Meet Our               Team

(Volunteer)

We are unique! Our Becoming rentABLE team works for as volunteers. We ALL believe in the work we are doing so much that we give our time and expertise when we can. We pull together people with different skill sets and we learn (thank you YouTube and other online tutorials) the things we don't know. Some volunteers stay and some pop in just long enough for their part of the project. We are thankful for each one of them and their role in making Becoming rentABLE successful.

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Lorraine Woodward

Creative Energy Officer and Founder

Front person for Becoming rentABLE, guides the entire team with creative ideas that will positively impact the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Lorraine maintains a hectic and busy schedule as a wife, mother, volunteer, artist, accessible rental property host and ultimate Duke basketball fan. She finds joy by hanging out with her family,  thrifting with her friends, staying at her beach house,  listening to music and being an unofficial ice cream connoisseur. 

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Robert Woodward

Chief of all things Technical and Operational

Provides technology insight, input and sometimes execution. Same goes for the business operations side of the house. 

Robert brings two decades of technology and business operations leadership to bear on all the not-so-fun things necessary to keep a business running including  information technology, cyber security, facilities, regulatory compliance and other operational areas. He has held leadership rolls in Fortune 50 companies to SMBs. When he not focused on Becoming RentABLE, he’s out securing companies from cyber attacks.  When he finally has free time, it’s spent gardening, working out and with family.

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Jennifer Springer

Chief of Optimism 

Collaborates with the CEO to help drive organizational vision and strategy.

Creative designer and happy procrastinator that loves to be there for other people. ASU graduate, wife, mom of 3 who loves to cook (despite being born without a sense of smell), lives daily with anxiety and wants to make things look pretty (even her kids projects).  Non-negotiables are honesty, great deals, an amazing glass of wine and chocolate with peanut butter. 

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Tina Bright

Queen of Action

Research expert who is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, including seeing a need for a beach wheelchair and raising money to get one!

Tina has a degree in Accounting, is a homeschool mom and likes trying new projects. She also helps with her family business selling homemade goods. Tina was injured and had a spinal cord injury 22 years ago, but that doesn't stop her. She is thankful for the opportunity to help other people.

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Alexander Woodward

Copy Editor King

Assists with writing and editing as well as technical support issues.

Alex is the son of Becoming rentABLE creator Lorraine Woodward, who both have Muscular Dystrophy. He is currently obtaining a degree from North Carolina State University in Design Studies. 

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Larry Tambone

Creator of Opportunities

Business development and product sponsors.

Recently retired from the Food Service industry and passionate about helping our new neighbor, friend and fellow artisan (Lorraine) build a network of truly “fully” accessible short term rental properties. So people with disabilities and their families can find and enjoy vacation properties, that have all the comforts of home.

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David Flake

Practicality Guru

Writes blogs and educational pieces and is team lead for the Travel and Tourism Industry.

David is an HR professional, father, musician, chef, problem solver, aficionado of all things vintage, and a native Arkansan with a degree in Psychology and more than 30 years’ experience in Human Resources Management specializing in strategic planning, policy development, and employment law.  David resides in North Little Rock, AR, where he spends his time among family and friends enjoying the comforts of life as a handsome rock and roll drummer.  

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Dana Atkinson

Advocate for Status Quo Disruption

Assists the team verifying properties for accessibility features and consulting.

Dana is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University and has spent the majority of her professional career working in the Pharmaceutical industry working in Clinical Trial Project Management.  She has a passion for volunteering and helping others.  Having become a caregiver for her mom in 2019, Dana's eyes have been opened to the lack of accessibility for individuals who need it. She believes it's time to educate everyone and make a change for many!!  In her free time, Dana loves to spend time at the beach which is where she met Lorraine the Founder of Becoming rentABLE. 

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Cindy Caldwell

Private Investigator for Accessibility

Assists the team verifying properties for accessibility features and consulting.

Cindy is an occupational therapist who graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA in 1992 working in multiple settings with adults. Most of her work has been in home care and has a specialty in home modifications and accessibility. She and her husband successfully own and manage a short term rental in beautiful North Myrtle Beach, SC and plan to invest in more accessible rentals. She enjoys spending her time with her husband, 3 grown children and grandchildren. 

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Sonya Rhiver

Creator of Lightbulb Moments

Assists the team verifying properties for accessibility features and will provide education to targeted audiences by attending and presenting at conferences.

Sonya comes to us with a BS in elementary education from Eastern Michigan University and as a classroom teacher, science specialist, and a tutor on and off for over 20 vears. She is a wife, mother of three adult children and grandmother of two who call her Noni. Sonya is also a business owner and, with her husband Dave, have been rental property owners for 28 years. She has a passion for helping others, especially those less fortunate. She understands the critical need for accessible rental properties for ALL people. In her free time Sonya enjoys making jewelry gardening, baking, playing tennis  bake, play tennis and pickleball and practice yoga.

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Pam OQuinn

Chief Storyteller

Connects with families who have stayed at accessible STR to relay their stories and identifies and builds relationships with our partners in adaptive sports.

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Valerie Venable

Patron Saint of Video Art

Guides us in the creation of what it takes to create a tv show.

 

Valerie is a graduate of Indiana University and has spent the last 45 years shooting, editing and producing all things video. She is a lover of the outdoors and any sport/activity that puts her on or near the water. She is Mom to her NC State graduate, Chance and her dog, Dixie. She earned two NATAS Emmy’s while working in Miami and volunteers with Partners Read at Powell Elementary. 

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Emma Kate Springer

Junior Research Investigator

Gathers important information through online researching.

Emma Kate is a high school senior and the daughter of Jennifer Springer, Becoming rentABLE's Social Designer. She is looking forward to heading off to college next year. In the meantime, she fills her time running a pet/baby sitting small business, tap dancing for a competitive dance team and being active with her friends. 

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Kelsey Viscount

Harvard Rockstar

Created our Business Plan and conducted research and implementation for our survey efforts.

Received her undergrad from UNC Asheville and her Masters from Harvard. Currently, she is completing her PhD at Harvard. She is an active dog mom helping to raise money to improve the local dog park at Carolina Beach.