Sales & Catering Team


Samantha Bauch, Director of Sales & Catering

​Simpsonville, South Carolina

I grew up in a small town in South Carolina and moved to South Florida for college where I graduated with a Bachelors in Marine Biology. My husband and I have been in Jackson since June 2019 and have enjoyed every second of it. I joined the Spring Creek family in February 2020 focusing on wedding coordinating, however I fell in love with my work so much that I became the Sales Manager and worked my way up to the Director position. I love being able to help couples celebrate their unforgettable day and help corporate groups experience everything that our town and National Parks have to offer! As a reward, I was nominated in 2022 for the Best Boss in Jackson Hole and the Ranch was nominated for the Best Wedding Venue in Jackson Hole. When I am not in the office, you can find me in the National Parks on sunny summer days, scrapbooking or woodworking on cloudy days, or skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. Come experience Jackson Hole with Spring Creek Ranch – I promise you will not be disappointed!



Chef James Benningfield, Head Chef

​Houston, Texas

I graduated from Laurens High School in South Carolina in 2001 and attended Piedmont Technical College to study Engineering Technologies shortly after graduation. It was there where I found my love for cooking. In 2009, I left South Carolina and allowed my culinary passion to take me to Houston, Texas. After spending about five years in Houston, I got the opportunity to study with an ACF Chef, Andre Ellis, in Lynchburg, Virginia where I was able to participate in multiple charities to help fight world hunger. This experience was not only humbling but rewarding and really helped me learn how to project my personality into my cooking. I found the opportunity to join the culinary team at Spring Creek Ranch in 2021 and make the move out to Jackson. It has been a challenge to adapt to the seasons, but I love it. This past year, I was nominated for the Best Chef in Jackson Hole. In my free time, I do enjoy cooking for my fellow roommates and testing out new ideas and food combinations. Aside from cooking, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and exploring the area.


Guillaume Bauch, Banquet Supervisor

Paris, France





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