Our Team

Our team has more than 75 years of combined experience in the rental management, real estate and hospitality industries on Sanibel and the surrounding environs, and we are proud of our long association with the Islands.  We live and work here, so we have intimate knowledge and a love of the area, and we really want to share that with our guests.  When you book your vacation with us, you are dealing with real people, located right here on Sanibel Island.

Chris has been in the real estate industry in Southwest Florida for more than two decades, and holds the highest designation awarded by the State of Florida for Real Estate Appraisers as a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (Cert. Gen RZ3169).  Chris is also a Florida Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate (SL3381010) and holds a degree in Commercial Art and Illustration, with a background in marketing and advertising as well as more than a decade of experience in research and analysis of complex real estate assets and markets, including the travel and tourism industry and conservation and natural resource issues.  Chris is also proud to have been recently appointed to the Visit Florida Promotions Committee for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year.  Chris joined Select Vacation properties in 2016, and really enjoys working on the Island and sharing his passion for Sanibel and the beaches with first-time visitors and returning guests alike.  His primary responsibilities are growth and operations and the development of marketing strategies, social media, web development and other customer-facing components of the company.  Chris has been married for nearly 20 years to his beautiful wife Carla, and enjoys relaxing with his family at the beach or by the pool.

Email Chris at chris@selectvacationproperties.com

Patience Jennings-Rodriguez started out in the vacation rental industry at the age of 19 answering telephones, and through diligence, perseverance and hard work, has worked her way up to becoming the director of owner relations and rental services at Select Vacation Properties.  Over the past 21 years, Patience has helped manage, run, build and create vacation rental businesses on Sanibel Island. Patience has been with SVP since the inception, helping to launch the company in 2006, and has the primary responsibility for acquiring and retaining properties.  She has been instrumental in adding more than 90 units to the SVP rental program; an impressive accomplishment in such a limited market crowded with aggressive competition.  In addition to her primary responsibilities, Patience also has a significant role in marketing and brand development.  Patience is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is the acting Vice President for the Sanibel Captiva Rental Managers Association (SCVRMA) and is also a Florida Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate (SL3395076).   Patience is married and the mother of two beautiful children (ages 9 and 11), and when not over-achieving in the tourism industry or raising her family, she still finds time to develop her skills as a photographer.

Email Patience at patience@selectvacationproperties.com

Leeann has more than 20 years of experience in the travel and accommodation s industry on Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and the beaches of Fort Myers.  Leeann got her start in 1995 in the maintenance, housekeeping and service department of a vacation rental company.  Over the next several years Leeann was responsible for housekeeping management and service and maintenance calls Very quickly, her leadership skills and attention to detail got noticed, and by 1998 she had been promoted all the way up to manager of owner relations for one of the largest vacation rental companies in the area.  During this period, she was also instrumental in the research, development and testing of new software architecture including reservations, housekeeping, service management and accounting.  In 2006 she helped launch Select Vacation Properties as the account services manager and chief financial officer, positions she still holds today.  In addition to these responsibilities, Leeann also puts her experience in housekeeping and maintenance to good use, coordinating these activities for all of the properties in the SVP program.  Leeann loves animals and is the proud mother of two beautiful and successful daughters.

Email LeeAnn at leeann@selectvacationproperties.com

Linda came to Sanibel from Scranton Pennsylvania in the early 1990’s, where she started her real estate career at the front desk of a time share resort.  Over the next several years, her ambitious nature, friendly demeanor and ability to problem solve led to her eventual promotion to assistant resort manager, a position she excelled in for more than 10 years.  In 2009, Linda left this position to take on the challenge of handling reservations and customer service for a vacation resort with multiple high-rise towers.  She eventually gained the notice of Select Vacation Properties, who recruited her to staff their growing reservation and owner relations departments.  In her free time, Linda is an amateur wine enthusiast, who enjoys traveling and spending time with her extended family.  She is the proud mother of one son, who also enjoys working in the service industry on Sanibel.

Email Linda at linda@selectvacationproperties.com



Kelly joined the Select Vacation Properties team in 2021, and despite her youth, she has an impressive resume and a diverse set of skills.  Kelly was born in the area and graduated From FIU with a degree in Software Development.  She is also a Florida Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate.  Kelly began working in the Southwest Florida real estate industry in 2017 as a Guest Services Coordinator for a Florida residential community.  Before long, Kelly was offered a position as a reservation specialist in the vacation rental industry on Sanibel, and soon caught the attention of our team at Select Vacation Properties.  She is well acquainted with property management and the tourism industry and loves working with people.  Her primary responsibilities at Select Vacation Properties are reservations, customer relations, marketing, social media, and all aspects of customer care.  In her free-time, Kelly loves to renovate and decorate real estate, with her two dogs, Reece and Molly!


Email Kelly at Kelly@selectvacationproperties.com

Dog on Sanibel Island BeachTeddy has been working at Select Vacation Properties since 2017.  He has a very active social life, so he only has time to work one day a week, which we have dubbed "Teddy Tuesday."  He enjoys riding in the convertible, going to the beach, playing, running, digging holes and napping on my desk.  He has a very refined palate, preferring dishes prepared with bacon.    Teddy really enjoys meeting new people and loves everything about Sanibel Island.   His primary responsibilities at Select Vacation Properties are emotional support for our team, customer relations, and just being cuddly and cute!

Email Teddy at Teddy@selectvacationproperties.com