“I never would have imagined 15 years ago, what started out as a “summer gig” would turn into a career path I’m so passionate about. At 17 years old, I joined Courtyard Clackamas as a front desk agent. My goals at that time were simply to earn a paycheck and make friends! However, I quickly fell in love with the hospitality industry and my goals transformed into a drive to learn, grow, and challenge myself.

I’m so grateful for CSM and all of the opportunities they’ve provided me. I’ve been fortunate enough to work at three different CSM hotels and carry five titles in both operational and sales roles. The stars have always aligned for me with CSM – when I was ready for a new challenge, one always seemed to present itself at the perfect time. CSM has been wonderful to me, from college tuition reimbursement to a fantastic peer/leadership group. I’m thankful for the mentors that have guided me to where I am today!”

– Erica Lundgren, Director of Sales at Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center