Meet Our Flock

Grant Ross

General Manager

Originally from Scotland, Grant has worked for distinguished hotels and restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and the United States. He even owned his own hotel near St. Andrews, Scotland before moving to Bucks County. As General Manager of all three restaurants, including our sister restaurants, the Black Bass and Lumberville General Store, Grant has been with us since the renovation of the Black Bass in 2007. Not only is he renowned for his ability to ensure that each guest has a memorable experience, but he is also known for his immense knowledge of local history and lore.

Christine Santana


Christine is a NJ native and a long time Hunterdon County resident. Over the years she has developed a passion for the area's historic inns, and for the past fifteen years she has worked as a hostess and manager across several establishments. She is excited to now be managing The Golden Pheasant Inn where she is delighted to welcome guests, both familiar and new. Outside of work she enjoys indulging in good food and wine with friends and loved ones, driving in her Challenger, or practicing photography in the local area.

Maria Shankin


Maria has enjoyed a range of positions in the hospitality and service industry for many years, including management, event planning and owner of a general store. She takes pride in her new role as innkeeper of the Golden Pheasant and looks forward to making your stay comfortable, and pleasantly memorable. She currently lives in Stockton, NJ and enjoys all that the area has to offer including biking, hiking and walking her dog, Caine.

Douglas Crawford

Executive Chef

Chef Doug Crawford originally hails from South Jersey and is a graduate of Atlantic Cape Community College located in Mays Landing, New Jersey. Chef Doug has thirty plus years experience in the food industry, and an ever growing passion for cooking. His time dedicated to his craft has given Chef Doug a strong set of skills and proven track record of success. Doug is always on the lookout for inspiration and incorporates them into his creative dishes. He hopes you will enjoy his menu soon!

Caroline Mann

Pastry Chef

Caroline graduated from Natural Gourmet Institute, a plant-centric culinary school with an emphasis on sustainability. She carries these interests forward and has worked as a line cook and baker for several years, among incredible teachers and friends. She is excited to continue creating and learning alongside like minded people. When she isn’t baking, Caroline enjoys drawing, watching movies, and cooking for family and friends.

Kevin Teeling


Kevin helped open our sister restaurant, the Black Bass over a decade ago. Having moved to join the previous owners of the Golden Pheasant, fate couldn’t keep Kevin away for long. When the Pheasant closed down, he re-joined our team at the Bass only to reclaim his post at the Golden Pheasant when the Thompson family reopened the Inn in 2020. Needless to say, Kevin has quite a following between our two establishments. When he is not whipping up his amazing cocktails, he enjoys quiet time in LBI with his wife Karin.

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