Meet the Experienced Sales & Marketing team

At Turtle Bay Resort, our expert sales team provides friendly service to assist you with every detail of your meeting or event. To contact our Sales Team, please call 800.203.3650 or Click Here to submit an RFP.

Cindy Gagle - Director of Sales & Marketing

Cindy was previously regional director of sales and marketing (Hawaii) for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, responsible for the Kea Lani Resort Hotel on Maui and the Orchid Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii. Ms. Gagle has served in sales leadership positions for hotels and resorts in Bermuda, California, Arizona and Hawaii. Earlier in her career she owned and operated a successful restaurant and lounge in Tempe, Arizona.

Keni Sumpter - Director of Sales

For twelve years Keni Sumpter served as Director of Sales for Doubletree by Hilton Alana in Waikiki.  Most recently he performed as Regional Group Sales Manager representing The Kahala Hotel & Resort and Makena Beach & Golf Resort on Maui. Prior to both of these positions he progressed over 17 years in various capacities at the then Hilton Turtle Bay Golf & Tennis Resort eventually attaining Assistant Director of Sales.

Lauren Rawlins - Director of Leisure Sales

Lauren has nearly a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently as account director of leisure sales for four Starwood Hotels & Resorts properties in Waikiki. She previously served as an account director of group sales and as the director of catering and convention services at the Sheraton Kauai Resort in Poipu. Rawlins earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from the School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She was raised in Kahaluu on Oahu.

Dida Hernandez – Director of Conference Services

Over the past fourteen years, Dida Hernandez has steadily progressed to positions of increased responsibility at Turtle Bay Resort, most recently serving in the senior leadership role of director, conference services. She has previously held positions at the resort as senior conference manager, conference manager and catering sales manager. Ms. Hernandez originally joined Turtle Bay Resort as catering coordinator.

Prior to her tenure with the resort, Ms. Hernandez worked for GO International Travel and for The Travel Lodge of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dida Hernandez obtained her Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation and is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). A native of Auckland, New Zealand, who spent much of her formative years in Denmark, Ms. Hernandez is fluent in both Danish and English.

Leimana Fonoimoana - Group Sales Manager

Leimana joined the Turtle Bay Sales Team in August 2013. Previously she worked at the Polynesian Cultural Center serving as the Hawaii sales manager. She was formerly a flight attendant for Aloha Airlines and as a Realtor for Prudential Locations on Oahu.Fonoimoana served as Mrs. America and Mrs. Hawaii in 2011-2012 and was a Hawaii State Department of Health spokesperson for obesity prevention. She graduated from Brigham Young University, Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree in university studies and an emphasis on entrepreneurship and business finance.