Our Team

Regional District Manager

Laura Thompson

Laura is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and she just started again with Elon Dining (she was with us before for 6 years). She has a B.S. in Nutrition from Penn State University, and her favorite pastimes are sitting at the beach with her family, hearing her kids laugh, reading a good book and enjoying the sound of the ocean!

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General Manager

Mike Bellefeuil

Mike hails from Brevard, North Carolina, and has a B.A. In Business Administration from Montreat College. He’s been with Elon Dining for 5 years. Fun Fact: His Father’s nickname is Bucko.

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Controller

Debbie Rogers

Debbie is from Conway, North Carolina, and has a Associate’s in Accounting from Halifax Community College. She has been working with Elon Dining for 6 years, and loves bowling in her spare time!

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Executive Chef

Jay Vetter

Jay is originally from Moorefield, WV, and is starting his first year with Elon Dining! He has worked in kitchens for 25 years, and comes to Elon after being the Executive Chef at JMU University in Virginia. Jay went to Culinary School at Johnson & Wales University, and a degree in Hospitality Management from Concord University. He is also Pro Chef II Certified from The Culinary Institute of America! When he is not hard at work on our menus, Jay enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie and three kids Brooke, Meredith & Braeden!

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Registered Dietitian

Amanda Cerra

Amanda is originally from Binghamton, NY, and has a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from UNCG. She has worked with Elon Dining for 2 years, and she enjoys trying creative new foods and recipes!

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Hospitality Services Director

Aaron Zimmerman

Aaron is from Apex, NC. He went to Culinary School at SAS Institute in Cary, NC, and has a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management and a minor in Business Management from East Carolina University. He has been with Elon Dining for almost 4 years, and enjoys cooking, running, and watching sports in his free time!

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Hospitality Services Director

Krystal Neal

Krystal is from right here in Burlington! She has been with Elon Dining for 18 years, when she first started as a cashier in 2000.

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Hospitality Services Director

Keith Griffin

Keith is originally from Monroe, NC, and has just recently joined our team from JMU University in Virginia! He has a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management degree from the Washington DC Art Institute. Keith loves all things sports, and his favorite food to prepare is pork belly, so look for more of that on our menus!

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Hospitality Services Manager

Candace Lawson

Candace is originally from Buffalo, NY. She has an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Almanacs Community College, and has been with Elon Dining for 11 years. She loves making people smile and laugh!

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Chef de Cuisine

Danny Sartyoungkul

Danny is originally from Bangkok, Thailand, and has a B.A. in Geography from UNCG. He has worked with Elon Dining for 8 years, and he loves to collect kitchen knives!

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Chef de Cuisine

Casey Fellows

Casey originally hails from Burlington, VT, and is beginning his first year with Elon Dining! He has over 20 years experience as a chef and food service manager. Casey loves a perfectly cooked ribeye steak, and he enjoys spending his free time with his wife and daughter, as well as playing basketball and practicing martial arts!

Hospitality Services Manager

Briana Headen

Briana is originally from Durham, NC, and is just starting her first year with us at Elon Dining! She has a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Administration from NCCU! When she is not spending time on campus Briana enjoys being outside, baking, and dining on some of her favorite foods, sushi and burgers!

Hospitality Services Manager

Cathy Mims

Cathy is originally from Alexandria, Virginia. She has a Associates Degree in Business Management from Northern Virginia Community College. She has been with Elon Dining for almost a year now! Interesting fact: She was in Germany when the Berlin Wall came down.

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Hospitality Services Manager

Jackie Traywick

Jackie is from Burlington, NC. She has a B.S. in Entrepreneurship – Hospitality & Tourism from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute – Manage Beverage Operations. She has been with Elon Dining since 2015!

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Hospitality Services Manager

Cathy Robinson

Cathy is from Rockland County, NY. She has been with Elon Dining for 15 years. Cathy loves animals, and has 5 dogs and 1 cat!

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Catering Director

Michelle Campos-Gregoris

Michelle is originally from Porterville, CA, and has been working with Elon Dining for 15 years. In her spare time, she loves to knit and to garden!

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Catering Manager

Kristen Paul

Kristen is from Saratoga Springs, NY. She has 14 years food industry experience, and has worked with Elon Dining for 3 years. She is also a painter!

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Catering Manager

Deanna Pitts-Bellia

Deanna is from Tallahassee, Florida. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Florida State University, and has been with Elon Dining for almost a year. She once studied abroad in Paris, France!

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Chef de Partie

Mirek Lysakowski

Mirek is from Wroclaw, Poland, where he obtained a Szkola Gastronomiczna. He has worked with Elon Dining for 17 years, and he loves to raise chickens and quails!

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Pastry Chef 

Adam Neil

Adam is from Lake Jackson, Texas. He has an Associates degree in Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts from Stratford University, and has worked with Elon Dining for 4 years. He has been to 14 countries, and has celebrated New Years in a different city for 10 years!

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Guest Experiences Manager

Casey Claflin

Casey is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has a B.A. In English and Economics from the University of Michigan He has worked with Elon Dining for one year, and he worked as a line cook for 6 years after college!

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