It takes a village and we are here to help
Behind every great experience is an exceptional team. Each of our White House team members brings expertise, experience and energy to your event. Together our team is committed to the core values of integrity, commitment and caring, all in an effort to ensure the upmost southern hospitality.
Jim brings a wealth of experience in providing outstanding service and superior food to events. He brings to Auburn a strong commitment to southern hospitality, excellent cuisine and caring for the community.
Nina Salarno Besselman
Born in San Francisco, Nina has called Auburn home for the last 30 years. A practicing attorney, business owner and proud mom, Nina brings incredible energy and creativity to White House event planning. She is passionate about serving her community and giving back to local non-profits.
Harriet provided the inspiration for the White House Barrel Club. While living in San Francisco, she and her husband, Mike, would entertain in the iconic private clubs, discussing business affairs and enjoying social interactions. She hopes you, too, will enjoy this very special experience.
Sheryl provides community outreach and event planning expertise to the White House. She has a history of bringing individuals and business partners together to design and provide Auburn with fun community events.
Chef Cecile hails from New Orleans and is formally trained in all culinary styles, including Southern cuisine, classic French and California farm-to-fork. She brings a wealth of experience from working in five star restaurants across the Country.
Continuing with the White House Southern Hospitality, Barrel Club Host Stephanie Jacoby will be the friendly face greeting members on select nights. She will provide culinary delights from our kitchen in addition to sharing her vast knowledge about featured libations.
Bringing just the right touch to designing the indoor and outdoor spaces, Juli is our creative, resourceful and dedicated designer. Relying on her extensive creative background and not missing a detail, she brings your customized event to life.
Juli makes us look good with her skills as a graphic designer and supports this community by helping others throughout Placer County. She is proud to share her expertise by creating marketing collateral and websites for many events and non-profits throughout this area.