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Sunriver Resort Names Kelly O’Brien as
Director of Training and Development
(Sunriver, Ore.) March 3, 2008—Sunriver Resort is proud to announce that Kelly O’Brien is the new Director of Training and Development. Sunriver Resort, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is a perennial AAA Four-Diamond property located 15 miles south of Bend, Ore. offering 63 holes of championship golf, an acclaimed spa, the region’s finest dining, and more. 

“Kelly is not only a strong believer in the power of teamwork, she is also an innovator in training and development,” says Director of Human Resources Keith Schnulle. “We are excited for the energy and focus that Kelly brings to the resort and look forward to growing with her vision of success.” 

With over 15 years experience as a lead trainer in organization development, O’ Brien brings a vast array of skills to Sunriver Resort. Team building, employee engagement, systemic thinking, and professional learning communities are among O’Brien’s expertise. O’Brien is a strong believer in the power of teams and believes that people are what make organizations successful, she is also a practitioner of such training initiatives as FISH!, team spirit, and appreciative inquiry. O’Brien received her education in organizational development, communications, human resources, mediation, team building, and collaboration through her vast university experience and the Harvard Negotiations Project. Previous clients include: Hewlett Packard, Wyndham Hotels, Hilton Hotels, and General Electric, as well as media agencies such as NBC and CBS television.   

Team spirit is part of O’Brien’s home life as well, as she and her family, sons, Patrick, Jason, Shane, and Scott, and husband John enjoy laughing, playing games, outdoor sports, and cooking for friends and neighbors. 

Sunriver Resort, a Destination Hotels & Resorts property located in central Oregon, features nearly 250 guestrooms and more than 400 vacation rental properties comprised of private homes and condominiums. Sunriver Resort is a year-round outdoor enthusiast’s dream with 63 holes of championship golf—including the resort’s newest community, Caldera Springs with a new 9- hole executive course—28 tennis courts, 35 miles of paved bike paths, three swimming complexes, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, skiing and snowboarding at nearby Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Plus, there’s the resort’s Sage Springs Club & Spa, first-class programs for youths and teens, a nearby shopping village and nature center. The JELD-WEN Tradition, Oregon’s biggest golf event and one of five major championships on the Champions Tour, will be held August 11-17 at Sunriver Resort’s Crosswater Golf Club, one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play.” The tournament’s weekend rounds will be televised by The Golf Channel. For more information, visit

About Destination Hotels & Resorts 
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 30 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts, and golf clubs, Destination is the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 7,000 guest rooms, 10 golf courses and 12 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Houston, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui, and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit


For Sunriver Resort
Wagstaff Worldwide
17728 Abbot Dr
Sunriver, OR 97707

Jessica Rodriguez

Also See: Thomas O’Shea Named Managing Director at Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon / March 2008
Sunriver Resort Welcomes Keith Schnulle as Director of Human Resources / March 2008


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