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At Towne Park, we invest in our teams and make sure every team member has the tools, support, and development to achieve their career goals.

So, what’s it like to work at Towne Park? Some of our Towne Park team members share their stories:

Candace Thedford
Account Manager, Miami, FL

“The opportunity to be among the first to greet our guests and welcome them to a new city fuels my love for hospitality. The opportunity to grow that passion into a career, build my skills and take on new responsibilities at Towne Park has been incredibly rewarding.”

Candace started in 2017 as a Guest Service Captain. Her love for working with people, service, and leadership quickly caught the attention of her managers and within three months she was promoted to Guest Service Captain, and a year later, again to an Associate Manage. Eager to learn, more Candace was nominated to participate in our management development program “Mobilizing Leaders,” where she was connected to leaders from around the company and learned important skills, such as client relationships and team building strategies.

A few months later, she was promoted to Account Manager, where she leads a team of over 100 associates at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.


Mike Murray
Director of Operations, Pocono Mountains, PA

“I wanted to get the most out of my career and my Towne Park managers wanted me to succeed. They pushed me in the right direction and did a lot on my own to learn the business and take on new responsibilities, new challenges.”

Mike’s career in hospitality started as a part-time gig in Washington, D.C. to earn some extra money That was in 2010. Over a decade later, Mike has built a successful career at Towne Park, and now leads some of the busiest and most complex properties in the northeast and currently our team at one of the busiest ski resorts.

Mike attributes his growth to two key things: Taking on challenges that went beyond his day-to-day job responsibilities and building strong relationships with his managers. Mike also was nominated to participate in the Mobilizing Leaders program in 2021 and learned valuable leadership skills that helped him to further his career and transition from an Account Manager role to a Director of Operations.


Jennifer Doane
Area Manager, Oklahoma City, OK

“I knew early on that the healthcare industry was a place where I wanted to be because I’d have the opportunity to work directly with patients, doctors, and nurses and make a difference – even if it’s during just a brief interaction. I love that I have the opportunity to grow my own career and help to develop and build the careers of my team members.”

Jennifer’s career took many paths in the hospitality industry. Before joining Towne Park as a Guest Service Associate in 2014, Jennifer held supervisor roles at several national restaurant chains. When she joined Towne Park, she says she felt right at home serving Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

In 2020, she was promoted to Associate Manager. In 2021, she was promoted to Account Manager and earned a third promotion in March 2022 when she was named Area Manager to oversee our healthcare teams in Oklahoma City.