STAYPINEAPPLE LEADERSHIP

All hotels endeavor to deliver great hospitality but we know that is really hard to do. Our voices will be the talk that backs up our walk. The purpose of having a shocking and clever attitude is to stand out amongst our competitors, but not scare people away. With witty banter and open arms, Staypineapple will create “Remember that one time when…” moments.

Michelle Barnet
Chief Executive Officer and President
Todd Boysen
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer

Michelle Barnet

Chief Executive Officer and President

College

University of Nevada, Hospitality Business Management, BS

Mascot

Rebels

Favorite fruit

Truly is a pineapple

Favorite Quote

”You'll see it when you believe it” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

My thing

After spending 20 ish years in both the business of Hospitality and the acquisition and development of Real Estate, combining them seemed like a great next step. Pineapple hospitality, its assets, its mission, but mostly its people are my pride and joy manifested. I am privileged to work with what I believe is a best in class group of hospitality professionals who know their stuff, but most importantly bring their hearts and integrity to the work of enhancing the pineapple vision every day. We are unified around the single idea that hotels aren't places ...they are experiences. From this "core" belief grows Pineapple each day.Without the love and support of my husband Steve and son Max none of the above would be possible. Oh and let's not forget the laughter and love that comes from our two furry family members Dash and Kiska the Pineapple huskies.

Todd Boysen

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer

College

Arizona State University, Master Business Administration

Mascot

Sun Devils

Favorite fruit

Kumquat

Favorite Quote

Lead, follow or get out of the way…

My thing

Over the past thirty years I have been able to play Monopoly for a living; buying, selling and managing real estate of all colors. This has turned into a love of hotels and the challenges of finding, purchasing, financing and helping with operations. I have been blessed with a wife who is extremely loving and supportive of my crazy obsession with all things real estate related. Our four children have spread far and wide seeking the benefits of education and discovering the advantages of living somewhere it does not rain 6o inches a year. My best day away from work is a day spent riding my Harley on back roads discovering the next roadhouse to grab lunch, what makes it even better is my wife loves riding with me.

David Thomson
Chief Information Officer
Sharon Andrade
Vice President, Sales
Steve Allison
Vice President, Revenue and Distribution
Dina Belon
Vice President, Operations and Real Estate

David Thomson

Chief Information Officer

College

University of Washington, BA Business Administration, Minor in Information Systems, CHTP, MTCRE

Mascot

Huskies

Favorite fruit

Tangelo

Favorite Quote

"If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success." -John D Rockefeller.

My thing

Having founded, run and sold small businesses, I bring a blend of business acumen with strong information systems knowledge. I innovate in-room technology and oversee all IT infrastructure for the Staypineapple brand of hotels and restaurants. Originally an entrepreneur, I started my IT career founding a web application development and data center services company. After building the business up to seven employees, I eventually sold it. After a short stint doing consulting, I was recruited to start a new IT services department for an existing business. During this two year period, I built up a large client list and helped optimize the companies’ point of sale and virtual server architecture. Having been the IT consultant for what would become Pineapple Hospitality, I was recruited to join this growing company directly in my current capacity. I will continue to lead and push for technology innovation throughout all touch points. My downtime is spent with my family, coaching my kids, enjoying our PNW skiing and outdoor activites.

Sharon Andrade

Vice President, Sales

College

Eastern Washington University, Organizational & Mass Communications

Mascot

Eagles

Favorite fruit

Blueberries (especially in pancakes and ice cream)

Favorite Quote

“Be Distinct or Be Extinct” – Tom Peters

My thing

My path has taken me from hotels to the world's largest travel company to a leadership development and training firm….and then back to above property sales leadership with Hilton Worldwide, Red Lion Hotels and now Pineapple Hospitality. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, my role is to challenge how we are redefining hospitality and consistently bring in our guests' perspective to all decisions. I oversee Sales, Marketing & our Reservations Call Center where our mission is to be the absolute best in class, customer-focused, most responsive and professional of any organization! We win by innovating consistently to simplify and elevate the buying experience to match the out of the ordinary experience when in our hotels. When not immersed in Staypineapple, I love time with my partner, Jack, and our children, playing in the outdoors, cooking and drinking great wine with friends and family.

