SITE SoCal Mentor Program
Participate in the SITE SoCal Mentor Program
The SITE SoCal Mentor Program serves to facilitate professional development among its members. Whether you are an industry veteran with 15 years experience, a brand new member, or going through a career transition, the program exists to help you achieve your specific individual goals.
- Mentor Panel
- One-on-One Mentor Sessions
- Looking for strategic advice about your career?
- Want to broaden your knowledge of the industry?
- Learn about its different opportunities
Ask the mentor panel! This is your opportunity to connect one-on-one with seasoned professionals within the SITE Community.
Interested in Participating in the SITE SoCal Mentor Program?
Moon Civetz, CMP
Moon grew up in Hawai’i studied theatre and owned “MoonLites”, a lighting and theme party company. He also worked as a roadie, and was involved with Hawai’ian musicians during the Hawai’ian Music Renaissance Period. Following on from his role as Executive Creative Director at a décor/theme party/production company, Moon started his hotel career at the Sheraton Hotels in Hawai’i as their first Divisional Director of Special Events, opening hotels and creating new property theme parties. He went on to become the opening Director of Incentive & Insurance Sales at the Hyatt Lake Las Vegas Resort, and then joined Station Casinos to open their first resort, The Green Valley Ranch Resort as their Director of Incentive Sales. Moving on to the DMC side, he became the Vice President and General Manager of the Las Vegas office of USA Hosts after which Moon joined Maverick Aviation Group, where he is currently as their Vice President of Global Group Sales / MICE Specialist. Moon has been a member of SITE for over 25 years. He has taught classes at the University of Hawaii in Convention Services & Catering and consistently mentored sales teams throughout his career.
Veronica Ramirez-Byars is the Director of National Accounts for Midwest and Incentive at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Beginning in 2001, Veronica started her career with ACCESS DMC in Palm Springs. After 5 great years of DMC sales and operations, she moved into a Director of Sales Position with Swank Audio Visuals at the Palm Springs Convention Center and Wyndham Hotel. After many successful productions and programs, Veronica joined Destination Hotels & Resorts at the Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells as a Sales Manager. During her tenure with DH&R, she was part of the pre-opening team for Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes and stayed on board at Terranea for 5 years handling the Midwest and Incentives. Four years ago, Veronica joined Ojai Valley Inn & Spa as a Director of National Accounts to continue her sales career handling the Midwest & Incentives. With over sixteen years of sales, operations and creative production design; the hospitality industry is her passion. Through her years in the Hospitality Industry, she has had the opportunity to assist colleagues from assistants to sales managers. Her specialties include: sales, program logistics/operations, creative stage and event design, contract development & negotiation, mentoring with hotel sales, contracts, marketing & destination sales are focused areas she can assist with.
Gaetan Mousseau started his career in hospitality sales working first with Canadian inbound tour operator Brewster Company, then moving on to Kuoni Tours as Regional Sales Manager. Moving to the hotel side, he started his own company, Encore Canada & Beyond in 2002, representing boutique hotels after which he moved to the Ritz-Carlton company, as Group Sales Manager at the Marina del Rey property. In 2008, he joined Destination Hotels & Resorts at Terranea, where is now Director of National Accounts. He is a long-time member of SITE SoCal, and served on the board in varying capacities and as President for the years 1996-1998. His expertise includes: hotel sales, leadership within a team and 1,400 other associates.
Cherryl Brazier CIS, SEPC
Cherryl Brazier joined Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in 2010 as Director- Global Sales to represent the 700 International Hotels for Radisson Blu, Radisson Red, Radisson Blu Edwardian, Park Inn, Park Plaza Hotels and Country Inns and Suites. Previously Cherryl was with Millennium Hotels for 5 years as Global Director of Group and Incentive sales for the West Coast and Texas based in Los Angeles. Cherryl trained in hospitality management at Leeds University in UK.
A member of Meeting Professional International and Society of Incentive Travel Excellence for 20 years, previously on the International Board of Directors for SITE and served as Chair of the 2007 SITE International Conference which was run as a Green Meeting . Cherryl holds the Sustainable Event Professional Certification from the Green Meeting Industry Council and is a member of Sustainable Brands. Cherryl helps her corporate clients hold their meetings is a more sustainable way through Carlson Rezidor’s responsible business initiatives including Carbon Free meetings, Brain Food and Low water usage menus. Her mentor expertise includes hotel sales, international business, and destination marketing.