The Migis Hotel Group team is a diverse collection of leaders and visionaries with centuries of combined experience in the hospitality industry and beyond. Below you can learn more about the background of our founders and staff that are instrumental in the development and continuation of our group.
Tim Porta our company President, grew up in the hotel business working in his parents’ hotels on Martha's Vineyard. He attended the hotel school at Michigan State University, operated officers clubs in Vietnam for the Army during the Vietnam War, and then returned to the hotel business in the Northeast. In 1978 he and his wife Joan purchased Migis Lodge, which they have been running since then.
Jed Porta began working for his parents at Migis Lodge at age 12 and grew up gaining experience in all facets of the operation before attending and graduating from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. He has been the General Manager at Migis Lodge for 7 years and is heavily involved in strategic planning for Migis Hotel Group.
Jesse Henry started working at Migis Lodge during college in 1994, and then came to work full time there as General Manager after graduating from McGill University. Jesse has been very instrumental in the growth and development of Migis Lodge during his tenure there. As part of this growth he has had responsibilities of acting General Manager at The Inn at Ocean’s Edge and also Black Point Inn. Jesse currently serves as the Director of Brand and Business development for the group.
Peter Twachtman joined MHG in early 2009 and has been instrumental in setting policy and practice at the corporate and property levels, bringing a wealth of knowledge with 20 years of hospitality and management experience. He attended The University of Southern Maine, completing a BS in Business administration and later The University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he earned a MS in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Today, as our Chief Operating Officer, he works diligently to ensure that delicate balance between operations and financial accountability.
Phil Kronenthal began working with the Porta family at Migis Lodge in 1999 while completing his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University. Over the last 16 years, he has developed an in-depth working knowledge of all facets of hotel and restaurant operations. Phil currently works as the Director of Operations serving the General Managers and teams at all MHG properties in hotel/restaurant operations and ensuring the satisfaction of both our internal and external guests. Phil also serves as Vice President of Facilities and Procurement as a principal in Migis Hotel Group. His hands-on, people first approach and attention to detail is shared by all of the group's operators in creating our sincere, "Touch" hospitality.
Scott Malm joined the Migis family in 1988. From 1988 through 2003 Scott worked in the Migis Dining Room and Front Desk while concurrently serving as the Assistant Camp Director for Camp Agawam and Director of Development and Alumni Relations for Agawam Council. A 1986 graduate of St. Lawrence University, he completed his Master’s in Education at the University of Massachusetts in 1993. Scott joined Migis full time in 2004 wearing many hats. Having coordinated the recruiting and hiring efforts at Migis Lodge for many years, he recently accepted the role of Human Resources Director for Migis Hotel Group.
Melissa Frederick joined Migis Hotel Group in June of 2013 as our Company Finance Manager. With over twenty-six years of experience in Administrative, Financial, and Business Management from various small, family-owned businesses to multi-million dollar federally funded projects at a local University, Melissa is a keystone figure in our central office. In the role of Company Finance Manager, Melissa is responsible for financial controls that contribute to the profitability of the business and the individual properties we manage – assisting and advising management in maintaining financial objectives and goals. Also serving as MHG’s Human Resources Manager, Melissa maintains the administration of payroll, employee benefit programs, and policies for all MHG employees, supporting property management in their roles and responsibilities for carrying out and upholding MHG’s policies and programs.
Paul Raudonat joined Migis Hotel Group in 2016 as Marketing Administrator, focusing on expanding the digital presence of Migis’ properties. Paul graduated from Clark University in 2012 with a BA in Geography & Critical Analysis, he also spent several months studying in Turkey through a “Global Navigator” program, where he focused on the Turkish language and Intercultural Communications. Paul joined MHG after spending the last several years at Auto Europe as a Business Intelligence Specialist, his role at MHG is to utilize technology and analytics to cultivate an engaging digital experience that reflects the care, comforts, and luxuries our guests encounter at our various properties.
Eric Twachtman moved to Maine in the spring of 2014 to accept a position with Migis Hotel Group as our Accounts Payable Clerk. Eric graduated in 2013 from Hudson Valley, Troy, New York with an associate’s degree in Business Accounting. After working in the restaurant industry for over a decade, Eric is excited to apply his hard earned degree and education to accurately and effectively manage accounts payable for Migis Hotel Group and all of its affiliated properties.