Prior to joining SHG as a Regional Director, Averil served as the General Manager/Voting Member for the Best Western El Quartelejo Inn and Suites of Scott City, KS for 12 years. She also served the role of Best Western Governor/Member Liaison for properties in western Kansas. Averil also taught in the Missouri and Kansas public schools as a Parent Educator and Early Childhood Teacher for 15 years. She holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from Northwest Missouri State University. Averil is passionate about rural hotels and the importance of their presence in small communities.