decade of experience in the event and hotel industry, John Mocnik joined the Ashton Gardens team in late 2014. John’s hospitality career began with the Marriott family where he quickly moved up the ranks into a supervisor position. Upon leaving the Marriott group, John joined Hilton Americas in Houston as an Outlets Supervisor. With extensive knowledge in restaurant and bar operations, John has displayed remarkable leadership qualities and instills a positive attitude with every task he undertakes. His desire to gain additional experience and training for advanced responsibilities with Ashton Gardens makes him an Ashton Gardens rising star.
Will Garcia Executive Chef
In 2000, Chef Will Garcia started his career in the culinary industry. Over the next 15 years, Chef Will’s resume continued to progress and new opportunity after new opportunity presented itself to this up and coming culinary trail blazer. From kitchen manager to Sous chef, the knowledge gained from these leadership positions lead him to Ashton Gardens in 2013. Within two short years, Chef Will was promoted to Executive Chef at the newest location, Houston West. With Chef Will’s ability to effectively manage a kitchen and produce cutting edge cooking techniques, he is a perfect fit for the Ashton Gardens family.