Oceana Resorts is proud to introduce, Steve Madert, the new General Manager at Ocean Park Resort. Steve joined Oceana in 2018 as the General Manager at Holiday Shores and quickly transitioned to Ocean Park. With his 10 years in vacation rental management, Steve also brings with him a diverse background rich in experiences including newspapers, waste management and spots construction.
A native of Charlotte, NC, Steve fondly recalls his childhood vacations to Myrtle Beach. Steve and his family relocated here and a few years later he graduated from Socastee High School. Following high school, he attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia where he earned his degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
“I love Myrtle Beach. There is great food, entertainment, fishing, and golf. There is so much to do,” he said. His love for the area made him a natural fit for the hospitality industry. Steve shares a sentiment that many of us have – Myrtle Beach has always been the place for the family to go for summer vacation. He truly believes in providing guests with a memorable vacation they won’t forget. His passion for Myrtle Beach is evident and he is committed to helping guests make memories that make them come back time and time again.
Throughout the years, he has seen tremendous growth along the Grand Strand and in the business community. The biggest changes have come with the onset of social media and technology. “We’ve had to adapt to those changes. It’s been interesting to be a part of that change,’’ he said.
Steve embodies the concept of leading by example. You will often times see him walking the halls or chatting with guests about their outings or favorite places to eat. Steve’s biggest desire for his team at Ocean Park is to see them all succeed both professionally and personally.
In his limited spare time, Steve loves to golf. When asked for his favorite course, he was hard pressed to answer saying, “with so many choices, you can’t pick just one.” Steve also enjoys home landscaping projects, serving on the board of his neighborhood HOA and working as a volunteer for the Dustin Johnson World Jr. Golf Championship.
When you visit Ocean Park, be sure to stop in and say hello to Steve!