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Who We Are

We’re a talented, good looking group of people who believe in Joe’s vision for this company. Or, we’re the next iteration of the Brady Bunch.

Joe C. Collier, President

Mainsail Lodging & Development

As President, Joe Collier sets the tone for Mainsail and, together with his leadership team, works to build a company where employees, partners and investors are all highly valued, and new ideas are welcomed. A native Floridian born in Miami, Joe received his Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management and Marketing from Florida State University and completed his internship in the European Hotel program in Leysin, Switzerland. He spent 15 years with Marriott International in sales, marketing and development before forming Mainsail in 1998.

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Juli Corlew

Julianne V. Corlew, Vice President & Managing Partner

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Juli joined Mainsail in 1999 following a distinguished 16 year career with Marriott which encompassed both operations and finance. She began at the Albuquerque Marriott then continued on through San Francisco, Denver and Tampa, where she was the cluster Controller for multiple Marriott properties. Her international experience as Financial Director took her to Mexico and to South America where she opened the JW Marriott Hotel Quito before returning to the US and Mainsail.

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Jana Collier

Jana M. Collier, Managing Partner & Franchise Owner

Stay Sojo and Mainsail Housing Partners, LLC

Jana oversees all aspects of this division of Mainsail which procures, furnishes and manages luxury apartments to corporate, government and leisure clients.  Jana graduated from The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University and worked in the hospitality and property management industries before landing in corporate housing 17 years ago.

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Brian Check, Development Partner

Mainsail Lodging & Development

After completing a degree in engineering at Iowa State University, Brian joined the industry in 1997. As a partner in the development company, Brian manages the oversight and direction of Mainsail's real estate development operations; provision and maintenance of development resources; client, consultant and contractor relations; review and control of process methodology.

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Andrew Houghton, Managing Partner

Mainsail Vacation Rentals

With more than 30 years of management experience around the world, Houghton comes to Mainsail from The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Prior, Houghton was with Marriott International as Area VP for the Caribbean and Brazil, one of many positions he held throughout his long and distinguished career with Marriott, starting in 1986 as Director of Sales & Marketing at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. In 1988, he moved to the Cairo Marriott, as Director of Marketing. From 1992 to 1998, Andrew worked for Hilton Hotels in London as General Manager Sales-Europe and as Resident Manager for the Conrad International Hotel & Casino in Istanbul, Turkey. In addition, Andrew worked at Marriott Headquarters in Washington, DC as Brand Executive Vice President for Full-Service Brands from 2004 to 2007.

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Susan Marlow, Chief People Officer

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Prior to joining Mainsail, Susan was most recently Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition for Welbilt in New Port Richey, Florida. In her new role, she is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Mainsail’s Human Resources including talent acquisition, retention, training, compensation and benefits programs, leadership development and maintaining Mainsail’s culture.

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Lisa Conner, Chief Financial Officer

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Lisa brings a wealth of experience in financial leadership and accounting roles to Mainsail. She spent more than 10 years working with the Big Four global accounting firms PwC and KPMG as Senior Manager of Audit and more than 15 years in M&A with private equity, public and privately held companies. Lisa also has a proven track record of success in managing financial operations and implementing business process improvements as an Advisory Consultant with RGP, Steven Douglas and Tampa Bay CPA Consulting. She received her bachelor’s degree in business accounting from Stockton University and is a licensed CPA in Florida and New Jersey.

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Norwood Smith

Norwood Smith, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Joining Mainsail in January 2012, Norwood oversees the sales and marketing functions for all the Mainsail assets. With a hospitality sales career spanning more than 30 years, Norwood was most recently the Vice President of Sales for Visit Tampa Bay. Prior to that, Norwood held various sales positions with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, JP Hotels and Ritz-Carlton. Pet peeves include dogs that won’t come when called. Prefers urban settings. Fanatical traveler.

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Tom Haines, Vice President of Operations, Openings & Transitions

Mainsail Lodging & Development

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a hotel veteran with Hyatt and Loews experience, Tom joined Mainsail in 2012 to open Epicurean Tampa before earning the title of VP of Operations. Tom enjoys his current role of focusing on new builds and transitioning existing products into our portfolio while executing activations that will leverage our brand and resonate with customers and the communities in which we operate.

