Karen Hood

Karen Hood

Executive Recruiter | Hospitality Division

Karen Hood joins Gecko Hospitality with over 14 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry. She started at a small amusement park in New Hampshire before attending the University of New Hampshire majoring in Hospitality Management.  While in college, she worked for an adventure sports marketing firm bringing the unique hospitality touch to various extreme sports outlets.

In 2012, Karen moved to Orlando, Florida to further pursue her career. She spent three years working at a resale timeshare company learning all aspects of timeshare sales, resale and renting alongside managing a sports-centric group housing bureau.

After her time in timeshare, she moved into hotels, working in group sales and becoming an Area Sales Manager.

Karen is proud to be with Gecko Hospitality as it allows her to follow her passion of building long term, meaningful relationships with clients and candidates alike.