Meet the Team

At Elite Alliance, our passion for what we do is the driving force towards our success. We take great pride in providing our members, owners, guests, and clients with remarkable travel opportunities and unforgettable memories! Every day we collaborate together, respect each other, and take pleasure in creating un-matched personalized service. We are proud to say we work at Elite Alliance – a place where our positive culture embodies our values – where our greatest reward is working together.

Rob Goodyear
President / Partner
Elite Alliance

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Rob was the VP of Operations with Elite Alliance Hospitality, overseeing day to day operations for the company’s managed resort communities. Rob started his career in the hospitality industry with ClubCorp at the historic Pinehurst Resort and The Owners Club at Telluride. Rob has extensive knowledge in public and private club management and interval vacation ownership.

Rob Goodyear
President / Partner
Elite Alliance

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Rob was the VP of Operations with DCM Hospitality, overseeing day to day operations for the company’s managed resort communities. Rob started his career in the hospitality industry with ClubCorp at the historic Pinehurst Resort and The Owners Club at Telluride. Rob has extensive knowledge in public and private club management and interval vacation ownership.

(214) 393.2842 – Direct
(214) 864.7688 – Cell
rgoodyear@elitealliance.com
Rob Goodyear | Linkedin

Steve Dering
Founder & Partner
Elite Alliance

Steve is the founding partner of Elite Alliance Real Estate. He pioneered the country’s first residence club in 1991 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. Subsequently, he structured and launched The Phillips Club in Manhattan, the world’s first urban residence club. Steve has worked with developers to introduce residence clubs at prestigious destinations around the globe. These clubs have generated more than $1 billion in sales.

Steve Dering
Founder & Partner
Elite Alliance

Steve is a founding partner of Elite Alliance Real Estate. At EARE, he pioneered the country’s first residence club in 1991 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. Subsequently, he launched The Phillips Club in Manhattan, the country’s first urban residence club. Steve works with developers in evaluating potential residence club sites, conducting preliminary business discussions, assessing project feasibility, formulating club ownership parameters, and supervising club design and marketing.

(435) 901.1679 – Direct
sdering@elitealliance.com

Kelli Buchheit
VP of Operations
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Kelli served as the Membership Director and Tennis Professional at Irondequoit Country Club. Kelli joined Elite Alliance in 2013 as Director of Members Services, focusing on enhancing the membership experience and growing the membership base. Currently as Vice President of Operations, Kelli manages the day to day operations. Kelli enjoys her free time spent with her husband, daughter and doodle- exploring the Finger Lakes region by boat or experiencing one of many EA destinations.

Kelli Buchheit
VP of Operations
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Kelli served as the Membership Director and Tennis Professional at Irondequoit Country Club. Kelli joined Elite Alliance in 2013 as Director of Members Services, focusing on enhancing the membership experience and growing the membership base. Currently as Vice President of Operations, Kelli manages the day to day operations. Kelli enjoys her free time spent with her husband, daughter and doodle- exploring the Finger Lakes region by boat or experiencing one of many EA destinations.

(214) 382.9598 – Direct
kbuchheit@elitealliance.com
Kelli Buchheit | Linkedin

Kevin Ceneviva
Executive VP of Operations
Elite Alliance Hospitality

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Kevin served as the Vice President of Operations for ClubCorp overseeing their residence club division domestically and internationally; previous to assuming this responsibility, Kevin was the a General Manager at the historic Pinehurst Resort. He began his hospitality career with Hyatt Hotels where he served in several executive roles and was involved in many facets of the operations, several startups and extensive renovations. Kevin provides 30 years of Hospitaltliy knowledge in full services hotels, resorts, whole ownership and fractional developments in the luxury segment.

Kevin Ceneviva
Executive VP of Operations
Elite Alliance Hospitality

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Kevin served as the Vice President of Operations for ClubCorp overseeing their residence club division domestically and internationally; previous to assuming this responsibility, Kevin was the a General Manager at the historic Pinehurst Resort. He began his hospitality career with Hyatt Hotels where he served in several executive roles and was involved in many facets of the operations, several startups and extensive renovations. Kevin provides 30 years of Hospitaltliy knowledge in full services hotels, resorts, whole ownership and fractional developments in the luxury segment.