Steve Allison

Vice President, Revenue and Distribution

College

Washington State University, BA – Hotel and Restaurant Administration

Mascot

Cougars

Favorite fruit

Any kind that’s dipped in Chocolate.

Favorite Quote

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” - Ron White

My thing

A small town guy with a love of travel, I've been fortunate to travel the world over pursuing my dreams. Originally from the Columbia Basin in Washington State, my early career sent me to San Francisco, then on to Connecticut, New York, and “back” to Bellevue in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I've worked for limited, full, and luxury service hotels at airports, in suburbs, in urban cores, in corporate, leisure, and even casino markets. From Seattle to Miami, Boston to San Diego, and everywhere in between, I couldn't have asked for a more engaging line of work. In my spare time you’ll find my wife and I chasing our two children, working in the yard, visiting nearby wineries, or perhaps enjoying a bit of outdoor relaxation via snowboard, bicycle, golf cart, or BBQ. GO COUGS!

Dina Belon

Vice President, Operations and Real Estate

College

Florida State University, B.S. Interior Design

Mascot

Seminoles

Favorite fruit

Key lime but just for the pie…

Favorite Quote

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” - Ghandi

My thing

I have been making waves for more than 20 years in the hospitality industry, bucking the traditional; focused on creating unique, extraordinary, and sustainable hotels. I began my career in design, transitioned into development and construction, evolved into engineering and operations, and eventually pulled it all together into a multidisciplinary hospitality leader. I am responsible for the people and the buildings at Pineapple Hospitality, making sure the stage is set for Pineapple’s amazing team to inspire out of the ordinary experiences.... really an Oscar-winning performance. I met my husband at work over 20 years ago and our favorite past time is architecture of all types, fat, skinny, tall short, old and new; we love them all. We have two beautiful rescue cats and a dog, Molly, Mookie, and Bella. We live on a "hobby farm" with plans to expand the four legged family, maybe a horse or a donkey in our future.

Marco Baumann
Vice President, Hospitality Development
Mike Hirschler
Vice President, Human Resources
Casey Dill
Corporate Controller
Jennifer Clay
Corporate Director of Operations
Della-Rae Carriere
Director of Marketing
Dennis Wood
Director of E-Commerce and Digital Products
Ryan Creek
Director of CRM
Randall Obrecht
Corporate Director of Operations
Matthew Fanning
Corporate Director of Food & Beverage
Daniel Maestas
Senior Project Manager

Marco Baumann

Vice President, Hospitality Development

College

Landesberufsschule Villingen-Schwenningen

Mascot

Eagles

Favorite fruit

Cherries. Surrounded by a Manhattan cocktail

Favorite Quote

“Hospitality is a full contact sport.”

My thing

I joined Pineapple Hospitality in August 2010 and have been part of the Pineapple leadership team which has grown the company from its infancy to its current form, focusing on continued sustainable expansion. My experience includes over 34 years in the business of hotels. Yes, I am really that old. While strategically developing the growth of Staypineapple portfolio of hotels, I am also focused on nurturing the culture within the team through development and delivery of training. My leadership style is one of continued involvement with an understanding for the individual needs of our valued Staypineapple guests & our beloved team members - with the goal of creating the magic that can happen when a culture of hospitality transcends an ordinary hotel stay. When not busy "pineappling", I enjoy any day with my wife, daughter and four-legged kids, Boomer and Betty.

Mike Hirschler

Vice President, Human Resources

College

Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration

Mascot

Big Red Bear

Favorite fruit

A Hazy IPA from Reuben’s Brews (with a hint of Pineapple)

Favorite Quote

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett

My thing

A hotelier at heart since I was a young child, my passion is supporting the people who make it happen every day for our guests. During more than 20 years in the hospitality industry, my career has taken me across the United States with brands like Fairmont and Four Seasons. With a background in recruiting, learning and development and project management, I am excited to collaborate to build Staypineapple’s people leadership strategy. I am crazy about my community and believe we have a social responsibility to make an impact. My proudest accomplishment is partnering with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund to create the Run of Hope, the most successful grassroots fundraising event for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Like many in our business, when I get away…I like to get away! I love to travel to unique destinations, experience great restaurants and sample amazing wine. If you time it right, you might find me enjoying a craft beer at Reuben’s Brews in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle with my partner, Starrla, and our rescue pup, Sadie.

