About Us

Beaumont Etiquette was founded in Kensington, London, just steps away from many historic British Royal Palaces and residences. Brought to New York by Founder Myka Meier, Beaumont Etiquette offers businesses and individuals, both kids and adults, inspiring courses in British, Continental European and American etiquette. Our contemporary approach of exciting and interactive programs was designed to meet the etiquette needs relevant in today’s society.

With offices in both New York and California, Beaumont Etiquette’s trainers educate consumers and companies on the expansive world of dining, social graces and corporate protocol. In keeping with the respected traditions created centuries ago, Beaumont Etiquette adds a modern spin, instructing in an empowering and unstuffy manner to instill confidence and break down cultural barriers. From dining etiquette to social polishing and business protocol to cross-cultural training for large companies, Beaumont Etiquette has a course for every need.

Meet The Team

Myka Meier

Myka Meier

Founder & Director

Myka Meier proudly opened Beaumont Etiquette to bring a fresh and modern perspective to the industry. Breaking down the stereotype that etiquette is perceived as outdated, inaccessible or even a lost art form, Myka designed traditional etiquette courses with a modern spin — that are not intimidating to learn. Combining her experience in cross cultural communications, passion for etiquette and desire to instill both confidence and knowledge, Myka offers innovative and empowering courses through Beaumont Etiquette.

A dual American and British citizen, Myka is a consultant specializing in international social and business etiquette and protocol. Myka studied at multiple traditional etiquette schools in the United Kingdom and trained in London under a former member of The Royal Household of Her Majesty the Queen. Furthermore, Myka attended the prestigious Institut Villa Pierrefeu finishing school in Glion, Switzerland and has been formally trained in Continental European, British and American etiquette.

With a degree in communications and over 10 years experience in the luxury, lifestyle and fashion markets, Myka worked in both New York and London focusing on PR and integrated communications for international celebrities, global CEOs and some of the most esteemed consumer brands. Myka has worked with members of the British Royal family and had two years experience working on a global endeavor initiated by its patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Myka co-founded The Plaza Hotel Finishing Program with Beaumont Etiquette in 2016.

Myka is an avid volunteer for charities which promote confidence and teach both social and work skills in underprivileged communities. Myka has travelled to over 60 countries, enjoys collecting antique costume jewelry, cooking anything Italian, attained her sailing skipper’s license in Croatia and is a member of the Royal Yachting Association. Myka resides in New York with her Swiss husband and daughter. Myka is available to travel nationally or internationally for consultation and speaking engagements pending availability.

Anne Chertoff

Anne Chertoff

COO, The Plaza Finishing Program & Beaumont Etiquette Project Director

Anne is a marketing and communications specialist. In her role as co-founder of The Plaza Finishing Program she manages client services, sponsorships, partnerships, and teaches a class on weddings.

In addition to her role with Beaumont Etiquette, her boutique agency, Anne Chertoff Media, offers businesses a range of services including content creation, digital and social media strategy, media relations and strategic partnerships.

For over 15 years Anne has worked as a lifestyle and wedding editor, writing about home and food, fashion and beauty, pregnancy and parenting, travel and weddings. In addition to her editorial work Anne has also created content for brands, including Four Seasons Resorts and Vera Wang.

Anne is also recognized as a Royal Expert.  She has been featured in magazines, newspapers and TV shows discussing royal weddings, royal babies, the history of the British Royal Family, and various historical and contemporary commentary on royal families from around the world.

★ For information about The Plaza Finishing Program, email plaza@beaumontetiquette.com

Adam Fresco

Director of Media Relations

Adam has conducted crisis communications for CEOs, global brands and high-net-worth individuals around the world for twenty years. He has successfully media trained CEOs and presidents of global companies as well as chart topping musicians, politicians, super models and sports stars, crafting individualized programs that are tailored to each person. Skilled in crisis management, Adam has helped global businesses and those in the public eye prepare, avoid and recover from potentially damaging situations, often keeping stories out of the public eye.

With 25-years of experience in ‘Fleet Street’, Adam worked at several newspapers, the BBC and ITN before a 20-year career at The Times (London). He worked as a news editor, for the paper and online, and as a senior reporter before becoming the Crime Correspondent. He also wrote business and travel features for the newspaper before spending five years at a public relations company with offices in London, New York and San Francisco, as Director of Communications. He led global media campaigns, conducted crisis management and media training for a wide range of clients, including Belvedere, Battersea Power Station, Matalan, Equinox, Caprice, Victoria’s Secret and Amazon.

