Meet Our Team

Meet the 30A Escapes Team

Meet The 30A Escapes Team

Our team here at 30A Escapes is focused on going above-and-beyond to make sure our guests have a wonderful experience while staying with us in South Walton.  We`re so honored to host people from all over the United States (and world) in our luxury 30A rentals each week.  We understand for many folks it`s their one-and-only vacation for the year and that is a responsibility we take extremely serious.

Dylan Bozarth 30A Escape General Manager

Dylan Bozarth - General Manager

As loyal FSU fan and Northwest Florida Native, I`m passionate about helping people have the best possible experience when they vacation with us on 30A.  I`ve been part of the 30A Escapes team since 2014 when I started as a property manager.

Dylan`s favorite food spot on 30A is...  Old Florida Fish House in Seagrove Beach

Dylan`s favorite Happy Hour Spot in South Walton is...  Cuvee 30A at 30Avenue in Inlet Beach

Dylan`s favorite South Walton beach access spot is... Van Ness Butler Jr. Regional Beach Access located on 30A between Seaside and WaterColor.

Andy Manganiello 30A Escapes Director of Operations

Andy Manganiello - Director of Operations

After vacationing to the Emerald Coast since the late 1990`s, we moved to the area from Central Florida in 2015.With over 30 years of experience in hospitality I recently joined the 30A Escapes team. I have been married to my wife Cheryl for 32 years and we have 2 grown children.

Andy`s favorite restaurant on 30A is... Shunk Gulley

Andy`s favorite South Walton beach access is... Ed Walline

Jessica Simmons 30A Escapes Guest Relations Manager

Jessica Simmons - Guest Relations Manager

My name is Jessica Simmons born and raised in Thomasville Georgia. I moved to Florida my sophomore year of high school from a small town to a much bigger city we vacationed at through the years. I have 5 beautiful children and a husband who is the greatest cheerleader. We have fun as a family riding dirt bikes and water sports. I began property management in 2011 and knew this is exactly the job for me. I enjoy customer service and making our guest feel at home (away from home). Creating  long lasting impressions with our guests is very important to me. I believe a smile is always heard through the phone and I like to share that with my guests.  30A Escapes is a family and we hope you join us in making memories for years to come.

Jessica`s favorite restaurants on 30A are... I have 3 favorite restaurants for 3 types of moods:  Cuvée which is fine dining, Amici`s is amazing pizza all the way to a good steak, and of course 3 Amigos you can never go wrong with Mexican dishes.  All three restaurants are located at 30Avenue in Inlet Beach.

Leslie Mull 30A Escapes Accounting Manager

Leslie Mull - Accounting Manager

I moved to Florida in my early years . I am a small town girl with a big heart! I love all types of motorized transportation. I am known for my big truck, fast car and muddy ATV. You will find me on the weekends (in something FAST) with my soulmate James and our dog Georgia!  I embraced the fast paced addiction in the world of accounting. Contributing to the successes of several small businesses in Bay and Walton county. I landed with 30A Escapes and never looked back. I love working with my 30a Escapes team!

Leslie`s favorite restaurant is... Don Pedro`s Breakfast - The French toast will melt in your mouth!

Leslie`s favorite South Walton beach access is... Grayton Beach State Park

Shanon Fonda 30A Escapes Homeowner Relations Manager

Shanon Fonda - Director of Owner Relations

I recently moved back to my Hometown Panama City Beach from Louisiana where I raised two handsome Boys Landon 23 and Luke 19.  I have an  Associates degree in Business Management and I have 25 years of Customer Service Management experience. I love people and the beach so what better place to work and retire one day than Florida. I am so  excited to be part of the 30A Escapes family and Look forward to making great memories with my family and friends.

Shanon`s favorite restaurant on 30A is... Blue Mountain Creamery is a must ! Great Ice cream and shakes.

Shanon`s favorite South Walton beach access is... Blue Mountain Beach is my favorite its natural beauty and Blue lupine flowers make it cozy and relaxing.

Richelle Newell 30A Escapes Owner Relations Manager

Richelle Newell - Owner Relations Manager

Born in Florida, raised in Memphis. I moved back to Florida after meeting my husband on a cruise in 2006. Fifteen years and three children later, we live in a small town about an hour from the 30A area.  We love to travel and try new things. I started working for 30A Escapes in the summer of 2021 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I am a beach lover, so working here feels like being on vacation every day! I am very blessed and grateful to be a part of the 30A Escapes family!

Richelle`s favorite restaurant on 30A is... Amici Italian Kitchen

Richelle`s favorite South Walton beach access is... Camp Helen State Park.  It offers plenty of parking, restrooms, picnic tables, and hiking trails.

Melissa Anderson 30A Escapes Team Member

Melissa Anderson - Owner Relations Manager

In 2018, my husband and I moved to Panama City Beach, from South Dakota, sight unseen.  Looking back, it`s our best decision to date. We have a daughter who loves school and fishing, along with one chubby Chihuahua that loves his biscuits. My journey at 30A Escapes started in June 2019. Working in the New Business Development department for the first 3 years of my time with 30A Escapes was nothing short of amazing! It gave me the luxury of meeting an abundance of new people and the thrill of sharing all the services we offer our homeowners and guests! After 3 years - I was granted the opportunity to curate relationships in a longer term setting and transitioned into the Owner Relations Department. I appreciate working for a company that promotes and encourages their own employees to soar! I look forward to a long, bountiful relationship with 30A Escapes.

Melissa`s favorite restaurant in South Walton is... Farm and Fire Southern Pizzeria - Because of the quint, cozy atmosphere. The food is the best I`ve had in SoWal!

