Meet the Staff
Beth & Dan Schupp
Beth & Dan are the current owners and operators of the Barn at Five Lakes. The resort has been in Beth’s family since her parents purchased it in 1976. The Barn was originally supposed to house Dan’s many horses (he had 12 at one time!) but alas, it became a premier event venue instead. Now Dan’s horses (he’s down to 2) get to live in the rolling pastures surrounding the Barn. Beth & Dan live in cabin 8 during the winter, while the resort offices occupy the barn. They live at Fair Hills Resort in the summer. Beth & Dan have 6 children, 10 grandchildren and 1 dog!
Lisa is part of the owning family and is Beth’s sister. She is the on-site manager and lives in cabin #7. Lisa knows the Barn and Lake Five like the back of her hand. She hikes and kayaks almost daily during the summer. She knows where the fish, eagle’s nests, beaver dams and deer like to be. Lisa is also the on-site event director for the Barn. She manages the staff, organizes the set-up, catering and clean up and even cooks steaks on the grill. She is the Jill-of-all-Trades of the Barn. In the winter when we are closed, Lisa enjoys visiting warm Florida!
It’s difficult to say when Marlette first started working here. She has always been hanging around Fair Hills and Five Lakes Resort as Lisa’s best friend, so we finally decided to put her to work. Marlette is our Barn at Five Lakes Wedding Venue Coordinator. She works with the couples to help plan the perfect venue for their wedding. Marlette is a former special ed teacher and lives in Vergas. She also used to own the Quiet Cricket eclectic gift shop in Vergas, but has recently sold the business and is enjoying “retirement.” When not planning weddings, Marlette enjoys spending time with her daughters, Emma & Sydney, who have both worked at Fair Hills.
Laura is our Events Coordinator for the Barn and General Manager of Wildflower Golf Course. We keep her very busy during the summer between planning events at Fair Hills and the Barn and working with golfers at the course. Originally from St. Thomas, North Dakota, Laura also grew up on Lake Melissa and knows the Detroit Lakes area well. She graduated in May 2013 from North Dakota State University with a degree in Hospitality. Laura splits her time between Detroit Lakes and Fargo.
Tammy is our Head Housekeeper at Five Lakes Resort. She takes care of the cabins and our overnight guests. Tammy started at Fair Hills and worked her way up to managing Five Lakes Resort. Tammy also helps out with events at the Barn in the kitchen. Tammy resides in Lake Park, MN with her husband and kids.
Caitlin is the General Manager of Fair Hills & Five Lakes Resort and focuses on reservations and human resources. She stared working at Fair hills as a store girl in 2004 but has been a guest there since 1986. Originally from Mt. Prospect, IL, she graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Finance. Caitlin got married August 3, 2013! Caitlin and her wife Gretchen have two sets of twins: Jack & Miles age 3 and Rory & Finn born 11/14/18. Along with their two dogs, the live on nearby Hook Lake!
Emily Schupp Meyers
Emily is our Creative Director and is in charge of marketing, advertising, social media and all things visual. Do you follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?! You should, because Emily is always posting something new and exciting. Emily grew up visiting the resort but didn’t start spending her full time here until the last few years. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas and spent several years working in the twin cities before moving up to Detroit Lakes permanently. Emily married former staff & Pelican Lake resident Patrick Meyers on October 6, 2012. They have two daughters, Wilhelmenia and Ingrid.