Michael headed former West Coast operation in San Francisco California and specialized in "niche travel groups", such as wine club cruises and tours, European Barge charters, yacht charters and more. Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and received additional training at the institute of Tourism and Hotel Management -Klessheim of Salzburg, Austria. He also oversees the private home rentals division of Puerto Vallarta Villas with Ray Careme.
Ray Careme, native of France, hails from the Champagne Capital of the world - Epernay, France. Ray's education and experience in hotel and bar, management and ownership, is just a small part of his 26 years of International experience. Most notable is his work with Gerard Boyer of "Chateaux les Crayeres" Gerardboyer.com in Reims, France. Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, and Zagat Survey magazines awarded Boyer with "Best small Hotel and Restaurant in the World". Duties included 7 years positions as Assistant food & beverage Manager, and as Maitre'd with Royal Caribbean International. Ray was also General Manager for "Celebrity Chef" Joachim Splichal of the Patina Pinot Group for 8 years, serving the Hollywood Elite. He was also General Manager for John Hurley with Garibaldi's restaurants in San Francisco and Partner in "G' Bar on Presidio Heights. Ray also worked in Corsica and England where he volunteered as a French tutor at an English public school for underprivileged children in his free time.