Our Staff

Chris Brough

Regional Sales Manager

Chris Brough, Business Development Manager, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Entrepreneurship from Fresno State University. Chris joined Adelman Discoveries 11 years ago as Business Development Manager and continues to build and maintain relationships with Adelmans across the US. He has traveled extensively throughout the US and internationally to Austria, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, and Turkey. In his leisure time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, snowboarding, home improvement, camping, and traveling.

Sandy S. (Hale) Birkbeck

Manager, Program Operations

Sandy Birkbeck, Manager of Program Operations, holds a master’s in business administration with an emphasis in Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University. Sandy’s career experience includes more than 25 years’ experience managing all aspects of event management for a wide-range of events including tradeshows, auto shows, conventions, city-wide conferences, cruises, travel incentive programs, sales meetings, and special events throughout the U.S. and internationally for groups of 20 - 5,000 people. Sandy has traveled extensively, managing events in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Prague, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, the Western Mediterranean, and all over the United States. In her leisure time, Sandy enjoys spending time with her 4 children and 6 grandchildren, travel, caring for foster children, volunteering for local non-profit groups (Children’s Hospital, Red Cross) and watching crime solving shows like, Criminal Minds, CSI, Elementary, NCIS, etc.

Kim Riley

Tour & Group Specialist

Kim started in the Hospitality Business over 20 years ago, working for Marcus Hotels and Wyndham Hotel & Resorts in Sales and as a General Manager. From there, she joined Adelman Travel in 2012, starting in our Rewards Redemption Department, and shortly transitioned into a role with our Partner Solutions Team. In that position, she was responsible for booking all Internal Travel. Kim takes great pride in providing excellent customer service to everyone! She loves to travel and has been lucky to experience many destinations. Her favorites are Hawaii, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Canada & Mexico. Kim can’t wait to travel and explore new places and adventures. In addition, she enjoys traveling with her family and making lasting memories.

Benjamin Cross

Tour & Group Specialist

Benjamin joined Adelman Discoveries with almost 20 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. He began his career as a Cast Member at Walt Disney World while he was in college. He has traveled internationally to many countries, including his favorites Japan, Germany, Jordan, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Panama, Guatemala, and Peru. He has visited 47 states including Hawaii and even spent a summer working at the foot of Denali in Alaska. He currently resides in Ozark, Missouri with his family. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and going to concerts.

Matt Richardson

Marketing & Design Assistant