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VIVA!
Virgin Islands Vacations & Villas

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Villa Rentals and Property Management on
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Web Site: www.vivacations.com

 

Company Profile

VIVA! Virgin Islands Vacations includes a conscious community on St. John who is dedicated to creating and coordinating the perfect vacation for our guests. Our twenty-six professionals are eager to assist guests in planning a trip to paradise. We are also flexible with owners’ needs and have a range of services available including marketing, advertising, bookings and property management.

We are a family run company who recognizes the need for quality vacation properties in the Virgin Islands and enjoys working in the hospitality industry. We have organized and planned retreats for individuals and groups since 1995 and have expanded our services to include private individual vacations, corporate group retreats as well as professional property management.

General Manager, Angie Smith-Liburd:

VIVA! is headed by Angie Smith-Liburd, who moved from Tampa, Florida to St. John over fifteen years ago. She combines the excellence of current business knowledge and a career of working with people, resulting in a blend of friendly, detail oriented service. Angie has studied and worked in hospitality for ten years. She has studied hospitality at Georgia State University and The University of the Virgin Islands where she went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business management, concentrating in marketing and advertising, graduating with honors. She brings the knowledge of accounting, marketing, advertising and business skills to the company. Angie considers St. John her home; She loves the beaches, the mountains and the year round summer!

Retreats and Activities Coordinator, Allison Smith, Ph.D.:

Allison Smith, Ph.D. has twenty-five years of experience in private practice in psychology and conducting workshops, facilitating groups and coordinating retreats internationally. She combines a broad range of experience and expertise in human relations, innovative program development, the tourism industry and event coordination.

Allison is also the founder and director of the People Moving Forward Foundation, a non profit humanitarian, networking and educational organization, edits the Many Paths newsletter and coordinates workshops and retreats on St. John for organizations such as the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Life Without Limits, the Center for Living and many more.

A mother and grandmother, she is a 14 year resident of St. John who sailed to the island on her sailboat "One Love" and enjoys sharing the Caribbean experience with guests. She is a writer and teacher, offering workshops, retreats and groups in relationship rejuvenation, prosperity consciousness, life enhancement, A Course in Miracles, emotional release and spiritual practice, on St. John, on cruise ships and around the world.

She holds degrees from the University of South Florida and LaSalle University in psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling, administration and supervision and theocentric counseling.

Sales Manager Laura Nichols-Samms:

Born in Washington, DC, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Management from the University of Maryland – College Park, MD. Laura grew up in the hospitality industry and since college, has worked in this industry for seven years. While on St. John, Laura worked as the Owner Services Coordinator for a local resort prior to becoming a VIVA! team member. Laura’s brings management, sales experience and knowledge of the hospitality industry to our team along with her vivacious personality!

Sales Manager Karin Schlessinger:

Started out with VIVA! in Guest Services, handling our guests arrivals and ensuring they had a smooth transition from their hometown all of the way to St. John! Karin is a great in networking and problem solving and goes out of her way to ensure our guests have a wonderful stay here on St. John! Karin has since moved up to Sales Manager and has been know to find the perfect villa match for our guests! You may get a peek at Karin whizzing by at the Cruz Bay dock, greeting out guests or up in our office answering requests for villas!

Photographer KD Munnelly-Scheer, born and raised in Morris County, NJ, received a BA with Master credits in Special Ed & Elementary Ed from William Peterson University, NJ. In her twenty year teaching career, ten were spent on St. John. She was also the co-ordinator of St. John's school based support team for eight years assisting and guiding teachers, parents and students. She is currently the PTO President and Fund Raiser organizer at her daughters' school. The tropical warmth, friendly people, turquoise water and her love for sailing has kept KD on St. John with her loving husband and two beautiful daughters. She is in charge of reservations and sales and works closely with Laura to assist guests in finding the right villa for their vacation. She also greets guests at the ferry. KD is a very detail oriented woman with a fun-loving personality!

We have twenty six other team members who love St. John and all it has to offer. They work at the villas preparing them for guests' arrival. This includes landscapers, maintenance, pool and cleaning crew. They do a great job and we appreciate their hard work!

We have extensive local knowledge as island residents and have loved every minute of it! Join VIVA! in exploring our fabulous Virgin Islands Vacations on St. John, featuring beautiful villas, customized vacations, adventures and personalized, friendly service.

From left (Laura, Linda, Angie, Louise, KD & Allison)