Kevin Ceneviva
Executive VP of Operations
Elite Alliance Hospitality

(214) 393.2842 – Direct
(214) 263.7861 – Cell
kceneviva@elitealliance.com
Kevin Ceneviva | Linkedin

Melanie Brumbaugh
Director of Reservations
Elite Alliance Hospitality

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Melanie spent ten years planning and managing events in boutique hotels, conference centers, and colleges. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Economics & Management from Cornell University. Melanie has a strong background in hospitality operations, management, and accounting. She is also hyper focused on details, organization, and financial performance.

Melanie Brumbaugh
Director of Reservations
Elite Alliance Hospitality

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Melanie spent ten years planning and managing events in boutique hotels, conference centers, and colleges. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Economics & Management from Cornell University. Melanie has a strong background in hospitality operations, management, and accounting. She is also hyper focused on details, organization, and financial performance.

Melanie Brumbaugh
Director of Reservations
Elite Alliance Hospitality

(214) 396.7179 – Direct
mbrumbaugh@elitealliance.com
Melanie Brumbaugh | Linkedin

Karrie Mastrella
Director of Membership
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Karrie worked in the sport industry, working for professional hockey and lacrosse teams. Her experience includes roles in customer relations, as well as event planning and travel coordination. As Director of Membership, she focuses on building genuine connections with Elite Alliance members to make their membership experience memorable.

Karrie Mastrella
Director of Membership
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Karrie worked in the sport industry, working for professional hockey and lacrosse teams. Her experience includes roles in customer relations, as well as event planning and travel coordination. As Director of Membership, she focuses on building genuine connections with Elite Alliance members to make their membership experience memorable.

(214) 396.3831 – Direct
kmastrella@elitealliance.com

Colleen Brett
Director of Communications
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Colleen spent time living and working in Thailand. Colleen’s adventures throughout South East Asia gave her experience in the travel industry and has led to her passion for creating meaningful and authentic experiences for Elite Alliance members. Colleen has a strong background in public relations, promotions, and community outreach.

Colleen Brett
Director of Communications
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Colleen spent time living and working in Thailand. Colleen’s adventures throughout South East Asia gave her experience in the travel industry and has led to her passion for creating meaningful and authentic experiences for Elite Alliance members. Colleen has a strong background in public relations, promotions, and community outreach.

(214) 396.5885 – Direct
cbrett@elitealliance.com
Colleen Brett | Linkedin

Jennie Daniels
Director of Partnerships
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Jennie worked in the banking industry for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for over thirteen years. She has an extensive background in home mortgage, customer service, event planning, sales and marketing. Jennie’s travel experiences and passion for travel provide Elite Alliance members with an unparalleled commitment in making their travel adventures unforgettable.

Jennie Daniels
Director of Partnerships
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Jennie worked in the banking industry for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for over thirteen years. She has an extensive background in home mortgage, customer service, event planning, sales and marketing. Jennie’s travel experiences and passion for travel provide Elite Alliance members with an unparalleled commitment in making their travel adventures unforgettable.

(214) 396.6492 – Direct
jdaniels@elitealliance.com
Jennie Daniels | Linkedin

Ingrid Alvarez
Exchange Coordinator
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Ingrid spent several years as a Training Manager. She has extensive experience in customer service, sales, home mortgage, and educational marketing. Ingrid is highly involved in her community — she directs plays, participates in youth advocacy groups, and enjoys swimming and horseback riding. She is proud to be a part of the Elite Alliance family.

Ingrid Alvarez
Exchange Coordinator
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Ingrid spent several years as a Training Manager. She has extensive experience in customer service, sales, home mortgage, and educational marketing. Ingrid is highly involved in her community — she directs plays, participates in youth advocacy groups, and enjoys swimming and horseback riding. She is proud to be a part of the Elite Alliance family.

