Meet our experienced and talented sales team who will help enhance your meeting in every way possible.
Doug Varsano - Director of Sales & Marketing
Years in Hospitality: 27
Graduated From: Cornell University
Hobbies: Golfing, hiking, wine tasting, non-profit work for autism
Fun Fact: First time owner of a puppy Labradoodle who is being trained to be a service dog
Why Omni Montelucia: From love comes inspiration and from inspiration comes innovation (my own quote)! I love leading teams of people who are experts at caring for other people. The inspiration to understand the needs of your guest and your client on a level that helps them to achieve success as individuals and professionals leads us to re-inventing this great industry.
Fun Fact: Ranked top 5 in the state of Arizona for rifle silhouette shooting
Why Omni Montelucia: Why (¿Por qué?) Omni Montelucia? We bring the essence of Europe to the heart of Scottsdale without leaving the country. The quest to execute the “best meeting/event we’ve ever had” is not just a concept for us…this is our hallmark.
Joe Leos - Associate Director of Sales
Graduated From: Arizona State University
Hobbies: Camping, hiking, anything outdoors
Sports Team: America's team, the Dallas Cowboys (don't judge)
Why Omni Montelucia: Montelucia offers a unique setting with beautiful views of Camelback Mountain. At the Montelucia you can travel to Europe without a passport. Our rooms to space ratio allows flexibility in the size of groups we can host, and our team is dedicated to providing the best service the Omni brand has to offer.
Stephen Gray - Senior Sales Manager
Years in Hospitality: 10
Graduated From: University of California, Santa Barbara
Hobbies: Traveling, culinary, basketball and golf
Sports Team: Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49'ers
Fun Fact: I've been on four continents
Why Omni Montelucia: I've represented several hotel brands, including major brands, and I can honestly say that I've never felt at home until I started working at Omni Montelucia. It's a rewarding experience taking pride in representing a beautiful resort and working with a dynamic and extraordinary team. I'm beyond excited to partner with my colleagues as well as hotel guests to create genuine and memorable experiences.
Why Omni Montelucia: This resort has been special to me personally as I've enjoyed it as a guest in the past. Now I have the opportunity to introduce this absolute gem to my clients. It makes my job easy and very enjoyable.
Bethany Somsky - Express Sales Manager
Years in Hospitality: 7 years
Hobbies: Running, hiking & anything active
Favorite Team: Indianapolis Colts
Why Omni Montelucia: It's a great brand and beautiful property that really is the hidden gem of Scottsdale.
Andrew Campo - Sales Manager
Years in Hospitality: 10 years
Graduated From: Northern Arizona University with degree in Business Management
Hobbies: I love recording music, going to the gym, cooking healthy foods, riding my motorcycle & enjoying the outdoors
Sports Team: New York Giants
Fun Fact: I originally went to school for music and acting, and I opened for many A-list performers with a local band
Why Omni Montelucia: The Omni Montelucia is your home away from home. Located in Paradise Valley within the heart of Scottsdale, we provide top notch, high-level service with a taste of Spain in the desert.
Nelson Stickle - Director of Event Technology PSAV
Years in Hospitality: 14
Graduated From: Flagler College - St. Augustine, FL
Hobbies: Hiking, paddle boarding, concerts & making craft cocktails
Sports Team: Tampa Bay Bucs
Fun Fact: Born in Mexico City
Why Omni Montelucia: I chose Omni Montelucia to be a part of the most beautiful property in the valley and to learn with other top leaders in the hospitality industry.