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Charlie Albanos, VP of Operations

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Charlie joins Mainsail after an impressive 30 year career with Marriott International where he began his career as a Chef. As his career progressed through several hotels and cities, he transitioned to F&B Director and later to Resident Manager. His broad experience and knowledge in all aspects of hotel operations will benefit Mainsail as he supports the GMs and teams of all of our open properties and as well as our hotels currently under development.

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Tom Stoffo, Vice President of Technology

Mainsail Lodging & Development

For the past 13 years, Stoffo has worked in hospitality technology at several well-known hotel companies. Starting at the Tradewinds Resort in St. Petersburg, Stoffo led technology departments with Interstate Hotels and Davidson Hotel Group, as well as Mainsail Lodging & Development. Stoffo and his family live in Atlanta, where he most recently worked with Davidson Hotel Group, a rapidly growing company with more than 45 hotels.

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Jeanette De Sousa, Corporate HR Director

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Jeanette joined Mainsail in January of 2021 after being with White Lodging Services for more than 5 years. She comes with various property-level human resources and operational experience from both Marriott and Hilton full-service hotels. Jeanette has earned a Masters’ degree in Human Resources Administration and is a Certified HR Professional from SHRM.

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Rhonda Mestler, Corporate Director of Revenue

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Rhonda's 15+ years of hospitality management includes Omni Hotels, as well as Hilton Corporate properties and franchises. Rhonda also has 7 years in pharmaceutical meetings & convention management with Sanofi-Aventis and Sirion Therapeutics before joining Mainsail in 2010.

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Brandon Marshall, Corporate Director of Sales

Mainsail Lodging & Development

With nearly 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Brandon came to the Epicurean from Marriott International. Previously, he worked for Quorum Hotel & Resorts and Harvard University's Crimson Catering in Cambridge, Mass. as a Senior Catering Manager.

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Sara Tirrell, Corporate Director of eCommerce

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Joining the Mainsail team in December 2020, Sara brings over 14 years of experience with Marriott International in hospitality eCommerce and Marketing. When Sara isn’t too busy developing and executing digital strategies, she enjoys traveling to new destinations and spending time with her husband, daughter, and labradoodle.

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Kelly Stafford, Corporate Director of Marketing

Mainsail Lodging & Development

As a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor’s degree in Resort & Hospitality Management, Kelly began her career with Hyatt Place Coconut Point in Bonita Springs at the front desk prior to moving into the sales department. Kelly joined Mainsail in 2013 as an opening operations team member of the Epicurean Hotel before moving to the corporate office in 2015.

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Nancy June, Corporate Director of Catering & Events

Mainsail Lodging & Development

A 10-year Marriott veteran, Nancy joined the Mainsail team after relocating to the Tampa Bay area in early 2016. Nancy most recently served as the Director of Sales at Fenway Hotel. Prior, she worked at the iconic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. for five years, where she managed high-profile events and led the sales and event teams’ transition from a Renaissance Property to an Autograph Property. Nancy also managed at the Key Bridge Marriott, the longest operating Marriott hotel in the company.

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Vicente Lavayen, Corporate Director of Food & Beverage

Mainsail Lodging & Development

In addition to serving as Mainsail's Corporate Director of Food & Beverage, Vicente oversees Epicurean's food and beverage programs. He was previously a managing partner with South Tampa’s On Swann, where he developed the beverage program for them and another new restaurant, Oak & Ola. A former General Manager for TAPS Restaurant Bar & Lounge in Tampa, his other industry experience includes Hudson at Waterway East, JB’s on the Beach, and the Boca Raton Resort & Club. A native of Miami, Lavayen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Johnson & Wales University and is a certified specialist in wines and spirits and a platinum level certified mixologist.

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Maura Palmer, Corporate Controller

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Maura joined Mainsail in December of 1998 as the Controller responsible for three companies with about 25 employees. Since then, Mainsail has grown to more than 180 employees in the US with another 100 at our Caribbean location and over 30 companies. She is responsible for the oversight of all accounting functions for these entities.

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Tricia Coyle, Divisional Controller

Mainsail Lodging & Development

As a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Tricia began her career with Mainsail in 2004. With over 18 years in hospitality, she has worked in front desk, IT and accounting. Currently, she supports all hotel finance leaders pre and post opening and works together with IT on system implementations.

