Jason founded MyVRHost in 2013 year with the goal of making vacation property management simple, and guest experience exceptional.
Before founding MyVRHost, Jason was a member of the Senior Management Team of Waypoint Homes where he transformed the company from a “mom and pop” property management group to a nationally scalable, cloud based platform.
Under Jason’s operational leadership, Waypoint Homes grew to servicing over 5,000 single family homes in fourteen different metropolitan markets, and was acquired by Starwood Property Trust, Inc (Symbol: STWD.N) in 2014.
Jason Bandarra brings a great depth of knowledge about real estate, operations, customer service and asset management to MyVRHost. In those rare moments when Jason’s not focused on improving the MyVRHost experience, you’ll find him skiing in Lake Tahoe or enjoying all the great food selections the Bay Area has to offer.
Director of Operations
Soraya has been an integral part of MyVRHost’s success since 2014. She manages the day-to-day operations with a “can do” attitude and prides herself on providing exceptional customer service to hosts and guests alike.
Prior to joining MyVRHost, Soraya worked for Waypoint Homes as a portfolio manager, as well as for Alliance Management where she was tasked with managing San Francisco’s largest multi-family community, Park Merced.
Kristin’s core focus as our Guest Experience Specialist is to make guests comfortable and at home while they’re staying at a MyVRHost property. Her keen intuition and ability to juggle multiple balls at once (did we mention she was previously a professional soccer player?), allow her to anticipate needs and exceed expectations.
When she’s off duty, you’ll find Kristin immersed in the snow and outdoor sports culture of Park City, the Rocky Mountain ski town she calls home.
Regional Hosting Manager - Lake Tahoe
Alessandra comes from a real estate management and marketing background. She is originally from Southern California, but has lived around the world and speaks 3 languages fluently! She is dedicated to expanding the Lake Tahoe market and providing our hosts and guests with exceptional experiences.
Property Experience Manager - Los Angeles
Heather has been a leader in the vacation rental industry since 2013. She has welcomed thousands of guests & worked with nearly 100 owners. Heather is committed to treating every home with the same level of attention that gives her own. She currently lives in LA with 2 sons and 2 poodles!
South Lake Tahoe Assistant Hosting Manager
Lindsey is a Lake Tahoe Native, born and raised in South Lake. Her extensive knowledge of the area and her established relationships make for seamless execution when it comes to ensuring our homes in the area are well taken care of. Not to mention, her husband is a contractor! Talk about a double threat!
Head Of Growth
Zac brings more than 10 years of experience in marketing, business development, and growth to MyVRHost. He is a highly accomplished entrepreneur with a passion for making technology as simple as possible for the end user.
As Head of Growth at MyVRHost, Zac is focused on making the host onboarding experience simple, smooth, and satisfying.
He resides in Nashville with his wife, Tyler, and their two labrador retrievers, Maisy and Franklin. In his spare time, he is a competitive power lifter, musician, and juggler.
As Head of Business Development, Lila brings a wealth of experience in operations and sales, as well as a strong passion for helping owners get the most out of the property to MyVRHost.
For the past 14 years, she’s been launching and operating successful businesses in the food, beverage, and hospitality worlds. Most recently, Lila led the US launch of a large European-based booking platform, BeMate. In doing so, Lila realized that the way people travelled was changing and the popularity of short term rentals was on the rise. So, she jumped in and joined MyVRHost with the mission of helping property owners succeed in this new market.
Melissa Riba is a San Diego native and currently lives there with her husband and two kittens. She has an extensive background in hospitality, working with some of the world’s largest hotels. As a project manager, Melissa’s experience and attention to detail sets her apart and she is looking forward to working with our hosts to seamlessly onboard their homes. When she’s not working, Melissa enjoys all of San Diego’s favorite activities, like kayaking and drinking SD local craft beer!
Regional Hosting Manager
As a Regional Hosting Manager in Nashville, Andy sets a high bar in everything he does.
When he graduated from Vanderbilt University, he played 4 years of professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers. Currently, he is pursuing his other greatest passion – music – and spending much of his time singing and songwriting in Nashville.
His drive to be the best carries through in his work at MyVRHost, where he focuses on creating an incredible experience for both guests and hosts in the Nashville region. And Andy is no stranger to caring for rental properties. In fact, he has worked in real estate since he was a child.
Andy recalls weekends spent with his uncle meticulously updating rental units – painting, mowing lawns, and doing repairs – as some of his happiest childhood memories.
As an advising CFO/COO with 15+ years experience building and scaling creative organizations, Simon’s passion is to help founders build businesses where creativity can flourish, leading to innovative outcomes and strong financial performance.
Simon spent a decade at IDEO working across every part of the organization, helping steer the business through a significant global expansion and management buyout as well as build out IDEO’s offices in Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore and Mumbai. During his time at IDEO, Simon is most proud of the work he did as part of the strategy team that launched IDEO.org, an innovative non-profit that was founded in Sept 2011. After IDEO, Simon spent over 4 years as COO of West, building a new kind of creative organization focused on helping early stage technology companies achieve product-market fit. Simon created a hybrid venture/services business that was able to deliver quality at speed even while working with immature companies and inexperienced founders.
As an advisor to MyVRHost, Simon advises on business strategy and is helping to put in place the right financial processes and plans that will provide a solid platform to support the company’s growth over the next few years.
Rob brings his 20 years of marketing expertise, coupled with his background as a property investor and MyVRHost customer to the table as a technology & marketing advisor.
As the serial entrepreneur behind businesses in mobile advertising (Enpocket), games (Limbo), community (Brightkite), messaging (HDmessaging) and marketplaces (Perfecto), Rob is the perfect ally to help MyVRHost expand.
Lauren has been focused on building businesses and driving growth for over 15 years and has a strong track record of creating customer relationships through digital and direct marketing. At MyVRHost, she and the marketing team are obsessed with making it simple for homeowners to earn income effortlessly. As co founder of Feed.fm, she’s helping build the first Music as as Service platform for businesses, and advises multiple innovative startups in the Bay Area.
Prior to Feed.fm, she was responsible for brand and growth at StyleSeat, the largest marketplace for beauty and wellness services. Responsible for building out both the supply and demand sides of the market, she quadrupled the user base and helped the team scale from pre-seed to Series B.
Before that, Lauren built out the global marketing function for Blurb, a $100m creative print business and launched the social news site Current.com, growing it from 200k to 7m monthly Uniques in 12 months. She started her career on the agency side, running analytics and strategy for clients like Microsoft, AMD, Cathay Pacific and Hotwire.
Kathleen brings her years of real estate management expertise to MyVRHost as Sales and Operations Advisor.
Her career began in the multifamily sector, leading award-winning teams on some of the Bay Area’s finest properties in obtaining the high net rents, occupancies and customer satisfaction in Silicon Valley. Her successful Class A lease-ups include the prestigious Santana Row (Federal Realty) and Northpark Village (The Irvine Company).
Prior to joining as an advisor, Kathleen was a key leader with Starwood Waypoint Real Estate Trust, where she was the National New Market Sales Director from the company’s startup through REIT formation. She developed and implemented a successful national recruiting and training platform for single-family investment leasing which greatly improved sales team performance, leading to more rapid portfolio growth and increased NOI. Kathleen also is a management partner of NAI Northern California, a commercial real estate brokerage.