Your Hosts

Marcella Costin

Owner and creator of Simply Marcella, Michigan’s most chic custom pearl jewelry boutique, Marcella Costin is an expert at bringing dreams to life ,and with her gregarious nature and ready laugh, she welcomes you into one of her finest, The Queens Head Wine Pub.

In addition to her stint as acting Tap Master, Marcella is the official Queens Head Wine Taster.

John Costin

International business man, entrepreneur, Marcella’s husband and newly anointed Adjunct Tap Mater, John Costin is always ready with an authentic English accent, an entertaining anecdote and a welcoming smile.

In addition to his duties as Adjunct Tap Mater, John is also the official Beer Taster to The Queen.

The Royal Court

Wade Canell

Wade Canell, the chef at The Queens Head, hails from Cheboygan, Michigan, and brings a remarkable blend of culinary expertise and leadership experience to the restaurant. His journey began with service in the United States Navy, where he completed three deployments to Iraq. In 2013, Wade transitioned from military service to culinary education, earning his Culinary Arts degree from Northern Michigan University. His studies covered baking, cooking, restaurant management, sanitation, menu writing, food costing, and purchasing.

Wade continued his academic pursuits, obtaining Bachelor of Science degrees in Hospitality Management and Business Management from Northern Michigan University. During his education, Wade honed his skills as a line and prep cook at The Historical Landmark Inn, Upfront and Company, and The Vierling.

After graduation, Wade shared his passion and expertise as a Chef Instructor at the Les Cheneaux Culinary School in Hessel, Michigan. Now, he has returned to the kitchen to create culinary masterpieces at The Queens Head. Wade views his role not just as a job, but as a calling, demonstrating his dedication and drive in every dish he prepares.

Ashley Nola

Welcome to my corner of the web!

I’m Ashley Nola, born and raised in the scenic town of Cheboygan, nestled amidst the waters and natural wonders of up north, I’ve always been drawn to the beauty of my surroundings. Following my high school years in Cheboygan, I ventured to Traverse City, where I pursued my passions for both Mathematics and Fine Arts, earning my Associate’s degree from Northwestern Michigan College.
My educational journey then led me to Mount Pleasant, where I delved into the realms of Psychology and Studio Arts, obtaining my Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University. However, my path took a different turn as I immersed myself in the vibrant restaurant, brewery, and bar scene.

For the last two years, I’ve had the pleasure of serving as head bartender at Stir: Craft Cocktails & Modern Kitchen and as a server at Hunter’s Ale House. Crafting exquisite cocktails is not just a job for me; it’s a passion. From perfecting the timeless Old Fashioned to crafting innovative twists on whiskey, gin, and tequila classics like the New York Whiskey Sour and the Corpse Reviver #2, I thrive on delivering unforgettable experiences to my guests.

But beyond the bar, my heart belongs to the arts and life’s simple pleasures—cherishing moments with family and friends, relishing in delicious cuisine, and reveling in the beauty of nature. And now, as I prepare to return to my roots in Cheboygan, I’m thrilled to embark on an exciting new chapter. Joining the ‘Crown on Main’ crew to spearhead the reopening of The Queen’s Head and The Pig & Whistle is a thrilling opportunity—one that promises to be an exciting experience.

Come join me as we create memories, share laughter, and savor the finest moments life has to offer. Together, let’s make this summer one to remember.

Our Fabulous Staff

Chef Wade

Bar and Restaurant Service Manager Ashley

Beau

Beau

Hayden (& Ian)

Ian

Kristie

Sherrie

Sherrie

Eva

Ryley

Noah

The Queen's 'Hounds'

Minnie Pearl

Meet our Miss Minnie Pearl!  This 14 year-old Westie has been with us her entire life and has spent many (or should we say “Minnie”) hours in the Simply Marcella boutiques.  Not only is Minnie Pearl a boutique dog, but she is a world traveler!  She grew up in St. Clair, Michigan, but spent two and a half years of her life in Helsinki, Finland, where she learned to LOVE the snow. Winter is Minnie’s favorite season! In addition to living in Helsinki, Minnie has traveled to other countries including Holland, Canada and France where she has been seen at a wine café or two.  Minnie Pearl’s favorite hobbies include boating, swimming, belly rubs and most of all, she enjoys her 8:00 pm Kong Time!

Marla May

Hello Miss Marla May!  This darling little Westie was adopted by the Costin family (Marcella, John and Minnie) in December of 2017.  She quickly found her way to the center of their hearts.  (Well, maybe not Minnie Pearl’s quite yet, but she is getting there.)  Marla May was a breeder dog and had several puppies in her first seven years of life. Every day is a joy for Marla!  She wakes up with her tail wagging and bounces her way through the day.  Marla May is beginning to enjoy traveling and a little bit of boating, but she prefers most of all to be curled up next to Marcella or John (and even Minnie)!  Ask Minnie Pearl about Marla May’s morning kisses!

The Queen's 'Hounds'