Ricky and Karen Jones - Company Owners
We began our venture into the vacation ownership world back in July of 2005 when we purchased our first brand new condo at the incredible Celadon Beach Resort. After about six months of dealing with one of the big rental management companies, we began advertising our condo on VRBO and booking our own weeks. We also created some simple websites of our own to further advertise our unit.
Karen D Jones (aka "The Other Karen Jones") - Rental Manager
Shari Howerton - Website Content Manager
I’m a wife, a mother and (I like to think) a young grandma. I went back to college at the age of forty with the intention of majoring in either Journalism or English because I loved to write. However, I quickly discovered that I would be writing no matter what courses I was taking. So I followed my relational heart to a major in Family Relations, with minors in both Psychology and Interpersonal Communication. (If there had been a Self-Expression major, I could have been teaching those courses.)
I have been an amateur writer all my life. I’ve written a few songs. I’ve authored a blog since 2007. I’ve written restaurant reviews for a local newspaper. And in 2009 I wrote my first book. I love the Internet. And recently I have fallen in love with Panama City Beach. So, I guess you might say that all of that -- plus my friendship with Ricky and Karen -- made me a natural for this position.
I am passionate about food and I seldom shy away from offering my opinion. So restaurant reviews are the easiest and most fun articles for me to write. But as we add content to the website over time, I hope to provide a lot of helpful information for visitors to PCB as well as giving you my recommendations on where to eat!
We used to go to Destin at least once a year. I enjoyed those trips, but never quite formed an attachment to the area or had a desire for a “home away from home” there. And then, over the last year or so, we started exploring Panama City Beach. To my surprise, I found that I preferred PCB to Destin for so many reasons. And after spending New Year’s Eve in PCB for the first time, I knew where I wanted to celebrate all my future New Year’s Eves.
Panama City Beach is a great getaway spot that just keeps getting better all the time! I now consider it my “home away from home.” And I look forward to sharing more and more of the reasons why as I add and update content here on the Resort Condo Services Website.