Meet The Team - Adrift Hospitality

The team behind Adrift Hospitality

Based in picturesque Long Beach, Washington, our management team is the collective brain behind our hospitality corporation. We come from across the nation, with a variety of backgrounds and skill sets, and continually work to make Adrift Hospitality grow and thrive on our slice of the Pacific Coast.

Tiffany Turner

Chief Executive Officer
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Tiffany grew up in Long Beach and graduated from Ilwaco High School. She has a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and an Elementary Education certificate from Seattle Pacific University. When Tiffany and Brady moved back home after college, she taught middle school and loved it! Once they opened the Inn at Discovery Coast, Tiffany immediately realized how much positive impact she could make on her community through responsible business practices and has been running Adrift Hospitality ever since. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys volunteering, reading, chasing around her two sons, nature walks and plotting how to make the world a better place.

Hometown: Long Beach, WA

Fun fact: Tiffany and Brady are high school sweethearts!

Brady Turner

Chief Design Officer
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Brady has always known he was going to go into business for himself. From designing shoes in high school to tech companies in college, he knew the 9-5 life wasn’t for him. As co-founder of Adrift Hospitality, it is his creative genius that makes each of our spaces what they are. Brady has a degree in business from Seattle Pacific University, and with his wife and co-founder, Tiffany, he has 2 boys, Jaden and Beckett.

Hometown: Okanogan, WA (but moved to Long Beach at 12)

Fun fact: Brady is an avid sports enthusiast. He helps coach soccer and basketball, and he enjoys stand-up paddle surfing and golf in his spare time!

Beck Blasko

Chief Operations Officer
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Beck has been in the hospitality industry for 18 years, but this was not exactly her original plan. With two BAs in psychology and criminal justice from Penn State University, she began her career in law enforcement before deciding to give farming a try. Upon moving to Long Beach for a farming job in 2012, Beck started slinging drinks behind the Pickled Fish bar. From there, she became manager, then director, and then developed the HR department for Adrift Hospitality. Beck then grew into the COO role, all the while studying for her MBA with a focus on sustainability and social justice from Presidio Graduate School. Beck loves working with people and hopes to inspire others to grow into their own passions and roles as leaders. Beck and her partner live in Long Beach, and when she’s not working you can find her tending to her hundreds of houseplants, enjoying outdoor adventures with her two dogs, doting on her three chickens, snowboarding, or hanging out with friends.

Hometown: Troy, PA

Fun fact: Beck has a side business growing microgreens, selling potted house plants, and rehabbing plants that need some extra TLC.

Kacia Lessnau

Chief Commercial Officer
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Kacia has been part of the Adrift Hospitality family since 2015, working in events management, social media, marketing, and revenue management prior to becoming CCO. She is an active community volunteer and sits on the board of the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Kacia enjoys spending her time outside of work with her husband, Matt, and their two children. She likes traveling throughout the PNW, a quality glass of wine, and working on never-ending projects in her 100+ year-old home.

Hometown: Port Orchard, WA

Fun fact: Kacia is notoriously terrible at spelling, and to this day cannot spell “definitely” or “license” without spellcheck.

Allyx O’Connor

V.P. of Strategic Initiatives
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For more than twenty years, Allyx has brought passion, creativity, and an eye for lovely things to her work in Service and Hospitality. After cutting her teeth as a tween in her family’s cafe and studying hospitality management at WSU, she worked her way across catering, sales, coffee, menu design, full-service ops, people management, and hotel management. She loves good food, proper glassware, and eats her way through every city she visits.

Hometown: Cathlamet, WA

Fun fact: Allyx has as many siblings as she has toes.

Marina Boucher

V.P. Washington Operations
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Marina started working for Adrift Hospitality in 2012 as a senior in high school. After moving to Portland for a few years to work in sales and marketing, she reunited with the Adrift family in 2017 and became our first Executive Assistant. She has now grown into the VP of Washington Operations and is proud to work for a B-Corp that is focusing on sustainable travel in her hometown. Marina loves farmer’s markets, spicy margaritas, chasing sunsets, and sending astrology memes to her friends!

Hometown: Long Beach, WA

Fun fact: Marina is on the fundraising committee and assists with marketing efforts for a local non-profit – Pacific County Immigrant Support!

