Bob Crowley

Bob has 35+ years’ of experience in leadership positions spanning many areas of the hospitality industry…hotels, restaurants, and hospitality education to name a few. Bob moved from operations management of hotels and restaurants into the Career Development Office at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. This began the Recruiting/HR phase of Bob’s career where…

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Lindsay Vico

California native Lindsay Vico thrives at the intersection of hospitality, sales, and adventure. Her passion lies in creating positive experiences, both for clients and colleagues. Leveraging her years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development, Lindsay excels at building strong, lasting partnerships. When Lindsay isn’t working, you might find her embracing all that California…

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Shawn Murray

Shawn was born in Okinawa, Japan. His father was in the military and worked as a manager for IBM, which had him in Boston, MA, Lexington KY, Hartland WI and then Bloomington MN. Moving around as a child allowed Shawn to adapt to new situations quickly. Restaurants became a second home to him as he…

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Cassie Parsons

Cassie has over 2 decades of Restaurant and Hotel experience with privately owned fine dining restaurants, restaurant chains, and health spas in North Carolina and Virgina. Cassie is best known for her incredible farm to table, hyper local foods concept Harvest Moon Grille. Cassie co-owned an organic farm, Grateful Growers farm, in Lincolnton NC.  She…

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Julie Sarris

Julie was born and raised in Pennsylvania and started learning about the food and hospitality industry at a young age. Her grandfather owned a diner in New York, and her father spent his entire career working for big name hospitality organizations, like Sodexo. Julie had her own introduction to the food service world when she…

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Michael Cerroni

Born and raised in California, Michael started working right out of high school.  His first job was selling vacuums. But with a sense of adventure, heknew it was time to spread his wings and at the age of 19, he packed up and moved to Nashville, TN. It is here in, Music City, that he…

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Deborah McCullough

Deborah fell into the hotel industry by chance. She had friends who were industry Managers. At a concert one of the Managers at the Westin asked her to come work for them. Two weeks later she started with them. Deborah started out as a server and worked her way up. While falling in love with…

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Michael Fehl

Michael started his career in the restaurant industry while on summer break from UNLV, where he was a busser at eighteen with Sheraton at the Twenty20 Bar and Grill. After this, he worked in support roles throughout restaurants while finally interning at the UNLV campus restaurant as an instructor. After graduating college, Michael became the…

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Noah Downie

Growing up outside of Annapolis, Noah has fond memories of sailing the Chesapeake Bay, hiking the Appalachians, and camping on Chincoteague Island. After working just about every hourly restaurant role growing up, he became a Restaurant Manager and moved to California. He has a wide range of experience in Operations, Culinary, Event, and Beverage Management.…

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Deandra Petkus

Deandra started her passion in hospitality 20 years ago in the Metro Detroit area by working with small concept restaurants, moving to the Washington D.C. area to work for country clubs. Wanting to continue to grow and learn in the hospitality industry, took a leap to Florida where she completed her sommelier and cicerone certification…

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