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Ben Miele, Corporate Director of Accounting

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Ben comes to Mainsail with over 30 years of combined accounting, tax and extensive audit experience. He is a Florida CPA with work experience in both corporate and public accounting, serving a wide client base including privately owned & publicly traded companies. In his most recent role, he served as Director of Accounting for clients of a large global accounting & consulting firm. Ben received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, from UMass Lowell.

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Denis Cruz, Corporate Director of Retail

Mainsail Lodging & Development

With more than 20 years of extensive retail experience in the hospitality industry, Denis joins Mainsail from the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, where he was Director of Retail. In his newly created position, he plans and directs strategies for delivering inventory to on-property retail outlets and carefully curating products for each property in Mainsail’s portfolio. Cruz has worked for the Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott and Loews brands, as well as a few independent hotels. He is based at Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers, where he engages with Mainsail’s entire portfolio to elevate retail offerings and programming.

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Judy Rutledge, Director of Call Center Operations

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Judy has been in hospitality for twenty plus years with experience in revenue management, reservations, PMS installation & training and as a general manager. She is originally from the upper peninsula of Michigan and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Metropolitan University in Clearwater, Florida. Judy currently oversees the reservations team responsible for all hotels.

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Netta Avraham-Katz, Reservations Manager

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Netta plays a crucial role in managing reservations and enhancing the guest experience across Mainsail’s extensive portfolio. She began her career with Mainsail back in 2019, helping to open The Karol Hotel, where she worked as Director of Rooms.

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Caroline Klich, Executive Assistant

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Caroline is a Florida native from Tampa and joined the Mainsail team in 2017. She brings 15 years of experience as a corporate meeting and event planner. When not busy having fun in the office you can find Caroline at Jazzercise, on tour with Fleetwood Mac or hiking with her dogs in Cashiers, NC.

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Lori Nelson, Paralegal

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Lori Nelson brings nearly three decades of experience to Mainsail, specializing in corporate matters, intellectual property, and complex litigation cases on both the state and federal level. She joined Mainsail from Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, where she worked as a Senior Paralegal and most recently a Litigation Support Specialist. Lori is a graduate of Youngstown State University and the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta.

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Bria Jones, Corporate Recruiter

Mainsail Lodging & Development

With over 8 years of experience in Human Resources, Bria has primarily served as a full-cycle recruiter, a role she is deeply passionate about. She is presently pursuing her Master's degree in Human Resource Management, with aspirations to achieve her SHRM certification upon completion. In addition to her academic pursuits, she holds a Medical Assistant diploma and is a Notary Public. Eager to further her professional growth, Bria aims not only to continue expanding her experience, but also to be a valuable asset to a growing and empowering team.

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Juliana Jiménez, Marketing & Creative Specialist

Mainsail Lodging & Development

Juliana joined Mainsail in 2019 during her final semester of grad school at the University of Tampa, where she also earned her bachelor's degree in Advertising & Public Relations. When she's not creating marketing collateral or helping with social media campaigns, she loves travel, trips to Disney and trying new restaurants.

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Brooke Kull, Corporate Marketing Manager

Originally from Sarasota, Brooke is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She brings almost 5 years of experience with Marriott International, working with various hotels and brands on their marketing goals and strategies. In her free time, you can find Brooke exploring new restaurants and happy hours, going to concerts and Lightning games, or spending time with family and her pets, Jax & Violet.

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Briana McClain, eCommerce Specialist

Briana (Brie) graduated from Strayer University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She has joined Mainsail as an eCommerce specialist dedicated to crafting exceptional guest booking experiences and beyond. She brings a strong foundation in customer service and digital marketing to optimize online interactions. When not submerged in the wonderful world of digital economics, she enjoys an active lifestyle and creating lasting memories with loved ones.

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Shawn Routten, General Manager

Epicurean Hotel

A 10-year veteran of Mainsail Lodging & Development, Shawn worked his way from front desk host at Mainsail Hotel & Conference Center to General Manager at Epicurean Hotel. While he isn't cracking jokes, Shawn has played an integral role in the achievement of many awards and recognitions, including Marriott’s Best New Hotel of the Year in 2013 and Marriott International Hotel of the Year in 2017.

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Adam Duffey, General Manager

Fenway Hotel

Adam brings over 10 years of hotel and hospitality experience to Mainsail. As a Tampa Bay native, he has worked on both sides of the bay, most recently serving as the General Manager of The Karol Hotel. Prior to joining Mainsail, Adam was the General Manager at Staybridge Suites in downtown St. Petersburg and held several positions at the St. Petersburg Marriott.

