Meet the Staff
Our Kona Kai Club Staff Are Here for You
Learn more about the people who keep our Shelter Island private club running smoothly. Andrea and Kelly are always available to our members, so feel free to reach out to them anytime!
Director of Club Membership
Andrea Lambert is a talented hospitality professional with more than 20 years of success in hospitality sales and business development. As Director of Club Membership at Kona Kai Resort & Spa – historically known as the “club of clubs” – Lambert operates and grows business at the legendary exclusive members-only club.
Destined to work in hospitality, Lambert grew up in the hotel business and her first job was at seven years old while sitting on the lap of the switchboard operator at San Diego’s Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa – a hotel her father managed at the time. Before joining Kona Kai Resort & Spa, Lambert worked for San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo Inn as the Membership Director, where she maximized membership sales, designed and facilitated membership events, identified and pursued target markets, and maintained relationships with the current member base.
Lambert holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Additionally, she is certified in Life Coaching – her second passion in life – where she can apply her skills in goal setting and personal accountability to build strong, empowered teams, and promote trusting client relationships. Lambert resides in San Diego’s Bankers Hill neighborhood with her husband, and she loves hiking and traveling in her free time.
Club Operations Manager
Kelly Meade is a talented hospitality professional with more than 15 years of experience in a membership-orientated atmosphere. Meade boasts a successful background in driving profitability through club event management, internal promotion, maintaining loyal guests and members through superior customer service.
As Club Operations Manager at Kona Kai Resort & Spa – historically known as the “club of clubs” – Meade helps to operate and grow business at the legendary exclusive members-only club. Since 1953, The Kona Kai Club provides access to members' only events, the pool and fitness center, the Kona Kai private beach, and more.
Prior to Meade’s current position, she served as Food & Beverage Manager of Kona Kai Resort & Spa, in addition to Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco and Portofino in Redondo Beach – also Noble House properties. Prior to joining Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Meade spent eight years at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.
A Southern California native, Meade received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from San Diego State University. When not busy working, she loves exploring the outdoors, hiking, traveling, and relaxing at the beach.