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Christina Purnell

Director, Global eCommerce + Digital Services – Europe

Christina is a graduate of Elon College (now Elon University). In her time at Marriott International, Christina has continued to share the excitement of working with great teams in both London as well as the American teams associated with her projects.  In her spare time, Christina enjoys experiencing the thrills of being a mother to two boys as well as running through London’s green space. Although she does enjoy London, her favorite place to travel has to be Italy.

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Christina Purnell

Christina Purnell

Director, Global eCommerce + Digital Services – Europe

Lindsay Edge

Director, Operations

Lindsay is a graduate of Villanova University. She is intrigued by the endless opportunities for expanding MDS. When she’s not in the office, she can be found hanging out with friends or listening to one of the latest hits by Haim. Skydiving tops the charts on her bucket list. When asked if she had a favorite quote, she replied, “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great,” by Tom Hanks in <em>A League of Their Own</em>.

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Lindsay Edge

Lindsay Edge

Director, Operations

Brandon Harper

Senior Manager, Digital Demand Generation Strategy

Brandon is an Ohio native who attended Ohio University in Athens. He is well seasoned in the hospitality industry and brings his 13+ years of experience in operations, revenue management and ecommerce to MDS. He enjoys working in the digital space because it is frequently changing, constantly growing and provides the opportunity to work with some great colleagues. When Brandon isn't working, you can find him spending time with his family, playing guitar or (on Saturdays) glued to the TV watching Ohio State football. Brandon’s favorite travel destination is Hawaii. He has visited 10 times and can’t wait to plan his next trip!

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Brandon Harper

Brandon Harper

Senior Manager, Digital Demand Generation Strategy

Chris Robinson

Senior Manager, Global eCommerce + Digital Services – Europe

Chris Robinson’s story with Marriott began when he accepted his first role as a Room Service Attendant at the Huntingdon Marriott. Chris is a long term football enthusiast with aspirations of regaining his football season ticket with his kids and meeting David Beckham. In his spare time, Chris also enjoys spending time with his family on staycations and enjoying root beer.

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Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson

Senior Manager, Global eCommerce + Digital Services – Europe

James Holman

Senior Manager, Client Services

James is a graduate of American University as well as the University of Arizona (where he completed graduate school). The constant changes in digital marketing keep his job interesting. When he’s not in the office, you can find him at home smoking meats for a BBQ or cheering on one of his favorite sports teams, the Washington Redskins. He also enjoys watching and playing sports. When asked to name something on his bucket list, he replied, “Go to New Zealand to watch rugby.” James is also an ordained Minister with Universal Life Church.

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James Holman

James Holman

Senior Manager, Client Services

Michael Jozaitis

Senior Manager, Search Strategy

Mike is a graduate of Marywood University. As MDS’ resident SEO Strategist, Mike enjoys advancing Marriott’s hotel websites’ SEO foundation and further developing program strategies for our hotels. Mike is a devoted New York Giants fan and notes the proliferation of smartphones as his favorite tech trend. California, the Golden State, tops the list as his favorite place to travel. When asked to name something on his bucket list, he replied, “Race on the Bonneville Salt Flats.”

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Michael Jozaitis

Michael Jozaitis

Senior Manager, Search Strategy

Ricarda Dhossou

Senior Manager, Client Services

Ricarda enjoys the constant change in our office. Bilingual in German and English, Ricarda’s favorite place to travel is her home country—Germany. However, the most interesting place she’s ever visited was her husband’s home country—Togo. For Ricarda, family comes first. “Going to the park with them, having my son read me a book, or just hearing the kids talk about things only a kid can dream up tops any ‘real’ hobby I’ve ever had.”  Her travel wish list consists of a variety of places, including a safari in Africa.

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Ricarda Dhossou

Ricarda Dhossou

Senior Manager, Client Services

Allison Guarino

Digital Client Services Manager

Allison is a graduate of the University of Delaware. Having the opportunity to be creative is what she loves most about her job. When she’s not in the office, you can find her enjoying a local music show or packing for an upcoming weekend trip. The Greek Islands tops the list as one of her favorite international places to travel. Allison is not only adventurous, but also very daring! When asked to name something on her bucket list, she replied, “Drive a racecar.”

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Allison Guarino

Allison Guarino

Digital Client Services Manager

Ashley Wade

Program Specialist

Ashley is a graduate of Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH. Among her day-to-day tasks, Ashley has found a love for working on report analysis during her time on Digital Services. When she’s not in the office, you can find Ashley surfing, reading and practicing yoga. Ashley is a devoted Baltimore Orioles fan with a dream of surfing at Jeffery's Bay in South Africa.

