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					                                   Skamania Lodge
                                   Executive Team

                                    FRANK J. CASAREZ
                                     General Manager

Frank J. Casarez has been general manager at Skamania Lodge since January 2005. Casarez
brings over twenty years of hotel management experience including positions with Sheraton
Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham International and Interstate Hotels Corporation.

Prior to his current role as general manager, Casarez was the resort manager at Skamania
Lodge since October 2003. From 2000 until 2003, Casarez was general manager at Starwood
Hotels and Resorts in Portland, Ore. where he managed property operations. Previously, he
worked for the Wyndham International Radisson Hotel as the assistant general manager for the
Astrodome Convention Center in Houston, Texas. For more than a decade, Casarez held
various managerial roles for Sheraton Hotels and Resorts including Tucson El Conquistador
Golf and Tennis Resort (1985-89), Long Beach Hotel at Shoreline Square (1989-90), Los
Angeles Airport Hotel (1990-91), Sheraton Harbor Island in San Diego (1991-93) and San
Marcos Golf Resort and Conference Center (1994-96).

Casarez has completed a broad range of advanced training programs including Radisson
Hotels general manager certification, Cendant Corporations Hospitality Management Training
Course, Park Lane Hotels Sales Skills Seminar, Interstate Hotel Corporations Professional
Selling Skills and the course on Harmony Product Suite by Carlson Hospitality Worldwide. In
1990, Casarez was awarded the prestigious ITT Sheraton President’s Award.

Casarez is active within the community and is currently a board member of both the Columbia
Gorge Interpretive Center and the Tax Advisory Board, both in Eastern Washington state.
Previously, he served as a member of the Tri-County Lodging Organization and the Portland
Business Alliance.

Casarez played professional baseball from 1979 until 1981 with the San Francisco Giants and
the Mexico City Tigers.

A native of Santa Monica, Calif., Casarez attended Santa Monica Jr. College before transferring
to San Diego State University on an athletic scholarship. He currently resides in Camas, Wash.
with his wife Tamara, and their children, Tori and Kendal.
                                        GAIL PALEN
                                      Marketing Manager


Gail Palen brings more than 20 years of sales, marketing and management experience to
Skamania Lodge. Palen joined Skamania Lodge in 1999 as the market research manager and
has since been promoted to tour and leisure sales manager and most recently marketing
manager.

Prior to joining Skamania Lodge, Palen was the corporate and sports sales manager of the Club
Hotel by Doubletree in Boise, Idaho, where she assisted in special event planning and food and
beverage functions. From 1992 to 1996, Palen was the executive director of the Nampa
Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau in Nampa, Idaho. Palen was
responsible for employee and financial management, human relations, advertising, marketing
and public relations. Previously, Palen was the owner and manager of Applause Promotions
where she directed marketing, advertising and public relations campaigns for the Southwestern
Idaho Travel Association.

In 1995 Palen received the Women in Business Advocate of the Year award. In addition,
Applause Promotions received a 1989 award for Best Group Tour Direct Mail Campaign by the
National Tour Association and Best Regional Advertising Campaign by the International
Association of Conventions & Visitors Bureaus.

Palen is active in the hospitality community with professional involvement in the Hotels Sales
and Marketing International (HSMAI) organization, the Columbia River Gorge Visitors
Association and Hood River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

Palen received a bachelor of science degree in recreation and park management from the
University of Montana in Missoula, Mont. and an MBA in marketing management from Golden
Gate University in San Francisco, Calif.

Palen resides in Hood River, Ore. and enjoys alpine and Nordic skiing, horseback riding and
swimming.
                                  EMMANUEL AFENTOULIS
                                      Executive Chef

Emmanuel Afentoulis brings 28 years of culinary expertise and executive chef experience in
restaurants, hotels and resorts throughout the United States and Canada to his position as
executive chef of Skamania Lodge.

Chef Afentoulis’ menu draws on the natural environment of the Columbia River Gorge and
highlights the flavorful and seasonal ingredients of the region. Afentoulis uses the dining room’s
massive wood-burning display oven to develop signature Pacific Northwest items.

Prior to Skamania Lodge, Afentoulis was owner and executive chef at Marlowe’s Restaurant &
Club, as well as executive chef at Silverado Country Club, both located in Napa, Calif. In
addition, Afentoulis held positions with Hilton Hotels in Myrtle Beach, Atlanta and St. Louis.
Afentoulis began his career as executive sous chef at Sheraton Hotels and Resorts and Queen
Elizabeth Hotels in Montreal, Canada.



                                         JENNY DUCE
                                        Golf Professional

Jenny Duce has been the golf professional at the Golf Center at Skamania Lodge since May
2005. Duce brings over five years of active professional experience in the golf industry
including positions with Camas Meadows Golf Club and Persimmon Country Club.

Prior to her current role as golf professional at Skamania, Duce was the director of sales at
Camas Meadows Golf Club, and her responsibilities included all sales and special events
coordination at the golf course. In 2002, she was the territory sales representative for Oregon,
Washington state, Idaho, and Montana where she sold golf apparel and equipment. Duce
began her career as a golf professional in 2000 at Camas Meadows Golf Club and Persimmon
Country Club.

Duce is active within the Camas, Wash. community and is currently head coach of the Camas
High School Girls Golf Program, which she led to a league championship in the spring of 2005.
This past year she was awarded Coach of the Year for the League.

Originally from Portland, Ore., Duce attended Washington State University where she received
both her undergraduate degree in business administration, with an emphasis in marketing, and
her MBA with an emphasis in finance. She currently resides in Camas, Wash. with her
husband, Gerald, and their daughter, Jade.

				
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