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Meet Our Sales Team

When you’re ready to speak with a sales manager about planning a San Diego meeting or event at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, please request a quote. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a member of our sales team, contact us at (858) 777-6700.

For events that require fewer than 10 rooms per day, please call (858) 453-4420.

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Stephanie Walker
Director of Sales

(858) 777-6726

Stephanie joined The Lodge at Torrey Pines in September 2002 and now serves as the director of sales, overseeing the entire sales team while focusing on the Canadian market.

Her long history at The Lodge includes serving as Executive Meeting Manager, National Sales Manager and Associate Director of Sales until her promotion to Director of Sales in July 2013. Prior to joining Evans Hotels, Stephanie gained hospitality experience as Food and Beverage Manager at the Rancho Bernardo Inn and Twin Oaks Golf Course.

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Moira Igor
Associate Director of Sales

(858) 777-6615

Moira recently moved from the Conference Services department of The Lodge to handle the Midwest territory and incentive market as Associate Director of Sales. She joined The Lodge at Torrey Pines in March 2012 as Catering and Conference Services Manager and later served as Associate Director of Catering and Conference Services before undertaking her current position.

Moira graduated from Universidad del Salvador (Argentina), where she studied tourism and hospitality management. She went on to gain more than 13 years of hospitality experience before joining The Lodge’s sales team, including her role as Catering Sales Manager for both The Jumeirah Essex House and The Carlyle Hotel in New York.

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Melissa Menas
Director of National Accounts

(858) 777-6708

Melissa Menas, Director of National Accounts at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, joined our sales team in 2015 and brought with her over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

After graduating from Utah State University, Melissa accumulated the bulk of her experience at Hyatt Resort and Spa, where she served as National Sales Director. She also has experience at the Hard Rock Hotel, Manchester Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency in La Jolla.

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John Cesena
National Sales Manager

(858) 777-6701

Prior to joining Evans Hotels, John was an Executive Meeting Manager at Estancia La Jolla Resort and Spa. His professional career in servicing and sales developed through experience with Grand Pacific Palisades Resort in Carlsbad as well as Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. John graduated from San Diego State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in International Economics.

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Janice Finn
National Sales Manager

(858) 777-6710

Janice has over six years of experience in hotel sales. Prior to joining Evans Hotels, Janice was a Senior Sales Manager at Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego. Her professional career in Sales developed through experience within The LINE Hotel as well as Omni Hotels. Janice graduated from Mesa Community College where she received an Associate of Arts in Business Administration.

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Natalie Lawson
Sales & Business Development Director

(858) 777-6680

Natalie serves as Business Development Director for all three properties of Evans Hotels, focusing her sales efforts on the Washington D.C., area and Mid-Atlantic states. She started her career with Evans Hotels in 1996 as National Sales Manager at The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and held the position of Director of National Accounts prior to her current role.

Natalie is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she studied business management. Prior to joining Evans Hotels, she worked for three years for the US Grant Hotel, where she served as Western Regional Sales Manager, followed by National Association Sales Manager and eventually Associate Director of Sales.

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Jeannie McMichael
Executive Meeting Manager

(858) 777-6617

Jeannie joined The Lodge at Torrey Pines in June 2012 as the Sales Administrator, and she now serves as Executive Meeting Manager handling groups of 25 rooms or less.

A native of Singapore, Jeannie graduated from Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland, where she studied hotel management. She started her career in hospitality with Westin Hotels in Singapore. She worked there for two years until moving to Houston in 1989 to work at the Four Seasons. Her move to San Diego brought her the Four Seasons Aviara, where she worked for many years before joining The Lodge in 2012.

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Shellie McVie
Executive Meeting Manager

(858) 777-6616

Shellie recently joined The Lodge Sales team as an Executive Meeting Manager handling groups of up to 25 rooms, bringing with her several years of hospitality experience, including roles in sales, guest services, front desk and conference services for Hilton Hotels.

Shellie graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in business management and communications prior to pursuing her career in hospitality in Seattle, Washington. She moved her family and career to San Diego in 2014, where she most recently held the role of Event Manager for a large convention property, gaining extensive knowledge with a wide variety of clientele.

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