The Staff

Owner, General Manager and Massage Therapist, Ilke Lander, is definately a full hands-on owner/operator. A Belgian national who became an American citizen in the 90's, Ilke is passionate about service. With over 20 years of experience under the highest quality hotel & restaurant properties, she has a strong foundation and vision for what Paradise Hills wants to continue to be.... A place to reconnect. 


Co-Owner, Vineyard Manager, Wine Maker, Robert Lander, is the other half of this operation's success. A native Maine'rd, Bob's responsibilities are diverse; from overseeing all cabin maintenance, vineyard management and wine making... He is rarely available for much else. Schedule a Vintner's Tour and Tasting ($30) to get a glimpse of the responsibilities that create our wines. Bob spend almost 20 years in Law Enforcement serving our communities and has used his new platform to show our support for Law Enforcement and their families. All the Estate Wines, Blue Label Wines' are dedicated to law enforcement families by a 10% donation of every bottle.


Tasting Room attendant, Tom Carnes joined us after managing a successful local craft beer store. Happy to share with you the history of Paradise Hills, the story of our wines and some interesting wine trivia, in addition to fun facts about craft beer, Tom is always welcoming. 


Front Desk Manager, Matthew Pacer, will be the first voice you hear or the first face you see when you arrive at Paradise Hills. He brings an exuberant amount of professionalism to his job and truly believes in Paradise Hills' excellent customer service culture. Matthew brings with him many years of resort experience but his passion lies in music. A musician by night... you can sometimes hear him singing while guest musicians perform. 


Front Desk associate Jacqueline Ceffallio , graces the front desk with a bubbly personality, a smile and a positive attitude. Newer to the lodging industry, Jacque brings experience from the medical field that translates into the care for others and outstanding customer service. A transplant from Chicago, Jacqueline is learning all the great ways to enjoy the mountains of Georgia.


Primary Massage Therapist, Angela Griffin, comes to us with 13 years of experience in massage therapy. Angela's spirit of team work and determination towards customer service makes her a fantastic therapist and team member at Paradise Hills. Her experience offers our guests the reliability and results of a therapeutic session to relieve stress and tension.


Massage Therapist, Maureen Barry Moss, offers 12 years of experience in massage therapy and advanced modalities. Her grace and caring attention brings the deepest satisfaction to her clients. Her sessions relieve life stresses, tension in the body and relaxation that so many of her clients are looking for. 


Bethany and Karlee, the cabin housekeepers, are the heart behind the sparkling clean accommodations offered at Paradise Hills. They pride themselves in all the details and hard work involved in keeping the cabin rentals pristine. Their passion shows. And, if you want luxury service in this country setting… they will come to your cabin, daily, and graciously make your bed, refresh your towels and take out your trash.


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Landscaping & Vineyard assistant, Gary Schultz has spend the last several years tending to the 35 acres of Paradise Hills property. Rain or Shine, hot or cold…guests can see Gary mowing, chopping, hauling, burning and pruning. With the addition of the vineyards, Gary has played an important part in keeping healthy vines. Grateful for his loyalty and dedication, Paradise Hills wouldn’t be as beautiful without Gary’s attention to detail.



Affiliates ~ Collaborators Many of our retreats & workshops are collaborative efforts between local service providers and their craft. We only affiliate ourselves withthose holding similar visions and the highest levels of service.