Board of Directors

VRON-PS was established in February 2017. Its eleven Board of Directors consists of six seats representing self-managed homeowners and five seats representing agencies.  

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Katie Kay Mead - Board of Directors/VR Homeowner

Katie joined the VRON Board of Directors in May 2023 for a 1-year term.

Katie has been self-managing her Palm Springs vacation rental since 2014.

 


Kris Bernard - Board of Directors/VR Homeownerheadshot_mk.jpg

Elected 10/2019. Reelected 2021-2023 & 2023-2025.

Kris has been self-managing her Palm Springs vacation rental since 2015. Like many of the other members of the board, she spoke at City Council meetings advocating that vacation rental owners can be part of a thriving community. She also recruited others to speak in favor of the industry, including other homeowners. She has been a member of VRON since October 2017.

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Francine McDougall - Board of Directors/VR Homeowner

Elected 3/2019. Reelected 2021-2023 & 2023-2025.    

Francine has been self-managing her Palm Springs vacation rental since 2011.                                                                            Francine_headshot.jpg

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Bruce Hoban: Co-Founder & Board of Directors/VR HomeownerBruce_Headshot.png

Co-Founder of VRON in February, 2017. Reelected 2019-2021, 2021-2023 and 2023-2025. 

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Co-Campaign Chairperson (with David Feltman) for "We Love Palm Springs - Vote NO on Measure C" the June, 2018 ballot initiative to ban Palm Springs Vacation Rentals which was defeated by a 70-30% margin.  Co-Recipient (with David Feltman) of the "Hall of Fame" awarded to an individual "who has made a lasting contribution to our tourism community". Read more about the 2018 award by clicking here.

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David Feltman: Co-Founder & Board of Directors/VR HomeownerDavid_Headshot_2.png

Co-Founder of VRON in February, 2017. Reelected 2019-2021, 2021-2023 and 2023-2025.

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Co-Founder of VRON in February, 2017 and re-elected to the Board in January 2019 and January 2021. Co-Campaign Chairperson (with Bruce Hoban) for "We Love Palm Springs - Vote NO on Measure C" the June, 2018 ballot initiative to ban Palm Springs Vacation Rentals which was defeated by a 70-30% margin.  Co-Recipient (with Bruce Hoban) of the "Hall of Fame" awarded to an individual "who has made a lasting contribution to our tourism community". Read more about the 2018 award by clicking here.

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Mike Flannery - Board of Directors/VR Agency

Elected to the VRON Board of Directors in September, 2019. Reelected 2022-2024.

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Kenny Cassady -  Board of Directors/VR Agency

Elected to the VRON Board of Directors in September, 2019. Reelected 2022-2024

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Scott Wolkens -  Board of Directors/VR Homeowner

Elected to the VRON Board of Directors in January, 2022. Reelected 2023-2025.

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Airbnb Host Advisory Board
  • Vrbo Customer Advisory Board (CAB)
  • RCENO Neighborhood Organization

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Shannon Metcalf - Board of Directors/VR AgencyShannon

Joined the VRON Board of Directors in February 2023 for a 1-year term.

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Owner of Host With The Most

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Michael Valeo -  Board of Directors/VR AgencyMICHAEL_VALEO_BEST__34.jpg

Elected to the VRON Board of Directors in January, 2022-2023 & 2023-2025.

Groups Affiliated with:

  • Owner of Altamira Vacation Rentals 

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Click here to read about Co-Founders Shon Tomlin and Brian Wilson