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Becky Hayes, General Manager / Director of Sales

Residence Inn Tampa Wesley Chapel

Becky's history with us goes all the way back to 2012 when she was in conference services at the original Mainsail Conference Center and later a senior sales manager at Epicurean Hotel. In between Mainsail experience, Becky spent time with Warwick hotels in NYC, large convention centers in Kentucky and most recently selling a cluster of select service & extended stay hotels in the Tampa market.

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Bobby Nokley, General Manager

Luminary Hotel & Co.

As an opening member of the Luminary team, Bobby served as Director of Rooms Operations before being promoted to Assistant General Manager, while playing a pivotal role in several Mainsail openings. During his 15-year career in hospitality, Bobby has crisscrossed the country at several notable properties, including JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa and Orlando World Center Marriott. He received his Hotel Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Gary Hyre, General Manager

Innovation Hotel

Gary comes to Mainsail with over 25 years of hospitality experience. Prior to joining our team, Gary held a 13-year tenure with Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and its properties in Naples & Amelia Island, FL; Laguna Beach, Pasadena & Marina del Ray, CA and Phoenix, AZ. During his career, he has also held tenures with Florida Central Appraisal Inc., Lake Placid, FL as owner/operator; The Club at Olde Cypress in Naples, FL as general manager, GLH Consulting Group in Naples, FL, serving clientele that included The Club at Fiddler’s Creek, Hardy Development Group, and The Atlantis Hotel Resort Bahamas.

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Alex Amato, General Manager

Epicurean Atlanta

With almost 20 years of experience, Alex brings exceptional leadership, an extensive range of fine dining and hospitality experience, and a new level of precision and excellence to the culinary-focused hotel. Most recently, he served as the food & beverage director at Loews Atlanta Hotel for four years and managed a multimillion-dollar budget. Prior, he worked with Loews Philadelphia Hotel for five years, working his way up from the general manager of Bank & Bourbon to the food & beverage director.

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James Green III, General Manager

Trilith Guesthouse

Green joined Mainsail in early 2021 with experience in luxury, resort, and metropolitan hotels. Prior, James worked at the Hotel Director of Operations & Hotel Residence for the W Atlanta Downtown Hotel & Residences and the Hotel Manager for the W Atlanta - Midtown. He enjoys golfing, running, traveling and cheering on the Carolina Panthers and Boston Red Sox.

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Gary W. Byrd, General Manager, Hotel Forty Five

By leveraging his experience, Gary W. Byrd strives to develop productive and collaborative cultures and establish a positive and team-oriented working environment. Most recently, he served as the general manager at The Campbell House, Curio Collection by Hilton, in Lexington, Kentucky, where he built a dynamic culture with his associates to create memorable experiences for their guests. Prior to this, he served as assistant general manager at both The Campbell House and Hilton Garden Inn. In his free time, Gary enjoys spending time with his family, especially his daughter and granddaughter. He has an extensive vinyl collection and rocks out on the drums in his basement.

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Sandra Grisham-Clothier, General Manager

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina

Sandra has spent the past 30 years in operations and/or management at various resorts throughout the United States and Caribbean. Most recently she was General Manager of Divi Carina Bay in St. Croix, USVI, and, before that, General Manager of Alaia Belize, an Autograph Collection resort in San Pedro, Belize. She’s also held management positions in the BVI with Bitter End Yacht Club, Peter Island Resort, and Rosewood Little Dix Bay. Grisham-Clothier has a degree in business administration from California Southern University. She resides on Great Camanoe, adjacent to Scrub Island.

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Nancy Williams, Director of Sales

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina

Nancy joined the Scrub Island team in 2016 and has spent the last 25 years working for domestic and international hospitality markets, most recently as the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa.

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Audrey Greminger, Director of Sales

Epicurean Hotel

Audrey first joined Epicurean in 2017, where she put her detailed-oriented personality to work in event management, delivering incredible experiences for clients. After moving to the sales team, she was quickly promoted to senior sales manager, where she covered group and catering sales while driving top-line room revenue. A native of Tampa and graduate of Florida State University, Greminger worked at the award-winning restaurant Mise en Place in Tampa and Tallahassee’s Hotel Duval prior to her time at Epicurean.

