Visiting Lecturer, Hart School of Hospitality, Sport, and Recreation Management

Year Started at JMU: 2018

pencelv@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • M.A  Columbia University 2013
  • B.A  George Mason University 2008
  • A.A  Northern Virginia Community College 2006
Professional Interests
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Strategy
  • Independent Hotel/Restaurant/Bar/Venue Start-ups
  • Teaching
  • Experiential Learning
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Event Management
Personal Interests
  • Horticulture
  • Early American History
  • Fine Dining
  • Business Start-ups
  • Real Estate Development, Special Interest in Historic Properties
  • Service/Volunteer Work
Professional Background
  • 2016-Current - Hotelier & Former General Manager, Hotel Laurance, Luxury Boutique Hotel In Luray, VA
  • 2012-Current - Proprietor, Another Wild Hare: Wedding Planning and Event Design based in NYC & VA
Current Courses Taught

Spring 2019

  • Hospitality Senior Seminar, 3 sections
  • Foundations of Hospitality, Sports and Recreation Management, 1 section

Fall 2018

  • Special Projects within the Department
  • Advance Lodging Leadership Course Design and Partnership Development
Positions Held
  • 2018-Current - Visiting Lecturer, James Madison University, The Hart School
Awards and Recognitions

Event Design and Wedding Planning, Another Wild Hare:

  • October 2018 New York Magazine, Top Wedding Planners and Event Designers
  • 2014, 2015, 2016 The Knot International Bridal Fashion Couture Show, Lead Event Designer
Service
  • Town of Luray, Town Councilman 2017-Current
  • Chamber of Commerce Luray and Page County, Board Member 2018-Current
  • Rotary Club of Luray, Board Member and Chairman of Winter Fundraiser 2017-2019
  • Rotary Club of Luray, Exchange Student Counselor 2018-Current
  • Rotary Club of Luray, Member 2015-2019
  • Habitat for Humanity, Page County Board Member 2016-2017
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Panama 2011-2013

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