Meet the Edith Macy Center Event Team and Discover Their Sweet Traditions

Nestled in the serene landscape of Briarcliff Manor, New York, the Edith Macy Center is a hidden gem that offers a unique blend of tranquility for a distinctive group retreat experience. It's a place where the magic of gatherings takes on a special charm, especially as the sun sets over the picturesque grounds. 

Here, the dedicated team behind the scenes creates memorable events and shares in a beloved tradition: gathering around the inviting fire pits.

The fire pits at Edith Macy Center are a focal point for connection, offering the perfect ambiance for unwinding and bonding.

In these moments, the art of making s'mores comes to life, becoming a cherished evening pastime for group gatherings. 

Today, we invite you to meet the individuals who craft unforgettable events and embrace the time-honored tradition of s'mores by the fire. They are the heart and soul of meetings and events at Edith Macy Center, and through their unique traditions and personal touches, they create an experience that's truly one of a kind. 

Join us as we introduce you to the Edith Macy planning team and discover their favorite ways to enjoy s’mores by the fire. 

Edith Macy Center - Meet the Sales & Event Planning Team

Kathy Fosse - Conference Planning Manager

Kathy Fosse's journey with the Macy Magic has spanned an impressive 16+ years. She began her Edith Macy adventure as a front desk agent, gaining firsthand knowledge of the property's inner workings. Over the years, she transitioned to the sales department, starting as a Sales Coordinator, before assuming her current role as Conference Planning Manager, a position she has held for the last ten years.

Kathy's passion lies in working one-on-one with clients and collaborating to ensure their successful and memorable events. Her dedication to delivering exceptional experiences is a testament to her commitment to Edith Macy Center's mission.

Outside of her professional life, Kathy finds solace in trips to Montauk, indulging in her love for quilting and cross-stitching, and spending cherished moments with her grandchildren. 

Kathy’s Favorite Way to Enjoy S’mores

Kathy loves s'mores; Kathy's ideal combination is a toasted marshmallow sandwiched between two Ritz crackers and a Ghirardelli dark chocolate square with sea salt and caramel—a sweet reflection of her refined taste.

Patti Caulfield - Sales Manager

Patti Caulfield brings over ten years of experience in the hospitality industry as a Sales Manager at Edith Macy Center, where she has been for the past eight years. Her background includes selling to various corporate and non-profit organizations within the Tristate area.

For Patti, relationships and follow-through are paramount, and she often emphasizes that the "secret weapon" at Edith Macy is its staff and customer service. She takes immense pride in promoting the unique retreat center and the magic it has to offer.

When Patti is not at Edith Macy, you'll likely find her at the beach in New Jersey or on a golf course, enjoying quality time with her husband. Her home is a hub of activity, filled with family and friends, their dog Hanna, and three young adult children. 

Patti’s Favorite Way to Enjoy S’mores

Patti's favorite s'more recipe is creative and delicious: she places a Rolo inside a marshmallow, melts it over the fire, and sandwiches the gooey goodness between graham crackers—a delightful twist on a classic treat.

Sherri Hoy - Director of Sales and Conference Planning

Sherri Hoy is a seasoned veteran of the Macy Magic world, having been immersed in it for over 25 years. 

As the Director of Sales and Conference Planning, Sherri is a dedicated, focused problem solver who listens attentively to customers' needs. Her proactive approach ensures that each event is tailor-made to perfection, delivering the most memorable experiences possible.

Over the years, Sherri has built lasting relationships with clients, earning their trust and respect. Her commitment to providing unparalleled service is a testament to her passion for Edith Macy Center's mission.

During her free time, Sherri enjoys quality moments with her pups, relishes days on a tranquil lake fishing with her fiancé, and takes pride in watching her son play college baseball. 

Sherri’s Favorite Way to Enjoy S’mores

When it comes to s'mores, Sherri's favorite recipe is a delightful twist—she stuffs a sugar cone with mini-marshmallows, white chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips, wraps it in tin foil, and holds it over the fire for about 2 minutes to melt the ingredients. Unwrapped and savored, it's a sweet treat that captures the essence of her creativity.

Edith Macy Center is not just a destination; it's an experience enriched by the dedication and passion of individuals like Kathy Fosse, Patti Caulfield, and Sherri Hoy. As they continue to weave their magic behind the scenes, visitors can be sure that every moment spent at Edith Macy Center will be extraordinary. 

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