Meet Our Extraordinary Staff
As soothing as the sun on our pink sand beach. As dependable as the ocean's tides. Our experienced staff — many with more than 20 years of tenure — combines professional poise with personal warmth in ways that always make you feel at ease.
David Dodwell Sr.
Head of the family owned and operated The Reefs Hotel & Club in Bermuda for nearly 40 years, David Dodwell has truly turned The Reefs into a family-run business that is a labor of love, commitment and caring that guests feel as soon as they walk through the doors. David is a former Minister of Tourism for Bermuda, once served as president of the Bermuda Hotel Association and is a member of the Resort Committee of the American Hospitality & Lodging Association. His honors include Bermuda Hotelier of the Year and Caribbean Hotelier of the Year. David is a native Bermudian and graduate of the prestigious Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. He also owns the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club on Nevis.
David Dodwell Jr.
Following in his father’s footsteps and carrying on the family tradition, David Dodwell, Jr., son of The Reefs' owner David Dodwell, is the General Manager of the Hotel & Club. David grew up in the hotel industry; he had his first job at 13, in the housekeeping department of The Reefs and spent many more summers working in various roles at The Reefs and other Bermuda hotels.
After graduating from Colby College in Maine, David gained even more experience and knowledge working in various aspects of the hospitality industry in the US, spending time in New England, California and Oregon. He later went on to earn a Master of Management in Hospitality from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration before heading back to Bermuda and rejoining The Reefs in 2008.
David has his own family now; his wife, Kathleen and their two children, William and Annie. David has already begun introducing the children to the hospitality industry.
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations, Marielle works with David Dodwell, Jr. and Sr. - father and son - to ensure that The Reefs runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis. Born, raised and educated in Trinidad, Marielle entered the hospitality industry at 18. She continued to pursue her Food and Beverage Management career in the UK and then the British Virgin Islands. After 14 years there, she chose to move to Bermuda in 2015.
Marielle is passionate about culinary excellence, guest service and creating memorable experiences for anyone who stays at The Reefs. She is proud to be a part of a dedicated team, a successful family owned and operated business that is so ingrained in the fabric of life in Bermuda.
Ashley has been a big Spa advocate in Bermuda since 2008 and has a passion for turning moments into memories. She began her career as a Spa Experience coordinator and supervisor and has moved through the ranks in the spa world as she developed and learned all aspects of the industry. Over the next few years Ashley became a Spa Sales Manager and then Assistant Spa Director and fell in love with leading her team and engaging with her clientele, creating innovative new treatments and unique offerings, and giving back to her clients.
Director of Rooms
Keran has a wealth of knowledge and experience from other resorts both in North America and Bermuda and has held the positions of Front of House Manager and most recently Senior Advisor to General Manager/Front Office & Reservations Manager. She has a love for creating genuine service experiences for her clients and enjoys fostering her teams to provide uniquely Bermudian service to all of their guests. She looks forward to getting to know all of our repeat and first time Reefs visitors.
Greg du Tolt
Director of Engineering
Greg du Toit brings over 19 years’ experience working in five star resorts around the globe to the Reefs Engineering Department. Bermuda is not Greg’s first Island home. He has worked in five star resorts in Barbados, Fiji, Hayman Island, Australia and the Seychelles. He is dedicated to keeping everything running smoothly behind the scenes, yet has a wonderful ability to connect with guests as well and can often be seen helping people all over the property, whether it be related to engineering or otherwise!
Carole Anne Goulet
Front Office and Reservations Manager
Carole Anne Goulet has joined the Reefs as our Front Office and Reservations Manager. She brings over a decade of international Hotel experience including seven years in Front Office Operations. Carole Anne is dedicated to making each guest experience a memory and takes great pride in helping each guest create their ultimate Bermuda experience.