Honorable Mention Chapter Award

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Honorable Mention Chapter Award



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HeatherKHeather Kerstiens
Sonnenalp Hotel
Sales Manager

Tell us a little bit about your business/company and your current role within the organization.
The Sonnenalp is a 5th generation family-owned and operated boutique hotel in the heart of Vail Village. 

How did you get started in the industry?
My first role in the industry was on the event management side at the Vail Marriott.

What are three things you wish you knew as you were beginning your career?

  1. Be relentless in the pursuit of what makes me happy.
  2. Always listen to my gut when there’s a choice to be made.
  3. Don’t let another person’s view of your potential limit the possibilities you see for yourself.

Children and/or pets or both: 
3 amazing boys – Jackson, Logan, & Austin

A little bit about where you grew up: 
I grew up in a small town in Northeast Ohio (Go Buckeyes!)

heatherK2Dream vacation spots:  
Greece, Thailand, and Costa Rica – now accepting must-see/do suggestions.

Thoughts regarding the industry:  
It’s ingrained in all of us to crave connection with others and connection is at the heart of our industry.  That’s something that I can’t imagine ever changing.  I hope this is a period of intense growing and that when we get through it we will have adapted and the industry will be better for it.


What do you like about MPI? 
I love that MPIRMC provides opportunities to connect with the many incredibly creative and hard-working people in our industry.

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