Our experienced sales team is ready to help you plan a memorable meeting, special event or group outing at The Park Vista. With Smoky Mountain views and unparalleled customer service, our hotel is the premier special event location in the area.
Meet The Team
Sharon Rinehart, Director of Sales
Direct Number: 865-277-1041
Sharon has over 25 years experience in the Hospitality Industry and has had the pleasure of working with The Park Vista on two different occasions, the first in 1995 to 1999 and most recently returning in late summer of 2009. Sharon's various positions in the industry include Sales Manager with knowledge in every Market Segment, Hotel Operations, Accounting, General Manager and Director of Sales & Marketing. Sharon is responsible for the everyday operations, training and guidance of the Sales & Catering Team and is also in charge of the researching, coordination and placement of the Hotel's Marketing Plan. In addition, Sharon works with the Corporate Market Segment which allows her to maintain an active role in the success of the Sales & Catering Team.
Linda Ortman, Catering Manager
Direct Number: 865-277-1026
With over 25 years of experience, Linda began working in the Hospitality Industry part time when she was a college student. After graduation, she worked at hotels in Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Linda joined The Park Vista Doubletree Hotel team in 1988 and began her career in operations as the Convention Services Manager and then moved into the Sales & Catering Department where she has worked as a Catering Manager ever since. Linda and her husband, Tom, have three boys. The twins, Mike and Andy, are almost ready to graduate from college and the younger, Jacob, is in high school. Linda works with all types of group events, insuring exceptional service and successful events.
Joyce Papierski, Director of Catering
Direct Number: 865-277-1025
Joyce has an extensive background in Sales & Catering with over 25 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry. The first five years were spent as a Catering/Convention Services Manager for a large, upscale Five Star Resort in Asheville, North Carolina. When Joyce and her husband, Walt, found a beautiful home tucked away in the Smoky Mountains, they moved to East Tennessee in 1990. She became part of The Park Vista Doubletree Team as a Catering Manager. After many years of outstanding and dedicated service, in 1994 Joyce was promoted to the hotel's Director of Catering position. Her dedication to our clients and her attention to detail continues to insure the Meeting Planners' goals are met and their expectations exceeded. Joyce also works with all types of group events, insuring exceptional service and successful events.
Sara Edwards, Sales Manager
Associations - State, Regional and National
Direct Number: 865-277-1043
Sara has over 15 years experience in the Hospitality Industry and has been a part of The Park Vista Doubletree Sales & Catering Team since 2007. Sara has seven children and has had the pleasure of living in several great cities along the Eastern Seaboard and has resided in East Tennessee since 1990. Prior to working in the Hospitality Industry, Sara worked for many years in the Medical industry related to Prosthetics as a Sales Manager. Sara enjoys working with all State, Regional and National Associations in planning their events.
Susan Brown, Sales Manager
Faith Based Organizations - Youth and Adult
Clubs & Civic Organizations - Adult
Direct Number: 865-277-1044
Susan moved to Gatlinburg and grew up in the Hospitality Industry since her father was a Hotel General Manager for many years. She learned the business from the ground up and has 30 years hotel experience and several years in banking. Working in the industry and raising two sons, Susan returned full time to a career in Hotel Sales in 2002. Her eldest son Jason became a CPA and Justin chose law enforcement for his career. Susan has been a part of The Park Vista Doubletree Sales & Catering Team since early 2007 and works with all Faith Based Events as well as Civic Organizations and Social Clubs.
Angela Quigley, Sales Manager
Government - State and Federal
Youth (non-religious) Organizations/Clubs
Tour & Travel
Direct Number: 865-277-1042
Angela began her career in the Hospitality Industry with The Park Vista Doubletree in 2008. Angela's 18 years of experience in sales, management and training include previous employment with major corporations. Prior to moving to East Tennessee, Angela was a Corporate Trainer and traveled the country facilitating large and small training classes for a large corporation in Dallas, TX. Shortly after moving to the Gatlinburg area to be closer to her parents, Angela became the proud Mother of a beautiful little boy, Austin. Angela enjoys working with our Military and Government Groups as well as Tour & Travel and Student Youth Groups.
Christine Kohn, Sales Manager/Certified Wedding Coordinator
Reunions - Family and School
Wedding Related - Ceremonies, Receptions, Dinners, Packages
Direct Number: 865-277-1045
Christine has worked in the Hospitality Industry for over 20 years and has an Associates Degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management. Her background also includes over nine years in food & beverage and completed her internship with a major Florida attraction. Christine and her husband, Ed, moved to the Great Smoky Mountains in 1997. She began her tenure at The Park Vista Doubletree Hotel in 1998 and is the hotel's Certified Wedding Planner. In addition to her role as the hotel's Certified Wedding Planner, Christine works with Family Reunions and some Corporate events.
Debbie Detring, Sales Administrative Assistant
Direct Number: 1 -800-227-5622
Debbie is a native of Missouri and moved to Southeastern Tennessee in 1989. Then she and her husband, Larry, moved to Sevier County in 2008. She is a mother of two sons. Debbie has been a part of The Park Vista Doubletree Team since April of 2010. Her background includes Administrative Positions in the Insurance and Medical fields as well as a history in the Banking Industry as a Senior Teller and Training Instructor. Debbie's role as Administrative Assistant is vital to the daily operations of the Sales & Catering Team, insuring the clients' files are in order and appropriate documentation is efficiently communicated between the various departments.
Connie Shults, Sales Office Manager
Direct Number: 865-277-1046
Connie has worked in the Hospitality Industry since 1985 and has been a part of The Park Vista Doubletree Team since 1991. She has held various key positions to include Human Resources and Accounting Administration. In addition to her key role as Assistant to the Director of Sales, Connie's position as Sales Office Manager involves the daily operational functions of the Sales & Catering office as well providing strong support and guidance to the entire Sales & Catering Team. She has two grown sons, the eldest, Steven, a 2005 college graduate and Michael, will graduate college in 2012. Connie's position with the Sales Office is vital to the department and sales staff success.