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Meet the Team

Our team is made up of individuals with a wide-variety of skills, backgrounds, and personalities. We all come together with the common goals of making property management easy for owners and making sure guests have a memorable experience while staying on North Padre Island. 

Padre Escapes employees over two dozen people. Below are the names and faces owners and guests interact with on a daily basis but without our team behind the scenes none of this would be possible. 

Jeremy Clayton 

Jeremy is one of the four original pioneers of Padre Escapes. He is the primary contact for property owners, he also handles marketing, technology, data management, and works closely with the rest of the team on day-to-day operations. 

Jeremy is a native of the Corpus Christi area. In 2004 he attained his degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University at  Corpus Christi. He lives on North Padre Island with his wife Lauren and their two kids, Cooper (6) and McKinley (3). Jeremy and his family have a passion for the outdoors, in the slower season you'll usually find them fishing, surfing, hiking, or camping. 

Christi Knoll

Christi is one of the four original pioneers of Padre Escapes. Christi's oversight of all operations is an integral part of their success. She has insight into all areas of real estate, property management, and HOA management. She has the ability to see the big picture and how each working part is affected by the other. She also works closely with each department on day-to-day operations. 

Christi was born and raised in the Corpus Christi area. Her husband Charlie and their two children, Caleb and Carter, have enthusiasm for fitness and well-being, they also enjoy fishing and competitive skeet shooting and spending time with their extended family. 

Charlie Knoll

Charlie is one of the four original pioneers of Padre Escapes as well. He's served on several boards including a term as Chairman of the Board of the Corpus Christi Association of Realtors. His focus on customer service, communication, and unwavering honesty are the characteristics that were built into Padre Escapes from day one. 

Charlie is a native to the area as well. He and Christi are raising their two sons, Caleb and Carter, just over the bridge, in Flour Bluff. The values Charlie exudes everyday are being instilled in their boys. If you're the in market for an investment property Charlie is the man you've been looking for, his honesty and understanding of the local real estate and vacation rental markets is second to none. 

Terry Cox

Terry is the one who set it all in motion. Terry has a 35 year career in real estate, he is well-known for his honesty, integrity, hard work, and determination. These morals are the foundation that Padre Escapes was built-on. Terry is involved in most every aspect of Padre Escapes, but he spends much of his time at properties or at the laundry facility which he and his wife Phyllis have been responsible for developing over the years. 

His passion and drive for the business is only surpassed by his passion for his family. In his spare time you'll find Terry and his wife enjoying time with their family, especially their four grandchildren. Terry and Phyllis are both very active members in their local church as well. 

Sage Viator

Sage has been with Padre Escapes for five years, he is a man of many talents. He started out stocking laundry, worked his way into reservations, then front desk manager and now oversees the entire Guest Services Department. Sage has been trained by some of the best in the business, but he continues to expand his knowledge by attending seminars and visiting other vacation rental facilities. 

In his spare time Sage can be found traveling the dirt paths, rocky roads, beaches or anything that he can crawl over in his Jeep. 

Emily Wilson

Emily grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, she made her way to Corpus Christi a few years back and has been a part of the Padre Escapes team for over two years. Emily is one half of our dynamic duo that heads up the reservations department. Emily's background in hospitality, her creative mind, positive vibe and contagious laughter, are an important part of making every guest's stay enjoyable. 

When she is out of the office, Emily and her husband Matt enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. Emily recently graduated with her degree in Advertising as well. 

Savanah Mcgrath

Savanah has been part of the Padre Escapes Team since May of 2017. She currently oversees Surfside Condominiums HOA and is a key part of our reservations team. 

melissa pendergras 

Melissa has been part of the HOA team for several years. She is currently overseeing the El Constante Condominiums HOA where she also backs up the reservations team on those busy days. 

Tricia Rouse 

Tricia works in our accounting department and makes sure the Accounting and Payroll are current and up to date.  Tricia is a Corpus Christi native and when she is not taking care of the accounting functions she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  

Amber Sanchez 

Amber definitely wins the award for best morning person! She starts every morning greeting every member of our team with a huge smile. Before Padre Escapes Amber worked as a preschool teacher for 5 years. When she is not working for our front office she is currently home schooling her two sons, 5 yr. old Isaiah and 2 yr. old Joseph. Amber is a Corpus Christi native and has lived here her whole life. When she is not the middle of a water balloon fight with her boys Amber’s simply enjoys to be curled up on the couch watching a good romcom. 

Taylor Mass 

Taylor Maas is our lead reservationist at El Constante Condominiums. Taylor has been part of the Padre Escapes team for several years. On her days off Taylor can be found at the beach with her husband Shane.  

ashley deleon 

Ashley D. works at our Surfside front office location and has been a part of the Padre Escapes reservationist team for over a year now. Ashley D’s background ranges from hospitality to physical therapy. Although she is a Corpus Christi native Ashley spent some time living in Colorado Springs where her German Shepard, B.B. enjoyed the snow. On her days off Ashley adores playing fetch with B.B. on the beach and soaking up the sun. 

heather whichard 

Heather has over 12 years in hospitality experience as well as 7 years in operations management which makes her the perfect fit for our office admin.  When Heather is not filing or organizing something in our office you will without a doubt catch her tanning by the pool at her apartment complex. Although she is far from family in North Carolina, Heather fell in love with Corpus Christi 2 years ago and would not trade being able to spend her lunch break at the beach for anything. When Heather is not at the office she spends her time with her two dogs, Ace and Aurelia. 

sarah Harris 

Sarah made her way to Corpus Christi from Virginia Beach last year and has 10 years of customer service experience! Although she is a new member to our reservationist team Sarah’s calming nature makes her very easy and adaptable to work with in any of our 3 front office locations. When Sarah is not making reservations or aiding our guests, she can been seen trying new recipes and loves to do anything creative. 

Raquel Gonzalez 

Although Raquel is new to our reservationist team she has 4 years of experience in hospitality ranging from housekeeping to front desk. When Raquel is not working out of our El Constante office she enjoys spending time with friends having bonfires on the beach. Raquel’s multitasking skills were tested during our peak season and she passed with flying colors. We are very excited to have a new, strong, and patient member on our team. 

Ashley Bell 

Although Ashley B. has been working as a reservationist with Padre Escapes for a little under a year she is a very dedicated member of our team! We can always count on her to see things through and is always ready to lend a helping hand to our guests. Ashley B. has 9 years of retail experience under her belt and attended Texas A&M University majoring in Art Visualization. When Ashley B. is not working at our front offices she is enjoying her time with her 2 cats, Dexter and Poppy.

Jason Cox 

Jason Cox

Lucy Siller 

Lucy Siller

kim dwyer 

Kim Dwyer

Peter Gonzalez 

Peter spent every summer of his childhood on Padre Island, and loved it so much he moved here permanently to attend Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in 2016.  He is currently one of our Maintenance Coordinators and enjoys working, with owners, guests, and vendors daily. Peter has a combined 12 years of Customer Service, and Personnel Management experience, and is currently pursuing obtaining his Real Estate License. On the weekends, he enjoys spending time with his Wife and two dogs watching football, or relaxing at the beach. 

Pharis Mckamy 

Pharis Mckamy is our laundry supervisor. 

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