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The Salty Dog Team

Krista Goodrich, CEO with Salty Dog Dot

Krista has been a Realtor and investor for fifteen years.  She built her reputation by identifying excellent investment opportunities and helping her clients reach strategic goals.  Krista is known locally as the short-term rental and vacation rental encyclopedia.  Her unique skills of understanding where zoning meets opportunity combined with an exceptional skill set of setting up vacation rentals for massive success has made her a local celebrity of investment properties. Whether your goal is to fix-and-flip, long-term invest or you want a great property that you can rent-and-use, Krista is your go-to data source.  She has been a featured speaker on Vacation Rental Investing at the International Short Term Rental Convention, is the Founder of Salty Dog Vacations, works diligently to make sure her clients only have the best investment properties to fit their goals and she speaks fluent French. 
Krista is proud mom of Tiana Goodrich, married to the love of her life of 15 years Colin, author of “The Boss Lady Investor Book” (available here on Amazon) and The Boss Lady Investor Podcast, adores her two dogs and two horses and spends her free time investing, traveling, working out, boating, scuba diving, riding her motorcycle and seeking out any and all adrenaline-filled adventures.  She lives full-time in Daytona Beach.  She also runs “The 4-Seasons of Vacation Rental Investments Podcast” where she enjoys podcasting from her homes in West Virginia, Georgia and Montana.  Her goal is to help others accomplish their investment goals in any season of their life. 

Kym Nguyen, Co-Owner & Chief Financial Officer

As a co-owner of Salty Dog Vacations, Kym is the Chief Financial Officer and one of the essential pillars of the company. Speaking fluent Vietnamese, Kym was born in Vietnam; where, at the age of five, Kym and her family escaped to the United States as political refugees. Making California her home for over 20 years, she decided to make a change and move to Florida in 1998 to start a new chapter of her life with her two daughters Molly and Samantha.  She spent 25 years moving up the ranks eventually becoming President of a Financial Services Institution.  She then decided to retire and pursue a career in Real Estate. Within a year, she sparked a passion for investments and joined Krista at Salty Dog Vacations. 

When not working in the office, Kym enjoys cooking for her friends and family, riding her Harley Sportster around Daytona Beach and traveling to new and exciting destinations.

Jaime Ursenbach, Co-Owner & Chief Operations Officer

Jaime coordinates the company’s cleaning staff, maintenance team and day to day operations, all while implementing new procedures and software. She enjoys the opportunity to work with other entrepreneurs while employing new strategies to help streamline operations and improve everyone’s bottom line. Jaime has an extensive background in textile, foundation engineering, maintenance, property management and human services. 

Born and raised in Florida, Jaime grew up on the panhandle in Perdido Key and the Florida Keys. With Kentucky as her home away from home, she loves to watch KY vs FL NCAA football games. She enjoys spending time with her three children Tyler, Bodhi and Trinity. You’ll often find them at the Daytona Speedway, going to concerts, traveling and spending time at the beach.

Karen Pub, Property Onboarding Manager

As one of the original members of Salty Dog Vacations, Karen has put her all into the company. Growing from 1 listing to over a 100 in their first year! With over 20 years of Retail Management experience, she transitioned into Property Management with ease. As the Onboarding Manager, Karen is charge of inputting new listings online, meeting new owners, scheduling professional photography and processing paperwork. You’ll also find Karen moving furniture and decorating the properties that elect to be staged.

Karen grew up in Nashville Tennessee, with a heart and soul of a southern girl, making her move to Florida feel seamless. In her off time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, going to concerts and anything that the Daytona Beach area has to offer. Her aspirations are to buy an RV, work remotely and travel the world.

Jordan Blouin, Business Development Specialist

Jordan started off her career in Real Estate five years ago and joined the Salty Dog Vacations Team as their Business Development Specialist in 2022. As a Realtor, she formed a strong business selling flip homes to contractors, second homes to retirees and her favorite; vacation rental properties to investors, which in turn powered her desire to be in property management. Jordan is spearheading Salty Dog’s new owner acquisition program and enjoys guiding new vacation rental homeowners in their investment journey.

Jordan truly enjoys the beachside lifestyle. You’ll often find her paddle boarding on the Halifax River, riding her motorcycle down Main Street or deep-sea fishing way out on the Florida coast. She’s a Salty Dog at heart with an abundance of knowledge of the local market and zoning regulations.

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