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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
Vice President Systems and Chief Information Officer
Steve Allison
Vice President, Revenue and Distribution
Dina Belon
Vice President, Operations and Real Estate
Mike Hirschler
Vice President, Human Resources
Casey Dill
Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller

David Thomson

Vice President Systems and 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.

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.

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

Vice President of Finance and 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
Randall Obrecht
Corporate Director of Operations
Bob Spear
Corporate Director of Operations

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.

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.

Bob Spear

Corporate Director of Operations

College

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Mascot

Golden Eagles

Favorite fruit

Watermelon

Favorite Quote

Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just illusions. -Michael Jordan

My thing

I am passionate about building teams and being a part of teams that come together to produce outstanding results. The selfless nature of wanting others to enjoy their time while staying at our wonderful Staypineapple hotels makes every day a fulfilling journey. Each and every day provides the opportunity to put a smile on someone’s face whether it be a guest who has traveled from afar or a team member who has earned a pat on the back. 

My 25 year career with Marriott provided me with the knowledge and passion for the industry that I brought with me to Pineapple Hospitality. Being able to work in a creative environment without limits or boundaries allows us to live and speak Pineapple. Truly hospitality redefined! Pineapple Hospitality has brought my wife, two daughters and our 10 year old boxer to the PNW.  

Della-Rae Carriere
Director of Brand Marketing
Dennis Wood
Director of E-Commerce and Digital Products
Ryan Creek
Director of CRM

Della-Rae Carriere

Director of Brand 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.