Alan R. Hammond – Managing Director
Alan R. Hammond is the founder and Managing Director of Holiday Vacation Rentals and Birchwood Property Management and principle Broker. He has served as a Director, Officer, and Treasurer of the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) and holds the Certificated Vacation Rental Manager (CVRM) designation. A recognized industry leader, Alan is featured in the book The Rental Game: Winning with a Professional Vacation Rental Team by Maureen Regan. Read more….
Kathie Hammond – Administration
Kathie Hammond is the Accounting Administrator for the company. She has a passion for working with people and accountability to excellence in standards of service. Kathie is a Board member and officer of the Win-Some-Women Christian ministry, which holds 2 annual conference at the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island hosting up to 6,000 attendees. Kathie and Alan have been married for over 40 years and have 5 children and 8 grandchildren.
Jared Hammond – Property Management
Jared Hammond has over a decade of experience in the real estate industry including real estate sales, property management, and condominium association management. Jared’s responsibilities include direct oversight of several condominium associations and coordination of special projects. Hobbies include camping, hiking, home improvement projects, and making the finest maple syrup south of Canada!
Nicollette Hammond – Rental Administrator and Sales
Nicollette Hammond has been with Holiday Vacation Rentals for over ten years, overseeing the company PMS and rental trust accounting. In addition to responsibilities for rental and condominium association bookkeeping, Nicollette works with reservation sales, housekeeping scheduling, and property management services. Nicollette is a licensed salesperson with Holiday’s Real Estate Sales division. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three little girls, camping, hiking, traveling, reading, and making and documenting memories.
Vicki Farrell – Association Services
Vicki Farrell started her career in property management when she relocated from her home town of Clare, Michigan, to Cody, Wyoming. Wanting to expand into the hospitality field, in 2007, she relocated to West Glacier, Montana, where she took a position as an on-site resort manager. In 2012, she relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida, to take the opportunity to assist in a high rise luxury condominium in Clearwater on the Gulf of Mexico. She has recently moved back to Michigan to be closer to her family. She raised her three sons in Clare, Michigan, and has two grandchildren who reside there. Her hobbies are photography and fishing, especially fly fishing Montana rivers. With experience in resorts and condominiums, she has recently joined Birchwood Property Management in association services.
Dan Coonrod – Maintenance Supervisor
Dan Coonrod started working with Holiday Vacation Rentals in the Birchwood Property Management division in April of 2010 at the age of 15 doing some yard work and landscaping. After graduating from high school and while in college, he worked for BPM full time and started doing more, such as building repairs, painting, general maintenance, and certified drone operator. There isn’t much he doesn’t do. In the spring of 2017, he got married, and his wife, Monica, also works for Holiday Vacation Rentals in housekeeping. He enjoys doing pretty much anything outdoors, including, fishing, hunting, kayaking, and riding his dirt bike. He also enjoys working on cars with his dad and friends.
Jennifer Tremble – Resort Manager
Jennifer Tremble is the Resort Manager at LeBear Luxury Resort in Glen Arbor, Michigan which is managed by Birchwood Property Management a division of Holiday Vacation Rentals. Jennifer has spent the past 23 years in the hospitality industry in the capacities of convention services, front desk operations, sales and marketing. Jennifer also spent 10 years within the private golf and country club industry in membership sales and marketing. Jennifer earned her B.S. in Park and Recreation Program Management from Michigan State University (MSU) with emphasis in program management and administration. She also holds a minor in Communications. In September of 2006 she earned her Certified Marketing Professional designation through the Professional Club Marketing Association. She resides in Lake Ann, Michigan, with her husband and two children.
Thomas Sheidler – Chief of Maintenance
Thomas Sheidler is Chief on Maintenance at the LeBear Resort overseeing the building and facilities. Under Tom’s leadership, the maintenance team capabilities include performing plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall repair, indoor and outdoor painting, irrigation, grounds lighting, and some HVAC and power equipment repair. Thomas is also a Certified Pool Operator. Thomas coordinates resort maintenance helping our team to meet the standards of a 5 star residence club resort.
Sandy Luthardt – Guest Services
Sandy Luthardt is the guest and owner services representative at LeBear Resort in Glen Arbor, Michigan, and has over ten years of experience in the hospitality industry. She is responsible for guest and owner experience making people happy and smiling, and to make their vacation the best of a lifetime. She is a graduate of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC), with an associates in Business Management. She’s married to Eric, and they have two daughters, Mia and Autumn. When Sandy’s not working, you’ll find her spending time with her two girls and two kittens, or watching LIVE PD, COPS, or American Ninja Warrior on television. She’s good at making people smile and laugh, and since laughing and smiling is good for your life, she likes to tell people that it’s good for them to have her in their lives. Also, it takes more muscles in your face to frown than to smile … so smile!
Sindye Alexander – Marketing
Sindye Alexander has lived in the beauty of northern Michigan her whole life. She has raised 4 children in the Petoskey area and loves spending time in the woods and watching the amazing sunsets over the Little Traverse Bay. Sindye has been with Holiday Vacation Rentals on and off since the mid 2000s. Currently she serves as an online marketing specialist, creating blog and social media content. Her goal is to bring visitors the best information they can use to plan their northern Michigan vacations.
Jeremy Hammond – IT
Jeremy Hammond is the owner of Worldview Media, LLC, and does technical stuff for Holiday Vacation Rentals like helping ensure a great user experience on the website. He enjoys researching and writing and also contributes to the HVR blogs. He loves the northern Michigan outdoors, and his hobbies include hiking, biking, exploring, playing guitar, and photography.