Meet Our

Recruiters

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  1. Aishah joined Sun as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in May of 2016. She attended Wayne State University majoring in Political Science and Public Affairs. Her passion is education reform and she currently serves as the Advisory Board Chair for an international education organization.

    In her free time, Aishah enjoys keeping up with current events and seeing all the cool things Detroit has to offer.

  2. Chelsey joined Sun as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in June 2015. She is an alumni of Western Michigan University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources. HR sparked her interest because of her dedication to getting people excited about their career and the company they work for.

    In her spare time, Chelsey enjoys hiking with her border collie, shopping, going to concerts, and traveling whenever possible.

  3. Chelsey joined Sun as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in April of 2013. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Development from Oakland University, and loves everything about recruiting.

    In July of 2014, Chelsey was promoted to an HR Generalist, where she now splits her time on recruiting and employee relations-related activities supporting our RV Resorts.

    In her spare time, Chelsey is addicted to watching beauty videos on YouTube, enjoys listening to music, and loves going on road trips!

  4. Cory joined Sun as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in December of 2013, bringing years of recruiting experience to the Sun Careers crew. He graduated from Northwood University with his Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Business Management.

    In January of 2015, Cory was promoted to Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, and in November of 2016 he was promoted to Team Leader, Talent Acquisition, where he will oversee the recruiting efforts of a team of three Talent Acquisition Specialists.

    In his free time, Cory enjoys watching the Boston Red Sox, going to concerts, watching movies, and playing with his puppy named Benni.

  5. Dana Mercer

    Sr. Talent Acquisition & Veteran Hiring Specialist

    Country loving, Beach going, Jeep driving, Organization extraordinaire.

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    Dana joined Sun as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in July of 2014. She is currently completing a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management with a minor in Marketing; she graduated with an Associate's degree in Business Administration in June 2008. Dana spent 5 years stationed in Virginia Beach, VA as a Navy spouse, then returned to her Michigan roots to join Sun. She is very passionate about staffing and fascinated by the diversity of today's workforce.

    In November 2016, Dana was promoted to Senior Talent Acquisition & Veteran Hiring Specialist, where she is now taking on higher-level recruiting-related activities, in addition to focusing on our veteran recruiting efforts.

    On the beach or near the water is her paradise; a perfect vacation is aboard a cruise ship and the perfect weekend is spent boating on the local lakes. In her free time, Dana enjoys traveling, working out, reading, listening to country music, and planning her upcoming wedding with her fiancé who is a U.S. Soldier.

  6. Derek joined Sun as a Human Resources Coordinator in November of 2016. He graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, and has discovered that HR is very exciting!

    Personally, Derek has a blast playing board games and is a huge fan of Game of Thrones and X-Men. He also enjoys Halloween every year when it comes around, and he likes to try new, exotic foods.

  7. Giraurd joined Sun as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in September of 2016. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Psychology.

    In his spare time, Giraurd volunteers for the LGBT hotline. He also loves trying new Pinterest recipes (especially desserts), hiking, shopping, watching movies, and listening to music.

  8. Katie joined Sun as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in January of 2015. As an alumni from Grand Valley State University, she is proud to be a Laker.

    Katie enjoys spending time with her family, hanging out at the beach, and spending time with her dog child, Callie. If you are looking for her on the weekend, you will probably find her attending a country music concert or binge watching Shark Tank.

  9. Kimberly Knapp

    Manager, Resort Team Relations

    Shop-a-holic, Diet Coke lover, and customer service super star

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    Kim joined Sun as a Human Resources Generalist in November of 2011, bringing over 11 years of recruiting experience and 9 years of management experience with her. Kim was born and raised in the great state of Indiana, and constantly reminds everyone she’s a Hoosier. She graduated from Indiana University where she double majored in Business & Journalism.

    In 2013, Kim moved into a specialized role in which she began supporting the HR needs of team members at our resort locations. In addition, she formally became the resource on our HR team who helps transition all new team members to Sun who join our family through acquisition. In November of 2016, Kim was promoted to Manager, Resort Team Relations.

    In her spare time, Kim enjoys shopping, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and spoiling her niece rotten. She’s a huge college football fan and never lets anyone forget that even without Rudy, Notre Dame is the #1 college team out there!

  10. Lance joined Sun as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in February of 2014. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in Human Diversity and Neuroscience, and has a passion for working with people and helping others.

    In June of 2015, Lance was promoted to an HR Generalist, where he now splits his time on recruiting and employee relations-related activities supporting our RV resorts.

    Over 4 years ago, Lance started his own internet business producing capes for statues. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, binge watching movies and TV, attending concerts, and going to University of Michigan football games. He loves football and is a huge fan of the New England Patriots and Michigan Wolverines.

  11. Marissa joined Sun as a Human Resources Coordinator in July of 2016. Prior to Sun, she worked for 7 years in the retail industry, with 5 of those years in a management role. She gained an interest in HR for a better work-life balance, and is absolutely loving it!

    In her free time, Marissa enjoys perfecting her calligraphy skills by handwriting and addressing wedding invites, place cards, signs, etc. She also enjoys doing Pinterest projects to sharpen her interior decorating abilities, shopping, going to concerts, and traveling.

  12. Miles joined Sun as a Human Resources Coordinator in February of 2016, supporting our RV resorts in Maryland. He graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology, and received a graduate certificate in leadership and management from the University of Maryland University College.

    In his free time, Miles enjoys watching his favorite sports teams--the New York Giants and Alabama Crimson Tide, working out, and playing the flute, alto saxophone or clarinet.

  13. Miranda Swanson

    Director, Talent Acquisition

    House music enthusiast, expert IKEA furniture assembler, and all things glitter.

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    Miranda joined Sun as an HR Assistant in 2007. She has held several positions throughout the HR department including serving as a Benefits & Wellness Specialist; HR Generalist; Team Leader, Talent Acquisition; and Manager, Talent Acquisition.

    Miranda has a passion for animals and aside from being a vegetarian, she enjoys volunteering at animal shelters and promoting cruelty free products (no testing on animals). In her spare time, she loves spending time with her fur children, cooking, traveling, boating, working out, attending concerts, and discovering everything downtown Detroit has to offer.

  14. Shauna joined Sun as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in October 2015. She is an alumni of Central Michigan University and has a Bachelor's degree in Health Administration. Fire Up Chips!

    In her spare time, Shauna enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, reading, cuddling her cat, and catching up on Once Upon a Time.

  15. Summer Yaldo

    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Our team’s “Miss Sunshine”—smile because life is too short to frown!

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    Summer joined Sun as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in April of 2015. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Rochester College, and has a passion for helping others and going above and beyond to ensure excellent customer service.

    Summer has lived in 4 countries and speaks 3 different languages. In her spare time, she loves surrounding herself with friends and family (mainly her niece and nephew), scrapbook, create personalized gifts, cook and sip on champagne. Her dream is to one day be able to travel and explore the different cultures around the world.