Our friendly and professional staff is dedicated to making your stay with us a comfortable and enjoyable one. And of course, love helping you to pull together memorable events in our picturesque country location! Established in 1967, we are proud of our almost five-decade history of genuine local hospitality, and we look forward to serving you for many more years to come.
Owner & COO
In the spring of 2012, Bridget and her husband Shawn bought the Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre in Campbellville and immediately began updating the hotel rooms, banquet halls, lobby and dining area, soon followed by completly renovating the adjacent KOA campground. Bridget brings a passion for social media and a deep understanding of its critical role in business development to her leadership at the Mohawk Inn. Her commitment to combining entrepreneurial and community development approaches comes from a 22-year Ontario Public Service career focused on charities and non-profits and a lifetime involvement in small businesses. With enthusiasm for connecting to her community Bridget has joined forces with many local non-profit organizations. She is an active member of the Milton Chamber of Commerce, who presented her and Shawn with the Entrepreneurs of the Year Award in 2013. Bridget is also an affiliate of Milton Mompreneurs, Milton Area Female Entrepreneurs and the Destination Campbellville Community Association, as well as frequently being involved with fundraising efforts for the United Way of Milton and donating to local charities and organizations. She also collaborates with Shawn on Partners in Transformation – their fundraising and business development consulting company. Bridget is excited to bring her ethos of family, friendship, volunteerism, community involvement, mentorship and partnership to the evolving Mohawk Inn. She is dedicated to partnering and connecting with people and local businesses throughout Milton and Campbellville. Bridget and Shawn have a blended “Brady Bunch” family with four children.
Owner & CEO
Shawn grew up hand milking cows and tending livestock on a farm in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the eldest of four children born to nurse and school-teacher/accountant parents Mabel and Ken Saulnier. A born entrepreneur, Shawn paid his way through university as a big band singer and by establishing a sandwich business on campus in his off hours, an experience which set the tone for his future career. After studying theology at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Shawn moved to New York City to take on a consulting position with a top global fundraising firm. This job allowed him to combine his business savvy with a desire to make the world a better place while continuing his entrepreneurial activities on the side. In his early years as a fundraising consultant, he developed a very successful business process re-engineering company in his spare time. And while he was Assistant Dean of the Rotman School of Management at The University of Toronto in the early 1990s, he pursued his lifelong interest in aviation and launched what became Gateway Airlines. During his 25+ year career, Shawn has raised more than $1 billion for social service agencies, hospitals, arts and culture organizations and other charity projects in both Canada and the US. He continues to help charitable organizations raise transformational funding – both as a consultant and volunteer – since purchasing Mohawk Inn with his wife Bridget in the spring of 2012. Their dream is to restore the Mohawk Inn to its former glory, and to re-establish it and the adjoining KOA Campground as an important community meeting place on the 401 Trans-Canada Highway at Guelph Line. Now that he has retired from his duties as a ‘hockey dad,’ Shawn enjoys singing, photography, attending arts and cultural events, riding his motorcycle and working on his 50-acre tree farm adjacent to the Mohawk Inn, where thankfully, no cows require milking. He also enjoys spending time with Bridget and their four children.
As Operations Manager, Alex is never far and always happy to help! Alex went to Humber College’s Culinary Management program, graduating with honours. Having a diverse background in both the Hospitality and Trades industries, he brings an easy charm to the various facets of his position. When he isn’t coordinating the inner workings of the business, he is most often found adventuring on his motorcycle, or moonlighting as the personal chef at home.
Overnight Front Desk Assistant
As our faithful nighttime manager, you will find Zia behind the front desk on duty to assist with any need that arises over the weekend evenings. Zia is a longtime resident of Mohawk Inn and is always happy to help.
Isabel pops in and out of Mohawk Inn a couple times a week to keep our paperwork in check – if you catch her passing by in the lobby or the halls, stop and say hello!
Media Marketing, Merchandizing & Communications
Emily updates our website and social media! She is currently at the University of Toronto studying Mental Health. She pops into the Inn and over to the Toronto West KOA when she is not at school. She is often being followed by her adorable miniature doxie, Theodore. You will often see her at events behind a camera!