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Ashley Wade

Ashley Wade

Program Specialist

Beth Murrell

Digital Client Services Manager

Beth is a graduate of the University of Hertfordshire. When she isn’t in the office she enjoys writing for her blog and recently launched an online magazine. When asked what her favorite magazine she replied her own - The Olive Fox. Traveling is definitely a priority on her bucket list of things to do, since she has hopes of traveling to every continent (as of today, she has completed three stops).

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Beth Murrell

Beth Murrell

Digital Client Services Manager

Brad Nelms

Program Specialist

Brad is a graduate of East Carolina University. Brad believes the best thing about working on the Digital Services by Marriott team is the great group of intelligent, young and professional individuals that are kind, helpful, and love what they do. When he’s not in the office, he can be found going to concerts, writing music, cooking and traveling. When asked his favorite tech trend, he replied, “I love all things Apple and would like to meet CEO, Tim Cook.”

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Brad Nelms

Brad Nelms

Program Specialist

Charles Pollard

Manager, Reporting Strategy

The youngest of three siblings, Charles is a graduate of Radford University. Having the opportunity to work and talk with excellent people is what he likes most about his job. A devoted Washington Nationals baseball fan, when he’s not in the office you can find him in Nats Town or at the movies. In his free time he enjoys engaging in sports, researching history and listening to music. For Charles, music is more than an expression. When asked to name something on his bucket list, he replied, “Learn to play the Ukulele.”

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Charles Pollard

Charles Pollard

Manager, Reporting Strategy

Chelsea Moore

Account Manager

Chelsea is a graduate of the College of Charleston. She loves working in the hospitality industry and learning all about the different and unique hotels Marriott has to offer. When she’s not in the office, you can find her hanging out with friends or cheering on her favorite college sports team, the South Carolina Gamecocks. She also enjoys cooking and listening to rap music. For Chelsea, life is an adventure. When asked to name something on her bucket list, she replied, “Swim with dolphins.”

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Chelsea Moore

Chelsea Moore

Account Manager

Claire Bell

Digital Client Services Manager

Claire is a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University. On her list of many hobbies, Claire enjoys cooking, crafting, shopping, and traveling. Claire notes that she is obsessed with Bora Bora which explains why it is a stop on her bucket list. During her time with Marriott, Claire has been lucky enough see Marriott International’s headquarters and meet some amazing people while visiting some amazing hotels along the way. Through her work in the hotel industry Claire also stumbled onto a favorite quote from Roger Staubach "there are no traffic jams along the extra mile."

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Claire Bell

Claire Bell

Digital Client Services Manager

David Menzen

Digital Analyst

David is a graduate of Clemson University. As one of MDS' resident Digital Analysts, David enjoys the great sense of pride being able to show his friends and family photo captions he wrote for hotels, live on their sites. David is a devoted Clemson fan and notes the Virtual Reality and the Oculus Rift as his favorite tech trends. When asked to name something on his bucket list, he replied, "Visit all 7 continents."

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David Menzen

David Menzen

Digital Analyst

Deepa Arthur

Digital Demand Generation Manager

Deepa is a graduate from University of Mumbai. Deepa’s time outside of work is dedicated to her toddler who enjoys spending time in parks, museums and muddy puddles. Deepa also enjoys her trips to the cinema when time permits. While working with Marriott, Deepa has reveled in being a part of a team/company that’s innovative and futuristic when it comes to the digital landscape. Her love for the digital landscape shines through with her goal of meeting Bill Gates and fascination with the Apple Watch.

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Deepa Arthur

Deepa Arthur

Digital Demand Generation Manager

Delianny Almonte

Program Specialist

Delianny is a graduate of Ohio University. Her favorite part of her Marriott job is analyzing how people navigate through a website and using that data to better enhance and optimize strategies for her hotel clients. When she’s not in the office, you can find her showcasing her love for cooking and trying new recipes that were either passed down from her family or learned from some of her favorite cooking shows. For Delianny, life is beach! When asked to describe her ideal travel destination, she replied, “Anywhere with white sands and blue waters! Specifically the Caribbean.”

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Delianny Almonte

Delianny Almonte

Program Specialist

Emily Beckham

Sr. Paid Media Analyst

Emily is a graduate of the University of Texas. Having the opportunity to be a part of such an innovative and exciting team is what she loves most about her job. When she’s not in the office, you can find her running, eating great food and spending time with friends and family. Barcelona may top the list as one of her favorite international places to travel, but her bucket list still contains a safari in Africa to see the gorillas. When asked to name her favorite quote, she cited Peter Pan with, "to live would be an awfully big adventure."

