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Customer-centric team driven to give you and our guests the absolute best experience.

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Jayla brings over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, operations and sales with global iconic lifestyle brands. Since her early 20's, she's had a passion for real estate investment. It started with house hacking her first triplex in her early 20's. Most recently, after turning their wine country retreat into a profit maximizing machine, she's fallen in love with short-term rentals and enjoys creating amazing luxury experiences for guests while maximizing profits for owners. Jayla holds an MBA, has appeared on ABC's hit show Shark Tank making a deal with Mark Cuban, and participates in national STR Mastermind groups to stay up to date on the latest trends in the industry. Connect on LinkedIn

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Operations Manager

Jo is a dedicated hospitality professional who brings a wealth of passion and expertise to our team. With a strong background in operations and client services, she excels at leveraging technology to make our operations a smooth running machine! Outside of her professional endeavors, Jo is an avid traveler, exploring new destinations and immersing herself in diverse cultures. In her leisure time, she channels her creativity as an artist, contributing to the vibrant artistic community.

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Marketing Manager

Caren Yanez has been working online for 6 years. She manages social media management/marketing, digital ads, property branding and marketing. Caren has worked with multiple marketing agencies and brings a diverse background in digital marketing. She loves to travel to explore new places and experience new adventures!

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Lead Housekeeper - Santa Barbara

Celene has been in hospitality for over ten years and with Atlas since we started. She is our Lead for Housekeeping and supplies in the Santa Barbara market. She ensures our properties are kept in near-perfect condition. She's incredibly passionate about her work and highly detail oriented. Celene is also the mom of two beautiful daughters!



Lead Inspector - Santa Barbara

Carol retired from an impressive career working as a global CEO for international branding companies— take it from us when we tell you she has an eye for detail! As someone who can't sit still, Carol works with Atlas now to ensure our properties are always 100% guest and owner ready in the Santa Barbara market. Jayla and Carol met back in 2012 through Jayla's wine company and have been friends ever since.

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Lead Maintenance & House Keeping- Santa Barbara

Ricky has been with Atlas from the beginning. He not only has customer service and hospitality in his DNA but he's always giving 110% and does it with a smile. Ricky keeps the onsite operations at our Santa Barbara market properties running smoothly and helps ensure our our properties are in great shape and our guests have everything they need. Ricky is also the father of two beautiful daughters!



Lead Housekeeper and Inspector- Stowe

Afton is one of the hardest workers you'll meet and also one of the most caring, she lives and breathes hospitality and helps ensure our guests and owners walk into a squeaky clean home for their stay! She's always got a positive attitude and is an amazing team player. Afton is the mom of two amazing daughters and a fur baby as well.



Lead Maintenance- Stowe

Steve Kende is local to Stowe Vermont and has had a successful contracting business for over 20 years, Stowe Fine Finishes. Whether you're looking to trouble shoot Smart Home tech, execute a high-end renovation or tackle ongoing repairs, Steve is the guy! We are thankful to have Steve's diverse knowledge, attention to detail and hospitality mindset that cares for our owner's homes and guest experience alike.



Operations- Santa Barbara

James brings over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and sales experience working with lifestyle brands in the action sports industry. James passion for real estate started at 18, when at that time, he was the youngest licensed realtor in California. Today James enjoys running his own apparel business and working behind the scenes with Atlas Vacations on strategy, creative and west coast operations.


In addition to our team above, we have numerous others that support this hospitality machine! We carefully build the best support staff in each region. Extra consideration goes into working with like-minded people who we trust and who have a customer service, hospitality attitude. The turnover service and providing 24/7 support is the lifeblood of our company and is therefore one of our highest priorities. 5-star cleanliness, a beautifully staged property, and hotel-like amenities will set your property apart and ensure happy guests—which makes for happy owners.

We are committed to providing competitive staff a compensation program that attracts, retains and rewards high-performing employees at all levels. Atlas Vacations is also committed to providing a total staff compensation package tied to the attainment of individual and group results and the achievement of organizational goals. 

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