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A Family Affair…

Doug Lemcke and Nick Shelton promotions

Zehnder’s has a long history of great customer service with a strong team behind it. Many team members have devoted decades of loyal employment to Zehnder’s and have moved up through the ranks as opportunity continues to grow.

Zehnder’s is pleased to annouce the promotion of two long-time team members: Doug Lemcke and Nick Shelton. Doug Lemcke, currently the Director of Lodging at Zehnder’s Splash Village is being promoted to Vice President of Lodging and Food and Beverage. In this expanded role, Doug will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations at Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark but will also be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company-wide Food and Beverage team at Zehnder’s Restaurant. Doug has been employed with Zehnder’s for 38 years and has served in a host of capacities since joining Zehnder’s in 1980. Doug has his BBA from Northwood University in Business Management and has extensive Food and Beverage and Lodging experience which makes him uniquely qualified to succeed and excel in his expanded role.

Nick Shelton, currently the Director of Golf at The Fortress Golf Course and a fourth generation family member, is being promoted to the Director of Golf and Retail. In his expanded role, Nick will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of The Fortress but will work closely with Jan Rusch, Retail Marketplace Manager and the Retail Team to oversee day-to-day operations of Zehnder’s Retail Marketplace. Nick has been employed with Zehnder’s for 15 years and has worked in a host of areas including Zehnder’s Splash Village and Zehnder’s Restaurant since 2003. Nick has a BBA and Master’s Degree from Valparaiso University and is very qualified to help position Zehnder’s for the future in a dynamic and changing retail environment. Nick has been involved in the success and leadership at The Fortress Golf Course for the past six years.

The next time you visit us, there is a very good chance that you will run into Doug or Nick as they are very visible team members within the company. As always, our goal is to ensure that Every Guest Leaves Satisfied and we welcome your comments and feedback.

As Zehnder’s expands, we welcome new team members to join our family. If you or someone you know is interested in a secure, family-oriented and fun work environment, we welcome you to apply for any of our available positions including Cake Decorator, Server, Drumstick and more. You can view all available positions and apply online below. We look forward to welcoming you to the family!

View Employment Opportunities Below:

October 17, 2018

Laundry Attendant

Maintain washers and dryers. Maintain cleanliness of laundry room. Remove stains from linen. Take laundry to upstairs supply room. Keep laundry shelves organized.
October 17, 2018

Splash Housekeeping Attendant

Ensure guests’ needs are being met. Acknowledge guest requests on housekeeping log. Monitor hotel lobby, hallways and public restrooms for cleanliness. Monitor sidewalks & parking lot for trash.
September 22, 2016


Greets the customer entering the Dining Room and seats them at their table. Assists in the Dining Room preparation activities Assists server in the performance of their Dining Room duties during busy periods. Cleans tables of remaining dishes and food after party has left the table and set up tables during peak business periods.
July 12, 2016

Hot/Cold Line Server

Function: The uninterrupted flow of finished food products from the kitchen production areas to the dining rooms. This food is to be prepared and dished in accordance to Zehnder’s standards an in quantity/quality as established by Zehnder’s Restaurant.-->
July 5, 2016

Shuttle Driver

Greet Guests. Assist Guests with loading and unloading. Ambassador to Zehnder’s to all company properties. Assist with inter departmental delivery.-->