Denise Morton, Senior Sales Manager

Denise Morton, Senior Sales Manager

What do I do?

Denise Morton garden selfieI help the association, and non-profit markets plan conferences here at Asilomar Conference Grounds. My market is so varied I can be talking with a doctor about a scientific conference hang up the phone and speak with a non- profit company planning a conference for their international dance community. Some of our conferences have been meeting here for 60 years, Asilomar is a tradition. Many of our conferences have attendees from all over the world -it’s amazing. When I get challenged as we all do in our fast-paced work environment and I need a break, I head outdoors and look at the ocean or see a deer or red shoulder hawk and I think how lucky I am to work here.

How did I get here?

Denise Morton sitting at replica oval office Resolute deskI have worked in sales all of my adult life. In 2010 I relocated to California from Portland Oregon. I started working in sales and catering at a boutique hotel in Morro Bay California. After my first two days on the job, my boss at the time said I was a natural for the hospitality industry. I meet so many interesting people and have made friends with many of my customers.

What I do outside of work?

Denise Morton posing with Uncle Sam wax statueI like to camp, fish and travel. My daughter lives in Portland Oregon, and I like to head up there quite often. I am a Montana native so living in California is a dream; the weather is fantastic – no snow to shovel not to mention I live in such a diverse area. One of the benefits of working in hospitality is I get to attend a lot of events. I especially like it in August during car week. There are so many activities in town, and I love to attend the races at Laguna Seca Raceway.

I am a member of several organizations. MCHA, CALSAE, PCMA, and MPI. We work closely with the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Association, and I am lucky to attend trade shows all over the country.

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Denise Morton

Denise Morton is our new Senior Sales Manager for the Association Market. She has been in sales for all of her working career. Found her passion when starting in the hospitality industry as a catering manager seven years ago at a property in Morro Bay CA. She has worked in the Monterey area since 2012. She is active in CALSAE and a current ambassador for the Monterey County Hospitality Association MCHA. She was designated ambassador of the year for 2016. Please contact Denise at with any questions regarding future bookings.