With 10 years of experience in hospitality finance and accounting, I now oversee all aspects of accounting and finance for all DKN Hotels, development projects and DKN support center. Financial success, one our values, is key for my role here at DKN. We are focused on driving revenue for the company and operating business units to achieve peak performance. One of the ways we’re able to do that, is by understanding each piece of the business. Which is why our on-boarding process is my favorite — each team member from the support center works at a DKN hotel in every department, giving a new perspective to both the team member and support center.
In 2014, I helped open up the Springhill Suites in Anaheim with DKN. A year after, I was offered a position at Support Center in general accounting, where I learned the ropes from Fred. Another year later, and I took over as Accounting Manager where I now oversee accounting for the properties, and am responsible for P&Ls being completed on a timely and accurate basis. My background is in business, where I received my bachelors from CSUF (I have been contemplating a masters…). One of the reasons I am a part of DKN is because of team work. There was a huge difference between when I helped open up a previous SpringHill Suites to when I opened up the one with DKN. It’s only with DKN that the owner of the company was there as well, helping out until late at night. We’re all equals on our team and we treat each other as family.
In my role as Accounts Payable, I get to make hotel GM’s and vendors happy, by getting accounts paid so they’re able to keep flowing with day to day needs. When I first started at DKN, we were a new team, and over the last year, we’ve created a synchronous, collaborative and trusting environment within our department. Aside from the day to day, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in a couple of programs DKN has volunteered for — such as the Special Olympics torch run in Long Beach, where we were able to give back to a great cause.