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Emily Beckham

Emily Beckham

Sr. Paid Media Analyst

Eric Bodnar

Sr. SEO Analyst

Eric is a graduate of Denison University. During college, Eric spent time overseas studying abroad and perfecting his Spanish speaking ability. His love for Spanish culture comes as no surprise with his favorite place to travel being Alicante, Spain. When Eric isn’t exploring the world via the hotels he works with, Eric enjoys running, watching the New England Patriots and reading National Geographic. Among Eric’s bucket list is meeting Jon Taffer and riding a motorcycle through Patagonia.

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Eric Bodnar

Eric Bodnar

Sr. SEO Analyst

Erin Layshock

Program Specialist

Erin is a graduate of Salisbury University. Erin enjoys being a part of the Digital Services team where she can learn about other areas and cultures through Marriott hotels and their various locations. When she’s not in the office you can find her hiking, playing volleyball, painting or possibly scuba diving. For Erin, her dreams and aspirations in digital have no boundaries. But currently, her favorite tech trend is the new capabilities in 3D printing.

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Erin Layshock

Erin Layshock

Program Specialist

Helen Sharpe

Digital Client Services Manager

Helen is a graduate of The University of Derby. As someone who likes to travel, she especially enjoys trips to Barcelona and Menorca, which could be a reason why she has started learning Spanish.  When she’s not in the office, you can find Helen spending time with her daughter - whether it's hanging out at the country park, dancing around the house, or watching films at the cinema. Although she has checked a few items off her bucket list, next is a visit to New York to watch Wicked on Broadway... and some shopping of course!

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Helen Sharpe

Helen Sharpe

Digital Client Services Manager

Hilary Allen

Digital Client Services Manager

Hilary is a graduate of University of Creative Arts. When she’s not in the office, you can find Hilary playing tennis, trying out new restaurants, traveling or discovering hidden London gems. Hilary is also a devoted fan of the Saracens, David Attenborough and New Scientist magazine. Although Hilary enjoys traveling to Spain and South East Asia, atop her bucket list is seeing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and exploring South America.

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Hilary Allen

Hilary Allen

Digital Client Services Manager

Kasia Rudnik

Digital Client Services Manager

Kasia is a graduate of Bournemouth University. In her spare time, Kasia attends live music as well as enjoys scuba diving and biking. Kasia also enjoys reading National Geographic Traveler and has a bucket list goal of Dive at Great Barrier Reef and Blue Hole. As an avid traveler, she can speak Polish, German, Spanish. In her time with Marriott International Kasia has enjoyed the ever-changing environment. She enjoys working in an international atmosphere.

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Kasia Rudnik

Kasia Rudnik

Digital Client Services Manager

Jaci Gentile

Account Supervisor

Jaci is a graduate of Elon University. Growing the awareness of her beautiful and unique properties is what she loves most about her job. When she’s not in the office, you can find her dining al fresco, reading or cheering on her favorite football team, the Denver Broncos. When asked about her favorite tech trend, she replied, “Mobile, especially the growth of mobile on-demand services like Uber.” Jaci also enjoys traveling, and lists Barcelona, Spain as one of her favorite cities.

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Jaci Gentile

Jaci Gentile

Account Supervisor

Jacqueline Sharp

Manager, Paid Media

Although she was born in England (and just became a U.S. citizen last year!), Jacqueline is a Boston native who graduated from the University of Maryland. When she’s not in the office, you can find her practicing yoga or running. On her bucket list, traveling tops the charts, with a particular interest to visit Australia. Jacqueline enjoys being on the MDS team because the constant change in search and social media keeps her job interesting. When asked to name her favorite tech trend, she replied, “Apps that make my life easier—Uber, Opentable and the Starbucks app because I can earn lots of free coffee!”

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Jacqueline Sharp

Jacqueline Sharp

Manager, Paid Media

Jeri Jackson

Manager, Social Media Strategy

Jeri is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. Originally a theater major, Jeri has found a love for tech through Full Screen Experience applications like Snapchat. What she loves most about working on the MDS team has been the ability to impact so many hotels positively in the digital space, while being encouraged to be innovative and try out new capabilities. When she’s not in the office, you can find her enjoying concerts, new recipes and the occasional puppy video. For Jeri, adventure is only one flight away. When asked to name something on her bucket list, she replied, “Travel to Spain with my family.”

