About Us

allegiant. adjective. Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, a cause, or a duty: constant, faithful, fast, firm, liege, loyal, staunch, steadfast, true.

That sums up the idea behind Allegiant Hospitality Consulting. There are a lot of mercenaries in the consulting arena; those company’s who will agree to a scope of work, provide the deliverable, and never look back. AHC is different in that we partner with you towards achieving an outcome. We’re not interested in juggling an unending stream of clients. We’re interested in building mutually beneficial, lasting relationships.

This people-first approach has provided us an unparalleled pool of industry resources we can tap to find the perfect fit for your project. Want to build a $100M resort? We’ve got your project manager. Is your portfolio of restaurants struggling to remain competitive? We have the perfect fit. Is your Tribe seeking to diversify its portfolio or maybe develop a long-range comprehensive master plan? We can help.

Give us a call and let’s talk through your goals and objectives. 425.495.3007

Managing Partner – Alan Paschal

Alan Paschal began his hospitality career in culinary, serving as Executive Chef, Food & Beverage Director, and General Manager for companies including Four Seasons Hotels, Warwick International, Kimpton Hotels, Destination Hotels and Resorts, and Hilton Hotels.

His first effort as entrepreneur was as founder and President of Island Inns, Inc., a management company owning and operating several business in Washington State’s San Juan Islands. Alan co-founded AMV Marketing in 2005, a Seattle-based company currently providing digital marketing and web development services to over 30 hospitality-centric businesses including Hotels, Conference Centers, and Golf Courses.

In addition to his AMV responsibilities, since 2014 Alan has served as Senior Consultant to the Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority and Northern Quest Resort and Casino. During this time, he has provided support services for all aspects of business operations and development, to include serving in interim leadership positions for Casino Operations, Resort Operations, and Marketing departments.

Principal – Wayne Shammel

Wayne Shammel has an unparalleled background in the Tribal arena. His skill set leverages his status as an enrolled citizen of the Flathead Indian Reservation and Dartmouth/Harvard (JD) educations to include legal, financial, operations, development, and government expertise.

The roots of Wayne’s encyclopedic knowledge of Tribal law are found both as a perpetual student and active policy maker and law practitioner. He has drafted/lobbied on 7 federal statutes related to tribal clients, testified before the US Congress 5 times, argued appeals in the 9th and 10th Circuit federal appeals courts, and has taken federal cases to trial or resolution in several states. He has drafted and shepherded multiple Gaming Compacts through the approval process and has been chief counsel in establishing and supporting several tribal Gaming Commissions. Wayne also served as General Counsel for the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Tribe for 18 years.

On the financial side of tribal business, Wayne has participated in securing over $2B in financing including private lender, commercial and investment banks, taxable and tax-exempt bond and private/public equity offerings. He has been principal counsel on $600M in Indian country transactions including casinos, hotels, convention centers, factories, dams, energy and water facilities, ranches, mines, and hospitals.

Principal – Joe Vaughn

Joe Vaughn began his operations career as Event Manager for the Portland Trail Blazers and Oregon Arena Corporation as they transitioned from the Memorial Coliseum to the $262 million Rose Garden Arena in 1995. Joe transitioned as well to Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. through this affiliation, moving up through the organization and developing a reputation for on time/budget delivery as Owners Representative for real estate projects throughout Oregon and Washington including The Trail Blazers Practice Facility and Seahawks Stadium and Exhibition Center.

Utilizing his Finance Law degree in his capacity as Director of Business Development, Joe was also the point person on many mergers and acquisitions. His responsibilities included evaluating the opportunity, providing options to the decision makers, stabilizing the operation, transitioning to the permanent operations staff, and project managing disposition when required.

Joe assumed the position of VP of Property Management for Pacific Real Estate Management in 2005. In his capacity of a LEED® Accredited Professional, he oversaw the management of one of the earliest green real estate portfolios including South Waterfront and the Brewery Blocks in Portland OR.

Founded in 2012, Joe’s aerial imaging company Skyris is one of the oldest drone-as-a-service providers in the US. His diverse experience also includes 20 years with Tournament Golf Foundation, Inc., hosting LPGA tour events in Portland and Phoenix.

Principal – Jim Becker

Jim Becker has a deep, diverse background in the hospitality arena. Most recently, Jim has been serving in a resident consultant capacity for Northern Quest Resort and Casino, providing consulting services in a variety of capacities. This was a natural transition for Jim, as he officially retired from NQRC in 2014 as the Executive Vice President of Hospitality. This EVPH role’s responsibilities included food and beverage, hotel, retail, security, maintenance, and construction departments.

Prior to joining the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Jim owned and operated a chain of restaurants in Washington State that included 10 steakhouses, a seafood restaurant, and a Mexican restaurant. These 28 entrepreneurial years gives Jim a unique perspective on food and beverage operations, revenue generation, and profitability.

Jim is a highly respected expert in Native American casino hospitality operations, with strengths in organizational structure, operations, revenue generation, cost control and financial analysis.