At Happy Cog, we are a remote-first, fully distributed team working from a number of states and US time zones. This presents unlimited opportunity to work with talented professionals across the country regardless of where they call home, but it also presents a challenge that Happy Cog must rise to meet: cultivating a company-wide culture that brings everyone together.

Located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, Woodloch Resort is a top destination for leisure and corporate retreats, providing not only a beautiful setting for group getaways but also plenty of recreational opportunities. It proved to be the perfect setting to gather the 68 attendees together, building bonds that will last long after the retreat.

The 2022 Happy Cog Company Retreat gave the team a chance to get to know each other in person, gain a fresh perspective, make new friends, and feel more connected to our peers. In a world of Zoom meetings and Slack messages, feeling disconnected from others is something that we all struggle with. Our time in the Pocono Mountains is a reminder of the delightful humans behind Happy Cog’s continued success. Looking forward to the next time we are all able to meet again!


Thank you so much for all your help in putting together such a wonderful event. Everyone was extremely pleased with the venue and its services.”
Laura Luciani, Disney / ESPN

What an experience! Once again the Woodloch Team comes through in shining colors. The Legacy Managers from Capital Wine and Spirits and our Proximo partners could not have had a more complete experience over the past 3 Days. Your attention to detail, execution of service and commitment to excellence is unparalleled in my experience in this industry. Special kudos to: Matt and Jill for helping me plan the event, and to Matt personally for putting up with all of the phone calls and handling all the requests during our visit; Patrick and Linda at the Springs just continue to show us, what the importance is of “family” over the past 15 years or more that we have been coming to Woodloch; Krista and Chef John for arranging and performing one of the most memorable food and wine dinners we have ever had. Chef John you out did yourself, and we well appreciate your efforts.

That is just the special thanks to the principles, not to mention the ethics and follow through of the dozens of employees we encounter along the Way at Woodloch. From Vito on the Gate at the Springs, (Don’t know what we would do if we couldn’t see Vito on the way in), to Carla and her team in housekeeping, the golf attendants, Dennis in the sports Bar, valets at the Lodge, All the ‘J’s’ in the Pro-Shop, and on and on. This just brings me to the point where I would like you to forward on our thanks to the Kiesendahl Family. As we know, it all flows down from the top. It’s obvious their ‘commitment to excellence” shows in all facets of your operation.

It looks like Mr. Hickman is already planning another visit for the fall. Wonder what I will have to accomplish to earn that trip. Well, whatever it is… it will be well worth it!

Rodney D. Leitzel, Field Sales Manager-Central Capital Wine and Spirits, L.L.C.
“What can top a weekend with friends and family at Woodloch Pines? You guessed it…a midweek corporate retreat at Woodloch!”
Michael Spiesman, President of Continental Television Sales
“We had another spectacular stay! We’ll definitely have Woodloch at the top of our list for future events and our guests from Air Products were equally impressed.”
Jim Keaveney, Emerson
“The process from the beginning to end was extremely wonderful. Thank you for all you have done!”
Valentina Stubbs, African Methodist Zion Church