Please congratulate Mihaela Hillhouse, our Senior F&B Manager, for being chosen as a recipient of the 2023 Sally Burns Rambo Scholarship!
The prestigious scholarship provides financial support to female club managers interested in furthering their professional development. Recipients receive the tuition costs and travel expenses to attend their choice of one of the Club Management Association of America’s Business Management Institutes.
“Getting recognized by the Club Management Association of America is for me the highest professional achievement,” says Mihaela, who joined the Big Canoe POA in May 2022. “This is a dream come true.”
Mihaela traces the roots of her F&B career back to when she was a 3 ½ years old living in her native Romania. Eager to take care of a grandmother who was under the weather, Mihaela was instructed by her mother over the phone on how to boil eggs, which the girl served to her “Maya.” Although the youngster oozed pride over her first culinary foray, “how those eggs tasted, I cannot say,” Mihaela recalls.
Having worked in everything from a pizzeria to a water park to various clubs from New Jersey to Florida, Mihaela aspires to a greater leadership role and to ultimately run a property owner association.
“I have always loved taking care of people,” Mihaela says, “I enjoy the lasting impact I can have on someone’s life.”