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Meet the Team

Face-to-face 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

Convention & Group Sales Team

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Carla Thomas-Carroll

Director of Global Sales

Carla Thomas-Carroll

Director of Global Sales

Carla Carroll began her hospitality career as a student in the School of Hospitality at Georgia Southern University, gaining her degree in Tourism and Commercial Recreation in 2001.  Carla completed her internship at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island and went on to join Old Overton Country Club in Vestavia Hills, Alabama as Director of Aquatics and Tennis Pro-Shop Manager, leading Kids Programs and Managing Special Events for the Club.  Carla then moved to Destin, Florida and continued her career with Noble House Hotels & Resorts and The St. Joe Company as Sales Manager and Catering Sales Manager for WaterColor Inn & Resort.  Carla spent seven years with WaterColor Inn & Resort helping to build the wedding and special events industry in Destin then continued her career with Noble House Hotels as National Sales Manager for Kona Kai Resort & Spa in San Diego.  In 2014, Carla moved back to her home state of Georgia and began her next adventure as National Sales Manager for the Atlanta Convention & Visitor’s Bureau for three years before joining Salamander Hotels & Resorts in 2017.

Golf Group Sales

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Tim Thompson

Senior Golf Sales Manager

VA, DC, MD, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, ME & NH

Tim Thompson

Senior Golf Sales Manager

VA, DC, MD, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, ME & NH

With a focus on customer service Mr. Thompson joined the Salamander family in February 2007. Tim has been in the golf industry for over 20 years and in Hospitality for nearly 8 years. Tim's focus is ensuring the success of each and every group's program. Tim has the proven ability to create unique member, junior and guest experience using innovative and dynamic programs. Tim enjoys spending time with his kids swimming, barbequing and attending local sporting events.

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Billy Oosting

Golf Sales Manager

Billy Oosting

Golf Sales Manager

Billy serves as a 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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Matt Brookins

National Golf Sales Manager

Matt Brookins

National Golf Sales Manager

Matt serves as a National Golf Sales Manager for the Salamander Golf Resorts of Florida where he books and coordinates golf outings. Matt has been part of the Innisbrook family for close to 3 years. Prior to obtaining this role, he served as an Assistant Golf Professional and Golf Service Manager. Matt is a graduate of Florida State University. He is well known in the Innisbrook community due to working summer internships throughout his college career at the resort. Matt has always been passionate about customer service and the hospitality industry. In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing golf with his friends and clients, traveling, and cheering on his FSU teams.

Catering

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Kelly Lawson

Catering Manager

Certified Wedding Planner

Kelly Lawson

Catering Manager

Certified Wedding Planner

Kelly is excited to be a part of the Catering Sales Team at Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort. She is a graduate of the Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University and started her hospitality career 15 years ago. She has extensive experience in the private club, hotel and resort industry, having been a part of the Hilton Hawaiian Village and ClubCorp teams in years past. Kelly has experience in both operations and events, primarily in the Hawaii and Florida markets. She brings a tremendous amount of experience in the sales and execution of private events, corporate events, social events, and weddings, and is a Certified Wedding Planner. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys boating with her husband and three children.

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