HOW DID YOU COME TO WORK WITH OUR COMPANY? TELL US YOUR STORY.

I began my hospitality journey about 10 years ago, earning degrees in both Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. I spent several years working in a variety of roles with a huge multi-national company that is a leading provider of integrated food and facilities management. My first formal hotel position was eight years ago as a Front Desk Agent.

I spent the next six years collecting knowledge and gaining skills in every department of a hotel, learning how to run a successful operation. In 2016, the Assistant General Manager position opened at the Hotel Nexus. I applied to work with the 360º Hotel Group and got the job! I spent two years in that role at the Nexus before I had the opportunity to transfer as AGM to the company’s IHG Staybridge Suites property. My goal has always been to get to General Manager, and I knew my experience at the Staybridge would provide even more learning opportunities towards my goal.

The road to GM was a lot shorter than any of us anticipated. Just three weeks after I started at the Staybridge, one of our long-time GMs retired. I applied for her position and am now the General Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Lynnwood, WA.

THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR JOB OR WORKING FOR

I like who I work with, I like what I do, I like the people I meet. I like the continuous learning process that I get to be a part of every day, how to improve guest’s stay, how to improve the hotel, and most importantly, how to help my staff become the best they can be.

FAVORITE GUIDING PRINCIPLE

It is what it is; now what?

MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT YOU THAT’S NOT WORK-RELATED

I like spiders, plants and crafts. I am also double jointed.