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Andrew Lott

As Executive Director of Resort Sales, Andrew Lott joined Sandestin with over 20 years of hospitality experience and extensive knowledge of the conference and group sales sector. Prior to joining Sandestin he served as Director, Resort Sales for the Omni Amelia Island Plantation and began his hospitality career at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Andrew can be reached at (850) 267-6647 or andrewlott@sandestin.com.


Lisa Bulriss

Lisa is responsible for maintaining and developing association and corporate accounts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. 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.


Heather Cleveland

Heather Cleveland is responsible for North and South Carolina, Illinois, California and most of the north central to northwest states. She has been with the Sandestin team for over 15 years, serving most recently as the Director of Event Management before joining Group Sales. Heather graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management and has an extensive background in catering, event planning and resort operations. Heather can be reached at (850) 267-8252 or heathercleveland@sandestin.com .


Jessica Dafler

Jessica Dafler is responsible for Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan 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.


Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson stands ready to assist our small groups of 40 rooms or less. 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.


Deidra Stange

Deidra is Director of Regional Sales and is responsible for maintaining and developing association and corporate 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.


Randy Tarr

As National Sales Manager, Randy Tarr will put his 15 years of hospitality experience and extensive knowledge of the conference and group sales sector to work for Sandestin’s clients in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. Randy brings large resort experience from his most recent position with Green Valley Ranch Resort and Red Rock Resort. Randy can be reached at (850) 267-6136 or randytarr@sandestin.com .


Nancy Wilkerson

Based remotely in Atlanta, Nancy is responsible for booking all group business with 41 rooms or more in Georgia and Florida. She offers 20 years of experience representing Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort so allow her to be your trusted advisor in planning your next meeting. Outside of Sandestin, Nancy has spent 10 years representing boutique and casino resorts in Georgia, Mississippi and Las Vegas. She can be reached at (850) 267-8253 or nancywilkerson@sandestin.com.


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