Meet the Scenic Stays Leadership Team

Over 175 Years of Combined Vacation Rental Management Experience

Scenic Stays is a service-first vacation rental company, always. Partner with a hospitality company that understands the service levels that owners and guests expect- and deserve. Allow us to provide the communication you need to stay informed about your property. Work with a team of local experts with a proven track record of strong revenue results. Where else can you find over 175 years of vacation rental industry experience in one team? Partner with us.

The Scenic Stays Professional Team

  • Partners – Chris Wheeler, Ron Whitfield, Lino Maldonado, Park Brady and Bill Abbott
  • Operations Manager – Sarah Leeser
  • Guest Relations Manager – Brandon Talcott
  • Operations Manager – Tonia Eschan

Scenic Stays is a company that is focused on hospitality. Our priorities are service levels as well as driving revenue without a reduction in occupancy.

Our guests are delighted with their experiences- our summer review ratings are an average 4.8 out of 5 stars! As a local company, we are available to quickly address concerns.


Scenic Stays Partners

Park Brady (Partner) grew up in Orlando Florida and after University at Florida served as a Pilot in the US Air force for 6 years. Park went into the Banking business and has been the start-up owner of numerous businesses in his career including Restaurants, Hotels, Property Management, Long Term rental and a Mail boxes etc. Park founded his first vacation rental company in Colorado in 1986. Park also founded a Vacation Rental Company and Real Estate Sales Company in St Simons Island, GA, in 2005.

Park’s first Vacation Rental Company in Colorado joined with 11 other vacation rental companies in 1998 to Start ResortQuest International NYSE. Park served on the Original board of ResortQuest. Later Park Became the Chief Operating Officer of ResortQuest and then the CEO of ResortQuest. He and has been involved in over 350 Homeowners Associations during his Career.

Joann Saucier (Partner) has been in the vacation rental management business since 1983. She was Senior Regional Manager for Abbott Resorts and Director of Operations for Abbott Resorts and ResortQuest International. Joann has been active in the tourism community having chaired the South Walton Tourist Development Council and served on numerous tourism committees. She is the recipient of the VanNess Butler Hospitality Award for her promotion of tourism.

Joann is also the recipient of the Community Association Institute Tom Creekmore Award for her leadership in CAM education. Additionally, Joann served on the State of Florida’s Advisory Board for Condominiums. For the past several years she has served as a mentor in the Walton County Chamber of Commerce Professional Mentoring program.

Bill Abbott (Partner) has been a Northwest Florida resident for over 40 years. In 1976 he founded Abbott Realty Services, Inc. and Abbott Resorts, and ran that business until 1998 when it was sold to ResortQuest International. Bill served on the Original Board of directors and was an active consultant with ResortQuest until it was sold to Wyndham Resorts in 2010. Bill Holds a Florida Real Estate Brokers license and has been very active in the Florida panhandle community over many years.

Bill served on the Florida Advisory Committee of condominiums, Okaloosa County Economic Development Council, and has received numerous awards for his active involvement in local chambers and Boards. Bill is presently Director and VP of Tops’l Beach and Racquet Club Master Board, President of Sierra Dunes Homeowner association, Director and VP of Harbor Place Condominiums. Bill has been involved with over 75 additional condo boards in recent years.

Our partnership with Lightmaker Property Manager (LMPM) puts Scenic Stays at the forefront of the vacation rental industry. As one of Lightmaker’s first users, Scenic Stays has capabilities other companies simply do not.