Kerry Flowers – Marketing Guru — @kerryflowerz 

Big Cheese, Marketing Guru, Founder  With over 25 years of relationship marketing experience, has companies as diverse as Hyatt and Kimpton on his resume.  This Purdue educated hotel expert has founded 3 hospitality marketing companies including Kerry Hotels and Kerry Camp (Boot Camp Training for SUPERSTAR Sales).
Kudos Kerry!





Chris Willard – Sales Guru — @GenreGQ

Over 4 years with Genre, Chris is the lead sales person for corporate, entertainment and leisure accounts in the US market place for Genre Hotels. Chris’ call to duty is the all important corporate RFP, building positive relationships and booking the most recent entertainment group lead from one of his many clients in the marketplace into a Genre Hotel. In addition, Chris’s charitable giving includes founding “2 Hands 2 Cans” non profit.






Sandra Parmentier – Group and Corporate Sales Coordinator

Recently graduated from the International Business School Vatel in France of a Bachelor Degree in Hotel Management, Sandra is pursuing opportunities to further her training by doing an MBA in Vatel Los Angeles. For three years, Sandra has learnt extensively about Hotel Industry in Europe working at operational positions, in Ireland and in 4 and 5 Stars Independent Hotels in South of France.







Chloe Paige — Bookkeeping & Minder of the Minutia

If the bill is late or the trade show booth needs red carpet, Chloe is the one with a plan.  With a great pair of legs and a huge Facebook following, Chloe knows where to stay and where “it’s” at!




Erin Davis, Rindi Zavodsky & Shannon Pratuch — Social Media Marketing Specialists

Social Media Marketing Specialists with Scene Marketing   If these women can’t create a buzz, it’s not buzz-worthy.  You’ve heard of E!, Talk Soup, and TMZ?  Now you’ve heard of Scene Marketing!  They make our Twitter Tweet and and our Facebook fan base grow.




Clay Oppy — Social Media and Website Extraordinaire 

Currently stationed out of Chicago, Clay maintains our social media accounts for Kerry, @kerryflowerz and Chris, @GenreGQ as well as manages the Genre Hotels optimized website and portals. Any mistakes (yeah right!) or updates you would like to see, please email Clay at




Mary Ann Selvaggio — Accounting Manager

Mary Ann is one smart lady.  With an MBA from Fordham University, this CPA can get it done.  And juggling the Big Cheese’s finances is no easy task!




James Napier — London Sales with Epoque Hotels

Epoque Hotels is our marketing partner in Europe and Latin America.  James OWNS London, Paris, and more.  If you need help in Rome, or Buenos Aires, he can hook you up with an Epoque Hotel or a colleague in the know.


David Naylor — Webmaster

The calmest webmaster in the West.  With more than 32 years of marketing, engineering and software experience, nothing bothers this uber-greatful-make-you-feel-good HTML spinning, electron slinger.  If you don’t like anything on this site, it’s his fault… You can learn  more about David and his ultra-reliable web-services at


Sherri Elliott — New Hotel Implementation Manager

This mother of 3 writes screen plays and loves to dance. Until her writing and dancing career takes off, she’s the Implementation Manager extraordinaire at TravelCLICK. She can, quite magically, get a hotel up and running on all the electronic reservation systems by bending space and time.  It’s amazing.  Stand back.



Markus Willard — Wellness Guru — @markuswillard

Markus Willard joins the Genre Team as our Wellness Guru. With over ten years of industry experience as a fitness trainer and nutrition consultant and an undeniable passion for health & wellness, Markus has transformed many people’s lives. As an added bonus, he also shares DNA with our sales guru, Chris Willard. Yes, Genre hotels likes to keep it in the family. Staying healthy and fit on the go is not always easy, but booking a FREE CONSULTATION to learn how is.


Advisory Board Members:


Amita Patel_032_FLAmita Patel – Owner, Pillow Mint Partners 

Amita, CHSP is the founder and president of  Pillow Mint Partners, a boutique sales and marketing consulting company founded in 2012. Services include competitive set analysis, brand maximization, and development of sales and marketing plans.




65159_4007358539222_380098343_n-1Jim Johnson – Director of Operations – Ojai Hospitality Group

Growing up in the hospitality field as a self-described “hotel brat”, Jim learned from his father and eventually helped him start a hotel management company.  As soon as he could carry a suitcase he would ride along with his dad when going to pick up distressed passengers. He was hooked.  Now with over 19 years of hotel experience specializing in operations with an emphasis in customer service, he is now the Director of Operations of a small management company based out of Ojai, California.