Corporate Culinary Director
Shannon leads the way in directing and mentoring the culinary teams at Columbia's award-winning boutique hotels, conference centers and distinctive venues. From the iconic Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie, Washington to the Rainbow Ranch Lodge on the Gallatin River in Big Sky, Montana, and the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Kenwood, California, Shannon incorporates his invaluable 14 years of expertise into the unique branding of each property.
Shannon's impressive background includes work with The French Laundry in California's Napa Valley, Rue Balzac in Paris, as well as Campagne in Seattle. He delighted the Seattle culinary community with his work as chef/owner at Veil in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood. Shannon formerly managed the direction of the highly acclaimed Bastille Restaurant in Ballard, as well as its Mexican offspring, Poquitos on Capitol Hill. Most recently, Shannon was the culinary director of Classic Concept Group, where he launched unique dining concepts including Cal's Classic American Kitchen in Seattle's booming South Lake Union neighborhood.
Born and raised in the Seattle area, Shannon currently resides in Snoqualmie, Washington with his wife and two children. Whenever not in the kitchen, Shannon can be found exploring the Northwest and spending time with his family.
"I am ecstatic to be a part of an organization dedicated to people - team members, owners and guests alike. At Columbia Hospitality, each beautifully diverse property embodies the intricacies of their region while boasting the consistency of the Columbia brand. As a leadership team we celebrate our successes while constantly moving towards elevating creativity, quality and consistency."