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Jeri Jackson

Jeri Jackson

Manager, Social Media Strategy

Jessica Fisher

Manager, Content Strategy

Jessica is a graduate of George Mason University. The blend of creativity, problem-solving and strategy is what she loves most about her job as MDS' Content Manager. When she’s not in the office, you can find Jessica spending time with her family and friends or trying new restaurants. Jessica is a devoted Washington Redskins fan and also enjoys running, cooking and doing anything art related. On her bucket list, sky diving and traveling to Iceland top the charts.

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Jessica Fisher

Jessica Fisher

Manager, Content Strategy

Joanne Yoo

Account Manager

Joanne is a native to the DMV area and a graduate of Virginia Tech. Go Hokies! Her favorite part about working with MDS and in the SEO world is getting an inside look as to how people search, shop and spend. In her spare time, you’ll find Joanne baking, reading a good biography or lounging on the couch catching up on her favorite shows with her dog, Holiday. Her favorite place she’s ever visited has been Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Joanne Yoo

Joanne Yoo

Account Manager

Josh Cutter

Sr. Content Analyst

Josh is a graduate from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. While living in the nation’s capital, Josh has continued to enjoy exploring the D.C metro area and sailing the Potomac. While Josh has spent a lot of his time in Washington, he has also spent time speaking Spanish while traveling to 15 different countries. But nothing compares to beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.

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Josh Cutter

Josh Cutter

Sr. Content Analyst

Josh Vogel

Digital Analyst

Josh is a graduate from The University of Delaware. Josh’s affinity for fine cuisine shines through his love for cooking and eating new, delicious food. Josh also hopes to eventually meet Anthony Bourdain. While in the office, Josh has enjoyed having the opportunity to work with and learn from so many brilliant colleagues. He has a keen love for being a part of digital and experiencing exciting, fast-paced and innovative spaces that are always changing.

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Josh Vogel

Josh Vogel

Digital Analyst

Laura Grissen

Digital Analyst

Laura is a graduate of Michigan State University. Among her day-to-day tasks, Laura has found motivation in our team's rapid growth and all of the opportunity we have yet to capitalize on. When she’s not in the office, you can find Laura participating in yoga. Laura’s love for Michigan shines through as a fan of the Detroit Red Wings and a belief in Michigan’s own Henry Ford’s quote, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses."

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Laura Grissen

Laura Grissen

Digital Analyst

Leah Barker

Program Specialist

Leah is a graduate of East Carolina University. Much like many of our other team members, at the top of Leah’s bucket list is traveling to every continent, which can be attributed to her love of working with hotels in her current role. But until she visits all continents, Leah enjoys traveling with family (Spain in particular), hanging out with friends and cheering on the Washington Nationals.

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Leah Barker

Leah Barker

Program Specialist

Marta Sainz

Digital Client Services Manager

Marta is a graduate of the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. In the office, you can find her working on a variety of different projects and occasionally snacking on a mini Kit-Kat in the afternoon. In her spare time, you can find Marta cheering on her favorite soccer team, the Real Sociedad, or planning her next trip to San Sebastian, her favorite vacation destination.

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Marta Sainz

Marta Sainz

Digital Client Services Manager

Mary Cline

Account Manager

Mary graduated with her bachelors and master’s degrees from North Carolina State University where she studied Luxury Brand Management. When Mary is not in the office learning new things about digital marketing, she enjoys painting, practicing yoga, going to live concerts and thrift shopping. Mary is no stranger to international travel but hopes to one day travel to Southeast Asia. When asked about her favorite quote, Mary said, “Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you admire.”

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Mary Cline

Mary Cline

Account Manager

Megan Munoz

Sr. SEO Analyst

Megan is a graduate from the University of Delaware. As an avid cruiser, Megan has been on 13 cruises with plans for many more in the future. Megan enjoys traveling to any new location in hopes of one day visiting all 50 states in the US. When Megan isn’t traveling, she can be found in our office learning new digital trends within the hospitality industry while working with a talented, fun and creative team.

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Megan Munoz

Megan Munoz

Sr. SEO Analyst

Monica Roa

Business Manager

Monica truly enjoys being a part of the Digital Services team. She is grateful to be on a team with a willingness to share their experiences with one and other. Bilingual in Spanish, Monica’s favorite place to travel is anywhere to explore new cultures. Along with being a frequent traveler, Monica also enjoys running, scuba diving, sky diving and cheering on Barcelona FC. Monica’s daily motivation for hard work can be best described by David Goggins’ quote, “everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit, but it’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.”

