Your Recruitment Professionals

We’ve assembled an incredibly talented team of the finest professionals to be of services to our clients and candidates. The totality of expertise within Hospitality in Healthcare is truly unmatched.

Scott Samuels | CEO & Founder

West Palm Beach, FL
913.333.3190
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Prior to beginning Horizon Hospitality and Hospitality in Healthcare in 1998, Scott held senior management and executive-level positions with hospitality industry leaders such as ClubCorp, Hilton Hotel Corporation, The Levy Restaurants, and Dean & Deluca. Scott is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. Scott has conducted hundreds of recruiting and human resource workshops across the country. He is a frequent speaker at numerous industry conferences and is a published author in many prominent hospitality industry trade publications. Scott previously served as president of the board of directors for the Missouri & Kansas Search and Staffing Association. He was the prior board president of the Dream Factory of Kansas City and was recognized by Ingram’s Magazine as one of the top 40 under 40 business executives in Kansas City. Scott has been happily married to his wife, Maddy, for 28 years and enjoys being actively involved in the lives of their three children. He is a sports enthusiast and loves working out, snow skiing, and participating in recreational sports.

Leigh Ann Teubert | Vice President

Overland Park, KS (Corporate Headquarters)
913.333.3192
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Leigh Ann joined Horizon Hospitality and Hospitality in Healthcare in May of 2012. She began her career in sales after graduating with a degree in psychology from the University of Colorado. Her degree gives her a great understanding of people and has been beneficial in finding positive solutions in both sales and business environments. Leigh Ann has had a successful sales career with 10 years of it spent in the Insurance Industry. During this time, she was a regional sales manager and led her organization in recruiting insurance agents and managers. She has also spent time working in the hospitality industry in a variety of positions and venues. She understands the unique needs and challenges of the organizations in this industry and is excited to help our clients come up with the right recruiting solution for their needs. In Leigh Ann’s spare time, she enjoys watching her boys play sports, they keep her busy all year with soccer, basketball, and baseball. When she’s not on the sideline she loves to relax with a good book or she’s usually working on a sewing project of some kind.

Alissa Thomas | Managing Partner

Scottsdale, AZ (West Coast Regional Office)
480.581.1831
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Alissa joined Horizon Hospitality and Hospitality in Healthcare in 2014 to help grow the company in the Southwest. Her extensive leadership experience and career success are a result of exceptional communication skills and a competitive disposition. Alissa’s career path includes managerial positions in New York City, Las Vegas, Miami, and Southern California with Starwood International, China Grill Management, and Hillstone Restaurant Group. Her passion for service makes her a great fit for developing relationships between clients and potential candidates. During her free time, Alissa spends time with her husband and young daughters in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is very focused on health and fitness and enjoys taking advantage of all that the Southwest has to offer.

Natalie Johnstone, PHR | Managing Partner

Overland Park, KS (Corporate Headquarters)
913.333.3194
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Natalie has been an integral part of our recruiting team since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from Kansas State University and earned a Master of Arts in Management degree with a Human Resource Specialization from Wayland Baptist University as well as a Professional Human Resource certification. At Horizon Hospitality, Natalie enjoys staying active in the hospitality industry while assisting others to expand their careers.

Dana Baith | Managing Director

Overland Park, KS (Corporate Headquarters)
913.333.3191
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Dana joined Horizon Hospitality and Hospitality in Healthcare in June of 2006 as a regional recruiter. Whether you are a client struggling to find the perfect candidate or a job seeker attempting to expand your career Dana, views each job opening as an opportunity to help make your life better. Having this goal and a strong competitive nature has made him one of our leading recruiters and earned him his current role in the company. Dana attended Western Kentucky University and lives in Overland Park, Kansas, where he enjoys life with his wife and two children. He plays an active role in the community, enjoys working in the yard, jogging, and coaching his children’s athletic teams.

Adam Horner | Managing Director

Overland Park, KS (Corporate Headquarters)
913.333.3195
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Adam joined the Hospitality in Healthcare and Horizon Hospitality teams in January 2017 He has earned multiple promotions through high performance in his 4+ years with Horizon Hospitality and Hospitality in Healthcare and maintains a mission to do his very best in representing his candidates and clients with their best interests at heart. In his free time, Adam enjoys time with his wife, Jessica, and their three young children and the occasional round of golf.

