Words to Live By…
Do or Do Not………There is No Try
Donald is from Virginia Beach, VA, and got his first taste of the Hospitality and Tourism industry during his summers in high school working on the boardwalk renting bicycles. Donald attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA and spent two summers interning back at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for Gold Key/PHR Hotels and Resorts working both in the hotel industry at a full-service Hilton and in the timeshare industry at the Turtle Cay Resort. Donald learned many aspects of the business, working at the front desk, in housekeeping and in engineering.
Upon graduation from Virginia Tech in 2016 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Donald was accepted into the Virginia Tech graduate school program in Northern Virginia and graduated in 18 months with a Master’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a concentration in Revenue Management. Donald joined Sandpiper Hospitality in 2018 as the Assistant General Manager of the Virginia Beach WSS before transferring to his current role where he leads over a dozen hotels from a revenue management standpoint.
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Tech, BS and MSBA (Go HOKIES)
Hospitality in a nutshell is delivering a memorable product.
To be successful in any endeavor by always giving my all and doing it right the first time.
Virginia Tech Hokies, St. Louis Cardinals
American Airlines “Great is what we’re going for.” This slogan applies to my everyday life in and outside of work but pushes me to exceed greatness. AA was also one of the first pioneers of implementing Yield Management which has paved the way for all current and future revenue managers.
Bonnies Beach Bikes, Virginia Beach