Get to know the General Managers at Timbers Company’s properties throughout the globe! For our inaugural post, we interviewed Shannon Eckhaus, the General Manager at Timbers Kiawah. Shannon has been a part of the Timbers team since 2009, as a member of the opening team of One Steamboat Place. Get to know Shannon more with the questions below:
What do you like most about working at Timbers?
Each day I’m able to be a part of a special place that allows Owners to fully relax, we take care of all the details and they can turn their focus to making memories with the family.
What advice would you give to someone looking to join the Timbers team?
I’d advise them to be ready to chat it up with Owners as they love to learn about each of the staff members.
What is the first thing you do when you start your day at work?
I enjoy walking the property first and typically see both Owners and staff throughout my walk and also like to take a moment at the beach boardwalk to get some vitamin “sea”.
Tell us about some memorable moments that happen at Timbers Kiawah.
You can usually find me helping the Owner’s kids complete their plans to pull surprise pranks on the staff. A good one was when we tricked Chef Bobby into a special spot and *bam* he was hit from all sides with water guns and beach pails of water!
What is a fun fact that people are surprised to learn about you?
I love to travel and try my hand at cooking dishes I experience during my travels. Currently I’m perfecting my Thai culinary skills!
Thank you Shannon for all you do for Owners, guests and the Timbers Team! Stay tuned for the next blog post in our Meet the GMs series.