MEET OUR TEAM

Carter Allen

Carter Allen

Event Sales Manager

Caroline Dollar

Caroline Dollar

Assistant Event Manager

Annie Lechtenberg

Annie Lechtenberg

Restaurant Manager

John-Paul Lechtenberg

John-Paul Lechtenberg

Executive Chef

Meet Carter Allen

Carter’s roots were planted in genuine hospitality. Born and raised in Virginia, she moved to Santa Cruz, California in 2013 and began her career in event-planning as the Assistant Wedding Coordinator at a Soquel venue. After working there for the 2013 wedding season, fate stepped in and Carter got the job as Assistant Catering Manager for Pasatiempo’s Hollins House, where she got to learn the ins and outs of event coordinating from the talented and highly experienced Margy Seifert.

Naturally gifted at bringing people together, Carter has a sixth sense for planning cohesive events that reflect the expectations of her clients. Carter’s approach to event planning combines a high standard for professionalism with her stylish, refined taste. Her positive and sparkly personality makes the wedding planning process easy and enjoyable for her clients. In early 2017, Carter took a brief hiatus to start her own sustainability-focused event company, Honeysuckle Traditions, where she coordinated weddings for over 200 guests. From original succulent flower designs to edible arrangements, Carter’s creativity found a natural outlet. After single-handedly building events from the ground up, she was ready to return to the Hollins House in full force.

Now committed to her role as Event Sales Manager, Carter’s objective is to carry on the rich traditions of the Hollins House and to preserve its history as an elegant place to hold events. Carter provides access to a refined list of professionals for basic wedding needs such as photography, music, lodging, etcetera. You’re in good hands when you contract with the Hollins House.

In her spare time, Carter loves to host clothing swaps, avocado parties, and musical gatherings. She enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time gardening with her fiancé Joe.

Meet Caroline Dollar

Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Caroline discovered her talent for hospitality almost by accident. While pursuing theater in New York City, Caroline began working in the service industry as a cocktail waitress, her first taste of the hospitality life. While in NYC, Caroline worked alongside gifted chefs and began learning about event coordination. After moving back home after 8 years in NYC, Caroline helped pioneer the opening of a new event space, Market Hall, in the heart of Raleigh. As Events and Marketing Director at Market Hall, Caroline coordinated and planned weddings, concerts, and other events, curated to the specific tastes of her clients.

In 2016, Caroline decided to make the long migration from the east coast to a new home in Santa Cruz, where she started working for Coastside Couture,a locally renowned wedding planning company. After her time with Coastside Couture, she moved onto her current role at the Hollins House, where her modus operandi is to ensure memorable, beautifully seamless events for her clients.

In her free time, Caroline likes to spend time on the road with her fiance’s band, Marty O’Reilly, and continues to nurture her passion for acting.

Meet Annie Lechtenberg

With over 8 years of experience in the restaurant world, Annie Letchtenberg is well versed in hospitality. Annie is a Santa Cruz native whose passion for fine dining and restaurant management has brought her opportunities all over the western United States. From interning in Sun Valley Idaho, to working in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the luxurious Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, Annie has sharpened her skills in providing the highest quality customer service.

Annie graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Hospitality Management from the Collins College of Hospitality Management program. With an emphasis on country clubs, her education was her first step on her road to restaurant management. From grandiose banquet halls to cozy bakeries, Annie has gained experience all across the hospitality spectrum. In 2015 Annie was offered the job of Hollins House manager and since then has continuously improved and refined the level of service the Hollins House has to offer.

When Annie isn’t busy providing excellent customer service at the Hollis House, she likes spending time with her husband (Executive Chef John Paul Lechtenberg!), crafting, reading, and hiking.

Meet John-Paul Lechtenberg

Bio coming soon!

MEET OUR TEAM

Carter Allen

Carter Allen

Event Sales Manager

Meet Carter Allen

Carter’s roots were planted in genuine hospitality. Born and raised in Virginia, she moved to Santa Cruz, California in 2013 and began her career in event-planning as the Assistant Wedding Coordinator at a Soquel venue. After working there for the 2013 wedding season, fate stepped in and Carter got the job as Assistant Catering Manager for Pasatiempo’s Hollins House, where she got to learn the ins and outs of event coordinating from the talented and highly experienced Margy Seifert.

Naturally gifted at bringing people together, Carter has a sixth sense for planning cohesive events that reflect the expectations of her clients. Carter’s approach to event planning combines a high standard for professionalism with her stylish, refined taste. Her positive and sparkly personality makes the wedding planning process easy and enjoyable for her clients. In early 2017, Carter took a brief hiatus to start her own sustainability-focused event company, Honeysuckle Traditions, where she coordinated weddings for over 200 guests. From original succulent flower designs to edible arrangements, Carter’s creativity found a natural outlet. After single-handedly building events from the ground up, she was ready to return to the Hollins House in full force.

Now committed to her role as Event Sales Manager, Carter’s objective is to carry on the rich traditions of the Hollins House and to preserve its history as an elegant place to hold events. Carter provides access to a refined list of professionals for basic wedding needs such as photography, music, lodging, etcetera. You’re in good hands when you contract with the Hollins House.

In her spare time, Carter loves to host clothing swaps, avocado parties, and musical gatherings. She enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time gardening with her fiancé Joe.

Caroline Dollar

Caroline Dollar

Assistant Event Manager

Meet Caroline Dollar

Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Caroline discovered her talent for hospitality almost by accident. While pursuing theater in New York City, Caroline began working in the service industry as a cocktail waitress, her first taste of the hospitality life. While in NYC, Caroline worked alongside gifted chefs and began learning about event coordination. After moving back home after 8 years in NYC, Caroline helped pioneer the opening of a new event space, Market Hall, in the heart of Raleigh. As Events and Marketing Director at Market Hall, Caroline coordinated and planned weddings, concerts, and other events, curated to the specific tastes of her clients.

In 2016, Caroline decided to make the long migration from the east coast to a new home in Santa Cruz, where she started working for Coastside Couture,a locally renowned wedding planning company. After her time with Coastside Couture, she moved onto her current role at the Hollins House, where her modus operandi is to ensure memorable, beautifully seamless events for her clients.

In her free time, Caroline likes to spend time on the road with her fiance’s band, Marty O’Reilly, and continues to nurture her passion for acting.

Annie Lechtenberg

Annie Lechtenberg

Restaurant Manager

Meet Annie Lechtenberg

With over 8 years of experience in the restaurant world, Annie Lechtenberg is well versed in hospitality. Annie is a Santa Cruz native whose passion for fine dining and restaurant management has brought her opportunities all over the western United States. From interning in Sun Valley Idaho, to working in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the luxurious Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, Annie has sharpened her skills in providing the highest quality customer service.

Annie graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Hospitality Management from the Collins College of Hospitality Management program. With an emphasis on country clubs, her education was her first step on her road to restaurant management. From grandiose banquet halls to cozy bakeries, Annie has gained experience all across the hospitality spectrum. In 2015 Annie was offered the job of Hollins House manager and since then has continuously improved and refined the level of service the Hollins House has to offer.

When Annie isn’t busy providing excellent customer service at the Hollis House, she likes spending time with her husband (Executive Chef John Paul Lechtenberg!), crafting, reading, and hiking.

John-Paul Lechtenberg

John-Paul Lechtenberg

Executive Chef

Meet John-Paul Lechtenberg

Bio coming soon!