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 of which she was recently named President.
STEPHANIE - RESERVATIONS AND GUEST RELATIONS
Stephanie has lived at Mt Hood for almost a dozen years and recently joined the MHVR team after working in reservations and the front office for the Lodges at Government Camp and Timberline Lodge for several years. She has also worked in other hospitality positions including as a barista, server in a cafe and as an esthetician. All of these positions have developed a calm, soothing and guest-centric approach to Stephanie's guest relations style. Stephanie has two daughters and her family's free time, they enjoy hiking, biking, camping and taking the kids on family adventures in the outdoors. She also likes to listen to live music and test new recipes. Stephanie also volunteers at the Welches School.
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.
JEAN – HOUSEKEEPER AND LAUNDRY ATTENDANT
Jean has lived and worked around Mt Hood for most of her adult life with her husband Andy, our full-time Maintenance Technician. They have managed hotels and apartment buildings and also worked at Mt Hood Village RV Park for several years. Jean has typically worked in the housekeeping and laundry departments in her various jobs. Her most recent employment before joining MHVR was cleaning local residential homes. In her spare time, Jean enjoys gardening and growing house plants and spending time with her children and granddaughter. Jean and Andy also enjoy hiking in the forest and hunting for mushrooms. Jean has a funny sense of humor and a positive attitude at work that we all love. She also brings a strong work ethic to the team, always wanting to do a really great job and helping her coworkers.
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.
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".