Welcome to Team Pink: David Thomas

We are excited to welcome David Thomas to Tybee Vacation Rentals’ Team Pink family! He is thrilled to join our Owner Services Department as Business Development Manager. David brings a unique skillset and 10+ year history in the hospitality industry with a specialty in Sales and Marketing. His professional career experience, commitment to hard work and the utmost guest satisfaction, always driving revenue to the “bottom line”. Email David Thomas dthomas@tybeevacationrentals.com or call him directly at 912-786-5979

David Thomas’ Bio

David Thomas was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Wyomissing High School and attended Penn State University. An unexpected detour took David to New York City for the next 10 years when he signed with the Ford Modeling Agency, and the Smith/Freidman Talent Agency working in areas of print, television commercials, theater, soap operas, and movies, all while pursuing his college degree in business; holding up his agreement with his parents to finish his college education.

A winter ski trip in the mid-90s presented David with an opportunity to pursue his dream of owning and operating a restaurant along with his partner, Robert Baker. For the next 16 years, David & Robert created the River Garden Café and became one of the most successful restaurants in Vermont and Northern New England, as well as the creation of River Garden Kitchens, a line of all-natural gourmet salad dressings.

In 2008 and 2009 both businesses were sold, and in 2010 David began a career in the hotel business as Area Director of Sales & Marketing for 5 hotels, having come to the attention of Linchris Hotel Corporation, based in Boston, MA. In July 2014 David was presented with the opportunity to relocate to Tybee Island, Georgia when Linchris Hotel Corporation purchased the former Ocean Plaza Beach Resort now renamed Hotel Tybee and remained for the next 6 years as Director of Sales & Marketing.

David and his husband of 30 years now live on Wilmington Island and enjoy swimming, biking, traveling, spending time on Tybee Beach, and sharing life with their 3-year-old Labradoodle, Pucci.

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