The Salty Dog Team
Krista Goodrich, CEO with Salty Dog Dot
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.
Tiana Goodrich, Account Manager & Media Specialist
Tiana is the backbone of Salty Dog Vacations’ Media & IT department. She is the daughter to the founder of the company, Krista Goodrich, so her interests in property management and real estate came naturally. Watching the ever changing & fast paced ongoing of the vacation rental industry fueled her desires further, and empowered her to become a Licensed Real Estate Agent. Tiana enjoys perfecting the process of hosting a 5-star vacation. Taking on the role as the Media Specialist has allowed her to take this passion to new heights. As a Gen Z, she truly understands the marketing derived by social media and enjoys growing the company’s online platform. You can count on Tiana to be excited and eager for the bright future ahead of Salty Dog Vacations & is honored to be a part of its growth. She loves nothing more than to make a client’s dream getaway a reality!
TJ Hamilton, Client Experience Specialist
TJ is the Client Experience Specialist for Salty Dog Vacations, working hard to ensure the guest experience is 5-star while troubleshooting any issues they may have.
TJ is also the Long-term Management Associate for Coastal Ventures Property Management (Salty Dogs Long-Term Rental Sister Company) and handles the ins and outs of leasing a property, tenant management and helping the team wherever else is needed.
Originally from the Syracuse area in New York, TJ and his wife recently made Florida their home. When not at work, you can find him enjoying the outdoors, from the beach to the swamp or just any outdoor activity! Not to mention, flying his drones and UAVS in his spare time.
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.