Meet the ALP Board of Directors
Laura Moskwa, The Bradley Inn, New Harbor, Maine
Laura Moskwa began her hospitality career in 2017 with the purchase of The Bradley Inn. Her love for cooking and entertaining plus the constant drive to be busy made owning an inn and restaurant a good fit. Prior to becoming an Inn Owner, Laura worked for over 30 years in the retirement plan industry in various capacities, of which in the last 8 years she focused on business best practices for the small business owner. Laura always felt that being involved was important so she belonged to a couple of national retirement industry organizations, volunteering on committees and sitting on their boards, as well as to a local club of Soroptimist International which helped women and girls locally and around the world.
Board Vice Chair
Tyann Marcink Hammond is considered a leader and influencer in guest experience in the vacation rental industry as both a host and a photographer, presenting at numerous industry events worldwide since 2013.
She teaches marketing, best practices, and workflow as co-creator of the VR Mastered Vacation Rental Boot Camp, has hosted over 20,000 guests since 2007, directs her content marketing team at Natty Media, and is the Global Community Ambassador for Touch Stay digital welcome books.
Her properties have garnered press attention from USA Today, several magazines, local news stations, and online publications for her transformation of a 1900 bank into a vacation rental and her involvement in providing housing to first responders during the global pandemic.
Tyann also serves on her local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) board for foster children. Follow her social media @tyannmarcink.
Donna Olney Kohler - Fig Street Inn, Cape Charles, Virginia
Donna and her husband Greg have been innkeepers for 14 years. They purchased their first B&B (East Bay Bed & Breakfast, 4 rooms) in 2003 in Jamestown, RI. and operated that property until October 2009. They then went on a search along the East Coast from Maine to Savannah, GA to find their next property, and purchased a vacant home in Cape Charles, VA that they converted into Fig Street Inn (4 rooms). The Inn has been open since May 2011.
Donna also spent 18 months running the Old World Inns in Napa, CA. She served as their General Manager, running 35 rooms across 6 buildings, with a staff of 20. In addition to being an AIHP Founding Member, Donna has been a member of several local, state and national innkeeping associations, including the Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV/StayVA) and the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII). She has served as president of both the Newport Inns and Beds & Breakfasts Association (NIBBS), and BBAV/StayVa, and the Executive Director of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce. Donna and Greg have 2 daughters.
Patricia Detwiler - Broker / Consultant, Hospitality Properties for Sale, Florida
Patricia is a professional Hospitality Consultant and Real Estate Broker offering expert advice for Buyers and Sellers through Aspiring Innkeeper Workshops, teaching Exit Strategies and Individual Consultations. Patricia has a background in commercial lending. She was an innkeeper for more than 12 years and is also the Executive Director for the Florida Inns, a position she’s held for more than 10 years.
E. Scot Fuller-Beatty, The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast – Portland, Maine
Owner of The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast in Portland, Maine and Director of Sales & Education at ThinkReservations, Scot grew up in Vermont and moved to Maine to attend the University of Southern Maine School of Music to purse his degrees in Music Education. After several years of teaching abroad, he found himself back in the great state of Maine for his final state-side teaching assignment. In his last year of classroom teaching, Scot was asked to inn-sit for a local bed and breakfast and that is when he found his second calling—not only as an innkeeper but as a self-employed entrepreneur.
In 2011, Scot purchased The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast and in 2016 started working with lodging properties across North America in his role as Director of Sales & Education at ThinkReservations. Scot teaches at local, state, and national lodging conference to help owners and lodging staff fully utilize their property management system to make their businesses more profitable, run more efficiently, and help tackle emerging trends such as yield management strategies, guest communications, OTA relationships, and most recently, the challenges of navigating COVID-19 for hospitality.
Scot looks forward to sharing his knowledge while also expanding his understanding of the lodging industry and considers it an honor to represent the organization’s members while serving on the ALP Board of Directors.
John P. Finneran - Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast, Salisbury Mills, New York
Prior to forming the Finneran Family LLC, John was the Senior VP and CFO for The Edison Mission Group (1999 - 2011) (“EMG”) the unregulated power generation, energy trading, and Investment business of Edison International (“EIX”). Chairman, CEO, and Managing Member of the Finneran Family LLC whose principal operations include investments in Real Estate and Marketable Securities. Among the Group’s holdings include the Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast - a multi-award winning fourteen room Inn located near the USMA at West Point.
John previously was SVP of Finance and Treasurer of Richfood Holdings (1998-1999), a Fortune 500 food retail and wholesale distribution company that merged with Supervalu. Before that, he served as CFO and Treasurer of Dominion Energy (1995 – 1998) and VP & Treasurer of Potomac Capital Investment Corporation (1986 -1995) where he managed a $2 billion fixed income portfolio. Earlier experience included positions at the accounting firms Price Waterhouse and KPMG. He is a CPA.
John earned a BBA from Siena College; an MA in accounting/tax from George Washington University; and did post-graduate studies in finance at George Mason University. He has served as a lecturer of finance at Georgetown University. Before that, he was an adjunct professor of accounting at Northern Virginia College.
