Managing director and owner: Sonja, 54 years young, has been working as a management trainer and business coach in Europe since 1993. Sonja has over 25 years of experience in the travel and hotel industry. She started her career with a tour operator for America. At the age of 21 she planned, organized and accompanied trips to the USA – especially to Florida. This is where the love story between Sonja and sunny Florida began. At the age of 24 she became an entrepreneur. As a sales trainer, she accompanied many tourism companies such as DER-Touristik, e-domizil (holiday homes) and several European theme parks. With an excellent reputation in the industry, she quickly evolved to a trainer for leadership development. Over the course of her career, she has conducted over 400 individual coaching sessions with restaurateurs and executives. In the last decade she has accompanied many well-known European companies in management, business development, sales and service competence. Her love and passion for good hospitality, honest service and advice is reflected in the selected villas and services.
Legally blond financial manager. Petra, 63 years young, is the numbers expert for both companies – Florida First Class Villas and Services. She has worked in the accountant business for over 3 decades. Moved to the United States in 2004 and after a short “break” in California she moved back to this beautiful Sunshine State in 2020. If she is not working in the office, you either find her on her boat or trying to unglue her fingers from all her craft-projects.
The one and only Wing Woman. Janeen is with her 48 years age the “baby” on board. Born in the windy city of Chicago, she vacationed in Sanibel in 2000. The second day she made the decision of her life: “I am going to move to Florida” – and she did it only 6 months later and never regret. She started her career in the vacation rental industry in 2014. Guests love her for her secret tips during the check in process and her hugs when she says “Farewell”. For her “boss” Sonja she is the right hand, the support, a friend and a motivational girl. Mainly she is responsible for every thing Sonja doesn´t want to do.
Managing director and owner of Florida First Class Services (June 2022): Andreas, 51 years young has worked in banking since 1991. Since 2001 he worked exclusively in the field of real estate with a focus on real estate financing and cooperation with brokers.
He therefore knows exactly how a property has to be meticulously maintained to keep the value of the investement. He worked for companies such as Schwäbisch Hall and Deutsche Bank for many years.
In 2011 he founded an additional business in the tourism sector with the sale of Segway tours and events and led it to success.
Dealing with and looking after customers, dealing with real estate has therefore always been his passion.