Please Welcome the newest member of our team:
Resident, On-Site, Guest Relations Manager
Nancy, comes to us with an extensive background in Customer Service, Project Management, Program Research and Development, as well as her leadership role in communication of corporate culture, mission, vision.
She has been a long time homeowner in our wonderful Sunland community for over 30 years and is now realizing her and her husband Don’s dream of becoming full time residents! She enjoys the countless things to see and do in the Gorge, whether it be fishing, hiking, swimming in the pool or the beautiful Columbia River, as well as Wine tasting at Cave B or other local wineries and taking in a concert at the breathtaking Gorge venue. If you can’t find her doing any those amazing activities check the golf links as Nancy has a passion for golfing.
Family time is extremely important and Nancy loves hosting her two daughters and their families with 6 grandchildren who never want to leave once they arrive! They love the pool, park and the river never getting tired of hunting for painted rocks hidden by people in the community, and of course Grandpa Don’s famous barbequed hamburgers!
From the peaceful, serene views of the canyon walls to the star filled nights, from fantastic sun soaked summers to the chilled snow covered winter, right to the wonderful community members Nancy loves, lives and breaths Sunland.
Nancy’s passion to provide guests with an amazing experience while ensuring a sustainable, respectful stay fit perfectly with the core mission values of Rent the Gorge.
A little about me: My name is Mark Pedeferri, owner of Rent the Gorge. Managing vacation properties is an intimate relationship, as a homeowner you bestow the trust on us to watch over and take care of your home as if it is ours. The best part of this business is getting to know owners on a personal level and the resulting friendships. Friendships or not I feel it’s important for owners and guests alike to understand who we are as individuals, so here’s my story!
I grew up in Redmond Washington about 1/2 hour east of Seattle. After graduating from Central Washington University’s Engineering program I worked in the engineering field for a few years. During that time I found my passion in firefighting and paramedicine where I have worked for the last 15 years. Over the last 14 years I have been able to develop my passion for real estate and property management. Between an opportunity I couldn’t pass up to purchase a property in Sunland and a chance encounter Rent the Gorge was born. Rent the Gorge combined my love of Sunland and real estate/property management experience.
I have been enjoying Sunland since the mid to late ‘70’s as a young boy when there was only a handful of developed lots and a whole lot of sage brush. I’ve boated, fished, hunted, hiked, biked, dirt biked, rock climbed, rock hounded generally recreated all over our beautiful Columbia Gorge from Crescent Bar to Mattawa. I thoroughly enjoy the rich history of the area ranging from the amazing geological wonders, Native American history, early settlers, dam construction, farming, Sunland’s early history, Amphitheater construction through to present day changes & challenges facing the area. As a teenager my summer job was as a farm hand above Sunland in the greater George area. Currently I own two lots and my direct family members own 9 more lots in Sunland. Lot ownership of close friends easily could put the number well into 20. Sunland is providing enjoyment for a 3rd generation of Pedeferri families who plan on enjoying Sunland for many more years to come. To say I have a personal, financial and emotional connection to Sunland would be a gross understatement. I love this place and very much so consider myself a part of this community and county.
A little about my philosophy: Sunland has changed, grown and develop in many ways over the years. Some growth has been easy some has been challenging. One guarantee in life is that change is inevitable and Sunland is no exception to the rule. Vacation home rentals is one of those changes that we are presently experiencing.
Rent the Gorge was born with the idea of providing responsible, sustainable vacation experiences for both homeowners and guests. We strive to provide a wonderful, respectful vacation experience for guests visiting our homes and communities while maximizing financial returns and eagle eye watchfulness for our owners. Vacation renting can be an amazing asset to the homeowners of Sunland if done properly. It can provide an off-set to increasing costs of ownership, an opportunity for new owners that otherwise would not be able to afford a vacation property
Our hands-on, person-to-person approach simply and effectively eliminates almost all the traditional “absentee renting” problems vacation rentals are known for. Our high customer touch level of service ensures we attend to all of our guests needs and our guests intuitively understand we are always close by curtailing their behavior.