MEET THE TEAM...
Is the Resorts’ General Manager. She came to Florida in 1982 from New Jersey and immediately began her career with an affiliate of VPM as an escrow secretary giving her experience and an education in real estate contracts and closings. In 1987, she took a position as the personal assistant to one of the company’s owners who encouraged her to continue her real estate education. She obtained her Community Association Management License and went on to obtain her Florida Real Estate Associate License and subsequently her Florida Real Estate Broker’s License. She started her management career as manager of Smuggler’s Cove Resort and now acts as Executive General Manager of 6 resorts spanning the Gulf Coast from Indian Rocks Beach to Naples. Gloria has been an integral part of the growth and financial soundness of the resorts for over 25 years and considers the own-ers and guests truly family.
A native Floridian, grew up in Polk County and spent summers here on Anna Maria Island. After attending University both in the US and abroad, Mark returned to the states to take a position as an Investment Officer for Midland Mortgage Investment Company where he traveled the country analyzing potential investments for various syndication groups. He finally settled in New Orleans, Louisiana where he owned an antique and design gallery on Royal St. in the French Quarter. He has always maintained a home here and in 2000 returned to be near his family and made Bradenton his permanent home. At that time, Mark, a Florida Licensed Real Estate Associate, practiced real estate with Michael Saunders and Company before joining VPM in 2004. Mark says that living in paradise is a privilege and he loves sharing it with all of the Resorts owners and guests.
Moved to Bradenton from Ohio as a child and grew up here. After graduating from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors degree in Public and Cultural Communications, she worked in the hospitality industry on Longboat Key and in Sarasota with a Property Appraisal Company. Lorilai has been with VPM four years and is the Resort’s Assistant Manager. She holds a Florida Community Association Management license and a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate’s license. Lorilai is an avid traveler and enjoys working in an industry that mirrors her personal interests.
Thomas (TC) Carlson
Was raised in Harrison, Michigan, a quaint lakefront community of 1,500. After Graduating from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors degree in Education, Tom entered the sales profession and has been doing so for the past 40 years. Tom has been working with VPM in various capacities since 1985 and currently provides the sales services for Anna Maria Island. He resides in Sarasota and is a fixture in the cultural coast’s social community.
LouAnn Williams, Activities Director
Was raised in Williamstown, KY and Indianapolis, IN moved to Florida in 1976. LouAnn considers herself to be an outgoing person with self-confident, optimistic attitude, and excellence in career of choice...experience in public relations, and by nature loves working with people, and the public. Her first career of 18 years began with Federated Dept. Stores in the food division as a restaurant manager. Once the restaurants folded she went through training with LA Weight Loss, and managed their centers for 4 years; 2 of those years in Bradenton. LouAnn moved to this area in 2000, and has lived on this beautiful Island for 9 years..."Paradise Found". She is pround to say through an affiliate of VPM she landed a position in 2006, and now as the Activities Director, she just an island girl with an island job hoping to make your vacation as much fun as she has being here for you.
Vacation Property Management is the brain-child of James R. Valente. Having been on the leading edge of luxury resort development, Mr. Valente wanted to bring the same level of customer service common in the development and sales stage of resort development to the management of existing resorts. To that end, Vacation Property Management has been the recipient of over 100 designations for service and hospitality and has been featured in magazine and newspaper articles across the nation.