Meet Our Team

We are here to make your stay at The Addy Sea memorable. If you have any questions or concerns during before or during your stay, please reach out to any member of our team. 

LeRoy T Gravatte III

LeRoy T Gravatte III

Owner
Kate Galloway

Kate Galloway

General Manager
Rosario Pensa

Rosario Pensa

Head Chef

Born and raised in Naples, Italy, Rosario realized his passion for cooking at the age of 15 years old. In 2019, Rosario began his career with us at the Addy Sea as Assistant Chef, and took over as Head Chef  in 2020. He brings his strong cultural background and passion for cooking. He has continued to dedicate his career on developing new and innovative dishes as our in-house Chef and Catering Chef.

Jeff & Sherene Gravatte

Jeff & Sherene Gravatte

InnKeepers

In 2016 Jeff and Sherene Gravatte returned as Innkeepers of the Addy Sea.  Jeff is the son of Leroy Gravatte who is the owner of the historic oceanfront inn that he purchased from Ed Addy in 1974.  Ed’s great-grandfather, John Addy, built the house which was completed in 1901.

Jeff and his wife, Sherene, first managed the Inn from 1993 to 1997.  Prior to 1993 Jeff’s grandmother, Frances Gravatte, was the Inn’s manager from 1974- 1993.  Jeff and Sherene took a break from Innkeeping to raise their three daughters, Addy, Jamie and Sarah, in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

In her role as Innkeeper, Sherene most enjoys spending time with the guests, and consulting with the staff to ensure we deliver an outstanding guest experience.  Jeff focuses on the financial aspects of the Inn as well as its facilities and grounds to make sure that the guests home-away-from-home is beautiful, functional and comfortable for their stay.

Prior to being an Innkeeper in 2016, Sherene was a Preschool teacher for 11 years in Springfield, Virginia.   Jeff is currently the CEO of a computer software sales and consulting firm that he co-founded in 1987 in Alexandria, Virginia

With one daughter still in high school in Virginia, Sherene and Jeff are splitting time between their home in Bethany Beach and Northern Virginia.  Sherene and Jeff are thankful for the outstanding staff that takes genuine loving care of the historic Inn and its guests.   The day is soon where Jeff and Sherene will call beautiful Bethany Beach their permanent home.

Cinde Reichard

Cinde Reichard

Manager on Duty
Rita Sonntag

Rita Sonntag

Guest Relations
Debbie Wayland

Debbie Wayland

Wedding Consultant

With over twenty years experience, Debbie has created and brought to life over two thousand clients’ visions. From “High Noon White Tie Affairs” to “Rustic” Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions, Debbie Wayland of DW Fine Events has impressed the most discerning clients and their guests. Starting her career in Richmond, Virginia, she worked with some of the best vendors to train and learn all aspects of the event industry. Debbie created and executed successful social and political events , gaining her an excellent reputation which led her to being recognized as “The Best Wedding Planner” in Richmond. Relocating with her family in 2007, she again started her own company and took the Eastern Shore by storm. Winning many awards such as The Coastal Style “Best Wedding Planner” in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the community has embraced her professionalism and creativity.