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Jenna Sawicki


I like to say I married into the St. Charles madness. My husband is from here & I feel lucky to have this be my adopted home. My favorite thing to do in STC is discover the wellness community & all it has to offer.


Laura Purdy

Senior Manager of Tourism and Sales

I've lived in St. Charles for 20 years, raised my 2 kids here & am extremely loyal to the community. I sometimes say, St. Charles runs through my veins. My favorite thing to do in STC is to listen to live music outside in the plaza for STC Live or Jazz Weekend!

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Amy Curione

Events Manager

I was born and raised in St. Charles and my Grandparents actually met while working at the Hotel Baker! I love the River Front and all of the restaurant & entertainment options. I am passionate about making St. Charles a great place to live & visit.

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Jessica Hudec

Marketing Manager

I moved to St. Charles in 2017. One of the many reasons why my husband and I chose to live here is because we loved the downtown area. We enjoy walking along the riverfront and trying new restaurants. We are happy to call St. Charles home.


Nate Wendt

Business Development & Tourism Specialist

Although I was raised in Geneva, St. Charles has become a second home. I enjoy all the exciting & fun activities here. STC is thriving & everyday I look forward to how we can continue to make the city grow for everyone!

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Rachael Garland

Digital Marketing Strategist

Having lived in St. Charles my whole life, I have such a great appreciation for this city. Everywhere you go you feel a sense of community, and that togetherness is what makes St. Charles so special. I love the variety of businesses here — especially our local shops like Trend & Relic and Jeans & a Cute Top Shop!

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Susan Stark

Events and Finance Admin

While I am not originally from Illinois, I’ve lived in St. Charles for 23 years. I am very proud to live in such a Great community. I love all the things you can do and restaurant options we have to offer.  Sitting outside, walking along the river and listening to live music is the Best! There is no place like St. Charles. 

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Nick Lowe

Marketing Content Coordinator

I was born and raised in Batavia but I love the St. Charles community and everything this city has to offer. Some of my favorite things to do are to visit the breweries and restaurants downtown, and to take my bike for rides on the trails by the Fox River. I am so excited to be able to help St. Charles continue to flourish!

Board Of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of dedicated individuals invested in St. Charles. They are business owners, employees, residents, members of community groups and city staff.  

Board of Directors

Chris Woelffer - President, St. Charles Bank & Trust

Kimberley Mercado - Q Center

John Hughes - Past President, St. Charles Resident

Holly Cabel - Treasurer, St. Charles Park District

Joe Klein - Secretary, KDAO Attorneys at Law

Rowena Salas - Hotel Baker

Phoebe Falese - Mixology Salon & Spa 

Steve Martin - First State Bank

Amber Grove McKee - Grove Properties

Jill Card - Jeans & A Cute Top Shop

Kim Lamansky - Tri-City Health Partnership 

Nick Smith - Alexander's Cafe

Ryan Bongard - City of St. Charles

Sam Barakat - St. Charles Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram

Brian McNally - McNally's Heating and Cooling

Community Partners

City of St. Charles


River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles


St. Charles Arts Council


St. Charles Chamber of Commerce 


St. Charles Park District


St. Charles Public Library


St. Charles History Museum


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