About my Experience: Sunshine resides in Wisconsin, but traveled the country as a Military child and has lived in over 25 states. Her life in Hospitality started young as her Mother also worked in the Hotel Industry for many years.
Owning her own wildlife removal company for 20 years, she retired from that line of work and began her new adventure in Hotel sales.Sunshine started her Hospitality Sales career with Dellisart almost 15 years ago as a DOS for two Staybridge Suites in Lincolnshire and Glenview IL. She has been a Regional Sales Director for 15 years for a large portfolio of extended stay hotels and most recently was Area DOS for 2 full service properties, bringing her Hotel Sales experience to over 50 hotels in the Midwest. Working for multiple brands such as IHG, Marriott, Extended Stay America, and Best Western. Being a leader as a Director of Sales, she has trained Sales Managers and has been in Sales Task Force positions. This position brought her to many states assisting hotels in Sales efforts in order to grow RevPar and build clientele base, in addition to strengthening onsite Sales teams.
Sunshine has a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management as well as Certified Hospitality Sales Professional (CHSP) and certifications from the American Hotel Lodging Association (AHLA).
How I would describe my management style:
I enjoy working with a Team! I believe being transparent and having open communication helps to build trust within the group. I always have an “open door policy” so my team may ask questions, or I may have the opportunity to do the same. I am supportive in any way possible, and first to assist when there are questions. I also am willing to ask for assistance and learn from my Team, as I truly believe there is always something new to learn in the world of Hospitality! All in all, I am a determined woman. Work hard, play harder! There is always a mix of humor and fun within work hours, but I am a perfectionist at heart and enjoy my daily goals. I lead my Team with passion, and I do that through actions as well as words and support!
Why do business with me?
Why NOT do business with me?! I am knowledgeable in the Hospitality Sales arena, with 30 years of Sales under my belt. I have a passion to grow business as well as revenue, and to show improvements across every Sales Metric. I am always learning about my Markets, comp set, and thinking outside the box to bring new business! My goal is to work for YOU, to treat your business as if it were my own. Grow partnerships and be successful while building great experiences with your Team!
- Personal: I was born in Boston, Massachusetts. I was a military child so I have lived in 28 states! I love to travel, eat, and stay busy! Outdoor activities are the best.
- Food: Lasagna is my favorite…but I am a Foodie!
- Hobbies: Crochet, fishing, boxing, watching movies
- Artist: I like all Genres, but love me some Joss Stone!
- Place: I have done a lot of traveling in the US. My favorite place has been Charleston, SC…but I’ll go wherever the ocean will take me, and hope to travel more of the world.