Meet The Team

Rob Stirling

Director of Sales and Marketing
(858) 381-8207
rstirling@innatranchosf.com

With over 20 years of experience as a Director of Sales & Marketing, Stirling is an expert at branding and positioning luxury properties. He assembled and currently oversees the sales, marketing, catering and revenue management teams at The Inn, along with driving the marketing and sales development for The Inn's residential properties. Prior to working at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, Stirling served as Director of Sales & Marketing at the Grand Del Mar for six years. He has also worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Hyatt Hotels. He resides in Encinitas, CA with his wife KC and their three children.

Kathy Reese

National Sales Manager
(858) 756-6297
kreese@innatranchosf.com 

Reese handles group sales for the local San Diego market and east of the Mississippi, along with vertical markets of pharmaceuticals, bio-technology & Products, medical services & devices, and law. Prior to working at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, she spent nine years at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara where she excelled and fine-tuned her skills as a group sales manager while achieving President Club Winner for 2005 and 2007. Previously, she also served as an Executive Meeting Manager at La Costa Resort & Spa and Catering/Group Sales Manager for Pyramid Hotel Group. She and her husband live in San Diego with their Labrador Retriever named Blue.

Katie Rooney

National Sales Manager
(858) 381-8272
krooney@innatranchosf.com

Rooney handles group sales for the North San Diego market and west of the Mississippi, along with vertical markets of automotive, finance, insurance, software, entertainment and computer manufacturing industries. Prior to working at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, she served as a Groups Sales Manager at the luxury Boston property, The Colonnade Hotel. She and her fiancé live in San Diego and love to travel and cook.

Alyson Heidesch

National Sales Manager
(858) 414-1035
aheidesch@innatranchosf.com

Before joining The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe team, Heidesch worked for Destination Hotels & Resorts for six-and-one-half years as the Director of Corporate and Leisure Travel for Estancia La Jolla and L'Auberge Del Mar. In 2007, Heidesch was greatly honored by Destination Hotels & Resorts as she was awarded Sales Person of the Year for the entire company. Previously, she also served as the Corporate Sales Manager at the Grande Colonial La Jolla for three years and the Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco for one year. Heidesch lives in Carlsbad with her husband and two children. She loves tap dancing and cooking.

Lauren Mandler

Catering Sales Manager
(858) 381-8205
lmandler@innatranchosf.com

Mandler has stellar background in the San Diego luxury hotel industry having worked at Grand Del Mar Resort & Spa and Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa - An Auberge and Relais & Chateaux property. Now at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, she is a master at coordinating dream weddings, corporate groups and social events, being both highly creative and attentive to detail. Mandler and her husband ran his family's restaurant in Long Island for one year, before returning to San Diego and settling in Cardiff where they enjoy beach walks with their nine-year-old dog Joey and relaxing in the seaside town.