Fall 2012 Management Teams

Twisted Soul

Thursday, October 25 and November 29, 2012

Twisted Soul

Michelle Teta, Emmett Ryan, Gretchen Gibbons, Victoria Holeman


Gretchen Gibbons

General Manager
Gretchen is a junior in the Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Administration program at NIU. She has been an active member of the Student Dietetic Association (SDA) since 2010. Gretchen has held several professional management positions which will serve her well in her current position as General Manager. She is excited to present the Southern cuisine of Twisted Soul to the guests.

Victoria Holeman

Executive Chef
Victoria is a senior majoring in Hospitality Administration at NIU. She loves to provide our guests with the experience of great food. As the executive chef, of Twisted Soul at Ellington’s, she hopes to provide an appetizing meal in a healthy way.

Michelle Teta

Sous Chef
Michelle is a senior Hospitality Administration major with a Business and Journalism minor. She is President of NIU's Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) chapter, as well as Vice-President of the Society of Hospitality Administration (SHA). Michelle was the Executive Chef for last year’s SHA Silent Auction and Dinner and is the Sous Chef of Twisted Soul at Ellington's. She has loved to cook since she was a little girl, and continues to expand her cooking horizons through this class.

R Emmett Ryan

Dining Room Manager
Ryan is in his last year of the Nutrition and Dietetics program at NIU. He is now the marketing manager for the Student Dietetic Association (SDA). Ryan has received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003. Ryan hopes to bring his love of art and food to new highs in the offerings of Twisted Soul.