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Dan Keyser

Dan Keyser joins Sandestin as Executive Director of Resort Sales with more than 30 years of hospitality experience at some of the country's top hotel companies and resort destination properties. Included in that timeframe is more than 25 years with Marriott International and eight years with KSL Resorts, opening and championing Sales and Marketing efforts at prestigious properties including JW Marriott Desert Springs, La Quinta Resort and Spa, Renaissance Esmeralda and Rancho Las Palmas Resort. Outside the 13 years spent in the Southern California resort market, Dan also spent 12 years in the resort, downtown and boutique markets of Atlanta, GA. Dan can be reached at (850) 267-6647 or dankeyser@sandestin.com.


Lisa Bulriss

Lisa is responsible for maintaining and developing association and corporate accounts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas. She brings more than 30 years of hospitality experience including 15 years with Marriott. Lisa is a native of Destin, Florida. Lisa can be reached at (850) 267-6868 or lisabulriss@sandestin.com.


Jessica Dafler

Jessica Dafler is responsible for the Alabama Corporate and Tennessee markets while working remotely from Nashville, TN. She joined the Sandestin team in 2013 from Okaloosa Island. A Fort Walton Beach native, Jessica brings 10 years of sales and marketing experience focused primarily in the tourism industry. Jessica can be reached at (850) 267-4467 or jessicadafler@sandestin.com.


Dayley Gunnells

Dayley Gunnells joined Team Sandestin Group Sales department as an Executive Meetings Manager. Prior to moving into Group Sales, Dayley excelled as Sandestin's Special Events Manager. Dayley is responsible for the small group markets out of Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee and all Eastern states. In addition to a degree in Hospitality Management from The University of Alabama, Dayley brings a decade of knowledge and experience in Catering and Wedding Sales from the Emerald Coast. Dayley can be reached at (850) 267-8162 or dayleygunnells@sandestin.com.


Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson stands ready to assist our small group markets in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Western US. Dwayne joined the Group Sales team in 2013 after serving as Director of Conference Services at Sandestin for nearly seven years. Prior to Sandestin, he held the position of Director of Catering and Conferences at Palm Coast Golf Resort on the east coast of Florida. Dwayne is a proud graduate of Florida State University. When he is not serving clients, he enjoys spending time with his family, participating in outdoor activities and travelling. Dwayne can be reached at (850) 267-8255 or dwaynejohnson@sandestin.com.


Karen Morris, CMP

Karen is responsible for accounts in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, the Northeast and Canada. She brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to her sales manager position including group sales, conference services and catering. Prior to joining the Sandestin team more than 15 years ago, Karen worked for Radisson Hotels and historic Biltmore Estate and attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She earned her Certified Meeting Professional credential in 2016. Karen can be reached at (850) 267-6136 or karenmorris@sandestin.com.


Deidra Stange

Deidra is Director of Regional Sales and is responsible for maintaining and developing association accounts in Alabama. She has been a part of the Sandestin Team since 1995 and is a native of Apalachicola, Florida. Deidra has an extensive background in the resort industry including restaurant management and catering and conference services. This makes Deidra an invaluable source of information for groups planning a meeting at Sandestin. She can be reached at (850) 267-8265 or deidrastange@sandestin.com.


Staci Stover

Staci joins the Sandestin team from the Omni Amelia Island Planation. She boasts an extensive background in Resort Sales growing in her career with Hilton, Omni, Marriott and the Ritz Carlton. For the past 23 years she has represented luxury resorts located all over the Southeast and Caribbean. She is remotely based in Atlanta, and handles the Georgia and Michigan markets for Sandestin. Staci can be reached at (850) 267-8253 or stacistover@sandestin.com.


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