With more than 32 years of experience in developing world-class destination properties, Sam Askew joins the Northern Quest Resort & Casino team as Executive Director of Resort Operations.
He oversees all operational aspects of resort hospitality and guest experience, including hotel, food & beverage, spa, retail, and transportation. With an abundance of industry knowledge, Sam looks forward to bringing Kalispel Hospitality to the next level. He has a strong history of building and leading teams that are diverse in culture and background but unified in spirit and focus.
Sam previously worked as Executive Director of Resort Operations at Muckleshoot Casino, where he planned the development and launch of a 400-room luxury hotel originally set to open in 2022 and delayed by the global pandemic. At Muckleshoot, he was also responsible for food & beverage, retail, valet, and renovations to the casino floor. Prior to Muckleshoot, Sam worked in several leadership positions for other Washington state tribal properties, including the Suquamish, Tulalip and Squaxin Island Tribes. Key positions include time as the CEO of Port Madison Enterprises, the economic development arm of the Suquamish Tribe, and seven years as the General Manager/Vice President of Hospitality for Tulalip Resort Casino.