Meet our Team

The Applewood family is the heartbeat and soul of our two restaurants. We are blessed to have such a wide array of talented individuals dedicated to making your experience in the Apple Valley one to never forget. Our management staff has been a part of the family from 1 year to 35+ years.  Some of our staff have started as bussers or hosts and through their hard work and leadership with the Applewood family, they have been promoted to be a part of our management staff. 

View our Applewood Family’s story below by clicking on each staff members profile.

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurants

GARY “BEAR” LEDFORD

General Manager

CASEY DECOURSEY

General Manager

ROMAN CAMPBELL

Chef & Purchasing Director

ROBYNNE CONNELL

Director of Marketing

Scott King

Director of Sales

GARY “BEAR” LEDFORD

General Manager, Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

Year Started: 1978
First Position with Applewood: Manager
Favorite Item on the Menu: Southern Fried Chicken
Fun Fact: Bear is the Mayor of Cosby, Tennessee and related to Applewood's famous Chicken Lady!
Favorite Pastimes: Nascar, Football, Basketball, and having a good time with his co-workers.

CASEY DECOURSEY

General Manager, Applewood Farmhouse Grill

Year Started: 2002
First Position with Applewood: AM Host
Favorite Item on the Menu: Southern Fried Chicken
Fun Fact: Casey has owned over 35 vehicles and his wife is from El Salvador!
Favorite Pastimes: Camping and coaching youth sports.

ROMAN CAMPBELL

Executive Chef & Purchasing Director, Stokely Hospitality Enterprises

Year Started: 2012
First Position with Applewood: Executive Chef
Favorite Item on the Menu: Broccoli Cheese Soup
Fun Fact: Roman has lived in five different states!
Favorite Pastimes: Golfing, building, and fixing things.

ROBYNNE CONNELL

Director of Marketing, Stokely Hospitality Enterprises

Year Started: 2018
First Position with Applewood: Director of Marketing
Favorite Item on the Menu: Pecan Chicken Salad with Fruit
Fun Fact: Robynne is originally from South Africa and has dual citizenship of USA and South Africa.
Favorite Pastimes: Health and fitness, traveling, photography, and wine connoisseur.

SCOTT KING

Director of Sales, Stokely Hospitality Enterprises

Year Started: 2018
First Position with Applewood: Director of Sales
Favorite Item on the Menu: Farmhouse Roast Turkey and Dressing
Fun Fact: Scott is a local to Sevierville and he loves MMA and practiced some when he was younger.
Favorite Pastimes: Movies and sports.