Meet The Team

A team of tenured event staff will guide you every step of the way when you book your celebration at The Waters.  Kate and her team of event managers work together to provide pristine customer service and the utmost attention to detail. A building manager along with a top-notch bartending staff will be at your service from start to end of your event to ensure arrangements are carried out according to your vision.

Kate Durkee
General Manager

Kate Durkee is the General Manager of The Waters. Kate has been with The Waters since 2018. She oversees events, operations, Oshkosh Yacht Club and all things that make this venue so special. She will most likely be the first person you hear from when inquiring about an event and will be with you throughout your planning journey. Kate has a deep passion for this building and her favorite part of her job is connecting with many different people and witnessing memories being made by all people who celebrate milestones at her favorite place. A fun fact about Kate is that she grew up sailing out of The Waters’ harbor and remembers the building and grounds when it was the American Legion prior to 2008 when it was remodeled. Kate and her husband had their wedding celebration here in September of 2021 and they welcomed their first child to the world in October of 2022. 

Elaina Brown
Marketing & Events Manager

Elaina Brown is the Marketing and Events Manager of The Waters. Elaina started in early March of 2023. Elaina manages and operates everything to do with The Waters Marketing including, social media, branding, advertising, public relations, and more. She also holds responsibility to help plan and coordinate your event at The Waters effortlessly, no matter what the occasion. Elaina received her bachelor’s degree in marketing, where her passion lies. She loves all kinds of marketing, so she does not have a favorite part. You will find her posting all our social media posts, so don’t forget to follow us on all of our social media platforms!

Our Committment

Our committment is to provide stellar customer service to all guests with integrity and honesty in a picturesque waterfront setting, to ensure a memorable celebration.