Our Team

Makes all the difference

We Love What We Do!

We are extraordinarily lucky to live and work in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. Planning incredible celebrations and being a part of many life-changing events – is a big responsibility and it is a privilege that we take seriously. Through our work, we build strong relationships with clients and guests – by taking care of them, showing them genuine southern hospitality, and sharing with them the many things that make the Outer Banks, and the Kitty Hawk Pier House, so special.

Jamie Chisholm

252.261.1290 ext. 191

Jamie Chisholm is the Director of Sales at the Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk and has worked for over 20 years in the event planning industry. Her ability to connect with her clients and learn about their lives helps her to plan amazing, highly personalized events. It is Jamie’s attention to detail and hands-on approach to each and every event that will make your special day a once-in-a-lifetime experience by the sea. When she’s not planning the next event – Jamie enjoys spending time with her family and dogs on the beautiful island we call home.

Miha Slegel

252.261.1290 ext. 103

Miha Slegel is the Sales Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk and has planned over 1000 weddings and events! She loves that her event planning career has given her the opportunity to meet so many amazing, inspiring people. She excels at building relationships with her clients, understanding their event ideas, and bringing their unique, creative vision to life. She reminds us that “No task is too big or too small and every detail counts.” Miha also enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures and places, but most of all spending time with her family.

Peggy Shen

252.261.1290 ext. 104
Peggy Shen is the newest, dedicated Sales and Events Coordinator at the Hilton Garden Inn. She loves working in the hospitality and event planning industry. Bringing her passion for hospitality and event planning, Peggy likes connecting with different clients and understand their needs to ensure the success of their events. With her positive attitude and dedication to excellence, Peggy continues to excel in her role. In her free time, Peggy likes to travel, find new adventures, and has enjoyed living in the Outer Banks for the last 8 years.

Jeremy Miller


Jeremy Miller is the General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk. From a young age, Jeremy knew that he wanted to be a part of the hospitality industry and worked in country clubs and restaurants continuously from the time that he was 12 through high school. After high school, Jeremy attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned a degree in Hospitality Management. While working under the leadership of local hotelier and developer, the late Sterling Webster III, at the Ramada, Jeremy was brought in to assist with the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn in 2006, and later became the General Manager in 2008. Jeremy enjoys sharing incredible Outer Banks experiences with guests, team members, and locals. An active member of our community, Jeremy also enjoys volunteering on the board of North Banks Rotary Club and the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Lou Hunt


Lou Hunt is the Executive Chef at Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk. Lou has over 20 years experience cooking and serving local seafood, steaks, and pasta dishes to hungry patrons of the Outer Banks. He credits three strong, southern women for inspiring his love of cooking… having a great-grandmother from Alabama that would work her magic with traditional low country dishes, a grandmother from North Carolina with a love of the fresh, local ingredients, and a mother with a passion for international cuisine and a curiosity to experiment. These mentors, and their love of cooking, as well as his own experiences living and cooking in California, Florida, Alabama, Washington State, North Carolina and Germany have all helped to flavor the cuisine of our multitalented chef. When he’s not busy creating delicious meals and memorable experiences for our guests, he can be found with his wife and daughter enjoying the beautiful, Outer Banks beaches, or shooting hoops (and making a few) at the local gym.