Danae Suprunowski

V.P. Oregon Operations
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Danae started serving in restaurants at 19 years old and fell in love with customer service and guest experiences. She’s been working in restaurants and hospitality for 10 years. Danae joined Adrift Hospitality in April 2022 to be the General Manager of Adrift Hospitality’s newest property, Bowline Hotel in Astoria, OR. 

Hometown: Ocean Park, WA

Fun fact: Danae loves to travel and has explored many destinations including New Zealand, Africa, Amsterdam, Honduras, and Fiji.

Matt Lessnau

Head Distiller
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Matt’s passion for distilled spirits began as a rather expensive hobby, tasting the best of what Seattle’s craft cocktail and whiskey scene had to offer. After joining the Adrift Hospitality team as a Bar Manager, he was able to practice that passion by formulating unique cocktails, as well as plans to open Pacific County’s first distillery. With a background in manufacturing, Matt brings a technical and methodical approach to crafting our distilled spirits and a drive for continuous improvement. Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and children, cooking & entertaining at their home, or traveling and experiencing all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Hometown: Chinook, WA

Fun fact: Matt started his professional career as an aerospace engineer

Brandy Wirkkala

Finance Manager
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Brandy, the youngest of 5, grew up in the small fishing town of Ilwaco, WA. After she graduated from Ilwaco High School, her next adventure was motherhood. After having her two children, Brandy started working at the front desk at Adrift Hotel almost 10 years ago. A few years later, she stepped into finance, and has been learning and growing with the company as Finance Manager ever since.

Hometown: Ilwaco, WA

Fun fact: Was a part of the local 4H club for over ten years

Kyle Hurst

General Manager, Pickled Fish
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Kyle’s first job was washing dishes at 15 years old, and he continued working in restaurants up through college at Oregon State. After earning his degree and working 11 years as a Marine Biologist, he returned to his first passion, restaurants. Since then, he’s worked as a Sous Chef in Denver and opened his own German Restaurant in Connecticut. Kyle joined the Adrift Hospitality team in May 2023 as the General Manager of Pickled Fish. 

Hometown: Salem, OR

Fun Fact: Kyle worked as a Game Warden of the commercial fishing fleet in Alaska and a Dolphin Trainer in Hawai’i

Johanna Gustafson

General Manager, Boardwalk Cottages
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Johanna has been with the company since 2019. Much of that time she’s been managing excellent events at all Adrift properties, and is now stepping into the General Manager role at Boardwalk Cottages. She is married with two children, enjoys travel and spending time with her family.

Hometown: Long Beach Peninsula, WA

Fun Fact: Johanna is a fourth generation Long Beach Peninsula native.

Morgan Adelman

General Manager, Bowline Hotel
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Morgan joined Adrift Hospitality in September of 2021. She became Assistant Operations Manager in 2022 and has now moved into the General Manager role at Bowline as of October 2023. She moved across the country from Buffalo, NY because of her great love of the Pacific Northwest. Morgan loves the outdoors, and loves hiking on the coast with her pug, Aires.

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Fun Fact: Morgan loves football and is a die hard Buffalo Bills fan.

Sara Ann Davidson

Marketing Manager
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Sara Ann joined Adrift Hospitality in September 2022 through a series of serendipitous events after relocating from Seattle. They spent much of their career managing marketing, operations, and tech support. Before coming to Adrift, Sara Ann was Director of Operations for 6 years at On the Boards, a beloved contemporary arts and performance space in Seattle. Sara Ann lives on a farm in Astoria, OR, and periodically hosts Bingo at Shelburne Hotel.

Hometown: Martinez, CA

Fun fact: Sara Ann has a degree in Welding Fabrication Technology from South Seattle College.

Cris Trujillo

HR Manager
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Cris has been with Adrift since May 2023 as Guest Services Lead for our Washington properties. He is now in the role of HR Manager at the Adrift Hospitality corporate office. He moved to the Long Beach Peninsula in 2015, enjoys coastal living, and is passionate about delivering superior hospitality to both guests and staff.

Hometown: Moses Lake, WA

Fun fact: Cris lives on a farm with his family and 3 pigs – Franklin, Penny, and Bacon.