I am a long-time California property owner who has refurbished several properties. I currently offer one as a vacation rental in North San Diego County. It is a charming home with guest house, pool/spa, overlooking Monserate Winery’s vineyard to hills and sunset views.

For many years, I worked as a government affairs, marketing and public relations specialist. This work honed my research and writing skills and I specialized in natural resources, environmental issues and property rights.

Over the last five years, I have transitioned into the vacation rental business. I enjoy resolving regulatory conflicts and marketing properties on behalf of property owners. Beyond San Diego County, I have recently expanded into the very special Mendocino Village.  

I’ve had some interesting jobs during my career.

In my first hospitality-based business, I owned and operated a sailboat charter company, operating during the very exciting America’s Cup on San Diego Bay.

I managed shoreside operations for my family’s tuna fishing boat and was the first female officer of the American Tunaboat Association. While educating the public about tuna fishing, I helped pass federal legislation supported by the fisherman and five major environmental organizations, including Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund and the Center for Marine Conservation.  

As the Executive Director of a national trade association, I contributed to an increase in the auction value of farmers’ goods from $73 million to over $230 million.

I am an “Enviropreneur” with the Property and Environment Research Center, perc.org, where I researched the management of invasive species via markets.

I also worked at a Washington, DC think tank where I wrote on a variety of subjects as Director of its Environment and Enterprise Institute.

In 2016, I volunteered with www.SaveFallbrookGolfCourse.com. The efforts of this group resulted in a new owners for this special property in the Gird Valley area of Fallbrook. The new owners, Fallbrook residents Jade and Julie Work, are converting the fallowed course into a vineyard, winery and Italian themed restaurant and bar. We can’t wait to see the end results! The Works have also committed to save the property from residential development through the use of conservation easements, a huge gift for the community. 

In 2016, the community reformed this group into www.SaveGirdValley.com to address issues in this special little valley.

To learn more, review the Writing/Speaking/Photos section of this website. You can also visit my References page, on Facebook and LinkedIn and review my References and Resume.

After seven years in the business, I do consult on vacation rentals and am in the process of writing a book on the subject. Stay tuned!

I look forward to hearing from you!


Teresa Platt



Skype: teresahplatt