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 Board and 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 and is the immediate past president.
TRISH - front office & guest relations
Trish joined the MHVR team in the fall of 2020 after working several years at the front desk and in administration for another Mt Hood vacation rental company. Her prior career was working in a Hospital Emergency Room for 20 years which gives her a great sense of urgency and a skill set at “triage” in the workplace, ensuring she takes care of priorities. Trish grew up in the Mt Hood area, moving away to the Portland Metro area for a few years. She and her husband Jimmie raised their kids here. They are very active in the community and also enjoy golfing and socializing with their friends. They now enjoy spending time with their 9 grandchildren and many dogs and cats.
BENITA - FRONT OFFICE AND GUEST RELATIONS
Benita moved to the Mt Hood area in early 2020 after retiring from managing several boutique hotels in Napa Valley and the southern Oregon coast. Shortly after making Mt Hood her home, she decided she wanted to work part-time to keep herself busy and we happily welcomed her to our team. Benita works for us 4 mornings a week answering phones, assisting guests, processing reservations and taking care of many of our administrative needs. Benita’s two grown children live in the area and spend time with her. Benita and her daughter like taking long drives exploring and adventuring around Oregon. She also enjoys her big, fat fluffy cat.
DEB – HOUSEKEEPER AND LAUNDRY ATTENDANT
Deb grew up in the Sandy area where she raised her two children. She later moved to Central Oregon where she has a variety of work experience including working in boutique hotels and the housekeeping department at McMenamin's St. Francis Hotel in Bend which included cleaning hotel rooms as well as guest houses. Deb moved back to Sandy to be with her fiance and his 13-year old daughter. She enjoys putting things in order and is highly particular about cleanliness and orderliness in our vacation homes. During her free time, Deb enjoys spending time on her property with their animals and remodeling their home. Deb brings a professional and friendly attitude with her to work every day.
hunter – HOUSEKEEPER AND LAUNDRY ROOM ATTENDANT
Hunter started working with MHVR in the fall of 2020 after working as a housekeeper for a year for another Mt Hood vacation rental company. Before that, he worked as a caregiver in an Assisted Living & Memory Care Senior Living Community for 3 years. Hunter grew up in Sandy and attended Sandy High School. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and going caving. Even though Hunter lives in the mountains, he loves all things city like dining out, going to nightclubs and wandering around the city. He also has a flair for clothing, botany and crystals
AMY – HOUSEKEEPER AND LAUNDRY ROOM ATTENDANT
Amy came to work with MHVR in the spring of 2021. Prior to that time, she worked as an in-home caregiver for seniors for 2 years. This experience including cleaning and detailed attention to her patients’ needs which comes through in her vacation rental cleaning. Before that she worked as the manager of a tile and marble company for several years. Amy grew up in the Hood River area on the north side of Mt Hood and has been living in Sandy for several years now with her husband. They spend lots of time with her 21-year old daughter who lives nearby. She enjoys listening to music, attending county fairs and camping with her family. Amy has a pet turtle and a dog.
TRICIA - LAUNDRY ROOM ATTENDANT
Tricia recently joined the MHVR team after being laid off
from her front desk management position at a full-service Mt Hood area resort
where she worked for 7 years. She is getting back into the swing of things and
likes working in our laundry room where she can quietly work towards perfection
with the sheets and towels. She moved here from California where she worked in
banking. Tricia learns quickly and excels at being efficient in the laundry
room and keeping everything neat and tidy. She lives with her boyfriend and
they spend their free time camping and hiking in the woods unless they are
watching NFL football.
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. His newest hobby is riding his dual sport motorcycle on back roads and exploring new places. 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.
ANDY - GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Andy was employed with Mt Hood Vacation Rentals a few years ago, leaving to work with his daughter at a local hardware store. He decided he prefers to work outside while fixing things and making yards and hot tubs look great, so we welcomed him back to Mt Hood Vacation Rentals in the summer of 2019. Andy has a varied career working for motels and apartment buildings doing maintenance of every type including fixing plumbing leaks, installing doors and windows, drywall repair and paint and more. In his free time, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife and family camping and mushroom hunting. Andy is a very laid back and mellow person which fits in well with his coworker, Phil.
PHIL - GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN AND HOUSEKEEPER
Phil has worked at Mt Hood Vacation Rentals for two years. He has lived in the area for 20+ years working in a variety of hospitality positions at different motels, ski areas and restaurants. He also owned a landscape maintenance company and did trail work for the Mt Hood National Forest. His varied experiences come in handy as a maintenance technician for vacation rentals. Phil also assists in our housekeeping department occasionally. Phil enjoys camping, hiking, gardening and traveling with his girlfriend who works at a lavender farm. They spend time at home with their dogs, cats and chickens. Phil brings a calm demeanor to the work place which has earned him the nickname of "Chill Phil".
JIMMIE - MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTIONS
Jimmie came to MHVR in the fall of 2020. He has spent his career working in the hospitality industry mostly in the food and beverage sector in which he has a culinary degree. He has spent the past several years working for another Mt Hood vacation rental company in maintenance and security. Jimmie also owns a small ride service, assisting Mt Hood area visitors in getting around and to and from the Portland airport. Jimmie has lived in the Mt Hood area for decades, raising his kids here with his wife Trish. They have 3 kids and 9 grandkids who they love spending time with. Jimmie loves his dogs and cats and even shows love to the office dog, Sammy. Jimmie’s biggest passion is golf which he pursues as many days a week as he can.