Sondra excels at bringing high-level talent together and building teams that thrive. In addition to hospitality, Sondra has extensive professional experience in community engagement and strategic planning, bringing together decision-makers in business, government, non-profits and social services to find shared solutions to complex problems. A multiple award-winning grant writer, Sondra draws people together with infectious enthusiasm and infuses groups with a relentless energy to achieve ambitious goals. She has a proven track record of building teams to meet their full potential and managing projects to achieve exceptional outcomes. She ensures that each hotel celebrates local identity and leverages relationships with local governments and non-profits to find collaborative opportunities that are mutually beneficial to investors and their communities.
With over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry, Mark has overseen the development and management of more than 20 properties – ranging from independent boutique hotels to limited service and full service brand-affiliated hotels, including Marriott Residence Inn, Holiday Inn Express and many others. Mark is a sought-after consultant for local governments, urban planning firms and private owners for his sharp intellect, knack for innovation and knowledge of best practices and developments in the rapidly evolving hotel industry. The properties that Mark has directed have won numerous national and regional awards for customer service, profitability, and management excellence. After studying biology and music at Stanford University and his first career with the Grammy Award winning classical music group, Chanticleer; Mark brings the same creative passion and meticulous focus to the customer experiences and profit generating potential of the hotel industry.