Jeanita Thomas

On-Site Manager
WoodSpring Suites Raleigh Northeast Wake Forest, NC

Jeanita started her career in the hospitality industry in April 2014. She comes from a family of Custodians, Janitors & Housekeepers. As a small kid, she would go to work with her mother at the Holiday Inn & Sheraton, not knowing that one day she would follow her in the same work industry.

Before joining the Sandpiper Team, Jeanita worked at Hyatt Place. She started out as a housekeeper, and within three months she became Lead Inspector. Within the next three months she became the Housekeeping Supervisor. After a year and a half there, she transferred to Hyatt House as a Senior Housekeeping Supervisor. Unbelievably, the position that she held was not satisfying to her.

Jeanita always enjoyed the hands-on experience of housecleaning. In August of 2016, Jeanita made a drastic change in her life and applied for a housekeeping position with WoodSpring Suites Raleigh, named Value Place at the time. She had no idea that there was a difference in the hospitality brands, but she did know that she enjoyed the change.

Within her first six months she was cross-trained for the Front Desk. She adds that she thinks this was when she became one of Sandpiper’s “Universal Soldiers” able to cover multiple positions at the hotel. She never turned down an opportunity to learn anything new. Jeanita reports that her growth and experience with Sandpiper have been amazing.

In February 2018, Jeanita was given further opportunity for advancement with Sandpiper Hospitality, as she was offered the Onsite Manager position. With this position she gained more knowledge of operations and better personnel skills with her team. Jeanita states that her time with Sandpiper has been a great growth opportunity for her professional development. She loves the team like family, and there is nothing in this world that she would not do for them.