Devil’s Thumb Ranch adds new VP and General Manager
June 29, 2011
TABERNASH-Devil’s Thumb Ranch, an environmentally-friendly guest ranch and resort in Grand County has announced the addition of a new Vice President and General Manager Sean Damery.A 22-year hospitality industry veteran, Damery has worked in a number of positions including food and beverage, lodging and operations for such notable resorts as the highly acclaimed Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in California and and Four Seasons-Hualalai in Hawaii. Diamond & Star Studded Hospitality BackgroundAt Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, he served as the Director of Rooms Division & Activities including managing all rooms operations, the on-site stables and children’s activities, transportation services and spa programs. He also helped oversee an extensive $90 million resort-wide renovation that catapulted the property into AAA Five Diamond status. Damery then joined the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa as Director of Operations where he managed all property operations. He spearheaded the hotel’s achievement of obtaining a coveted Forbes Four Star Award, an honor bestowed on less than 100 hotels and resorts in the U.S. Damery’s most recent position was at the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in California, where he served as General Manager, working to re-brand the property as the only world-class luxury resort on California’s Central Coast.With a love for guest service and a strong eye for detail, Damery is a passionate leader in the hospitality industry and is committed to putting Devil’s Thumb Ranch in the company of other world-class resorts. Devil’s Thumb Ranch owner Suzanne Fanch says, “Sean is an excellent addition to our management team. We are certain his expertise will take help take Devil’s Thumb Ranch to the next level of service, quality and hospitality for our guests.” Damery says, “Devil’s Thumb Ranch is a very special property, and its mission to be a restorative getaway is one I really believe in. Their work thus far to offer a unique guest experience is impressive. My family and I are thrilled to be here and are anxious to become part of the community.”A graduate of California State University-Northridge where he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Damery enjoys outdoor sports, including water and snow skiing, snowboarding and surfing. He is married to Lauren Damery, with whom they have two children, Elliott and Isabella.