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Grant Hart, Director of Sales

Fenway Hotel

With almost a decade of hospitality experience, Grant has worked in key markets across Florida, spending over six years with the unique properties at Mainsail Lodging & Development. Most recently, she worked as senior sales manager for Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers and as the director of sales for Hotel Forty Five. Grant joins the Fenway team to further cultivate relationships throughout the Dunedin community and bring locals and travelers alike to experience the spirit of the jazz-age historic hotel. As an avid music lover with knowledge of the industry, Hart integrates her passions by being a part of a historic hotel in a community with a deep-rooted musical legacy.

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Megan Dunphy, Director of Sales

Luminary Hotel & Co.

Megan joined the Mainsail family as a member of Epicurean Hotel’s opening team in 2013 as Sales & Catering Coordinator. She was soon promoted to an Event Manager, then again as Catering Sales Manager. After serving as a Destination Sales Executive for Waterline Villas & Marina, Megan was named Senior Sales Manager of the Luminary Hotel & Co., making her the hotel’s first ever associate. In 2021, Megan was promoted to Director of Sales where she has demonstrated her passion for sales and building relationships with her clients ever since.

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Victoria Walther, Director of Sales

Innovation Hotel

Victoria joined Innovation's team not too long after opening. With her more than 25 years with Ritz Carlton, mostly representing the Ritz Naples Golf Resort, we couldn’t have asked for someone more ingrained in the Naples community.

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Sara DeBerry, Regional Director of Sales

Epicurean Atlanta & Trilith Guesthouse

Sara joined us with over 20 years in hotel sales, most recently 12 years with Starwood / Marriott as Group Sales Leader for W Hotels of Atlanta. No stranger to pre-openings, Epicurean Atlanta was her third hotel to open. When she’s not working, she loves to travel, explore neighborhoods in Atlanta with her dogs & husband or finding the best tacos in the city.

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Kimberly Raphael, Director of Sales

Hotel Forty Five

Previously serving as the Human Resources Manager at Hotel Forty Five, Raphael re-enters the sales world, where she has spent the majority of her 25-year career. Her experience has spanned an impressive list of hotel brands, including Four Seasons, Hilton, and Marriott, with roles ranging from hotel sales management and corporate sales to restaurant service, hiring and training. Her notable positions include National Group Sales for Hilton Direct, Sales Manager for Marriott International’s Las Vegas Sales Office, Senior Dual Corporate Sales Manager at Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn, and Director of Sales roles at both Springhill Suites Macon and Residence Inn Macon. Before joining Hotel Forty Five, Raphael led recruitment, training and team development as Talent and Culture Manager at Prime Hospitality, overseeing three Sonny’s BBQ restaurants.

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STAY SOJO

Sarah Everhart, Vice President

Stay Sojo and Mainsail Housing Partners, LLC

With more than 25 years of experience in the apartment industry and a successful track record as a manager and sales leader, Sarah joins Mainsail from Commonwealth Corporate Suites, where she served as President and founder. While Sarah is very proud of her professional accomplishments, her true passion stems from raising her two teenage daughters, Lauren and Anna Leah. When she is not cheering for them on the soccer sidelines, she also enjoys traveling, living an active lifestyle and simply enjoying time at the beach.

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Neisja Jones, General Manager

Tampa

Neisja spent 11 years as Director of Sales at the Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center. When the Mainsail Conference Center opened in 2009, she developed a sales team and implemented innovative strategies to maximize the facility. Prior to her work with Mainsail, Jones worked as a Sales Manager at the Tampa Marriott Waterside and the Marriott Event Booking Center.

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Victoria Cohen, General Manager

Miami

Victoria joined Mainsail in August 2010. She comes with an extensive background in corporate housing. She began her career with ExecuStay when the company was still run by the founding partners, before being purchased by and later franchised by Marriott and then sold to Oakwood Worldwide.

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Hardy Mattox, General Manager

Orlando & Tennessee

Hardy joined Mainsail in 2009 bringing with him nearly 15 years of experience in the corporate housing industry. After graduating from UCF, Hardy began his career in hospitality as an operations associate for an independent provider in Orlando. Presented with the opportunity to be part of a company expansion, Hardy assisted in opening an office in Tampa, learning all aspects of the operation over an eight-year period. In 2003, Hardy returned to Orlando to manage the operations department and oversee the transition to a Marriott ExecuStay franchise. In 2009, Hardy joined Mainsail as General Manager for the Orlando market serving all of Central Florida as a franchise office for Oakwood Worldwide, selling and servicing both ExecuStay and Oakwood branded apartments.

