Beth is the primary business and operations manager. She partners with Terry, Jerri-linn and Dennis.
I was born in Michigan, but I've lived in Texas and Arizona most of my adult life.
What are some of my interests? Photography, travel, food, historical fiction.
What do I do in my spare time? What's spare time?
What is a fun fact about me? Terry & I foster kittens until they’re ready for adoption. Our first family was 7 kittens with ringworm. This required twice-weekly visits to the shelter for lime-sulfur dips and complete cleaning of the room twice weekly. And we utterly failed as fosters! We adopted 2 of the 7! We have fallen in love with all these precious little souls more times than we can count!
What are some of my favorite things? Photography, design, cooking, chocolate, humor, great lines, magic moments, a beautiful beach, wide-open spaces, aerial views, Flat Whites, Meet Joe Black, Outlander series, U2, Yanni, Enigma, A Tuna Christmas, Houzz, New Zealand, Florida Gulf Coast, old European cities, fields of bluebonnets, Pinterest.
My full-time job is overseeing the investments and financial operations at a 48-year old charitable foundation based in Austin. The foundation seeks innovative projects in the area of health/medicine, education, and community. Grants are made only to certain nonprofit organizations.
I also lead nature photography workshops. Past workshops include such destinations as the Oregon Coast, San Miguel de Allende and wildflower workshops in the Texas Hill Country and in the central Arizona desert.
What is it like to have me as a host? I try to be proactive and responsive throughout the inquiry, booking process and during your stay. Whether this is your first time in a vacation rental or you're a seasoned veteran, we aim to make it easy.
Once we send arrival details guests rarely have questions, but we’re here if you need us. We have a message tree set up so that requests go to 3 phone numbers to make sure we can respond as quickly as possible to a guest’s need. We also use an app that guests can access from their phone or computer to get info about the area and the home during their stay. We try to think of everything and have our homes set up for travelers.
What am I like as a traveler? I like to be on my own and don’t require much interaction although I’d be happy to meet our hosts.
Do I have a life motto? I’m a big fan of big-picture dreams but not being married to them. Things change, people change and sometimes you just need to go in a different direction. I plan when necessary but I don’t plan everything. I’m fairly prepared most of the time – I’m always looking for another way if the first way doesn’t work out. I almost always have a “plan B” in my back pocket.
Terry is in charge of construction and remodeling and maintenance.
I was born in Seguin, Texas and has lived in the Houston/San Antonio and Austin area my entire life. And yet I'm not a fan of hot weather!
Jerri-linn operates Colonial Cleaning, which provides housekeeping for the Florida rentals.
Dennis is the caretaker and provides landscaping and maintenance for the Florida rentals.
I'm a native of New York state.