Growing up not far from Lake Tahoe in Reno, NV – I naturally love the outdoors and being active. On the weekends you can find me hiking, skiing, trail-running or even just enjoying a glass of wine on my back porch. Something about the simplicity of sunshine and a beautiful view are incredibly relaxing to me, which is why I love Colorado so much.
My husband and I are both in the hospitality industry, so we tend to find ourselves traveling a lot and taking advantage of the unique experiences in every destination including our own, which is probably what keeps me so attracted to this industry.
I started my career with Gaylord Hotels back in 2012. In my eyes, it was dream job for me. I had been working in Sales at independent hotels for six years and just wanted something bigger. Gaylord was always on my radar, so when I accepted a position at Gaylord National, this west coast girl packed my things and moved across the country away from anything that was familiar to me.
I can’t put into words how fortunate I feel about the decision I made. I have been lucky enough to spend the last six years at Gaylord National, Gaylord Opryland and now have the privilege of opening Gaylord Rockies. To say that I knew what I was getting into is an understatement. I would have never expected to step foot in those doors and six years later see my fellow STARS as my family.
That is the biggest message that I try to convey to my industry friends when asked the benefit of working with our brand. I want you to know I have your back and that you have an entire hotel of STARS that are focused on YOUR meeting. We are a group focused brand, and that will always be priority. We want you to look good to your Executives and to your attendees and will do what it takes, because we are family and that is what you do for people you care about it. It is so much bigger than business… it’s a partnership and it is about creating an experience for each person that walks into our hotels.
When people ask what is next for my career, it’s hard to answer the question. This company is part of who I am and I am proud of that. My company stands behind what I “sell” and that is so much more than just guest rooms and space.
If you have not experienced what is special about our brand, I invite you out to join us – we promise to show you a great time and showcase what is so unique about what we do and why we take so much pride in all of it! Just don’t be surprised if I try to get you to go hiking or on a scenic walk… I promise I will pay you back with a nice glass of wine afterwards!