Kiawah Island Golf Resort Sales Team

Marty Couch

Marty Couch

Director of Group Sales

Marty brings 26 years of hotel sales and marketing management to our diverse sales team. His experience in client relations and new account development has made him an integral part of Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s vision of quality and excellence.

Representing: NC and SC

Golf Group Sales

John Haskins

John Haskins

Director of Sanctuary and Villa Golf Group Sales

John Haskins is our Director of Sanctuary and Villa Golf Group Sales. He previously was the golf sales manager at Charleston Golf Inc., the golf sales arm of the Charleston CVB, and has grown up with the game. His familarity with the nuances of Kiawah’s five championship courses enables him to plan the best vacation for groups of all sizes and playing levels.

Representing: All golf groups with 12 or more people.

Sanctuary Sales Team

Mary Rieger

Mary Rieger

Director of Southeast Sales

Mary Rieger joined the sales team of Kiawah Island Golf Resort in November 2010. Prior to joining the team at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Mary was at the Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Resort handling corporate, medical, education and social accounts. Prior to that, she was the Associate Director of Sales at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa responsible for various markets. Mary was also a National Sales Manager at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort & Spa.
Mary received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.

Representing: AR, GA, FL, LA, TX, AL, MS

Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Director of Mid-Atlantic Sales

Michael began his career in the hospitality industry at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in 2005. His initial role as sales manager began in 2007, when he held the positions of Group Sales Manager. After a few years away he has rejoined the team at Kiawah Island Golf Resort as the Director of Mid-Atlantic sales. Michael is a graduate of Mercyhurst University’s Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management program with a concentration in Professional Golf and Clubhouse Management.

Representing: MD, VA, DC, DE and SMERF

Tiffany Poupore

Tiffany Poupore

Director of National Sales

Tiffany Poupore joined the sales team of Kiawah Island Golf Resort and The Sanctuary in 2010 with over 25 years of hospitality experience. She began her career in Austin, Texas at Barton Creek Resort and Conference Center and then worked at Westfields International Conference Center in Washington, D.C. for several years. In 1993 Tiffany moved to South Carolina and joined the management team at Seabrook Island Conference Resort in positions ranging from National Accounts Manager to Director of Conference Services. Tiffany has a degree from The University of Texas at Austin in Organizational Communication and oversees the Greater Charleston area market, as well as assist with the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast markets.

Representing: SC (843 only), PA, MI, WI, IA, NE, CA, WA

trish luckenbill

Trish Luckenbill

Director of Northeast Sales

Trish brings a very impressive resume with over 10 years of Catering / Sales Hospitality Experience. Most recently, Trish was with the Westin on Hilton Head as their number one top producer in Group Sales. She takes a great deal of pride in client retention and relationships and is focused on growing her business. Trish has a degree from the University of Mississippi in English Literature.

Representing: NY, CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT, NJ

claire whitlock

Claire Whitlock

Director of Midwest Sales

Claire brings more than a dozen years of hospitality sales experience, including with Mansion on Forsyth Park and Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront in Savannah, Georgia, where she held several positions, including Senior Sales Manager, Senior Regional Sales Manager representing 11 hotels in The Kessler Collection, and Director of Sales and Catering. Prior to that, she held positions with Daufuskie Island Resort, Westin Poinsett, and Greenville Marriott. Claire is well respected in the industry and has a solid track record of client relations and strong productivity. She is a native Charlestonian, and studied Fine Arts/Communication at the College of Charleston as well as Hospitality/Culinary Arts at Trident College.

Representing: CO, ID, IN, IL, KS, KY, MN, MT, MS, OH, OK, OR, NV, NM, ND, SD, TN, UT, WA, WY

Villa Sales Team

erin whitsitt

Erin Whitsitt

Villa Sales Manager

Erin Whitsitt joins Kiawah Island Golf Resort from North Charleston, S.C.-based John Q. Hammons, where she served as sales manager for both Courtyard Fort Smith (Ark.) and Residence Inn Charleston (S.C.) Airport. While with Hammons, Whitsitt has also served as Managing Editor and Editorial Director for A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine based on Johns Island, S.C., a suburb of Charleston. Her previous diverse sales experience ranges from the hospitality, catering and media sectors.

Representing: SC (843 only), TX, AR, LA, AL, MS, GA, FL

seanan keleher

Seanan Keleher

Villa Sales Manager

Seanan Keleher, a hospitality industry veteran with thirteen years’ experience, was promoted internally, having served for the past two and one half years as Front Office Manager of the resort’s Forbes Five Star Sanctuary hotel. Prior to that, he served for one year as the resort’s Transportation Manager.


Representing: WA, OR, CA, ID, NV, UT, NM, AZ, MT, WY, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, MI, IN, KY, TN, OH, ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, NY, PA, WV, VA, MD, NJ, RI

katie potts

Katie Potts

Villa Sales Manager

Katie Potts was also promoted internally, having been with the resort for seven years, most recently as Villa Property Manager for the past four years. Her extensive experience with the resort’s villa operations includes stints as Housekeeping Office Manager for one year, Assistant Front Office Manager at the Villa Front Desk for one year and Villa Concierge for one year.

Representing: NC and SC

For more information or to contact a Sales Representative, please call (800) 576-1585.