Meet Our Team
With over 70 years of combined experience, the Suncadia Sales Team is recognized nationally from planners and industry organizations for their experience, professionalism, and success. The team splits their time between the Bellevue Sales Office, in order to be closer to their Seattle area customers, and Suncadia.
Cynay Smith • Director of Association Sales
Destination Hotels - Chairman's Club: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015
Destination Hotels - President's Club: 2012, 2014
Washington Society of Association Executives -Associate Member of the Year: 2006
Cynay received her degree from the University of California-Santa Cruz and then completed a variety of work in restaurant management, convention services and hotel sales in Colorado before relocating to Washington. Cynay works with state, regional, and national associations to assist them in meeting their annual goals and to offer benefits to their members. She has been recognized multiple times by Destination Hotels as a Chairman's Club and President's Club member which is the highest sales achievement awards. When not working with her loyal clientele, Cynay enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband at their home on five acres complete with a treehouse.
Andrea Higgins Martin • Associate Director of Sales • Microsoft Account Manager
Destination Hotels - Chairman's Club: 2010, 2011, 2013
Destination Hotels - President's Club: 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce - Young Executive Award: 2009
Born and raised in Spokane and a Washington State University graduate in Hotel & Restaurant Administration, Andrea began her career in hospitality sales in 2000 with multiple properties for Marriott International and Starwood based in Southern California. She moved back to the NW in 2007 to help open Suncadia. Andrea works closely with the growing technology industry and major businesses, bringing them to the PNW. She has been recognized by Destination Hotels as a Chairman's Club and President's Club member, which are the highest sales achievement awards. Andrea is married and has a young son and daughter. In her spare time she surrounds herself with her friends and family and loves to enjoy life.
Dawn Cameron • National Sales Manager
Destination Hotels - Rising Star Award: 2013
Destination Hotels - Chairman's Club: 2014, 2015
A native of Washington state, Dawn attended Spokane Falls Community College and Eastern Washington University. She spent 15 years of her professional career working for Nordstrom, an organization renowned for exceptional quality and customer service, during which she received several sales achievement awards. Dawn joined Suncadia in 2010 as Membership & Events Coordinator for the Tumble Creek Club and in October 2012 she transitioned to the Bellevue Sales Office. Her strong work ethic, tenacious cold calling, and incredible networking resulted in her achieving Destination Hotels highest sales achievement, Rising Star Award reflecting the best in hospitality sales attributes in 2013 as well as Chairman's Club in 2014 and 2015. Dawn is married and has two children. When not at Suncadia Dawn has a passion for entertaining family and friends and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks!
Brie Bass • National Sales Manager
Destination Hotels - Chairman's Club: 2011, 2012, 2013
Destination Hotels - President's Club: 2015
Having spent most of her life in Washington and a graduate of Central Washington University in Recreation and Tourism, Brie's resume includes a great depth of hospitality experience that positions her as a great asset to her clientele. In 2015 Brie joined the National Sales Team and her hard work earned herself a President's Club achievement award. The four prior years Brie served as our Executive Meetings Manager and for the last three years in this role she was recognized by Destination Hotels & Resorts as a Chairman Club member, highest sales achievement. Brie has also continuously received high ratings from her client satisfaction surveys for her hard work extended throughout the planning and execution on her client events. When not at Suncadia you will find her enjoying the outdoors with her husband, daughter and their 2 Labradors.
Maxima Eelkema • National Sales Manager
Destination Hotels - Presidents Club: 2015
I am excited to share with you my story and how Suncadia is more than just a resort. For me it’s my extended Friends and family. Born and raised on Whidbey Island. I attended Central Washington University in the fall of 2004. I was immediately hooked by Suncadia and started my hospitality career the following summer. My first five years spanned a crossed golf services to Bell Staff supervisor to Front Desk. I graduated from Central in 2009 with a degree in Recreation and Tourism. I left Suncadia to pursue a career in corporate event planning in the Seattle area. After three years away, I made my return to the Sales team and haven’t looked back since. When I’m not at Suncadia, I enjoy the Outdoors, Friends, and seeing my family.
Kasey Craft • Executive Meetings Manager
Our newest addition to the Suncadia sales team, Kasey Craft, is already a proven hospitality professional. For the previous five years Kasey served as Suncadia's Outlet Manager where she has overseen Portals Restaurant, Fifty-6 Degrees Lounge, and our in-room dining program. Her career with Suncadia started in March of 2009 as a Portals server before moving into management where she moved up the ranks to her current position. Kasey exudes a very positive attitude in everything she does which translates to a great meeting and event experience for her clients. Kasey is a graduate of Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition. When not working with Chef on new menu ideas, Kasey loves to cook on her own (baked sweet tarts are her specialty) as well as spending time with her family and doing yoga.