Meet the Owners


The Nonantum Resort is owned by Seaside Hotel Associates, which is a Partnership owned by members of the Ginn Family. The head of the family, Herbert Ginn is the Owner of Ginn Real Estate in South Portland.

Mr. Ginn is a lifelong resident of Maine. He graduated from The University of Maine and also holds a JD from Boston University. He has been an active supporter of many local organizations including The Portland Children’s Museum, The Maine Medical Center, The Portland Museum of Art and The Portland Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Ginn and his wife, Adah, have been married over 65 years and are worldwide travelers, walkers and tennis players and can often be found on the sidelines, gymnasiums and auditoriums of the United States cheering on their 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren in their many athletic and musical endeavors. Mr. and Mrs. Ginn reside in the greater Portland, Maine area.

Jean Ginn Marvin, daughter of Herbert and Adah Ginn, serves as the Innkeeper at The Nonantum Resort. Mrs. Marvin resides in the greater Portland area with her husband of over 35 years, Bob Marvin. They are proud parents of Adam, Parker and Colby Marvin, in laws to Shauna Marvin and grandparents to Huxley, Winston and Blair Marvin. Mrs. Marvin graduated from Syracuse University and holds a Master’s degree from the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine. She is a former State Legislator, and serves as the chair of the Maine Innkeepers Association and the Maine Community College Board. She was voted the Innkeeper of the Year 2011 by the Maine Innkeepers Association.

The Ginn family
Herbert and Adah Ginn, Bob Marvin and Jean Ginn Marvin

Adam Marvin graduated from law school at the University of Chicago and is employed as a lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also a graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School and Colby College. Adam has often helped out behind the front desk and has been an ace receptionist when we are short handed! Adam is proud to serve his country as a Captain in the Army where he is a JAG Officer and serves as the commander of the 366th Support and Maintenance Company.

Shauna Marvin is a new member of the Marvin Family. She and Adam were married in her home state of California. Shauna is a graduate of UCLA and law school at the University of Chicago. While Shauna has never worked at The Nonantum (yet!) rumor has it she mixes a mean cosmopolitan! Shauna is also the mother of the newest members of the family, Huxley Winston and Blair Marvin. While it is a little early to tell, it appears Huxley, Winston and Blair all have very outgoing personalities, well suited for a career in hospitality!

Parker Marvin graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School and Johnson and Wales in Providence, Rhode Island where he earned an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition. He has worked at Addison in San Diego, Per Se in New York City, and is currently working as a bartender at Atta Boy in New York City. Atta Boy was recently named the number 5 bar in the world by Parker occasionally works in the kitchen at The Nonantum and particularly enjoys working during the many large tented events the Nonantum hosts each summer. He has also studied cooking in Singapore and Thailand and is currently working towards becoming a sommelier.

Colby Elizabeth Marvin graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School and from Elon University in North Carolina with a degree in Accounting. She is currently employed as the Director of Accounting at a restaurant group in Portland, Maine that includes Fore Street, Street and Company, Standard Bakery, and Scales. Colby also works as the Manager on Duty at the front desk at the Nonantum three nights a week. When not fulfilling her duties behind the front desk, Colby enjoys volunteering at the Ronald MacDonald House and working as a Board Member for Veterans Count.  She also serves as a mentor in the Olympia Snowe Leadership Institute. Colby loves to travel the globe and in the spring 2015, she enjoyed a semester abroad in France. Her dream is to visit every country in her lifetime.