Meet the 2019 LLA Hospitality Management Intern, Abigail Frioni:

Name: Abigail Frioni
College: Bowling Green State University
Major/Minor: Marketing with a focus in event planning
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? I had never heard of Lakeside Chautauqua until a job fair this past January. I really enjoyed talking with John and Steve about the community of Lakeside and immediately applied for the internship. Once I did some research, I knew that it would be a great place to get my feet wet in the hotel business.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside? I am most looking forward to making 15 great new friends and watching all of the beautiful Lake Erie sunsets!

What do you hope to gain from this experience? I hope to gain life long connections through networking with staff members and community members. I also hope to grow deeper in my faith. Read More

Staff Blogger: Elizabeth Fantozzi, Marketing & Public Relations Manager


Art is a way for people to express themselves, think outside the box and stretch their creativity beyond limits. It allows you to see the world through someone else’s eyes and connect, all with a paintbrush.

This year, artist Molly Constein is featuring two paintings in the Lakeside Art Show. Her original artwork will be on display now through July 27 in the lobby of Hoover Auditorium.

Constein was born in 1978 with Cerebral Palsy, a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture, but she doesn’t let that define her.

She’s a tender-hearted, quick-witted woman who always knows what to say to brighten your day. She’s very involved with her art and is always willing to try new things.

Constein has been painting for 10 years, mostly using acrylic and watercolor-based paint, creating her designs on canvas, paper and wood. One of her favorite projects is using a metal cutter to create metal critters, including butterflies and lizards.

If you ask her why she likes creating art, she’ll tell you “It’s fun!” Read More

We would like to introduce the Lakeside community to this summer’s Environmental/Horticulture Interns.

Meet the 2019 LLA Environmental/Sustainability Intern, Ben White:

Name: Ben White
College: Miami University
Major/Minor: : Biology and Environmental Science
Hometown: Davenport, IA

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? I grew up coming to Lakeside as a kid.  Every other summer, my family would rent a cottage for a week and enjoy our time together.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside? I am most looking forward to exploring the natural areas in and around Lakeside with my fellow interns

What do you hope to gain from this experience? I hope to connect with individuals who have similar passions as myself and be able to leave a positive environmental impact on Lakeside. Read More

We would like to introduce the Lakeside community to this summer’s Account/IT Support Interns.

Meet the 2019 LLA Accounting Intern, Katie Castrigano:

Name: Katie Castrigano
College: The Ohio State University
Major/Minor: Accounting
Hometown: Hudson, OH

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? Eleven years ago, my family drove past the gates of Lakeside on our way to dinner and we wandered in just to see what was inside. Since then, we have been vacationing here every summer with my two best friends. We have a tradition of renting a different cottage every time we come and have created close friendships with other Lakesiders.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside? I am looking forward to making new friends and enjoying everything Lakeside has to offer for an entire summer.

What do you hope to gain from this experience? I’m hoping to gain many life-long friendships as well as real-world accounting experience that I can utilize in my future career. Read More

Meet the 2019 LLA Advancement & Events Intern, Ashley Huntington:

Name: Ashley Huntington
College: Hamilton College
Major/Minor: Women and Gender Studies/ Theatre & Government
Hometown: Tiffin, OH

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? When my family and I moved to Tiffin ten years ago, people told us we needed to go to Lakeside. The next summer we came here, we stayed at Hotel Lakeside and immediately fell in love with this place.  A couple summers later we eventually bought a cottage here. It’s called “The Portkey” after our favorite Harry Potter stories.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside? I am really looking forward to getting to know the people I am surrounded by: my supervisors, the other interns, staff, and the Lakeside community. I get to meet new people every day, and it always puts a smile on my face.

What do you hope to gain from this experience? From this experience, I hope to gain a better confidence in my own leadership and professional skills. This position requires a lot of logistic and organizational planning in addition to good communication. I wear a lot of “hats” working here, and I love how each one challenges me in new ways. Read More