Jennifer Walker | Recruiting Manager


Overland Park, KS (Corporate Headquarters)
913.386.8491
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Jennifer graduated from Avila University in Kansas City with a Bachelor of Nursing degree in 2014 and will complete her MBA with a focus in Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University in the fall of 2022. Jennifer has spent her healthcare career in hospice, long-term care, and hospital program development. She holds several dementia certifications and has provided education and support to senior living communities, families and healthcare professionals all around the KC Metro area. In 2022 she joined Hospitality in Healthcare, bringing this extensive knowledge and experience to clients: She knows that great care starts with great people. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys traveling and driving to fun and unusual places with her husband, Mike and son, Landon.

Kristin Page | Recruiting Manager

West Palm Beach, FL (East Coast Regional Office)
561.405.7922
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After graduating from UCF with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Psychology, she began her career in Hospitality Management. After spending 6 years in the industry, she made a change and came on board with a multi-million-dollar furniture importer and auction house as their Director of Marketing. Spending almost a decade in marketing she and her husband relocated to beautiful West Palm Beach where she began her career in recruiting. Rising through the ranks she quickly became the firm’s #1 producer. In August of 2017, Kristin brought her extensive experience in leadership and fun-loving personality to the Horizon Hospitality and Hospitality in Healthcare team. Kristin is a native of South Florida who enjoys, traveling, water sports, skiing, and spending time with her husband and two children.

James Nolan | Recruiting Manager

Overland Park, KS (Corporate Headquarters)
913.944.4419
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James is pleased to be returning to Horizon Hospitality and Hospitality in Healthcare after nearly 2 decades. He began his recruiting career at Horizon as a Regional Recruiter and has gone on to work as a Corporate Recruiter, interviewing thousands of applicants and hiring countless candidates in numerous industries. Before his return to recruiting, he served as a Seminar Trainer with Pryor Learning Solutions, delivering over 300 presentations on many different topics in all 50 states to thousands of attendees. With a B.A. in Communications, James also has worked as a professional actor across the United States and France where he studied during college in Cannes, performing 3 plays, entirely in French. His professional resume also includes being seen and heard in eLearning training videos, commercials, and voice-overs for many companies, nationally and locally. James is the proud father of 3 children, ages 25, 21, and 17.

Eric Stuertz | Recruiting Manager

Columbus, OH (Midwest Regional Office)
561.406.0333
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Eric was born, raised, and spent the majority of his life living in the Midwest before moving to Florida in 2013. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with his MBA in 2006, juggling time between studies and playing on the Men’s Tennis Team. He initially started his career working in Information Technology, but quickly realized that his passion was working with people. Eric began his career in staffing and recruiting in early 2008. Eric has experienced a lot of success in his career developing great relationships with both candidates and clients. He has grown into management roles helping to train and mentor teams of recruiters and business development reps in multiple industries. He prides himself on meeting and exceeding expectations with anyone that he is working with. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Ryan Goff | Recruiting Manager

Overland Park, KS (Corporate Headquarters)
913.662.1585
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Ryan graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. He grew up working in the hospitality industry and has always had a passion for service. His uncle owned a restaurant that Ryan always enjoyed spending time at and helping out. Ryan has over 10 years of experience in the industry and has worked in many areas of both hotels and restaurants. His positivity, energy, and willingness to help others are what make him stand out. Ryan enjoys cooking and all things sports-related.

Ashley Intfen | Sales Coordinator

Overland Park, KS (Corporate Headquarters)
913.333.3197
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As a native of Topeka, Ashley attended Washburn University to study Business Administration before coming to Kansas City. Since then, she’s worked in many industries and positions before landing at Hospitality in Healthcare. Ashley enjoys traveling when she can – Thailand has been her favorite destination so far, followed by the Hawaiian islands. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and three dogs – especially in the outdoors!

Hayley Whited | Payroll & Accounting Manager


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Hayley is a native of Dallas, Texas. She received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011, graduating with the highest honors. Shortly after, she taught at an English immersion school in Seoul, South Korea for two years and then moved to Cusco, Peru. Upon returning to Dallas, she rejoined the Kaye/Bassman International and Sanford Rose Associates team. She began to work specifically with Hospitality in Healthcare, a member of the Sanford Rose network, in 2016.In her spare time, Hayley enjoys dancing salsa, eating chips and salsa, practicing yoga, reading mystery novels, and singing with a Dallas-based jazz band.