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Wendy Grandin, General Manager

Wendy Grandin, General Manager possesses over 30 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industries. She began her career in Las Vegas, Nevada where she worked in various management positions in casino operations and marketing. Wendy relocated to Natchez in 1993 as a member of the opening team and Casino Manager of Lady Luck Casino, where she held the position of General Manager of Lady Luck Casino Hotel and Isle of Capri Casino for six years. With her vast experience and passion for excellent guest service, she has also successfully filled the positions of hotel general manager and sales manager in the Natchez market.


Sarah Lindsey Laukhuff, Director of Sales

Sarah Lindsey Laukhuff was born and raised in Natchez, Mississippi, where she started in the tourism industry helping her mother after school at the Convention and Visitor's Bureau. From these beginnings, she developed her love and passion not only for the hospitality industry, but also for her hometown of Natchez. Working her way through college as a server and bartender, she received her degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management from the University of Southern Mississippi. After graduation, she moved to the New Orleans area working with different restaurants, ending with Emeril Lagasse's flagship restaurant. Upon returning to Natchez, she joined Hotel Vue as the Director of Sales and is eager to share her passion and experience to accommodate each guest in a most enjoyable stay.


Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson, Food and Beverage Manager

Bryan Johnson was recently name Food and Beverage Manager for Hotel Vue in Natchez. Johnson grew up in Okinawa, Japan, and currently resides in Roxie. While living in Natchez, Johnson graduated from ACCS before attending Mississippi State University and finishing with a degree in Psychology. He has been in the restaurant business since 2001 and is excited to utilize his management skills to serve every guest. His primary duties at Hotel Vue include managing all food and beverage aspects, including banquets/ meetings and The Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge.

Tori Loomis

Tori Loomis, Executive Chef

Tori Loomis was recently named Executive Chef for The Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge, located inside Hotel Vue in Natchez. Tori's interest in the culinary arts began at an early age. She began working in the restaurant and hospitality industry at 16. In 2010, she attended the Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge. She returned to Natchez in 2012 to pursue her career. Her primary responsibilities include developing a contemporary, creative dining experience with innovative menu options and efficiently leading her “heart of the house” team.