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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. 



Joan Peterson

Joan has been a part of the Padre Escapes team for five years. Joan started out in reservations, but she is currently our Maintenance and Repairs Coordinator, She keeps our properties in tip-top shape and she stays on top of communication with owners and vendors whenever issues do come up.

Joan and her husband Brad are originally from Minnesota, but they opted for the warmer weather of Texas a few years back. On the weekends you'll find Joan enjoying Island life by the pool or on the beach. 



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.