Meet your instructor...
everyone! My name is Gemma Nicholson. I am originally from the
wonderful Caribbean region; born on the Island of Port-au-Prince,
Haiti and raised in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. I speak French,
English, Spanish, and get by with the little Italian I know.
I attended the University of the Virgin Islands,
then went on to obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business with a
major concentration in Hotel/Restaurant Management from The
University of Maryland. From there, I obtained a Master in
Tourism Administration from The George Washington
University in Washington D.C.
I have over 25 years of hospitality industry
experience from owning my own restaurant franchise in Atlanta,
Georgia to being a mystery shopper in hotels such as the Ritz
Carlton along with all sorts of different restaurant operations.
I served seven and half years in the US Army as an Army cook and left the
service at the rank of Staff Sergeant.
My interests are many, but I particularly enjoy
sporting events, (basketball in particular). I love to travel! I
have traveled and visited over 28 different countries; at times
experiencing tourism and hospitality at its best and, yes, at times
at its worst.
I have two wonderful children; Felicia age 24 and
Carlos 22 both live in Marietta, Georgia where they work and
Please feel free to reach me at
email@example.com if you have additional questions of me or
of the hospitality program.
Hospitality is an interesting and rewarding career. Job
opportunities are readily available, advancement is fast, and
the pay is competitive with other career fields.