Tim Stripe has nearly 35 years of experience in all aspects of the resort hospitality industry, including site development, finance, capital markets, and operations. He is a certified public accountant.
A California native, Mr. Stripe graduated from Biola University in 1976 with a bachelor of arts degree and earned his Masters of Public Administration from California State University, Fullerton in 1978. He became involved in the resort industry in 1983 when he accepted a position as chief financial officer for Winners Circle Resorts International, Inc.
In 1992 Mr. Stripe and his business partner, David Brown, formed their own company, Grand Pacific Resorts, which today employs over 1200 people and manages the operations of 20 resorts, including the Westin and Sheraton Carlsbad Resorts, Grand Pacific MarBrisa, Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, Carlsbad Inn, and Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and The Cassara, A Hilton Tapestry.
Mr. Stripe also serves on several professional boards, as well as past Chairman of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.