David Brown - Director of Catering & Conference Services

  • Years in Hospitality: 24
  • Graduated From: University of toledo
  • Sports Team: Arizona Cardinals
  • Hobbies: Family vacations, hiking, mountain biking and golf
  • Fun Fact: Coached Little League and travel baseball for 14 years
Why Omni Montelucia: A boutique property in the heart of Paradise Valley and a chance to be a part of this special team and place.

Amanda Hughes - Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Amanda Hughes - Catering Sales Manager

  • Years in Hospitality: 10
  • Graduated From: Arizona State University
  • Sports Team: Cardinals
  • Hobbies: Travel, Hiking, Cooking Time with Family & Friends
  • Fun Fact: I'm an adrenaline seeker! Received my license in a professional race at 18.
Why Omni Montelucia: Stunning and one-of-a-kind property, inspiring and creative work atmosphere and Scottsdale is home.

Leah Digirolamo - Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Leah Digirolamo - Catering Sales Manager

  • Years in Hospitality: 12 (hotel & restaurants) 7 (hotel only)
  • Graduated From: University of Missouri, Columbia aka Mizzou
  • Sports Team: St. Louis Cardinals
  • Hobbies: Hiking, travel and exploring new restaurants with close friends & family
  • Fun Fact: I used to sell wine for a living and have a great passion for pairing food with wine
Why Omni Montelucia: The amazing team I get to work with! Plus you can't beat the view and location.

Betty Zapata - Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Betty Zapata - Catering Service Manager

  • Years in Hospitality: 13 years
  • Hobbies: Cooking, retail therapy, wine and craft beer tastings
  • Fun Fact: I was 9 years old when I took my first solo trip to Spain to visit my aunt.
Why Omni Montelucia: Working as a concierge in San Diego, I had the opportunity to work closely with the concierge team at the Omni in downtown as well as in La Costa and all of the employees had wonderful things to say about the brand. When I relocated back to Phoenix, I knew the Omni Montelucia is where I wanted to be. I love the Spanish influence as well as the beautiful view of Camelback Mountain.

Elaine Watson - Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Elaine Watson - Catering Coordinator

  • Years in Hospitality: 5 years
  • Graduated From: Arizona State University
  • Hobbies: Shopping for vintage items, trivia games, traveling and trying new cuisine
  • Fun Fact: I have attended every single Arizona Diamondback home opener. Go D-backs!
Why Omni Montelucia: Our gorgeous property and incredible views sell themselves but its our passionate team that makes the difference! I love working alongside associates that pride themselves on taking care of the fine details so our guests can let the serene desert oasis sink in from the moment they step on property to the moment they depart!