Meet the Team

Event team The success of an event is not based on a single ingredient, but on the sum of experience, creativity, rigor and commitment. You have the support of an incomparable team that masters all of its events, whether intimate or large-scale.

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Brandy Szarka-Jones

Director, Sales

Brandy joined the Claremont team in 2008 as a dedicated Sales Manager and having worked her way up to her current role as Director of Sales, Brandy is a strong leader and advocate for her clients and hard-working team.

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Kimberly Salimpour

Director of Catering and Events

Kimberly graduated with a BS in Retail and Consumer Studies at the University of Arizona.

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Denise Strasburg

Catering and Events Manager

Denise joined the Claremont team in 2005 and brings over 20 years of experience to her role.

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Alexis Garhammer

Sales Manager

Alexis joined the Claremont in 2014 as part of the Catering team, managing weddings and social events.

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Kaila Burt

Group Sales Manager

Kaila joined the Claremont team in 2017. Prior to that, she was with Fairmont San Francisco and the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii.