Meet the Team

Jax Eisenmann

Director of Sales

Jax Eisenmann is a proud Duluthian, born and raised. Although she has been with the Black Woods Group since its inception in 1994, it was not always in events. She spent much of her time doing service coordinating throughout the company, particularly at Black Woods on the Lake. In 1998, she moved to the Events Center in Proctor, where she was able to work alongside her sister, Julie. Together, they ran banquets and events and further developed what it meant to provide “WOW service” to guests. Later, she was hired at the Greysolon Ballroom and now serves as the Sales Director. She describes the beginning of her career as having “caught the bug and never left.”

Jax exudes passion; for her job, for the guests, and for everyone around her. She can connect with each couple and bring the details of their story to life. She is the kind of person you can talk to for a moment and leave feeling as if you have known her forever. Her poise, dedication, and commitment are what make her the pillar of our team at Greysolon. She is an inspiration to us all, both guests and staff alike.

Jax is also passionate about her family and spending time with loved ones. They enjoy traveling to National Parks and relaxing at the cabin.

Korah Johansen

Sales & Events Director

Korah Johansen came to Duluth from Minong, Wisconsin – just on the other side of the ‘pond.’  She has been in the service industry for most of her life, beginning as an ice cream scooper in the summer months when she was just 15 years old. Although she has retired her scooper, her personality has always been just as sweet as the ice cream she served. Korah is kind, detail orientated, and oftentimes, the joke-maker in the group.  She is always excited to try new things, both in her personal life and when it comes to planning events!

Korah found Black Woods Group when she and her husband were looking for a forever home in Duluth. She started as an Operations Manager and then worked her way up into the Greysolon Sales Team. She has molded into our team seamlessly, offering fresh ideas and a new outlook on the way we do things. She challenges us to keep evolving and provides a unique perspective from her years on the operation side of events. She is helpful and always strides to put the needs of our couples above anything else!

Kalysta Leschishin

Sales & Events Director

Kalysta Leschishin fell in love with Duluth when she moved here to attend college at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.  During that time, she joined the Black Woods Group as a server at our sister restaurant, Black Woods on the Lake. There, she met her now husband, Ryan, who was also an employee at the time.  Then, in 2008, when the Black Woods Group took over the operations of Historic Greysolon, Kalysta knew she wanted to be a part of it.  She had a discussion with our late-founder, Bryan Flaherty, and Julie Thoreson, and one very important cup of coffee later, Kalysta was officially on the journey to live out her dream of becoming an event coordinator.

Since then, Kalysta has helped hundreds of couples during one of the most exciting times of their lives.  She loves creating an experience that they will never forget; each one unique as to showcase the individuality of that couple.  Greysolon holds a special place in her heart as her and her husband were married in The Ballroom just a few years ago! Now, they cherish the love of their two beautiful children – Charlie and Ella – who keep each day busy and exciting.