John serves on the Board of Advisors at his alma mater – Siena College, and is a Director of Medicus in Christi, a charitable organization founded to provide medical care to impoverished peoples of the Third World. In addition, John serves on the Board of Directors of the national Bed and Breakfast Association (Professional Association of Innkeepers International), is President of the NYS Bed and Breakfast Association (ESBBA), and is a Board member of the Hudson Valley Lodging Association. He also serves on the Board of the Blooming Grove/Washingtonville and Cornwall Chambers of Commerce.
John and his wife, Dena, have five grown children and 3 grandchildren. In his spare time, John likes to golf, read, workout, and maintain the grounds of their Inn. John was also on the former PAII (now ALP) Board.
Wynn Salisch, Casablanca Ventures – New York, New York
Wynn J. Salisch, CHS, ETA CPP, is a 50-year hospitality industry veteran and Principal of the payment processing and cybersecurity firm Casablanca Ventures LLC, based in New York City.
He’s built, opened and directed everything from a six-room bed & breakfast inn to the 200-room five-star Montauk Yacht Club & Inn grand resort hotel-spa-marine inn-executive conference center in the Hamptons on Long Island where he hosted actress and philanthropist Elizabeth Taylor, New York State Governor Hugh Carey, and cosmetics industry leader Estee Lauder amongst other notables. He’s also led hundreds of food & beverage operations around the world and was Executive Director of the historic West Side Tennis Club and its famed 16,000-seat Forest Hills Stadium (“America’s Wimbledon”), in addition to a long career in the entertainment industry on-stage, backstage, and as an executive.
Wynn is a graduate of The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and has been honored with a number of professional designations, appointments, and awards over the years including the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Unit Commendation (Civilian) for Outstanding Service and the Electronic Transactions Association’s Certified Payments Professional designation for knowledge, professionalism, ethics, and excellence in the payments profession (earned by less than 1% of the entire payments industry). He’s also lectured internationally for the U.S. State Department on foodservice sanitation, and on credit card processing and cybersecurity for hospitality industry trade associations nationwide.
A Partner on the Electronic Crimes Task Force of the United States Secret Service, he’s also a member of the National Cybersecurity Alliance, Northeast Acquirers Association, Association of Lodging Professionals, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (Vice President, New York Chapter), and numerous state and regional hospitality and travel industry associations, plus a Life Member of the Cornell Hotel Society. He is also on the boards and/or benefit committee of a number of arts, education, and community organizations. Further details are available upon request.
Janice DeLerno Verges - The Stockade Bed and Breakfast, Baton Rouge, LA
Innkeeping has been a passion for Janice for over 25 years. Even though she didn’t plan to become an innkeeper, she took to it like a duck to water once she discovered it. She enjoys the lifestyle and loves meeting guests from around the world. She has built the business from the ground up and changed with the industry as it has progressed, always looking for better ways to manage the day to day operations, as well as marketing for the future.
She has enjoyed diverse careers and experiences throughout her life which have been valuable to her as a bed & breakfast host. In her hometown of New Orleans, she worked as a draftsman in the oil industry during highschool. While attending LSU (Louisiana State University) she worked in the foodservice industry, as well as working as a custom picture framer in a local art gallery. Before opening and operating her own gallery and frame shop, a career which she enjoyed for 35 years, she also worked in the Interior Design field. She opened a restaurant and catering business for a short time before opening the Stockade Bed and Breakfast in Baton Rouge. “I come from a family of entrepreneurs, so I guess it is in my blood, “ says Janice.
She has served the hospitality industry since she opened the inn and has learned much from her association with International industry professionals worldwide in lodging, transportation and experiential travel. She is currently serving as the chairman of LTA (Louisiana Travel Association) and has served on the boards of both PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) and LBBA (Louisiana Bed & Breakfast Association).
A retired businessman and professional musician, Janice’s husband Jerry is a natural performer and also enjoys entertaining the guests of The Stockade. They are happy to share their experiences of operating their award winning inn with newcomers as well as seasoned professionals. They live with their greeter cat Crybaby onsite at their property.
Bryan Zak - Alaska Adventure Cabins and Zak’s Real Estate, Homer, Alaska
Bryan Zak is faithful believer and a personal independent discoverer. Always having taken adventures with first beginning as a surfer while attending college at Pepperdine University for his first degree in Youth Agency Administration.
He began his career, continuing to provide, training to Boy Scouts, but then soon joined the Air Force and learned himself to become a crew member on B-52 D’s, G’s, H’s and then the B-1 bombers. Always leading and discovering he learned about encumbering “Quality” into the Air Force through Dr. Deming’s “Total Quality Management Principals” and Dr. Juan’s Trilogy for Quality Planning”. Then from the Air Force Quality Institute at Maxwell AFB, in Alabama he began the process to training the entire Air Force regarding “Quality”. He went on to writing Air Force Policy Directive 90-501, which became the criteria for the Air Force Quality Award.
Never having said “Never”, he went on to the Pentagon for integration for the Chief of Staff to all Major Commands and then to the On Site Inspection Agency where he learned to share our weapons to enforce nuclear treaties.
Living like the future matters, upon Air Force Retirement he found his wife a job in Alaska, and soon began building the Alaska Adventure Cabins while also learning to begin as a property manager, which he served and was well liked while serving the largest Home Owner Associations in Alaska.
He has continued to serve all people in many ways, and is the past Mayor of Homer, Alaska and continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the Senior Center, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, as a Judge for the Pacific Excellence Northwest Quality Award. He is quite the explorer as well and you can find him on You Tube.