Casey Dill

Corporate Controller

College

Central Washington University, Degree – Accounting, Minor – Computer Applications

Mascot

Wildcats

Favorite fruit

Banana – go to fruit for an athlete

Favorite Quote

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

My thing

With over 24 years of accounting and finance experience, I joined Pineapple Hospitality in 2015 after holding accounting & finance roles in aerospace, software, manufacturing, and distribution industries. I have a passion for numbers, organization, and analytics which comes partly from being a self proclaimed baseball statistician. Washington native, born on Whidbey Island, raised in Kirkland, and proud CWU alumni. Financial statements, treasury & risk management, data analyzing, report preparing, budget developing, numbers guru - BY DAY. Husband, dad (of four amazing children), coach, mentor, board member, community volunteer, golfer, fisherman, and Northwest traveler - BY NIGHT / WEEKEND.

Jennifer Clay

Corporate Director of Operations

College

Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Diplome d'Etudes techniques en hotellerie et en Hebergements en mileu Hospitalier, Hospitality Administration/Management

Mascot

N/A

Favorite fruit

Mango

Favorite Quote

"Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact
involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have
to inspire teammates and customers." -Robin S. Sharma

My thing

I help lead our daily mission and inspire culture carriers, expressing our core brand essence through our interactions with team members, guests and business partners. Having the privilege of a global hotel career that has spanned all aspects of hotel/resort operations, including openings, financial management, food and beverage, sales, revenue management and marketing, training and development, day-to-day management and administration, it is an honour to participate in the growth of Pineapple Hospitality. As we grow and develop, our actions are defined as those, which are critical, those that require the bandwidth of our expertise and experience versus those, which are warranting of the risk. Travel, arts and history, wine and food or sailing are my escapes to recharge and relax.

Della-Rae Carriere

Director of Marketing

College

Washington State University

Mascot

Go Cougs!

Favorite fruit

Liquid grapes (some might call them wine)

Favorite Quote

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” -Coco Chanel

My thing

My hospitality career began many years ago with a desire to travel and see the world. I thought perhaps the cruise ship industry would be a great way to start. After getting motion sick on my first sailing, I opted to work on land taking reservations. This is where I was introduced to the world of hotels. After several years in the cruise industry, I felt ready to transition into hotels. I spent the next decade-plus working in several iconic Seattle hotels. In February of 2010, a colleague introduced me to Michelle Barnet. And after a very honest and candid 3-hour interview I was offered a job. I take great pride in being Pineapple Hospitality's "Employee Number One" and wearing many hats. In my current role as Director of Marketing, I have a hand in all things Pineapple, from brand design to advertising and social media campaigns. I love bringing to life and maintaining Michelle’s vision of maximizing unique Pineapple experiences for our guests. When I’m not dreaming of pineapples, I enjoy wine, spending time with my family, and traveling.

Dennis Wood

Director of E-Commerce and Digital Products

College

University of Colorado, BS - Business Administration; Business Information Systems.

Mascot

Buffaloes

Favorite fruit

French fries. Fruit is gross.

Favorite Quote

“A flute with no holes, is not a flute. And a donut with no hole, is a Danish.” – The Zen philosopher, Basho (via Ty Webb)

My thing

A Colorado native (Go Broncos!), and 14 year E-Commerce veteran, I came to Pineapple Hospitality after a few recent stops in the land of the OTAs. I bring a strong product management focus to the world of Pineapple and am deep in the process of updating and unifying all things digital. When not in the office you will most likely find me on the golf course desperately trying to maintain a single digit handicap, at the dog park with my wife and our Bernese Mountain Dog named Mulligan, or off on the occasional skiing adventure. Our annual family travel schedule mandates a minimum of one trip to Hawaii each year, a visit home to both Denver and Salt Lake, one visit to Disneyland to keep our kid-at-heart spirit alive, and exploration of a new international destination, if we still have any vacation time left.

