Shalina may work behind the scenes, but the sights, sounds and scenery of hotels are what first sparked her fascination with the world of hospitality. An avid traveler, first by her parents’ sides and now on her own, she’s as enchanted with going and seeing new places as ever before.
“TRAVEL DRIVES EVERYTHING I DO. THE MORE YOU TRAVEL THE MORE YOUR MIND OPENS TO NEW IDEAS AND PERSPECTIVES.”
Shalina’s early travel experiences were during wide-eyed childhood summers when she accompanied her parents to trade shows. Beautiful hotels buzzing with life sparked her curiosity about what it takes to make it all happen.
Several years and one International Business degree later, Shalina found a natural instinct for the business side of the bustling, zeroing in on revenue management.
While she’s now successfully managed the bottom line for more than a handful of hotels and hospitality groups, top line revenue is only part of what Shalina works to grow. She takes great pride in helping train and lead others in revenue management, and watching them advance their own careers as a result. Shalina works with every department, so she’s always communicating, always building new relationships and learning from others.
“NOBODY IS PERFECT. THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE PEOPLE SURROUNDING YOU.”
When the Dallas, TX native isn’t peering into the future, forecasting revenue with scary accuracy, she’s looking toward her next adventure. Relaxing the day away at a spa? Likely on the agenda. Otherwise, she could be anywhere. City-hopping, visiting family located all over the United States. Shalina travels to grow new roots, and to stay true to her own, keeping connected with those who have always been a grounding force in her life.
As she keeps us both grounded and growing, there’s no travel companion we’d rather have along for the ride.