Carlsbad, CA (February 2019) – Grand Pacific Resorts (GPR), a timeshare management organization, celebrates the achievements of their most talented associates and programs earning recognition in 20 Finalist positions in the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Awards program. These nominations range in highly competitive categories throughout Management & Administration to Advertising & Communication.

Dexter Carranza

Ryan Gaut

The prestigious ARDA Awards Program recognizes top industry professionals for their excellence and accomplishments in categories that enhance vacation ownership. Notable finalist positions included programs that directly benefit owners and guests at the collection of resorts managed by Grand Pacific Resorts. Dexter Carranza and Ryan Gaut, Directors of Fun and Engagement at Carlsbad Seapointe Resort and Grand Pacific Palisades respectively, were both finalists in the Activities Program Manager category. Service scores and reviews demonstrate that these top performers consistently drive engagement through their activities programs. GPR’s in-depth owner-lifestyle magazine, Time Together, received accolades as a finalist in the Digital and Print Magazine categories, and the Associate appreciation event, Best of the Best, is in the running for Special Event: Employee Recognition Program or Event, to spotlight a few.

Grand Pacific Resorts is proud to send five management associates to share innovative strategies that have paved the way towards the future of timeshare with speaking opportunities at sessions during ARDA World 2019. Nigel Lobo RRP, Chief Operating Officer, will be speaking at “Fundamental Resort Operations Session”; Renee Wagner RRP, Senior Director of Creative Services and Brand Management, will be moderating “Ready… Aim… Tour – Prospecting for your Prospect” session; Kelly Brady-Snyder RRP, Senior Director of Owner Services, will be a speaker at “Earth, Wind and Fire: Timeshare Gives Back – What We Did Right” session; Jay Anderson, VP of Resort Operations, will be speaking at “Show Me the Money – How to Design and Manage a Successful Rental Program” session; Jeff Farr, VP of Revenue & Technology, will be speaking at “Use it or Lose it – Keep Heads in Your Beds; Winning the Rental Game” session; and this year’s recipient of the honorable CEP Resort Trades Award, Noyan Suel, Assistant General Manager for Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, will be speaking at “Coffee with Millennials: learning how to Onboard, Engage, and Retain Millennials in your Workforce” session.

“Once again our talented team at Grand Pacific Resorts has exceeded expectations with these astounding accomplishments recognized by ARDA.” says Nigel Lobo RRP, Chief Operating Officer at Grand Pacific Resorts. “Twenty (20) finalist positions is incredibly humbling, and to be ranked alongside the largest companies in the timeshare industry is a great honor. This is truly a reflection of the commitment of everyone at Grand Pacific Resorts to enriching the owner experience.“

Each of the top talented associates recognized this year for outstanding achievements receive a week of work-life paradise traveling to Orlando to indulge in personal enrichment activities around town, opportunities for professional development, and evenings networking with senior leaders in vacation ownership.


About Grand Pacific Resorts

Grand Pacific Resorts creates experiences worth sharing for more than 70,000 owner families and tens of thousands of loyal guests each year. Based in Carlsbad, California, the resort management company tailors its services to preserve the distinctive experience offered by each destination. Owners and guests vacation with Grand Pacific Resorts year after year because they appreciate the team’s heartfelt service culture and passion for hospitality. For more information, visit