Get Involved with VRMA – Volunteer for a Committee

VRMA relies on leaders from all aspects of the vacation rental management industry to volunteer their time and talent in various ways. Volunteering allows you to contribute to the betterment of the industry, expand your professional network, and build your professional skill set.

Conference Planning Committee

The Conference Planning Committee reviews and rates session content for VRMA’s in-person conferences, in addition to providing feedback on conference logistics and marketing. NOTE: the Conference Planning Committee is not currently accepting new volunteers.

  • Regional and National Conference Committee Chairs: Jodi Taylor Refosco, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations; Carmela Gillenwater, HomeAway Software
  • European Conference Committee Chair: Marie Pistinier, Paris Be A Part Of It
  • Staff Liaison: Cellie Morales, Education and Learning Services Manager

Education Committee

The Education Committee provides strategic input and oversight for educational opportunities for vacation rental management professionals.

  • Carmela Gillenwater, HomeAway Software (Committee Chair)
  • Matt Bare, Q4Launch
  • Jennifer Frankenstein-Harris,
  • Vanessa Humes, InterCoastal Net Designs
  • Ian McHenry, Beyond Pricing
  • Dawn Meade, Pelican Property Management #1
  • Dana Smith, Shaver Lake Vacation Rentals
  • Sarah Tatone, Vacasa
  • Jodi Refosco, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales
  • Ralph Townsend, Grand Mountain Rentals
  • Cellie Morales, Education and Learning Services Manager (Staff Liaison)

Government Affairs & Public Policy Committee

The Government Affairs Committee monitors government-related matters, develops policy recommendations, and supports initiatives to advocate for the common interests of vacation rental managers.

  • Matt Curtis, HomeAway (Committee Chair)
  • Aaron Beard, Vacation Rentals by Aaron
  • Leslie Becker, Premier Vacation Rentals at Smith Mountain Lake, Inc 
  • Paul Cash, Wyndham Vacation Rentals
  • Tom Holevas, VRguest
  • Cliff Johnson, Vacasa
  • David Krauss, Noiseware
  • Claire Reiswerg, Sand 'N Sea Properties
  • Laird Sager, Red Sky Travel Insurance
  • Ken Willis, DeBordieu Rentals/Peace Vacations
  • Teresa Wood, Visit Up North Vacation Rentals, LLC
  • Greg Holcomb, Senior Advocacy Coordinator (Staff Liaison)

Leadership Development Committee

The Leadership Development Committee support the leadership development of VRMA members in accordance with VRMA strategic direction by reviewing, vetting, and selecting a slate of recommended candidates for the annual Board of Directors election.

  • Claire Reiswerg, Sand 'N Sea Properties (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Lucy Kawaihalau, Kauai Vacation Rentals (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Billy Bernier, Brunswick Plantation Golf Resort
  • John Boller, Gulf Shored Realty
  • Sarah Bradford, Winter Park Lodging Company
  • Patrick Keenan, Siebert Realty
  • Steve Zimmerman, Beach House Logos
  • TJ Jacobs, Membership Coordinator (Staff Liaison)

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee oversees and provides input into VRMA’s marketing and communications activities to promote the association’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.

  • Brandon Sauls, InterCoastal Net Designs (Committee Chair)
  • Toby Babich, Breckenridge Resort Managers
  • Heather Bayer, Cottagelink Rental Management
  • Kirsten Brink, Vantage Resort Realty
  • Sheila Hauser, Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc.
  • Amy Koenig, Threshold
  • Andrew McConnell,
  • Jeff Robertson, NAVIS
  • Michelle Williams, Atlantic Vacation Homes
  • Kevin Hurley, Marketing Director (Staff Liaison)

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee develops new and innovative ways to attract new members as well as retain current membership.

  • Carole Sharoff, Atlantic Vacation Homes (Committee Chair)
  • Brian Brown, BookingPal
  • Carla Hemmings, Turnkey Vacation Rentals, Inc.
  • Tyson Horner, Summit Cove Property Management
  • Shannon MacPeek, CSA Travel Protection
  • Dawn Mead, Pelican Property Management #1
  • Maureen Regan, Seaside Vacation Rentals
  • George Volsky, Seaside Vacations (Kitty Hawk)
  • Heather Weiermann, NAVIS
  • TJ Jacobs, Operations Coordinator (Staff Liaison)

Supplier Advisory Council

The VRMA Supplier Advisory Council is an opportunity for VRMA suppliers to interact directly with VRMA board members and staff on a regular basis to share their ideas and feedback on VRMA programs and supplier opportunities. The council not only gives the supplier community a more structured voice and connection to leadership, but also  gives VRMA leadership the opportunity to utilize this group as a sounding board for new programs and ideas.

  • Matt Golis, YapStone (Council Co-Chair)
  • Scott Leggat, LSI Social, Inc, (Council Co-Chair)
  • Tim Choate,, Inc.
  • Andy Francis, TruPlace
  • Jeremiag Gall, Breezeway
  • Matthew Hoffman, Kigo, a RealPage Company
  • Linda Kaczmarek, Silicon Travel
  • Nars Krishnamachari, RueBaRue
  • Ian McHenry, Beyond Pricing
  • George Meshkov, CSA Travel Protection
  • Michael Powers, TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals
  • Kelsie Skinner, NAVIS
  • John Suzuki, HomeAway, Inc.
  • Ed Ulmer, Barefoot Technologies Corp
  • Steve Zimmerman, Beach House Logos
  • TJ Jacobs, Operations Coordinator (Staff Liaison)

Ambassador Program

The Ambassador Program is responsible for welcoming and engaging new members. Ambassadors serve as a resource to help new members make the most of their VRMA membership.

  • Heather Weiermann, NAVIS (Program Chair)
  • Jonathan Fonvielle, Atlantic Vacation Homes
  • Lisa Francois, Peabody & Smith Realty
  • Jennifer Frankenstein-Harris,
  • Joe Joyce, Bluetent
  • Suzanne Larsen, Red Sky Travel Insurance
  • Brett Parry, Streamline
  • Audrey Rupp, Resort Management Group
  • Jade Schneringer, Tetherow Management
  • Steve Schwab, Signature Vacation Rentals
  • Karie Taylor, Whipsmart LLC
  • Tyler Wong, Operations Senior Associate (Staff Liaison)