OPMA Board of Directors
Robin Graf has been in the hospitality business for the past 27 years and most recently as the Vice President of Operations for Castle Resorts & Hotels where he oversees 24 properties. Prior to Castle, he had worked as a General Manager for such companies as Halekulani, Outrigger, Luxury Hotels & Resorts and Aqua Hotels & Resorts and has held other senior management positions with Hilton Hotels and Hyatt Hotels. Robin has lived in Hawaii for the past 33 years and has two adult sons and one ten year old who he coaches in rugby and basketball.
Carlton Grant serves as Salamander Hotels & Resorts Managing Director for Reunion Resort & Club in Orlando, FL. He is responsible for leadership and operations of all hospitality functions for the Resort, Club, three signature golf courses, spa, tennis center, multiple restaurants, conference center, water park and villa & home rental operations. Carlton is an active board member for three Reunion HOAs/POAs, Reunion East CDD and the Gardens at Hammock Beach CDD. He served as Managing Director for Hammock Beach Resort from 2005-2014. Carlton was part of Ginn Hammock Beach Resort’s pre-opening team and joined the property in January 2004 as Director of Operations. Before joining Ginn Resorts, he served as Director of Operations at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, SC for seven years, where he managed 450 privately owned rental homes and villas, tennis center, recreational activities and five food & beverage operations. While at Wild Dunes, Carlton’s responsibilities also included Pre-Opening Team Member and General Manager of the resort’s AAA Four-Diamond and Forbes Four Star award hotel, The Boardwalk Inn, and Board member for Wild Dunes Grand Pavilion HOA.
Bill Anderson is the Vice President Western US for Wyndham Vacation Rentals. He joined Wyndham Vacation Rentals in August 2011 and has served as Vice President US Western Region with over-site of the mountain and ski territories in Park City, Sun Valley, Breckenridge, Keystone, Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek and Steamboat including Whistler, British Columbia. Bill was a minority owner with The Resort Company, a resort operator based in Steamboat Springs, CO prior to that company being sold to Wyndham. In the past, he has acted as General Manager at several properties to include The Charter at Beaver Creek and Lion Square Lodge in Vail. Bill started his hospitality career at The Snowmass Club in Snowmass Village, CO. He was raised in Katonah, NY and has resided in Edwards, CO near Vail with his wife Lauren, daughter Taylor and son Garrett for over 20 years.
Dawn Yeskulsky is Vice President for Ascent Processing Inc. Ascent Processing is a woman-owned merchant services business that has been focused on the Lodging and Vacation Rental industries for more than 20 years. Her 20+ year career within the lodging and VR industry started immediately after college with Paragon Group Properties in Tampa, FL where she managed over 200 units in the Tampa Bay area. In 1996, Dawn left Paragon Group and spent the next 14 years as Director of Sales & Marketing for vacation rental software provider, Rental Network Software Corp. In 2010, she joined Ascent Processing and has served as Director of Sales & Business Development and now as Vice President-Business Development & Partner Programming, where she heads up the growth and expansion path for Ascent. Dawn’s technical background, coupled with her lodging and payments experience, make her a called upon industry speaker and educator who can be found lecturing on various lodging, security and payments topics throughout the year. She resides in Southern California with her husband, 12-year-old identical twins daughters and 7-year-old son.
Brent Howie co-founded and is President of Provident Management Corporation, a privately held condo-hotel management and consulting company. Initially established as a residential property management organization, under his leadership, Provident Management quickly evolved into a pioneer and innovator of the condo-hotel industry. Brent entered into the hotel management and condominium resort business in 1980 with the first conversion of a beachfront hotel into the condominium form of ownership on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Since converting this existing hotel into a Condo-Hotel, Provident became a leader in this very specialized industry. Brent graduated from Florida Southern College with a degree in Accounting and is licensed by the State of Florida as a Community Association Manager (CAM). He has spoken on the national stage and been featured on television cable networks showcasing condo-hotels, and has commented in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the National Real Estate Investor.
