The Santa Fe Lodgers Association
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Jeff has over 35 years of executive-level experience in the hospitality industry, launching and operating award-winning luxury hotels from Santa Fe to Hawaii to Northern Ireland. A native of Farmington, Jeff opened and operated Encantado Resort and Spa in Santa Fe and was named New Mexico’s Innkeeper of the year in 2007. He later participated in the NMLA merger with New Mexico Hospitality Association. He also served on the initial slate of officers for the Hospitality Association.
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
I have been Managing Director at the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi since November 2018. I joined Rosewood Hotel Group more than 15 years ago with tenures in Saudi Arabia, the Caribbean and Mexico. Prior to joining Rosewood, I worked with Hilton and Fairmont. I was born and raised in Germany and started my career as a waiter.
Four Seasons ~Rancho Encantado
Bixente has been with the Four Seasons family since 2007. Prior to his tenure here in Santa Fe, Bixente was part of the management team at The Four Seasons Hotel Houston; Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. Before starting his career in operations Bixente trained in the culinary arts in his home country of France, Bixente cooked first in his native Basque region before joining the French Navy for mandatory military service, then for hotels across South America, Central America and the United States before changing his focus to be directly involved with guests. Appointed to lead Rancho Encantado in summer 2018, Bixente set out to raise awareness of the peaceful isolation and experiential opportunities that await guests and locals alike. Bixente prefers to spend his downtime pursuing simple pleasures with his family: cooking, following soccer and rugby, and occasionally playing golf.
Inn of The Governors
Sam Gerberding is the General Manager at Inn of the Governors and Del Charro. Sam has been at Inn of the Governors for 18 years. Prior to that he ran a Park Inn and Suites on the South Side of Santa Fe and before that he was the Rooms Division Manager for The Grove Hotel, a four diamond West Coast hotel in Boise, Idaho. He has served as president for the following organizations throughout his 20 years in Santa Fe: Santa Fe Lodgers Association, Greater Santa Fe Restaurant Association, New Mexico Restaurant Association, and Skal. He has also been on the Keep New Mexico Beautiful board and Mayor David Coss’ River Commission. When not at work Sam enjoys taking scenic New Mexico rides on his motorcycle, mountain biking, bird watching, and enjoying his dog and family.
Immediate Past President
La Fonda Hotel
Rik Blyth is the Vice President & General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza. Rik became General Manager in 2017. Rik has past experience in Golf Resorts, Caribbean Beach Resorts, Metro Business Hotels and New England Sailing Destinations.
Rick Newman – Buffalo Thunder Resort
Sam Gerberding – Inn of the Governors
Joanna Romero – Hyatt Place
Rob Ettenson – Inside Santa Fe
Marilyn Storey – Heartland Payment Systems
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I’m a graphic designer living and working in the Midwest USA. When I’m not pushing the pixels, I’m out exploring the National Parks with my dog, Bolt.
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