Meet Our Team

The Unique Stays team got its start as we sought a better solution to manage our own rental portfolio. Tired of lackluster returns, we set out to create a company that delivers superior investment returns while being incredible stewards of the assets and relationships placed in our care.

Just a few years later, 45 team members (and counting!) comprise the core of our proud company. Built to deliver on those founding principles, we’re more confident than ever in our ability to serve our clients.


Adventure Seeker / Founder

Hi my name is Fred Boothby, I have been in the industry for eight years in a variety of capacities ranging from local host to developer of multi-unit communities. I am the founder of Unique Stays and VR Communities. My motivation and fulfillment is achieved by seeking to add value in every relationship and endeavor whether business or personal. As it relates to the short-term rental industry, I strive to add value for team members, owners/investors, and guests through well designed purpose built development and professional quality management of lifestyle assets.


Chief Experience Officer / CEO

Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional experiences for each guest and home owner.  We understand the importance of making sure that every voice is heard and valued.  The Unique Stays portfolio of vacation rental properties offer a mix of adventure, convenience and relaxation to suit every need.  Our passionate team has the skill and tools required to be great and I am obsessed with making sure we realize our potential. After working 20+ years in the healthcare industry, I am confident that servant leadership, intelligent processes, and a drive to succeed will produce great results consistently.  My wife and I enjoy family dinners together with our four children. 


Creator of Light Bulb Moments  / Chief Technology Officer

As Unique Stays’ tech stack whisperer, I have learned to avoid making sudden movements or raising my voice around new technology.  Win its trust with kind words and a gentle but firmly consistent touch, and it will become your ally and companion. 


Operations Superhero / Supervisor

My name is Melissa, I’m the Operations Supervisor for the  Chattanooga area.  I work with an absolutely great team here!  I’m an ex gym owner, fitness class instructor  and personal trainer.  Still an active gym rat.I love live music, hanging out with my 2 kids (young adults), hiking and reading.


Creator of Opportunities / Marketing and Sales

Hi my name is Lindsey! As the Marketing and Sales Director at Unique Stays I am able to express my creativity and my passion for assisting people everyday. Outside of Unique Stays I enjoy hiking, shopping, playing with my dog, and of course family time! 


Head of Tidying / Head of Housekeeping MI

Hi my name is Carrie, here is a little bit about me. I grew up in rural Kansas and married my high school sweetheart.  We are about to celebrate 35 years!  We moved to Michigan in 1989 where we raised 3 sons.  They are all married now and we have 6 granddaughters!  I play piano every Sunday at our local church and my husband and I enjoy long rides on the Harley in this beautiful country.  


Eye for Details / Housekeeping Coordinator

My name is Amy, I have over 15 years of experience as a housekeeper and take a lot of pride in my work.  I enjoy being a part of our wonderful Unique Stays team.  When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my dog, baking in the kitchen, and connecting with my family.


Bean Counter / 


Hi my name is Carl Francis. As the Controller for Unique Stays, I handle the accounting, financial analytics, pricing strategies, forecasting, and other financial aspects of the business. I love working with numbers, building legos, and traveling adventures. When I’m not working, much of my time is spent with my wife and kids, and the youth at church. I’m glad to be part of this amazing team as we can help families and loved ones make special memories together. 


Creating New Spaces / Regional Sales Manager

Hi my name is Dan. I am the Regional Sales Manager in North Carolina for Unique Stays. I enjoy spending my time with my wonderful wife, horses, and two dogs when I am not working. My goal with Unique Stays is to continuously grow our new markets while always exceeding our owners expectations.


Happiness Hero / Guest Services Manager

Hello! My name is Sage. I am the Guest Services Manager here at Unique Stays. My team and I will be communicating with you to help ensure you have the best experience possible. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, and playing volleyball with friends. We have a great team and I am happy to be a part of it! 


Unique Adventure Facilitator / Customer Experience Manager

Greetings from the Scenic City of Chattanooga! I was raised in a small rural town in New Hampshire that attracted skiers in the winter and boaters in the summer.  I first entered this industry in 1984 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard where I managed a twenty-room hotel. In the fall of 1989, I moved to Chattanooga with the intention of starting my own Bed and Breakfast. After completing the remodel of my home in the historic neighborhood of St, Elmo, I became a host on AirB&B. I have an extensive list of hobbies that I enjoy, most of which involve being in the great outdoors:  kayaking, hiking, camping, and biking to name a few. It is my desire to build bridges between guests and owners to create a truly unique and pleasant experience.