Team


Andrew SchainAndrew Schain - Bartender | Proprietor

Originally hailing from Hollywood, Florida, Andrew holds an accounting degree from Florida Atlantic University. He got his start in the restaurant business at an early age (13) while working in his uncle's deli. Andrew makes his home in nearby Pomfret and is the devoted father of two impossibly cute children. When he's not at the restaurant (which isn't all that often) he's relaxing to the Grateful Dead, watching his beloved Yankees, or spending time with his family.  

 

 


Nici ZubaNicole ("Nici") Zuba - Manager | Proprietor

Nici's tenure at Bentleys spans over two decades, and in that time, as you might well imagine, she has worn many hats. A favorite on the bar and in our hearts, Nici was raised right here in Woodstock.  She is an excellent event coordinator with a fine eye for even the smallest detail. She lives in the village with her young son, and inexplicably, she too is a Yankee fan. Contact her for all your special event needs.

 


John Ruggieri-Lam & Maria Freddura John G.F. Ruggieri-Lam | Maria L. Freddura - Owners

John (middle left) is originally from Providence, RI and thereafter Boston, MA where he received his education in Business Management and Law.  He began visiting Woodstock in the late 1980's and soon met David and Bill - the two founding partners of Bentleys Restaurant.   John continued to visit Woodstock over the years, and eventually bought a vacation home in Barnard. Maria became John's partner in the vacation home, "Stonewall Lodge", in 2011.  The opportunity to acquire Bentleys was a completely unexpected development that led to a broadening of their business relationship.  John is married to a dancer with the Boston Ballet, John D. Lam (far left), and enjoys travel, music, horses, and gatherings with his close knit family and friends.

Maria, and her husband, Paul, (far right) own The Daily Catch Restaurants in Boston. The mother of seven sons, Maria is a bonafide force of nature with the kind of no-nonsense business acumen that was no doubt born of necessity. Seven sons! The logistics alone boggle the mind.


Todd BeboTodd G. Bebo - Office | Proprietor

Hired at Bentleys in the very early 1990's, Todd is a graduate of UVM and a member of the Professional Organization of English Majors - P.O.E.M. He has worked with some pretty amazing people over the years and feels lucky to have lived in Vermont since early childhood. He met his wife at Bentleys, without a doubt, his greatest achievement in the workplace. He enjoys turning off lights in empty rooms and asking his teenage son & daughter for permission to use the internet.

 


Heather AshlineHeather Ashline - Bartender | Proprietor

Heather is a Vermont native and has been associated with the businesses for nearly 15 years - primarily at the former Quechee location. She is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute. A natural athlete, she enjoys golf, cycling, skiing and the beach. Heather makes her home in Hartland and is engaged to be married.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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