Meet Our Staff
Wrigley Hostel’s staff has worked hard to establish the hostel’s community feel. Our staff is a supportive family that extends their love and compassion to our guests. We aim to promote and encourage a positive atmosphere through out the hostel. We know that our guests love Wrigley Hostel as much as our staff!
Brendan is the co-owner of the hostel and given that Wrigley Hostel has been open for almost 4 years, he has plenty of classic hostel stories to tell. Orignially from Australia, he came to the USA to travel and then before long he fell in love with Chicago…He has been here ever since. “It has been incredibly exciting to meet so many people from all over the world. Since opening the hostel I have met people from over 140 countries. I have found that everyone has an interesting story, so please say Hi when you are at Wrigley Hostel! :)” -Brendan
Front Desk Manager (Evenings/events)
Ida started working at the hostel in September 2015. She’s lived in several states but grew up in the Chicagoland suburbs. She has traveled all over the world to Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, Portugal, China, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Australia. She will be going to South East Asia and New Zealand this summer! “I love the hostel more than anything. It brings so much happiness to my life which is why you will find me here all the time! The guests who come in with a smile make me so happy so I make every effort to get to know them. I love being able to hear stories and make connections to everyone who comes into the hostel.”
Ida is now travelling the world and is currently in Laos. Check out her blog to find out what she is up to 🙂 -Ida
Front Desk Manager/Events Coordinator (Evenings)
You will find Tez at the hostel working evenings and hosting events here in the hostel. A native from Detroit, Tez has lived in Chicago for 8 years now. A graduate from ILIA- Chicago, Tez enjoys designing and anything art related so if you ever want to stop by the office to talk art, he’s here!
Front Desk Manager (Daytime)
You can find Stephanie working at the Hostel Tuesday-Saturday mornings. She is the mother to a sweet 6 year-old boy who she loves so much. He is the reason why she is always smiling! Stephanie enjoys reading, so if you ever have a good book suggestion, let her know.
Kait is our southern staff member, Georgia born and raised. You will find her working during the weekends behind the desk. She also hosts our weekly comedy nights on Sundays at ComedySportz and our Deep Dish Dinner nights on Mondays. She enjoys planning weekend parties and events at Wrigley Hostel too! Kait recently returned from spending a year abroad in Germany and now wants to surround herself with guests who share the same passion for travel that she has!
Pedro is working hard all night making sure to keep the hostel spotless and clean for all of our guests! He always has a smile on his face, and will greet you at the door if you come in after midnight. He also cooks up a delicious breakfast of pancakes and waffles for you every morning! Pedro is the bomb.