(214) 396.6590 – Direct
ialvarez@elitealliance.com

Faith Thompson
Reservation Specialist
Elite Alliance Hospitality

Prior to joining the Elite Alliance team, Faith kicked off her training with the Walt Disney World College Program. Faith is very proud of her Mouster’s Degree! Since then she has built up an extensive background in fine dining, catering and banquets, event planning and office administration. She developed a strong passion for worldly travel when she visited England for the first time.

Faith Thompson
Reservation Specialist
Elite Alliance Hospitality

Prior to joining the Elite Alliance team, Faith kicked off her training with the Walt Disney World College Program. Faith is very proud of her Mouster’s Degree! Since then she has built up an extensive background in fine dining, catering and banquets, event planning and office administration. She developed a strong passion for worldly travel when she visited England for the first time.

(214) 393.2813 – Direct
fthompson@elitealliance.com
Faith Thompson | Linkedin

Bertha Calvo
Assistant Reservations Manager
Elite Alliance Hospitality

Bertha was born and raised in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. She moved to the US in 2001, earning a degree in Business Administration and International Business from the University of Houston. Bertha’s interest in international cultures and the hospitality business led to a long-term placement at Red Frog Beach Resort, in Bocas del Toro, Panama. During this time, Bertha held the position of reservations manager providing additional support and guidance to clients and colleagues for a wide range of issues such as operational improvement, reservations, marketing, customer service and training to help maximize the profitability within the luxury resort.

Bertha Calvo
Assistant Reservations Manager
Elite Alliance Hospitality

Bertha was born and raised in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. She moved to the US in 2001, earning a degree in Business Administration and International Business from the University of Houston. Bertha’s interest in international cultures and the hospitality business led to a long-term placement at Red Frog Beach Resort, in Bocas del Toro, Panama. During this time, Bertha held the position of reservations manager providing additional support and guidance to clients and colleagues for a wide range of issues such as operational improvement, reservations, marketing, customer service and training to help maximize the profitability within the luxury resort.

bcalvo@elitealliance.com
Bertha Calvo | Linkedin

Teresa Sadowski
Exchange Coordinator
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Teresa worked on Federal contracts with the US Dept. of Education and NYS Higher Education as a debt counselor for 10 years with a variety of customer experience. She travels to Italy every summer to visit family and speaks fluent Italian. With her experience in European travel, Teresa is very passionate about planning your next adventure!

Teresa Sadowski
Exchange Coordinator
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Teresa worked on Federal contracts with the US Dept. of Education and NYS Higher Education as a debt counselor for 10 years with a variety of customer experience. She travels to Italy every summer to visit family and speaks fluent Italian. With her experience in European travel, Teresa is very passionate about planning your next adventure!

(214) 396.8160 – Direct
tsadowski@elitealliance.com

Saige Prosser
Exchange Coordinator
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Saige worked as an Event Coordinator for Walt Disney World. She has a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and four years of hotel experience. Saige’s passion for travel began when she spent a summer working on Mackinac Island in Michigan. Her extensive background has created a love for travel planning.

Saige Prosser
Exchange Coordinator
Elite Alliance Exchange

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Saige worked as an Event Coordinator for Walt Disney World. She has a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and four years of hotel experience. Saige’s passion for travel began when she spent a summer working on Mackinac Island in Michigan. Her extensive background has created a love for travel planning.

(214) 396.3652 – Direct
sprosser@elitealliance.com
Saige Prosser | Linkedin

Colt Kramell
VP of Business Development
Elite Alliance

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Colt had an extensive background with overseeing multiple facets of operations within the Hotel and Vacation Rental Industries. Colt’s career took him all over the United States and ultimately back to where he is from in Western NY to join the Elite Alliance Team. In his role, Colt focuses on the growth of Elite Alliance’s luxury portfolio.