Ryan Creek

Director of CRM

College

Western Washington University, Humanistic Psychology
City University, MBA Business/Financial Management

Mascot

Vikings

Favorite fruit

Blueberries

Favorite Quote

"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist" -Verbal, Usual Suspects

My thing

A CRM specialist, I manage everything related to our customer data and communications at Staypineapple. My career started with 11 years at Wyndham Worldwide working in Finance, Customer Service and Corporate Sales and Marketing. After stints with Microsoft and a SaaS start-up, I am happy to land back in the travel and hospitality industry with Staypineapple! I grew up in Redmond, WA where I still reside today with my wife, Carrie, and twins: Cody and Kayla. Cody enjoys reminding his sister he is the "older" brother, by 51 minutes. Both kids enjoy most sports: basketball, soccer, running, biking, swimming and cell phone usage. My wife, kids and I all love to travel. In fact, the kids had frequent flyer plans by 2mo. old.

Randall Obrecht

Corporate Director of Operations

College

Mascot

Favorite fruit

Strawberries

Favorite Quote

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” -Wayne Gretzky

My thing

I bring over 30 years of experience in hospitality food and beverage and operations. My career in the Seattle culinary scene has allowed me the opportunity to work with James Beard award-winning chefs, fulfill strategic leadership roles for restaurant corporations like Ruth Chris, Restaurants Unlimited, and Savor, and oversee McCaw Hall, a 3,000 seat performing arts hall. I moved into operations while working for Benchmark Hospitality as a General Manager for the historic Sorrento Hotel.
I joined Pineapple Hospitality in the Fall of 2016, where I started in a food & beverage leadership role and then transitioned into Operations. I support the hotel teams in every way, being the liaison with Pineapple headquarters, providing answers on any topics as well as filling in at the hotels during key moments. I do my best to exemplify the spirit of Redefining Hospitality and assist in upholding expectations for our hotels by mentoring, training, and guiding the hotel teams in delivering upon those expectations. When I am not working in the world of Pineapple, I enjoy exploring new restaurants, playing tennis, and doing just about anything with my son.

Matthew Fanning

Corporate Director of Food & Beverage

College

Chemeketa, Central Oregon, Culinary Institute of America, Cornell University

Mascot

Blitz, Go Hawks!

Favorite fruit

Cosmic Crisp Apple

Favorite Quote

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. – C. S. Lewis

My thing

I have been fortunate to be in an industry that is forever changing and growing.  I consider myself a lifelong learner and the hospitality industry certainly has not let me down. It is fun and exciting to see around the corner, a new adventure every time.

Travelling the world has been a passion for my wife and I. Experiencing ancient civilizations, cultures, architecture, and of course cuisines. There is so much to see, and so much yet to taste!

Closer to home I enjoy spending quality time with my two rescue dogs. We are active with the Boxer rescue; it is something we are passionate about. When the weather permits, and even when it does not, I also enjoy flyfishing and hiking in the Pacific Northwest. In my estimation, there is no other place like this in the world.

Daniel Maestas

Senior Project Manager

College

Institute of Design and Construction, focus in Building Systems and Architectural Drafting and Engineering

Mascot

N/A

Favorite fruit

Lemon Pies

Favorite Quote

Team work makes the Dream Work!!

My thing

A Native of New York, raised in a section called Williamsburg Brooklyn. Early on I worked in the family owned and operated construction business. During those years I developed a passion for Architecture. I served from 1984 to 1995 in the U.S. Army as a 12 Bravo (Combat Engineer) and 71 Mike (Chaplain Assistant), I have been Stationed in Korea, Egypt, Kentucky, New Jersey, Washington and have travelled to Israel, Jordan, Germany, Honduras, Panama, Mexico and Puerto Rico. My early passion for Architecture helped to lay the ground work and foundation for what has become a 30-year career of progressively diversified, multifaceted, trades, commercial, assisted living, residential, hotel, and multi-site properties experiences. Those experiences have allowed me to be a contributing member of Columbia West Properties and Pineapple Hospitality. I have had the privilege of being a part of both companies’ tremendous growth and diversification as experienced in the past 12+ years of employment. I thoroughly enjoy working and collaborating with the diverse team of highly creative and dedicated team members both at the office and at the hotels. It always amazes me how enthusiastic and dedicated team members are to providing our guests with the Pineapple Experience. To what do I owe my success? I owe my success to the leadership who invested their time and energy in mentoring me to be a better employee and those who continue to support, believe in me and challenge me throughout my career. My other interests include motorcycling, camping, finish Carpentry, Continuing Education, languages (Spanish, Korean and Arabic) and Family foremost.