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Monica Roa

Monica Roa

Business Manager

Morgan Merron

Manager, SEO Strategy

Morgan is a graduate of the University of Maryland. She enjoys the rapid changes in SEO and learning everything there is to know about the hospitality industry. When she’s not in the office, you can find her at the gym or hanging out with friends and family. Morgan is also a devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan and notes Ireland and Australia as just a few of the many places she would like to visit. When asked her favorite quote, she replied, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”—Chinese Proverb.

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Morgan Merron

Morgan Merron

Manager, SEO Strategy

Morgan Reid

Account Manager

Morgan is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Becoming an expert on the greater D.C. market is what she loves most about her job. When she’s not in the office, you can find her reading a New York Times best seller or cheering on her favorite college sports team, the South Carolina Gamecocks. On her bucket list, traveling to Asia, Africa and Australia tops her lists.

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Morgan Reid

Morgan Reid

Account Manager

Petra Baer

Digital Client Services Manager

Petra earned her degree from Masaryk’s University in Brno, Czech Republic. Petra likes to keep busy by Community involvement (from running a football team to organizing a pre-school pamper night) or reading. On Petra’s bucket list is visiting “all those places from 1,000 Places to see before you die.” Petra’s favorite part about working with Marriott International is being able to work with fantastic hotel teams, making their lives easier because she has the utter most respect for their jobs.

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Petra Baer

Petra Baer

Digital Client Services Manager

Ping Zhang

Digital Analyst

Ping Zhang joins our team as an alumni of the University of Delaware. In her spare time, Ping enjoys meditation, exploring different foods, cultures, people, places and languages. Among her exploration of new languages, Ping has learned to speak Mandarin, Cantonese and Fuzhouese. With a zest for travel, Ping’s favorite place to travel is Mt. Huangshan, China but she plans to visit all seven continents.

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Ping Zhang

Ping Zhang

Digital Analyst

Ryan Sanecki

Sr. Social Media Analyst

Ryan is a graduate of the University of Toledo and a native of Oregon, Ohio. As Digital Service’s resident Social Media Analyst, Ryan enjoys getting to work with other COEs on projects to become a "COE Swiss Army knife." When Ryan is not in the office he can be found exploring the small boutiques that DC has to offer. Ryan has set many goals in his life, currently among the top of the list is meeting Ricky Van Veen and hiking the Appalachian Trail in its entirety.

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Ryan Sanecki

Ryan Sanecki

Sr. Social Media Analyst

Sally Arnold

Account Manager

Sally is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Working with her friendly, kind and witty co-workers is what she likes most about her job. In her free time she enjoys doing arts and crafts and going on long runs. When she’s not in the office, you can find her embracing the great outdoors. For Sally, adventure comes naturally. When asked to name something on her bucket list, she replied, “Backpack Europe” which truly embraces her “YOLO” life motto. Her favorite place to travel is Bordeaux, France.

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Sally Arnold

Sally Arnold

Account Manager

Samantha Bitzelberger

Sr. Merchandising Analyst

Samantha is a graduate of Washington College. As a Sr. Merchandising Analyst, Sam enjoys being able to use her creativity and problem solving know-how to help hotels achieve success in the search realm. Sam is a devoted video gamer, crafter and photographer who has recently started learning to speak Tagalog. When asked to name something on her bucket list, she replied, “exploring South East Asia.”

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Samantha Bitzelberger

Samantha Bitzelberger

Sr. Merchandising Analyst

Tyler Gagnon

Account Manager

Tyler Gagnon joins our teams from Dickinson College. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys reading, woodworking and anything outdoors. Throughout his time on the MDS team, Tyler has appreciated that the team is goal-oriented, maintains a consistent direction, and is clear and consistent with its communication. On his bucket list is to visit the South Pole and see a live stage of the Tour de France. When asked what his favorite quote was, Tyler was quick to note Bill Wither’s “I'm not a jump-up-and-down kind of guy. If I go to a football game, I sit there and watch it. I'm not waving my arms and carrying on…I feel it's healthier to look out at the world through a window rather than through a mirror."

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Tyler Gagnon

Tyler Gagnon

Account Manager

Vincent Ayube

Account Manager

Vincent is a graduate of Elon University. Working with great people and for a fantastic company is what he likes most about his job. When he’s not in the office, he can be found hanging out with friends in Woodley Park. He also enjoys playing basketball, fantasy sports and cheering on his favorite sports team, the New England Patriots.  When asked his favorite tech trend, he replied, “Apple TV type devices and the move away from cable companies.”

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Vincent Ayube

Vincent Ayube

Account Manager