Colt Kramell
VP of Business Development
Elite Alliance

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Colt had an extensive background with overseeing multiple facets of operations within the Hotel and Vacation Rental Industries. Colt’s career took him all over the United States and ultimately back to where he grew up, in Western NY, to join the Elite Alliance Team. In his role, Colt focuses on the growth of Elite Alliance’s luxury portfolio.

(214) 396.5199 – Direct
ckramell@elitealliance.com
Colt Kramell | Linkedin

Deana Dillon
Director of Human Resources & Accounting
Elite Alliance

Deana came to Elite Alliance with extensive experience in accounting and human resources. She graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Deana is actively involved at Oasis Church and The Charles Finney School. She spends her free time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

Deana Dillon
Director of Human Resources & Accounting
Elite Alliance

Deana came to Elite Alliance with extensive experience accounting and human resources. She graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Deana is actively involved at Oasis Church and The Charles Finney School. She spends her free time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

(214) 393.3990 – Direct
ddillon@elitealliance.com
Deana Dillon | Linkedin

Olga Reshota
Accounting Assistant
Elite Alliance

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Olga had a successful accounting career in academic publishing industry, working eight years as an Accounting & Human Resources Specialist for the UK publishing company. She graduated from SUNY Brockport with the bachelor’s degree in International Business & Economics and worked for a year as a licensed Real Estate Agent. Olga is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and basic French. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, hiking, and is passionate about music, being also a classically trained pianist.

Olga Reshota
Accounting Assistant
Elite Alliance

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Olga had a successful accounting career in academic publishing industry, working eight years as an Accounting & Human Resources Specialist for the UK publishing company. She graduated from SUNY Brockport with the bachelor’s degree in International Business & Economics and worked for a year as a licensed Real Estate Agent. Olga is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and basic French. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, hiking, and is passionate about music, being also a classically trained pianist.

oreshota@elitealliance.com

Curtis Moran
Web Developer
Elite Alliance

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Curtis worked as a Systems Analyst in the greater Rochester area. When Curtis isn’t having fun tinkering with computer technology, he shares his passion of music by playing bass in the David Bowie tribute band Hunky Dory.

Curtis Moran
Web Developer
Elite Alliance

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, Curtis worked as a Systems Analyst in the greater Rochester area. When Curtis isn’t having fun tinkering with computer technology, he shares his passion of music by playing bass in the David Bowie tribute band Hunky Dory.

cmoran@elitealliance.com
Curtis Moran | Linkedin

John Knappert
Web Developer
Elite Alliance

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, John was an integral part of the IT Team for the State of New York. He graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and enjoys working in Elite Alliance’s information technology department. When John isn’t busy discovering new ways to enhance Elite Alliance’s website platform, he can be found biking or playing board games with his wife and friends.

John Knappert
Web Developer
Elite Alliance

Prior to joining Elite Alliance, John was an integral part of the IT Team for the State of New York. He graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and enjoys working in Elite Alliance’s information technology department. When John isn’t busy discovering new ways to enhance Elite Alliance’s website platform, he can be found biking or playing board games with his wife and friends.

jknappert@elitealliance.com

Randi Ceneviva
Operations Assistant
Elite Alliance Hospitality

Prior to joining Elite Alliance Hospitality, Randi began her career in the hospitality industry with ClubCorp at the historic Pinehurst Resort North Carolina, Telluride Colorado and in Dallas Texas, and held senior management positions in both the Front Office, Guest Services and Reservation Departments. She has over 25 years of management experience and customer interaction involving front of house operations focusing on full- service hotels, private residential communities, golf resorts, and fractional ownership properties.

Randi Ceneviva
Operations Assistant
Elite Alliance Hospitality

Prior to joining Elite Alliance Hospitality, Randi began her career in the hospitality industry with ClubCorp at the historic Pinehurst Resort North Carolina, Telluride Colorado and in Dallas Texas, and held senior management positions in both the Front Office, Guest Services and Reservation Departments. She has over 25 years of management experience and customer interaction involving front of house operations focusing on full- service hotels, private residential communities, golf resorts, and fractional ownership properties.

(281) 800.1008 – Direct
rceneviva@elitealliance.com