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Meet Sandcastle Escapes Team - South Walton Rental Experts

Taylor Williams President

Taylor Williams | President

Taylor founded Sandcastle Escapes in April 2006. Since then, Sandcastle Escapes has grown to be one of the largest vacation rental management companies in the Destin and South Walton area with multiple recognitions, including "Best of the Emerald Coast" by Trip Advisor. Taylor was born in North Carolina and relocated to Northwest Florida in 1985 making the Emerald Coast his home ever since. After college, Taylor started his career in the vacation rental industry working as a reservationist in a mid- to large-size real estate and rental agency. For the next 12 years, Taylor worked his way up in the company from reservations to accounting and to owner relations before venturing out on his own. His love for Internet marketing and fulfilling the expectations of a growing tourism industry motivated Taylor to pursue his dream and open Sandcastle Escapes. In his free time, Taylor likes to keep up with the latest tech gadgets, fish, golf and spend time with his wife and three daughters.

Debra Premo Guest Services Manager

Debra Premo | Guest Services Manager

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Debra has been part of the Sandcastle Escapes family for a very long time. With a strong commitment to quality customer service and with her extensive experience in the vacation rental industry, Debra heads the guest services department as the manager and supervisor of better business claims, charge backs, rates and bookings. Debra enjoys getting to meet people from all over, and spending as much time with her family on her days off.

Claudia Caswell PR and Marketing

Claudia Caswell | PR & Marketing

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Claudia joined the Sandcastle Escapes team in 2013 as Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator. Claudia, a graduate and proud golden knight from University of Central Florida earned a B.A in Mass Communications in 2008. Originally from Nicaragua, Claudia is fluent in Spanish and in Merengue dancing- so she says. In her spare time, Claudia enjoys spending quality time with her husband, son, and dog Cosmo as well as soaking up the sun at the beach.

Wanda Peterson Sandcastle Escapes

Wanda Peterson | Guest Services

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Not a new face to the area or the Sandcastle Escapes team, Wanda made the switch from Atlanta, Ga, to the beach in 2005.  She joins our family once again after moving away for a brief short time Wanda brings over eight years of hospitality and customer service experience. Wanda’s responsibilities include guest services and property managment. In Wandas free time she loves spending time with her husband and taking walks on the beautiful Emerald Coast beaches.

Cameron Williams - Sancastle Escapes

Cameron Williams | Activity Planner

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Cameron joined the Sandcastle Escapes team in 2013. As a Walton county native, Cameron has extensive knowledge of the area and he is responsible for Concierge services, as well as reservations and guest services. Cameron is a hands-on manager willing to work hard and keep your property well maintained. As a outdoors enthusiast, Cameron spends his free time either fishing, boating or at the beach, as long as it’s outside he’s having a great time.

Randy Conoway - Sandcastle Escpapes

Randy Conoway | Director of Maintenance 

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As a U.S Army veteran Randy can tell you countless stories from his travels all around the world. Randy is the director of Maintenance and is responsable for overseing and ensuring that all levels of maintenance are running smoothly. His daily routine includes mapping out work orders to keeping repairs cost effective, and communicating with owners regarding the up-keep of their homes. When Randy is not hard at work he likes to escape from civilization to enjoy nature.