About the Innkeepers
A brief history of the Terra Nova House owners
The Terra Nova House Bed & Breakfast is known for its elegant Victorian charm, its amenities and its hospitable innkeepers.
Meet the Innkeepers, Ryan and Molly Mercer
Shortly after our wedding, we stayed at our first bed and breakfast and immediately fell in love with the concept. We have stayed at countless B&B's over the past decade and have gotten acquainted with many of their innkeepers. We expected to wait to run our own B&B during retirement, so we both pursued careers in the corporate world - Ryan in Information Technology and Molly in Accounting. Through a series of events in 2011, God made it perfectly clear that NOW was the time to pursue our dream and He led us to the Terra Nova House. Ryan operates the bed and breakfast along with his staff and Molly acts as an advisor.
Ryan Mercer was born and raised near Oil City, PA (45 min. from Grove City)
Ryan holds a BS in Management Information Systems from Penn State - Behrend in Erie, PA, where he met Molly. His corporate career has included Wachovia Bank (Winston-Salem, NC) and a global private software company where he focused on helping large international financial institutions comply with governmental requirements for screening their customer list against known terrorists and bad guys. Ryan enjoys technology, cooking, golfing, photography, politics and serving people.
Molly Mercer was born and raised in Erie, PA
Molly holds a BS in Accounting from Penn State Behrend, has her CPA and is currently working on her MBA. Her corporate career has included Arthur Andersen (Pittsburgh, PA), Education Management Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA), Westinghouse (Cranberry Township, PA) and Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, PA) where she is currently. Molly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, movies and shopping.
Assistant Innkeeper - Loni Thomas
Loni was born and raised in Grove City, PA. She holds a BS in Accounting from Slippery Rock University. She left Wendell August Forge working in corporate sales to focus on her family. Loni enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking.
Lead Housekeeper - Emily Funte
Emily has lived in the Grove City area for most of her life. She attended Grove City College, majoring in music, and now divides her energy between work at the B&B and teaching private piano lessons. She enjoys running and working out at the local YMCA, drinking good coffee and spending time with her husband and young son.
Housekeeper - Margaret Baker
Housekeeper - Anna Stillwaggon
Assistant Maintenance - Joe Funte