With his inside knowledge of the media, Adam has successfully planned and executed public relations campaigns in Europe, North America and Asia. He works with public relations agencies, brands, high-profile people and high-net-worth individuals on media strategy, pitches, media training and crisis communications.

Kari Ferris

Director of Finance, Beaumont Etiquette
Owner + President, Ferris Financial Solutions, LLC

Kari is the head of the Finance Department for Beaumont Etiquette. She is also the Owner + President of Ferris Financial Solutions, LLC, a full service bookkeeping firm.

Kari has worked in Financial + Accounting industry in New York City, Chicago & Florida for over 16 years. Kari created Ferris Financial Solutions to provide businesses with virtual bookkeeping, accounts payable + accounts receivable, financial reports, payroll and tax preparation amongst numerous other services.

Robert Fowler

Robert Lee Fowler III

Partner & S​VP, CatalystCreativ
​Beaumont Etiquette Director of Hospitality

The Beaumont Etiquette special projects and experiential events guru, Robert Fowler is also Partner and SVP of CatalystCreativ, a creative agency with associates throughout the United States. Creating experiences has been Robert’s passion and no matter where he finds himself in the world, he is always connecting individuals, seeking new experiences, planning a dinner party, picking out the finest silverware and china for private clients or finding a new restaurant.

In the past, Robert worked for American ​d​esigners Ralph Lauren and John Varvatos, and was the Executive Vice President of McNabb Roick Events where he created experiences for many Fortune 500 companies.

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Margarita Khodzka

Beaumont Etiquette Associate

Margarita studied International Relations in Minsk, Belarus before moving to New York City to continue her education and pursue a career in communications. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communications with a minor in Financial Planning from Brooklyn College.

Since moving to New York she has worked in various fields, including fashion, bridal, and beauty industries.

As an associate at Beaumont Etiquette, Margarita is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company, including communicating with clients and scheduling appointments and private classes.

She has a background in Fashion Marketing, and speaks English, Russian, and Hebrew.

Allyson Hernandez

Allyson Hernandez

Private Coaching

Bonnie Tsai Etiquette Trainer

Bonnie Tsai

Etiquette Trainer

A merge of world cultures, Bonnie spent her childhood learning the meaning of etiquette in Taiwan, the United States and Singapore. From the start, she knew the importance of integrating yourself with new cultures and customs. Her multicultural experience reveals how practicing etiquette is beyond being a gracious host — it’s also empowering yourself with knowledge and skills that inspire a genuine connection with others.

Rather than following a set of rules, Bonnie wants to illustrate that etiquette is about being a more sophisticated version of yourself. With her background and experience in cross-cultural communications, Bonnie provides a unique and modern approach to traditional etiquette.

Bonnie is a consultant specializing in social and business etiquette and protocol. She attended the esteemed Institut Villa Pierrefeu finishing school in Glion, Switzerland and Institute Sarita finishing school in Beijing, China. She has been formally trained in Continental European, British, American, and Chinese etiquette.

Bonnie resides between Los Angeles and San Francisco with her partner and their rescued husky. She is available to travel nationally and internationally for consulting and speaking engagements.

Chiara R Sills Etiquette Trainer

Chiara Riggs Sill

Etiquette Trainer

Though a native Californian, Chiara feels perfectly at home with old-world manners and traditional decorum. Etiquette has been her lifelong passion, first instilled by family then cemented by an education at the renowned Swiss Institut Villa Pierrefeu.

Chiara has 15 years of experience of event planning and etiquette consulting that has spanned the world, from San Francisco to Sydney. She began her career as the venue manager for Boston Properties’ Embarcadero Conference Center in San Francisco and went on to organize high-profile events for executives, politicians and dignitaries in her roles with University of California, Merced, Occasions Caterers in Washington, D.C. and the American Australian Association in Sydney.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in Human and Organizational Development, Chiara’s passion for education continues through partnerships with local philanthropic organizations, enabling her to make etiquette both accessible and familiar to children of diverse communities and different backgrounds.

A world-traveler with traditional roots, Chiara lives in central California with her husband and two children. Blending East and West Coast mentalities, she brings a modern approach to etiquette, with her own personal touch of style and grace.

Alexandra is a native New Yorker and studying at Barnard College of Columbia University. She teaches children and teens through Beaumont Etiquette’s Private Courses as well as Group Courses taught at The Plaza Finishing Program.