Our Team

Peter Beukema

Peter D. Beukema is the Visionary, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of 6PM Hospitality Partners. Peter is very active in his community and the hospitality industry. Today, he serves on the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association (MRLA) Board of Directors and a number of committees, as well Board Member of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority and Finance Committee. Nationally he serves as a member of the IHG Owners Association (IHGOA) IHG Rewards Committee. He also serves on the Holland SmartZone Board (LDFA) which works to spur tech development and business creation in the greater Holland area. In October 2018 Peter was selected to be one of Grand Rapids Business Journal “40 Under 40,” and for the past three years was listed as one of Grand Rapids 200 Powerful Business Leaders, by the same publication. Peter attended Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida and returned to Michigan where he directed operations and became CEO of his family’s award winning hospitality company. After leading the successful recovery from the COVID pandemic, he departed his day to day roll as CEO, and in November 2021 founded 6PM Hospitality Partners.

Peter has been married to wife, Michelle, for 17 years and they 4 children (Easton, Carson, Campbell and Capri). His spare time is spent coaching or watching his kids’ Lacrosse games. Although the past few years have lacked extra time, he looks forward to getting back to some of his favorite hobbies including flying, boating, bird hunting, scuba diving, traveling and losing golf balls on the golf course. 


Tom Welling

Tom is a seasoned construction professional. With over 25 years of experience, he has played a major leadership role in the construction of commercial and medical office space, ambulatory surgical centers, large industrial facilities, multiple condominium and residential developments and numerous hotel projects in 15 different states.

The last several years have been primarily focused on hospitality as a senior project manager for a 140 room Courtyard Marriot, 144 room Hilton Garden Inn and a 250 room Embassy Suites. The Embassy Suites hotel received the Hotel of the Year for new construction from Hilton as well as a number of awards from the local ABC association. He has also overseen the remodel of a 178 room Hampton Inn and 78 room Holiday Inn Express. He is currently overseeing the new construction of a 102 room Hampton Inn & Suites and acting as the owners representative on a significant renovation of an 247 room existing hotel and conversion to a Double tree hotel by Hilton. Prior to starting his construction career, he served in the Navy as an electrician in the nuclear power program and subsequently as an officer in the Navy’s mine warfare arena. He also spent 10 years in the automotive electronics area listed as inventor or co-inventor on multiple patents.


Leigh Farrell

Leigh is a hospitality expert with excellent customer service skills and an authentic approach to building relationships. As Director of Hotel Operations, she leads with the competitive edge needed to grow the bottom line. Leigh works with our hotels to promote company core values and assists leadership on all employee relations. Throughout her eleven years in the industry she has led teams to win awards in guest service, sustainability, and operations, including IHG Torchbearer, Hilton Circle of Excellence, Hilton’s Hospitality Hero, and MRLA Stars of the Industry Award for Sustainability. Leigh holds a Bachelor’s in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Grand Valley State University (GVSU). When Leigh isn’t working you can find her traveling or at a Lake Michigan beach with her family.


Tara Bolhuis

Tara is the Director of Business Administration for 6PM. She is attending Grand Valley State University (GVSU) for Business Management and finance. Before joining 6PM, she worked at Huntington Bank in Wealth Management where she met 6PM CEO Peter Beukema, and joined his family business before helping start 6PM. Tara comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and has assisted startups since she was old enough to walk.

Her passion is Business Management, and loves organizing and preparing for new ventures. In her free time she loves to spend time with her three children, traveling and experiencing life through their eyes, and always seeking warmer weather.


Jenifer VerHage

Project Coordinator

Rachel Haughton

Project Manager