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 seven years, I have transitioned into the vacation rental business. I enjoy resolving regulatory conflicts and marketing properties on behalf of property owners. Beyond my own home, I have marketed properties for owners in San Diego County and 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 the U.S. mink farmers trade association, I contributed to an increase in the auction value of the 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 protection 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 Monserate Winery with a vineyard and Italian themed restaurant/bar and barrel room. We can’t wait to raise a glass and toast this project! The Works have committed to save the property from residential development through the use of conservation easements, a huge gift for the community as it preservation this agricultural landscape in the heart of Gird Valley forever.

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

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

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

I look forward to hearing from you!


Teresa Platt