Learn about our staff

A solid foundation for any business rests not only on the quality of the products and services that are offered, but on the staff assisting the customers. The Roostertail is proud of the people who represent a part of Detroit’s history…and its future. We invite you to learn a little bit more about some of us below.

Our Staff


Tom Schoenith



(313) 822-1234


Justin Bohn

Event Specialist

(313) 822-1234 ext. 136


Nichelle Pride

Operations Manager


(313) 822-1234 ext. 131

When it comes to quality, which is something customers have come to expect at the Roostertail, there’s nobody better suited to the task than someone whose last name happens to be “Pride.” From the color selection of the linens – which can range anywhere from burgundy to silver, ivory with ivory bows, fall colors, spring colors, etc. – to the in-house hand washed and hand pressed white and black rounds, presentation is everything. In an effort to make every party special, Nichelle arranges everything to have a crease, right down to the chair covers and bows.


Shawna Eaton-Peplinski

Senior Director of Sales and Creative Development


(313) 822-1234 ext. 149

With over 21 years of sales and catering experience Shawna has been working at the Roostertail for over 14 years and has transformed the wedding and prom events into spectacular affairs. Before coming to the Roostertail, Shawna’s career began with Executive Caterers in Columbus, OH. At Executive Caterers, Shawna was responsible for the onsite and offsite sales which included organizing catering for over 31 major sporting events throughout North America. At the Roostertail, Shawna personally oversees every facet of our weddings and proms from the initial contact to the menu selection. Shawna has a distinct knowledge of how to bring an amazing moment together for the special couple or the graduating class.


Erica Berkholz

Event Specialist


(313) 822-1234 ext. 133

Erica has been with the Roostertail for 5 years. She brings in a fun, cutting-edge dynamic to every event; whether it is a Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday Party, Corporate Event etc. Her goal is to build and compose a personal relationship with each prospective client. Erica loves the thrill and excitement that goes into each and every event. She also strives to go beyond people’s expectations. “I enjoy having the ability to work and meet with new people. Knowing that I was able to contribute essential memories for people is a gracious honor, one that I am proud of and take very seriously.”


Brian Davis

General Manager