Melissa`s favorite beach access is... Inlet Beach, Orange Street - It`s where I first fell in love with the Gulf of Mexico.

Melissa`s favorite happy hour spot on 30A is... Amigos at 30Avenue - Because who doesn`t love a good margarita, chips with queso and street corn?!

Minetta Oliver 30A Escapes guest relations

Minetta Oliver - Owner Relations Manager

I grew up in the mountains of Northwest Georgia and then lived in Chattanooga, TN for 15 years while earning my Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education: English and Master of Education, Secondary English.  I taught English Language Arts to Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers for 8 years.  I`d come down every break during the 15-16 school year and decided during Winter break, I couldn`t keep visiting; the beach is where I must be.  Upon my move to the beach, I decided to start new endeavors.  After spending some time in Community Association Management, I decided to try something where I could still foster long-term relationships but not attend Board meetings.  I was very glad to find 30A Escapes and join this wonderful family. In my free time, you`ll find me reading on the beach, kayaking, listening to live music, or playing with our crazy Catahoula Leopard dog, Skye.

Minetta`s favorite restaurant on 30A is... Borago, North Beach Social, The Bay, Chanticleer, Red Bar, Local Catch, The Perfect Pig, and Old Florida Fish House.

Minetta`s favorite South Walton beach access is... Grayton Beach State Park.  They have lots of parking, nice clean bathrooms, and the Coastal dune lake is right there for kayaking or paddle boarding. 

Kim Trogdon 30A Escapes Owner Relations

Kim Trogdon - Owner Relations Manager

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.  I married and raised a family in Kentucky.  I vacationed in Florida for many years.  The Panhandle of Florida is where the south meets the beach and feels like home to me.  I have lived on the beach for 20 years now and I have over 15 years of Hospitality / Rental Management experience.  I am proud to be a part of the thriving, high vibe, vacation destination 30A Escapes team.

Kim`s favorite restaurant on 30A is... Great Southern Café

Kim`s favorite Happy Hour spot on 30A is... Cuvee at 30Avenue

Kim`s favorite South Walton beach access is... Inlet Beach, Orange Street.

Billie Lutts 30A Escapes Owner Relations

Billie Lutts - Owner Relations Manager

I was born and raised in Nashville, TN, and lived there my entire life. I had frequently vacationed in the 30A area for over 25 years. Being a dream to someday move here, I finally took the big step and made that happen! I have now been living here for a year and a half. At home, I have a Son and four fur babies! Coming from Business Management for over 30 years, I have worked closely with clients/customers. I have been with 30A Escapes almost a year, and I am excited to be a part of the growing 30A Escapes family.

Billie`s favorite restaurant on 30A is... Shunk Gulley

Billie`s favorite South Walton beach access is... Dune Allen

Courtney Beard 30A Escapes Owner Relations

Courtney Beard - Owner Relations Manager

I was born in Spirit Lake, Iowa and spent many Summers with my grandparents on the Gulf Coast as a child. At a young age, I fell in love with the beautiful beaches, awesome weather, and southern charm of the Florida Panhandle. I have raised 3 awesome children here and my husband and I have no desire to relocate, ever. I have over 20 years of management experience in multiple areas the hospitality industry. I have been part of the 30A Escapes team since 2022. I enjoy working closely with owners and assisting them with all of their rental needs and goals. I look forward to growing with this amazing company and continuing to provide top tier service to homeowners and guests.

Ryan Taylor 30A Escapes Marketing

Ryan Taylor - Marketing

After a brief time away, my wife and I are happy to be back in the area full time. Between chasing a dog, a baby, and the occasional sunset picture, I stay busy doing what I love making videos and content for our website and social media.

Ryan`s favorite restaurant on 30A is... South Of Philly

Ryan`s favorite South Walton beach access is... Gulf Place Ed Walline Public Beach Access.

Anna Catherine Hutchison 30A Escapes

Anna Catherine Hutchison - Marketing

After spending six years in AL for college, we could not get back home fast enough. I am married to my middle school sweetheart and we have two beautiful daughters! After one summer season as a Property Manager for 30A Escapes, I knew there was more I could do and eventually settled into my Marketing Assistant role. I am proud to be apart of the Marketing Team with 30A Escapes and look forward to the future!

Anna`s favorite food spot on 30A is... Great Southern Café in Seaside.

Anna`s favorite South Walton beach access is...  Stalworth Public Access - I should not give away my secret but there is little to no parking which makes it hard to get to, but it is worth it!

Adam Schlosser - Marketing

In 2013, my wife and I moved to Panama City Beach (from Wisconsin) on a whim and it turned out to be the best thing we ever did.  Soon after re-locating, I landed a job with a bike rental company on 30A in Seacrest Beach.  Not long after that, I met the owners of 30A Escapes and joined their team the following year.  A couple years later we built a house in Inlet Beach, had 2 boys and the rest is history.  It`s great working for a company that promotes from within and I look forward to growing with 30A Escapes for years to come!

Adam`s favorite happy hour joint on 30A is...  Local Catch - classic Old-Florida establishment, big cocktail glasses, generous pours, great appetizers and friendly staff!

Adam`s favorite South Walton beach access is...  Lupine 1 public access Inlet Beach

Adam`s favorite restaurant in South Walton - The Bay - Great food, live music, a private beach, and perfect setting right on the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Want to Join Our Team?

Our 30A Escapes team is growing and we`re always looking to add great people.  If you`re looking for fun, meaningful work in South Walton then make sure to check-out our Careers page to see our current job openings.

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