Meet Our Team
BETSY - PRESIDENT / OWNER AND PROPERTY MANAGER
Betsy moved from California to Oregon in 1979 to attend Oregon State University. In 1982, she moved to Mt Hood to work at Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Lodge. Betsy founded Mt Hood Vacation Rentals in 1991. The business has since grown to be known as the leading vacation rental management company at Mt Hood with the top priority of providing quality, clean and well-maintained vacation rental homes to guests along with exceptional and personalized customer service. Betsy spends her free time skiing, bike riding and traveling. Betsy currently serves on the Marketing Committee of Oregon's Mt Hood Territory and is a past Director for the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA).
CARI - BUSINESS MANAGER
Cari grew up in the Mt Hood area, attending grade school and high school locally. She attended Eastern Oregon State University for 2 years, studying nursing. Missing her family and the green trees and the majestic Cascade Mountain Range, Cari moved back to the area in the summer of 2003, when she came to work at Mt Hood Vacation Rentals. Cari brought with her experience with reservations and customer service from working at other Mt Hood area resorts. Cari's ability & willingness to learn new skills quickly coupled with her knowledge of the area and her friendly personality combine to make her the perfect fit for Mt Hood Vacation Rentals. Cari is the "glue" that keeps the front office and property care department functioning. Cari is a creative knitter and an enthusiastic gardener in her spare time. Cari currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals Association.
FAY - RESERVATIONS AND FRONT OFFICE
Fay visited Mt Hood while on vacation and loved the area so much that she moved here three months later. Her background includes working as a leasing agent and commercial property manager and as a sales representative and customer service specialist for medical devices to Chinese physicians and medical clinics. In her free time, she likes to hike new trails in the Mt Hood National Forest and socialize with friends. Fay grew up in Southern California and lived there her entire life until making the rural mountain lifestyle change. Fay has now lived here more than a year and considers herself an Oregonian. She sealed the deal by bringing a rescued big dog into her home.
KAYLA – RESERVATION SALES AND FRONT OFFICE SPECIALIST
Kayla grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, graduating from Kendall College of Arts and Design with a BFA degree. Kayla comes to Mt Hood Vacation Rentals with 9 years of experience in residential property management as well as having worked for a design company. Kayla brings professionalism, attention to detail and friendly customer service skills along with leasing experience to her position with Mt Hood Vacation Rentals. Kayla’s positive attitude, strong work ethic and genuine and authentic personality make her an excellent fit for Mt Hood Vacation Rentals’ ethos and culture. The Cascade mountain range in Oregon is the perfect place to live for Kayla as she enjoys mountain bike riding, snowboarding, hiking and yoga, all activities that are easily accessible here. Kayla’s boyfriend is a chef and they enjoy cooking together, exploring foods of the northwest as well as experiencing new restaurants, wineries and breweries in the area.
PAUL - GROUNDS AND HOME MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST
Paul is a long-time resident of the Mt Hood area. He is a licensed contractor and owner of Big Dog Fence Company. Paul is an avid outdoorsman, spending his free time mountaineering, skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking and playing with his dogs. Paul is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of the more complex and specialized projects at our vacation rentals. Paul is available for larger deck, fence, gazebo and "hot tub complex" jobs as well. Paul enjoys being creative and keeping the homes and yards looking beautiful.
DEBI - LAUNDRY ROOM ATTENDANT AND HOUSEKEEPING
Debi lives in Estacada near the southern entrance to the Mt Hood National Forest. She has enjoyed a variety of jobs, most recently care-taking an elderly couple which included, cooking, cleaning, maintaining the home and just about everything else that goes with taking care of a home. Her prior cleaning experience was working with her husband in a car-detailing business that they owned for several years. Debi is now working in our in-house laundry room part time, assisting with housekeeping as needed. Her attention to detail translates well to our laundry operations insuring our linens meet our high standards for our guests. Debi enjoys tending to her flower and vegetable gardens and watching Nascar with her husband. She and her husband recently bought a motorcycle which they enjoy riding around the countryside on their days off. Debi also enjoys spending time with her dog and two cats.
JAYMEE – HOUSEKEEPER
Jaymee grew up in the Mt Hood area, graduating from Sandy High School. She welcomed the opportunity to work for a company that is close to home and the places where she loves to spend time. Jaymee brings a positive and upbeat attitude to her work and her coworkers. She has worked in a variety of job and has settled in with housekeeping because she likes to make homes sparkle and shine and she enjoys getting down to work and meeting her goals. Jaymee is planning her wedding for the summer of 2018 and we are all excited for her. Jaymee’s friendly and calm demeanor helps keep everyone grounded, even on the most hectic of days which is a welcome addition to Mt Hood Vacation Rentals.
RACHEL – HOUSEKEEPER & LAUNDRY ATTENDANT
Rachael grew up in Northern California, moving to Oregon about 6 years ago to be closer to her husband’s family. She has a variety of work experience including as a residential housekeeper and hotel housekeeping department manager which included cleaning, training and supervising employees, managing a laundry room and ordering supplies and linens. Rachael’s vast background in the housekeeping industry brings well-rounded experience and strong skill sets to Mt Hood Vacation Rentals. She enjoys being on her feet and moving all day as well as admitting to being highly particular about cleanliness and orderliness in our laundry room and vacation homes. During her free time, Rachael enjoys spending time with her 3 sons (who are almost out of the house) and husband camping and fishing throughout the Pacific Northwest. She loves to cook and crochet and she and her husband are waterfall and lighthouse enthusiasts.
AMBER - HOUSEKEEPER & LAUNDRY ATTENDANT
Amber grew up in Las Vegas then moved to Long Beach, California to attend WyoTech Automotive School. Her hobby is rebuilding hot rod cars, so she decided to get her education in auto mechanics to build a career and to add a skill set for rebuilding classic cars. Amber has worked in a variety of jobs as a car mechanic for the past several years eventually ending up in the Pacific Northwest. She and her husband moved to the Mt Hood area last year to be closer to family and to get out of the city and live a more rural lifestyle. Amber enjoys camping and hiking and going for walks with her dog in the woods. She brings a strong work ethic and can-do attitude to the workplace. Amber is always the first person to jump in and offer to assist her co-workers. Amber is also known for her big hugs which she easily hands out to everyone. She is currently on leave awaiting the birth of her first child.
DEBI - HOUSEKEEPER
Debi came to work at Mt Hood Vacation Rentals in the fall of 2017. She is from the Sandy area where she raised her kids, but had been living in Central Oregon for a few years. She moved back to Sandy to be with her fiancé; they are planning a wedding for the summer of 2018. Debi comes to us with many years of housekeeping experience in boutique hotels and a McMenamin’s property. With her years of experience, she was able to ease right in with our Property Care team and assimilated very quickly. She enjoys playing with her lab mix dog, spending time outside hiking and of all things cleaning her house in her spare time. Debi and her fiancé are also remodeling their home. Debi brings a friendly and professional attitude to work with her every day.