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Melissa Hoban, General Manager

Virginia & Carolinas

Melissa joins our team with a wealth of experience, most recently serving as the Operations Manager for Commonwealth Corporate Suites, where she held the position for nearly 15 years. With a background in Social Work, Melissa began her career with Commonwealth Corporates, Inc as Operations Manager in 2005. Melissa holds a Masters of Social Work degree and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, two young boys, Conor and Luke and their yellow lab, Rosie.

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Karina Tesar, General Manager

Georgia & Alabama

Karina joined Mainsail in 2010 and has held various positions with ExecuStay-Atlanta, including sales and customer service, and currently is General Manager for the Atlanta team which services the entire state of Georgia and parts of Alabama. Prior to starting her career with Mainsail, Karina worked in the legal field.

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Mark Schultz, General Manager

Jacksonville

With 13 years in the Corporate Housing Industry, Mark joined Mainsail in 2011. Mark manages the Jacksonville market for both Oakwood and ExecuStay brands. His office covers Jacksonville, Gainesville, the Florida Panhandle and the Savannah, Georgia areas. Prior to corporate housing Mark worked in the restaurant industry for 25 years.

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Melissa Wellman, Divisional Controller

Melissa joined Mainsail after 10 years in the hotel industry. She began her hospitality career in North Carolina, working the front desk and eventually finding a role in accounting and administration. Since 2006 Melissa has held the Accounting Manager role for Stay Sojo and was promoted in 2023 to Divisional Controller. Melissa is passionate about fitness and her dogs. She also enjoys going to concerts and traveling as much as possible.

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Eryn Weber, Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Eryn joined Mainsail in 2020 as National Account Manager. She brings over 20 years of experience in the corporate housing industry, managing high-touch global accounts and driving customer loyalty. A year after joining Mainsail, she was promoted to Manager, Strategic Partnerships, building and cultivating Stay Sojo's national supply chain and leading special projects that drive efficiency for our team and clients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.

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Melissa Mitchell, Director of Sales

Melissa joined Stay Sojo in 2021 to lead the sales team and sales strategy for Stay Sojo. With over 30 years in the corporate housing industry, Melissa has held a variety of strategic sales, client experience and leadership positions during her career. Melissa enjoys time with her two sons and their dog Teddy.

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Jennifer Pickering, Guest Experience Manager

Jennifer began her journey with Stay Sojo in 2021 and brings over 30 years of experience from the hotel industry with a focus on elevating and generating memorable stays. She and her Guest Experience Team are responsible for creating a home away from home with Stay Sojo’s five-star level of service. “No stay is too little or too long, every guest is a VIP!” In her free time, Jennifer and her husband enjoy RVing and entertaining along the way.

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MAINSAIL VACATION RENTALS

Lacey Lloyd-Jones, Director of Operations

Mainsail Vacations Rentals

Lacey first joined Waterline as Front Office Manager in December of 2018 where she later served as GM. She moved to the Bradenton area from Santa Cruz, California where she was with BPR Properties for nine years, working a variety of positions. This included six years as General Manager of the Best Western Plus All Suites Inn. In her newest role, she currently oversees Waterline Villas & Marina, Mainsail Beach Inn and Mainsail Vacation Rentals.

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Theresa Greene, Director of Business Development

Mainsail Vacation Rentals

Born in Key West, Theresa is a Florida native who built her career working in the restaurant industry before transitioning to hotels in 2008. She worked for the Ritz-Carlton for over 10 years where she held multiple roles in food and beverage, transient & leisure sales, reservations & revenue management, and even spa sales to name a few. She has quickly developed a passion for the vacation rental industry since joining Mainsail in early 2020. When she is not working, she enjoys spending her time either watching her son play baseball, supporting her daughter in her dance performances, or traveling with her husband and kids.

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Matthew Stout, Property Manager

Mainsail Beach Inn

Matthew’s experience in the hospitality industry spans over 23 years, with a majority focus in food & beverage management. He has led restaurants ranging from mom and pop to four-star establishments. Prior to joining the Mainsail Vacation Rentals family, Matthew served as a Dining Room Manager in Sarasota.