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Director of Sales
A native Cape Codder, Alan got his first experience in the hospitality business working for a Nantucket Island ferry company. He studied resort management in college and followed his passion for skiing by becoming the Director of Marketing for a popular New England ski resort. After three years in the ski industry, he returned to Cape Cod and joined Red Jacket Resorts as Director of Sales.
Alan likes to spend time with his family, travel and navigate Cape Cod’s waterways by boat. He is a lifelong Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan and has adopted the Michigan State Spartans (his wife’s alma mater) as his college team of choice. He looks forward to working with you to help plan a memorable Cape Cod meeting, reunion, group tour or special event.
Sharon has spent over ten years in hospitality on Cape Cod. Early on, she worked in the front office at Chatham Bars Inn, where she completed the Forbes 5 Star Training. She began her Red Jacket career working for the front office at the Blue Water and Riviera Red Jacket Resorts on South Shore drive. Sharon was then promoted to Revenue Management and Sales Coordinator. During that time, Sharon honed her keen sense of detail while implementing leisure packages and rate plans across various reservation and booking platforms. Sharon was also responsible for representing the Red Jacket vacation home product on AirBnB, where she earned the distinction of “Super Host.” This honor requires the highest levels of responsiveness (requiring a minimum rating of 90%, she maintained a 96%) and a service rating of 4.8 out of 5. A testament to her customer commitment, Sharon has maintained this status for the last three consecutive years.
With her well-deserved promotion to Sales Manager and Coordinator, Sharon is now responsible for prospecting new business, securing the best solution for her clients meeting and event needs, and working with them to plan the details for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Sharon is engaged to be married in September of this year. She and her fiancé love traveling, and her favorite place is the Cayman Islands.
Karen Rood brings over thirty-five years of outstanding leadership in the hospitality industry with her position as Food and Beverage Manager at Red Jacket Resorts. She most recently spent 17 years as a wedding and event coordinator in Harwich Port, MA, prior transitioning to Red Jacket Resorts. Karen quickly became known with her depth of experience and attention to detail to go the "extra mile" for her guests, which she has built long lasting professional relationships with.
Karen has been featured in icon article reviews including but not limited to The Knot, Wedding Wire, and Junebug Weddings. As one former client so eloquently put it, "There are a lot of beautiful places to get married on Cape Cod - but only one has Karen Rood!"
When she's not at the Red Jacket, Karen spends time tail-gating at New England Patriots home games and taking her adoptive Grand-dog, Huxley, for walks on the canal and Craigville Beach. She truly loves what she does and looks forward to supporting any future bride to ensure the Red Jacket Beach Resort on Cape Cod Beach, exceeds their experience and creates a wedding memory to last a lifetime.