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  • Dedicated and enthusiastic sales manager, able to motivate teams to perform at their best in providing excellent service and developing ongoing, profitable client relationships.
  • Continuous 9+ years of experience dedicated to hospitality have cultivated strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport with members of diverse groups.
  • Possesses a keen eye for detail and a genuine interest for understanding the Client, consequentially is proficient at interpreting Client needs, delivering proactive solutions, and exceeding Guest expectation. 
  • Versatile and organized with a "can do" attitude; able to maintain strong work ethic and a professional demeanor in challenging situations as well as adapt to changing priorities.

Work experience

Mar 2015Present

Sales, Marketing and Events Manager

Comfort Inn & Suites Plano East - Plano, Texas 
  • Executed all aspects of the sales and marketing plans to surpass revenue goals using innovative means. This included selling guestrooms, meeting space and other hotel services to new Corporate and Social clients as well as growing existing accounts. 
  • Responsible for overcoming a 2 year void of any sales effort in the market and establishing renewed client interest in the hotel that was open throughout renovations and a brand change (from IHG to a Choice property) in 2015.
  • Offered guests assistance whenever possible; answering inquiries pertaining to hotel policies and services, conducting site inspections with prospective customers, preparing and presenting proposals, responding to RFP's in a timely manner, negotiating contracts, pricing, and pricing as well as resolving escalated customer relations issues.
  • Successfully coordinated all event logistics: created contracts, wrote Banquet Event Orders, organized files and paperwork, scheduled event staff, managed event equipment inventory, coordinated event room set ups, ensured successful event execution, delivered final reports and managed folios/payment. 
  • Accountable for creating and utilizing sales reports by; maintaining well-organized documentation and accounts; accurately proposing rates that are fiscally beneficial for the hotel; and presenting reports in various sales and hotel staff meetings.


  • Waged successful marketing campaigns, increasing sales while improving the popularity and integrity for our brand. Created concept and copy for branded publications including flyers, brochures, badges, invitations and other sales collateral for diverse clients and projects.
  • Fostered a robust, sustainable network of buyers from multiple demographics, ranging from Social to Corporate groups and Events.  Leveraged strong listening, presentation and closing skills to optimize sales despite previously dominant competitor advantage.
  • Created and managed hotel web sites, including all outlets of the social media, effectively directing internet traffic and increasing the Hotel’s over all online presences.
  • Sold & coordinated events as large as 5000 people and entire facility buyouts for up to 137 overnight rooms and 12,000+ square feet of event space - event space sales totaling over $400,000 in just the first year. 88% Clients responded to event surveys as "extremely likely" to recommend this service to a friend or colleague.
  • Established property specific standards and best practices for hotel sales, events and marketing associates. Within 6 months was given the responsibility of sales and marketing for a 2nd hotel as well as 2 associates whom reported directly to me and I personally developed.
Apr 2012Mar 2015

Lead Event Logistics Coordinator, Certified Trainer, and Bay host

Topgolf - Allen, Texas
  • Execution of events as large as 350 people and entire facility buyouts. Successfully coordinated all parts of the event: set up, execution, up selling, clean up, final reports and payments. 
  • Led a team of Certified Bay Hosts responsible for creating greater event organization and presentation. Coordinated team meetings, communicated development plans and delivered progress reports.
  • Created and facilitate the Topgolf Event Certification Course. Trained the Topgolf Core Values as a Certified Core Classroom Facilitator. 
  • Aided in the "X factor" interview process at multiple sites.


  • 100% on a secret shopper report
  • Graded as a "High Achiever" on multiple evaluations
  • Rated as having the highest customer satisfaction level of any event ambassador on event customer feedback surveys
  • Won the bronze star award for leadership voted by my peers
  • Rated as one of the "top five" Event Ambassadors by Topgolf Management
Nov 2007Feb 2012


Dodie's Place - Allen, Texas
  • Supervised restaurant areas and efficiently responded to the resolution of problems, customer service needs and the quality assurance of food and beverage
  • Trained staff in proper hospitality standards, shift responsibilities, safety procedures, and important food and beverage knowledge
  • Aided in any area of the restaurant overwhelmed or in need of help, preserved service area functionality, supervised shift responsibilities and ensured facility maintenance


  •  Earned the employee of the month title for above and beyond service and outstanding teamwork
  • Aided in the opening of new sites and train waitstaff at the request of the owner


Jun 2008May 2015

Associate of Science

Collin College

Achieved the Dean’s list and the President’s list. Member of PHI THETA KAPPAhonor society.


Social Media and Website Marketing

Facebook, Twitter, Buuqeet BackOffice, Google, etc 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Including formal presentation skills. Preventant in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint


1. Melissa Searles - Director of Sales, Topgolf Allen

    T: (469) 675-9754 | E: [email protected]

2. Jessica Pope - Event Manager, Topgolf Allen

   T: (214) 548-0322 | E: [email protected]

3. Roshan Bhakta - (formerly) General Manager, Comfort Inn & Suites Plano East

   T: (972) 571-5973 | E: [email protected]  

4.  Tavaris Roberts - Lead Trainer/Facilitator, Topgolf Vegas/Allen

   T: (214) 462-5866 | [email protected]

Volunteer Work

Event Coordinator with the Friends of Rowlett Animals volunteer group that assists the Rowlett Animal Shelter in marketing and socializing shelter animals to increase adoptions.