Meet The Staff
Director of Sales
As the Director of Sales for Montage Laguna Beach, Bob Mitchell supervises the operations of the group sales team. In addition to his management responsibilities, he handles the Los Angeles and East Coast territories. Prior to joining Montage six years ago, Mitchell spent five years as the Director of Sales at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ. Other previous positions included National Sales Manager for Pointe Resorts and various operational roles for Hyatt Hotels.
Phone: (949) 715-6115
Director of Southeast Sales
As Director of Southeast Sales for Montage Laguna Beach, Molly Morton handles the Southeast territory, as well as Arizona, New Mexico and her home state of Texas. She joined Montage in December 2003 after serving in similar positions for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in San Diego and Dallas.
Previous experience includes various management positions at the Hotel Adolphus in Dallas, TX; the Sydney Renaissance Hotel in Sydney, Australia; and at Perivolas Traditional Houses in Santorini, Greece.
Phone: (949) 715-6133
Chrissy Sexton Scott
Director of Mid-Atlantic Sales
Chrissy Sexton joined Montage Laguna Beach as a Director of Mid-Atlantic Sales and will co-lead the group sales efforts and oversee the entire Mid-Atlantic region.
Ms. Sexton has over seven years of experience in the travel/hospitality industry. Prior to joining Montage, she was a Senior Sales Manager at The St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, California, where she was responsible for the Southeast, Washington D.C., and Canadian markets. Prior to that, she was a National Sales Manager at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. She began her career as a Sales Manager at the Residence Inn in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
She is currently a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), American Society of Association Executive (ASAE), Georgia Meeting Planners International (GAMPI), and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).
Ms. Sexton received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Information Systems and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. She has also spent time studying International Marketing at Uppsala University in Sweden.
She currently resides in Mission Viejo, California.
Phone: (949) 715-6126
Director of Midwest Sales
Director of Midwest Sales Sue Winkelmann is responsible for handling the Midwest and the national insurance and incentive markets for Montage Laguna Beach.
Mrs. Winkelmann has worked in the travel/hospitality industry and has over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Montage, she was a National Sales Manager at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California, where she was a member of the pre-opening sales team and was responsible for the Midwest and incentive market for the resort. Mrs. Winkelmann is currently a member of MPI Chicago Chapter and SITE Minnesota Chapter.
Mrs. Winkelmann received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Phone: (949) 715-6120
Hanae Kalland has worked at Montage Laguna Beach for three years. As Sales Manager, she is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with Southern California travel agencies and promoting Montage Laguna Beach. Prior to joining Montage, Kalland worked at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, Japan, as the Concierge Team Leader.
A graduate of California State University at San Marcos, Kalland received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in service sector management.
Phone: (949) 715-6138
Director of West Coast Sales
Jim Tolbert joined Montage Laguna Beach in 2010 as a Director of West Coast Sales and co-leads the group sales efforts for the West Coast, Idaho, Utah and Nevada regions.
Mr. Tolbert is currently a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and The Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE).
He currently resides in Escondido, California with his wife and two children.
Phone: (949) 715-6609