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Eritage Team

Eritage is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Individuals who are self-starters, committed to high standards, and delivering unparalleled service thrive on our team. Our company was built on seven key pillars that drive our company forward, which include: Individual Responsibility, Professionalism, Stewardship, Action-Oriented, Free Enterprise, Building a Strong Community, and Heritage of Hospitality. Our purpose is simple: We revel in celebrating lives and creating a night to remember for our guests. If you have a can-do attitude and heart for hospitality, we’d love to hear from you!

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Nancy Helms-Lovell

General Manager
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As a seasoned Pacific Northwest hotelier, Nancy Helms-Lovell loves to travel, and Walla Walla has long been a favorite destination. Over the years, she and her husband dreamed of moving to Washington’s wine country and fulfilled that goal in August 2020, when Nancy became General Manager of Eritage Resort.

Born in Summit NJ, Nancy began traveling at five months old when her family moved to New Zealand, followed by years living in England and Japan. She returned to New Jersey for college at Seton Hall and then moved across the country to begin her career in Seattle. Nancy has led strong teams at some of the region’s finest hotels including the Renaissance, Edgewater, Four Seasons, Westin, Governor and Avalon Hotel & Spa. She enjoys managing high-end experiential properties in a relaxed environment with a focus on excellent service and culinary offerings and is excited that these values are shared with the Fire & Vine Hospitality team.

Nancy says, “the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra” and she looks forward to sharing that dedication with the guests and team at Eritage.

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Brian Price

Executive Chef
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As executive chef at Eritage Resort, Brian is dedicated to providing an exceptional experience in the dining room from the warm welcome to the first and last memorable bite. Brian was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN into a family that loved to cook. After attending college, Brian moved to New York and his big opportunity came while working at the Coffee Shoppe. The owners offered to pay his way through culinary school if he agreed to work there for a full year following completion of the course.  Brian graduated second in his class from the New York Restaurant School, a division of The New School.  In 2007, Brian moved to the central coast of California to serve as executive chef at Café Roma and F.McLintocks. He moved to Walla Walla in 2015 and was executive chef at the Ox and Cart before joining the team at Eritage.

When Brian isn’t behind the grill or chatting with guests at the chef’s counter, he stays fit at the gym and enjoys photography, interior design and exploring museums and wine tasting with his partner, David.

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Brent Herring

Sales and Events Director for Eritage Resort & Walla Walla Steak Company
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As an Eastern Washington native, Brent Herring is well-versed in sharing the beauty and range of activities enjoyed in this part of the region. As Sales and Events Director for both Walla Walla Steak Co. and Eritage Resort, Brent is dedicated to helping others celebrate in this beautiful place. Brent has a unique role representing both Walla Walla properties and brings his high level of service and attention for details and ability to create strong relationships.

Herring was born and raised in Pasco, WA and has been part of the hospitality industry for 30 years. He began his career in the Tri Cities hotel industry working in a variety of roles including sales, catering, general manager, and regional manager before moving to Walla Walla in 2010. As the banquet manager for the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel, Brent managed all events including holiday brunches for 1,000 guests. He explored his culinary passions working as the General Manager at D’Olivo Tasting Bar for four years sharing his knowledge of Ultra-Premium EVOO, aged Balsamic vinegars, specialty foods, Champagne and kitchenware.

He looks forward to sharing his gift for celebrating life to its fullest with the guests and teams at Walla Walla Steak Co. and Eritage Resort.

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