Nov
19

November Employee Spotlight – Lynne Turner

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For almost 3 years, Lynne Turner has been a Sales Agent for the SunStream Vacation Club at DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa. Originally from Michigan, Lynne has been living in Florida for 30 years and loves her job because everyday is a day at the beach!

Lynne has been working in the vacation club industry for most of her career and has worked in some of the world’s most exotic locations. She also has worked locally in luxury real estate sales. Her extensive background in the industry as well as her first hand experience as a vacation club owner has allowed her to have first hand experience in the value of trading with Interval International.

What some people may not know about Lynne is that she is a world traveler – her last trip was to Costa Rica to hike the jungles and zip line across the highest volcano in Central America! When she can’t get away, she enjoys scuba diving and kayaking, but is always looking for a new adventure!

Motto Lynne lives by: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone – Play full on!

Kaleen Fullilove joined the SunStream Vacation Club family 16 months ago as a Front Desk agent. Originally from Florida, Kaleen moved to Texas for a while but knew she needed to be back near the water… so Southwest Florida was her first choice!

Kaleen has a very interesting and inspiring background – for 30 years she worked as with missionary organizations helping to build schools, orphanages, churches and to bring in medical and dental services. For 6 months in 2009 she lived on the island of Roatan in Honduras starting a Girl’s Home for girls in crisis.

As if her amazing background isn’t inspiring enough, she also has 6 children, ages 14-32. She claims her new “hobby” for next year will be helping her daughter with the birth of her “spontaneous” triplets – 2 girls and 1 boy… wow!

It is no wonder that Kaleen’s favorite part of her job is being able to spend time with all of the Vacation Club Owners and Hotel Guests, specifically being able to hear about the snow and windchills… realizing that Florida is the best place she could be at this point in her life!

Sep
19

September Employee Spotlight – Kay Sutton

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Kay Sutton has been with the SunStream Vacation Club team for almost 4 years as a Contract Processor. Originally from Springfield, Illinois, Kay urged for the sunshine and warmer climate, as she mentioned the, “Cold and snow are just not for me anymore!”

Prior to working with us, she worked for attorneys offices and handled timeshare closings. Kay is a Licensed Title Agent and says this has really helped her in being successful in her current position.

But “closing the deal” is not all Kay gets out working with SunStream, she really enjoys the interaction with owners & potential owners. There are many that she has become friends with and even considers some owners family. Not only that, Kay loves her SunStream family and says everyone is wonderful to work with.

When Kay isn’t working or creating lasting friendships with our owners, she enjoys bowling, taking vacations, hanging out with friends, and get this, she’s even a dare devil… sky diving and cliff diving are among her favorite hobbies too!

SunStream Vacation Club is very lucky to have Kay a part of our team and we hope the next time you are staying with us you get the chance to meet her if you haven’t already!

Aug
09

July Employee Spotlight – Karen Smith

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SunStream Vacation Club is proud to welcome Karen Smith to our SunStream family. Originally from Michigan, Karen has been living in Lee County for over 30 years and joins us as the Vacation Club OPC & Marketing Concierge. Previous hospitality experience includes work on Sanibel Island as well as Gatlinburg, TN. Karen will be booking all in-house and OPC (Off-Property Contact) Tours for DiamondHead’s Vacation Club Program.

After talking with Karen, she states, “In the 2 months I have been working at DiamondHead and the Vacation Club, I have enjoyed meeting new people everyday, talking with owners and their families and both the guests and my colleagues are great people to work with.” In her free time, Karen enjoys spending time outdoors boating, swimming and playing tennis. We are thrilled to have Karen as a the newest member of our Vacation Club Team!

May
30

June Employee Spotlight – Joanna Guglielmo

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Joanna Guglielmo joined the team at DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa as the Activities Director a little over a year ago. A recent graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a B.S. in Resort & Hospitality Management, Joanna is originally from a small town called Seekonk, MA, but quickly realized how much she enjoyed the warmer weather when she moved to Cape Coral with her family almost 7 years ago.

If you ask Joanna why she enjoys her position as the Activities Director, she will be quick to tell you. “I love kids and am so glad that I have the opportunity to work with them everyday. Some of my favorite activities that I oversee are the Diamond Derby Crab Races, Bingo, Beach Contests and Group Team Building Activities. I love working for SunStream and DiamondHead and look forward to the many opportunities for growth that SunStream has to offer!” In her free time, Joanna enjoys spending time with her family, running and cooking new recipes.

The guests at DiamondHead, children and adults alike, continuously compliment Joanna for her enthusiasm and energetic personality. We are very lucky to have her part of our team, as she is a perfect example of helping SunStream live out their mission of being F.I.R.S.T. in Hospitality.