Ryan Bailey’s career started in 2002 when he, along with his business partner and brother, Charles Bailey, developed a series of first generation web-based business management solutions: a booking engine (Availability Tracker), a property management system (RezTracker), and call tracking software (Phonalytics). These ventures laid the groundwork for the 2003 acquisition and relaunch of ResortsandLodges.com (RAL), a first generation travel site. Ryan, along with the Executive Team, has led the growth of ResortsandLodges.com from a small regional website to a leading destination travel marketplace for unique lodging in North America, serving nearly 10 million visitors annually. Drawing on his background in travel related technology, Ryan co-founded TRACK Hospitality Software which develops TRACK Pulse, the hospitality industry’s #1 SaaS reservation, sales, and marketing CRM. He studied Communications & Marketing at the University of Minnesota-Duluth before moving the company to the Twin Cities. Ryan resides in Minnesota with his wife, Carly and their two young children.
Matthew Brittain has been with Brittain Resort Management since 2005. A native of Myrtle Beach, SC, he has been part of the hospitality industry since his childhood days when he worked in his family’s inn. Matthew is now the Chief Executive Officer of Brittain Resort Management. In 1980, he received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and in 1984, a Master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. After working for a time in Europe, Matthew came back to the United States to work for ManorCare in the Washington, DC area. He later returned to Myrtle Beach to work as general manager at the Sea Island Inn, a family business.
Bruce Horii is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center. He heads up all aspects of promotion and revenue generation for Beaver Run, which is made up of 500+ condominiums, a 40,000 square foot conference facility, six food and beverage outlets and a full service spa. The resort is located slope side at the Breckenridge Ski Resort and close to Main Street Breckenridge. Bruce has served in this capacity for 17 years and previous experiences in Breckenridge, Steamboat, Winter Park all in Colorado as well as a short stint on the tour operation side in South Florida make up his 30+year career in the Hospitality Industry. He has been active on a statewide level with Destination Colorado, Colorado Hotel Lodging Association and the Colorado Tourism Office. Locally he has served on the Board of the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, Breckenridge Tourism Office and the National Repertory Orchestra. Bruce is a “Native Coloradan” and a Graduate of Colorado State University. He enjoys most mountain related sports of skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, golf and biking, both mountain and road. Bruce enjoys the mountain lifestyle with his wife, Donna, daughter Jessica and son Tyler.
James Olin is currently CEO of C2G Advisors LLC, a strategic consulting firm specializing in all facets of the hospitality industry, with special emphasis on vacation rental and resort activities. Previously, he was Managing Partner of The Sterling Companies LLC, and is the former President and CEO of ResortQuest International (NYSE: RZT), the world’s largest vacation rental property management and resort real estate firm. Jim is a licensed real estate broker in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, and has been appointed to numerous State level committees and task forces by previous Florida Governors and Secretaries of Commerce. He is a member of both the prestigious Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and the Council of Real Estate Broker Managers (CRB) – he is one of only eight persons currently invited to membership in both organizations simultaneously. Jim also has certifications from the National Association of Realtors as a Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) and a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). He is also a Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE) and a Fellow with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Jim has been married for over 31 years to his beautiful wife, June and they have four children and five grandchildren.
Paul Wohlford is the founder and inaugural chairman of the Onsite Property Management Association and the Vice President of Business Development for Resort Collection. When he saw a need to level the playing field in the hospitality industry, he spearheaded a group of business leaders across the nation – including Resort Collection – to come together to form OPMA. Prior to joining Resort Collection in 2007, Paul was the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort in Sandestin, FL. Before relocating to Florida, he spent nine years at the Renaissance Esmeralda in Palm Springs, CA; the Hyatt in Hilton Head, SC; the Park Hyatt in San Francisco, CA; and the Hyatt in Knoxville, TN in various sales and marketing roles. Paul has served as the Chairman of the Board for the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce and maintains an active presence in the community. He is a native of Tennessee and a graduate of the University of Tennessee.
Steve Zimmerman founded Beach House Logos, a promotional marketing company dedicated to the vacation and hospitality industry, in 2001. Beach House Logos focuses on all aspects of the hospitality industry. The success of Beach House Logos led to the founding of a second company, Beachside Clothing Company in 2008. Prior to starting Beach House Logos, Steve spent 19 years with Moore Corporation as VP of Sourcing Services, managing a $325M division and a staff of 160. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and resides in Lewes, DE with his wife Heidi.