Meet the Team

Dan Tappan
Hotel Manager

Hometown: Myrtle Creek, OR

Dan comes to Cerulean Hotel with over 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
He studied at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts/Restaurant in Hotel Hospitality
Management. He has served in the US Army for four years as well as the US Army Reserve
for two years. He has worked in a variety of roles throughout hotels including; assistant
banquet manager, banquet captain, director of housekeeping, catering sales manager,
event sales manager and is now the current Director of Operations. Dan enjoys the work and
personal life balance the company provides as well as the opportunity to grow and gain
new skills. In his free time, Dan enjoys outdoor adventures and spending time with his wife
and kids. A fun fact about Dan is that he has been to nine different countries and has lived
in three foreign countries.

Brenda Chavez
Director of Operations
Sales Manager

Hometown: Oxnard, CA

Brenda graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in 2017 with her Bachelor
of Science in Business Management and Marketing. Her passion in sales landed her a job
with Cerulean Hotel right out of college. She loves that she is surrounded by a
great group of individuals that support one another. Her hobbies include snowmobiling,
kayaking, cross stitching and most recently, painting.