OUR PEOPLE



Gary E. Turner
email | 800-936-9026

Hospitality Pro Search was founded in 2000 by Gary Turner. Gary has more than 24 years of hospitality operational management experience in all corners of the globe, with national restaurant companies. He built a solid reputation for successfully sourcing, recruiting, qualifying, hiring and developing management and culinary professionals.  It was a natural transition to do the same for clients of HPS.



Michael L. Horrocks, CHAE
email | 832-283-8612

Michael brings more than thirty years of experience within the Hospitality industry He has held Property Controller positions with Westin & Four Seasons Hotels in various cities and served on numerous company accounting committees. He was the Vice-President & Controller for the Opryland Hotel & Springhouse Golf Club in Nashville for ten years and Controller of Lodging Operations for Sholodge, Inc.

Michael holds the designation of Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive and is Past President of the Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals Association. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas and has been featured a guest speaker at the University of Houston's Hilton School of Hotel & Restaurant Management.

Michael works with Hotel & Resort clients all throughout the country, specializing in placements for positions including Management, Marketing & Sales, Financial & Technology and Operations. His inside knowledge of the industry combined with a personal talent for finding the right fit for both candidates and clients make him a true asset to the Recruiting Team.



Shane Barber
email | 512-426-6751

Shane has been in the hospitality industry for over twenty years and brings a wealth of knowledge from all aspects of the business. He has experience in fine dining, high volume bar management, hotel management, and multi-unit operations. Through the years Shane has had the opportunity to watch others grow and succeed by putting them in the right positions at the right time. Shane’s passion for hiring, coaching, and mentoring truly make him a great fit for Hospitality Pro Search. He is a graduate from Texas State University in beautiful San Marcos, Texas. Shane grew up in Austin -He is married with two awesome kids



Allison Erdeljac
email | 281-705-3576

Allison began her career in the hospitality industry in 1998 while working at Macaroni Grill. When she started her freshmen year at The University of Houston, she began working at Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab House in Houston. Allison's hospitality industry experience coupled with her recruiting background, makes her an educated Hospitality Recruiter. Allison has a large networking group and is recognized as a diligent and knowledgeable Recruiter. Allison lives in Sugar Land, TX with her husband and daughter.



Royl Lawas
email | 832-754-8315

Royl brings 20 years of management experience in the Food & Beverage industry. From nightclubs to high volume or white table cloth restaurants, he has a history of success wherever he goes. After traveling the country managing multimillion operations Royl has made another successful transition in his career. He is now applying his skills to help match clients with the right candidates from his network of industry professionals.



Mary Turner
email | 832-244-4267

Mary Turner has grown up in the Hospitality Industry. While working in bars and restaurants, she pursued an education in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management at Texas Christian University, and received her Bachelors in 2011. Mary has grown a handful of company's marketing departments, by use of social media and grass roots marketing platforms.