A LOCAL, DEDICATED TEAM
Our local team of professionals don't just sell vacations, we live and breath this area making us the perfect group to sell your investment property. When guests call and ask specific questions about which way the sun sets on the private pool, we are right there able to describe to them in detail the many colors they can expect from that sunset. Each of our departments is managed by a professional dedicated to that particular area, unlike other management companies were team members are spread thin or never given the chance to truly invest in any one department, our team is considered experts in their particular fields.
Larry Starr, President
Larry Starr, RVA founder and President, has been serving the area’s vacation rental and real estate needs since 1989. A visionary at heart, Larry has influenced the travel market throughout the Sarasota area fostering positive growth and potential to our piece of paradise. Larry also serves as the CEO of locally-based SVN Commercial Advisory Group and he is a Past-President of the Visit Sarasota County Board of Directors.
Jesse Cook, Vice President of Operations
Jesse began his journey with RVA as a Resort Manager, and has since grown in capacity to Director of Operations and later Vice President of Operations. With over 40 years of experience in management services both in private and public sectors, over 15 of those at RVA, Jesse’s dedication to RVA and its mission is a cornerstone to our team.
Lauri Slade, Director of Operations
Lauri began with RVA in 2004 within our rental environment, and has since moved into larger capacities of Operations Manager and most recently Director of Operations. A natural leader, Lauri oversees the housekeeping, maintenance and guest service functions of our Operations and it is through her Management Team and dedicated drive that Lauri is able to keep our company running smoothly.
Wendy Collins, Accounting Manager
One of the few that have journeyed since the beginning, Wendy first started with RVA back in 1989 and has helped to form and shape the company into what we are today. A resident of the island of Longboat Key, Wendy’s loyalty and knowledge of the company and area has served as a role model to our variety of team members over the years. Wendy’s team oversees all financial and accounting aspects.
Jana Troyer, Marketing Manager
Jana first began her journey with RVA in 2005. Her years of demographic and market knowledge brings a creativity and professionalism to our brand. Jana has served with both Visit Sarasota County and the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce in various capacities, and her family enjoys volunteering with several local non-profits. Jana oversees all advertising and brand-related aspects of our company.
Hunter Stone, Community Association Manager
A licensed Community Association Manager in the State of Florida, Hunter has worked in various HOA capacities giving him a high-level expertise when managing our local communities. A detailed individual, Hunter leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the requirements and maintenance of each Association he oversees.
Arno Nasshan, Revenue Manager
Arno brings over 20+ years of travel industry experience to our team, working in various sectors of our industry from Travel Agencies to B2B Travel Wholesalers, Hotel Industries and Vacation Rental markets. His keen eye for detail and ability to understand the logic behind the numbers and improving workflow and efficiency make him a valuable Revenue asset.
Jill Hollywood, Reservations Manager
Jill brings a strong track record in the short-term rental field with experience in several aspects of our industry, from Operations to Marketing. Her overall understanding and diversified experience brings a big picture strategy to our Reservations Department. Her team is responsible for all aspects of reservation and guest service needs; often serving as the concierge point-of-contact for many of our guests. A continuous learner, she has recently been certified with the VRMA Property Manager Designation. Jill brings a fresh perspective to everything she does, and most importantly a steadfast leadership to our front lines team.
Cheryl Hindle, Cedars Tennis Resort & Club Manager
Like many of our team, Cheryl also evolved within her responsibilities at RVA. Her most recent appointment of Club Manager at our Cedars East community makes her responsible for all areas of the Club. A true team player, Cheryl wears many hats from coordinating Tennis Pros, to overseeing rental activity and organizing community Club events.
Clint McRee, Resorts Manager
A key component of our Operations Team, Clint is responsible for our seven resort properties, their front desk personnel and all operational elements of each property. A member of our Operations Team for several years, Clint brings hands-on experience and market knowledge to the team.