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Meetings are important drivers of the economy, and we have a venue for just about any gathering. The team of experts with Salamander Hotels & Resorts is more than equipped to help you craft the perfect event

Director of Sales & Marketing

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Darin Riggio

Director of Sales & Marketing

Darin Riggio

Director of Sales & Marketing

Darin Riggio is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort. With more than a decade of hospitality leadership experience, Darin directs property-wide sales and marketing efforts overseeing all golf and group sales, as well as catering and revenue management. Darin earned a bachelor's in hospitality management from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. He is also a certified hospitality sales professional as recognized by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. Before joining Innisbrook, Darin served as Resort Sales Director at Disney Meeting & Events and has also worked in sales and marketing leadership roles for several hotels and resorts across Florida, including Reunion Resort, PGA National Resort & Spa, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and Hyatt Regency Coral Gables.

Group Sales

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Craig Cochran

Senior Sales Manager

Craig Cochran

Senior Sales Manager

Golf Group Sales

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Tim Thompson

Senior Golf Sales Manager

Tim Thompson

Senior Golf Sales Manager

With a focus on customer service, Mr. Thompson joined the Salamander family in February 2007. Tim has been in the golf industry for over 30 years and in Hospitality for nearly 17 years. Tim's focus is on ensuring the success of each and every group's program. Tim has the proven ability to create unique member, junior and guest experiences using innovative and dynamic programs. Tim enjoys spending time with his kids swimming, traveling, and attending local sporting events.


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Billy Oosting

Senior Golf Sales Manager

Billy Oosting

Senior Golf Sales Manager

Billy serves as a Senior Golf Sales Manager at Innisbrook Resort specializing in Golf Tournaments and Day Golf Groups. With 10 years of experience in the golf industry, Billy brings plenty of knowledge and passion to the Innisbrook team. Before joining Innisbrook, he spent time working at some notable facilities including Medinah Country Club in IL. Most recently, Billy served as the assistant golf professional of Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course; He took on his new role in 2017. Billy enjoys playing golf with friends and clients, kayaking, and rooting for his Detroit sports teams.

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Eric Carlson

Senior Golf Sales Manager

Eric Carlson

Senior Golf Sales Manager

Eric is the newest member of our team but an amazing asset. As an experienced National Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry, Eric is here to handle the Midwest, Southeast, and European markets. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, this native of Rockport, MA is ready to create a memorable experience for your group golf outing, charity/celebrity tournament, or incentive trip. Prior to joining the Innisbrook team, Eric was a National Golf Sales Manager for Reunion Resort and Hammock Beach Golf Resort. He was also part of the opening team for the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, serving as their Golf and Corporate Sales Manager.

Catering Sales and Convention Services

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Jessica Pearson

Director of Catering & Conference Services

Jessica Pearson

Director of Catering & Conference Services

Jessica Pearson is the Director of Catering and Conference Services at Innisbrook, A salamander Golf & Spa Resort. With over 25 years of hospitality leadership, Jessica focuses her efforts on creative food and beverage planning, wedding detailing, and corporate group experiences. Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from Iowa State University. Jessica’s previous roles were with well known organizations such as The Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Wyndham Grand Hotels. 

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Grace Owens

Catering Sales Manager

Grace Owens

Catering Sales Manager

Grace is very excited and proud to be a member of the Catering Sales team at Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort. Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, Grace’s background and experience started in the Independent Senior Living Communities for over nearly 12 years and then transitioned into a Hotelier. With years of hospitality experience in both operations and sales, including 4 years with Marriott here in the Tampa Bay market, Grace brings a wealth of knowledge in successfully planning and executing all aspects of private events including corporate and association functions, fundraisers, receptions, dinners, holiday parties, and weddings, just to name a few. She is also a Certified Wedding Planner, which brings another level of expertise to our wedding clients getting ready to say “I do!”. Outside of work, Grace and her fiancé are typically off on their next adventure and preparing for their own big day.

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Michelle Au

Conference Service Manager

Michelle Au

Conference Service Manager

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