A native of Minnesota, Lee Johnson always felt the call of warmer weather and the vacation lifestyle. It wasn’t long after college graduation he landed on the shores of Kaanapali Beach in Maui, Hawaii and landed his first gig marketing Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club along the beach walk. A few short months and plenty of sunburn and wind burn later, he earned his way into the sales office to become a member of the most successful sales office in the company’s history. In 2011, he joined Wyndham Vacation Ownership as a Sales Rep in Sevierville, Tennessee and worked his way up to the Senior In-House Director role in Destin, Florida.
Along the way working for these prestigious vacation ownership companies, Lee started to believe that there was a better way. It was a conviction so strong that in 2015, he took the leap to start Premier Resorts Group (formerly Harbour Partners). Taking the culture and “Aloha Spirit’ of his days with Marriott and marrying them with his years of face-to-face sales and leadership with Wyndham, he created the values that is Premier Re- sorts Group (PRG) today. Through Lee’s leadership, PRG prides itself on its strong partnerships with each resort partner and its consistency in delivering compliant, forthright sales and marketing strategies to several legacy resorts.
Everyone at PRG knows: if you need something done, go to Belinda! She’s the oil that keeps the wheels on. And it’s no surprise she’s good at her job – she’s been in the vacation customer service world since age 16 when she spent summers as a concierge service coordinator in Atlantic Beach, NC.
Now, she brings her high expectations for service to set the bar at PRG, handling everything from contracts to member services to payroll. Belinda has a knack for quickly creating a lasting impression on people, so if you ever get to chat with Belinda, don’t be surprised if you find yourself walking away smiling.
Fun fact: Belinda initially began her degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for nursing, but changed course after working at a bank and being drawn to accounting and business administration (and we are so glad!).
Belinda grew up in Eastern North Carolina, and now lives in a small beach town near Emerald Isle, NC with her two dogs, Jack and Bella and her horse, Hank. She loves traveling to Texas to spend time with her sister and niece, and to Pittsburgh and Ohio to see her extended family. In the fall, you’re likely to find her cheering on a football game.
Jami has a true love for travel and more than ten years in the vacation ownership industry, she has found her calling helping others find their “home” away from home with Premier Resorts Group. She has lived in 6 different states and traveled the world to places like Poland, Guam, Germany, and Mexico.
Jami worked alongside Lee at Wyndham and it was a natural fit to join forces at PRG. Here, her role is to build and manage the team that delights each of our guests and helps them understand the perks of vacation ownership (Her favorite? Feeling at home no matter where you are in the world!).
Before her time at Wyndham, Jami spent ten years in the real estate/real estate investment industry. She firmly believes that surrounding yourself with people who are smart, fast, and wise is how you continue to grow as a leader.
An Oklahoma native, she now resides in Texas with her husband and dog Jack O’Leary, connecting often with their four grown kids and three grandchildren. Many of her favorite spots are right here in the U.S. New Orleans, Sedona, Santa Fe, St. Augustine, FL and Glenwood Springs, to name a few!
How many people can say they’ve gone on vacation somewhere and loved it so much they moved to that spot while still on vacation? Mark Ward can. An Indiana native, he visited Panama City Beach, FL for a two-week vacation in 2001 and never went back.
Shortly after his move, he landed his first gig in the timeshare industry with Wyndham Frontline and discovered it was a great fit. He joined the PRG family in June of 2019 as a senior member service representative. Now, he manages sales for our Fairfield Harbour and Fox Hunt locations in North Carolina.
Whether it’s Panama City Beach or the coast of North Carolina, Mark is happy so long as he is near a boat and fishable waters.
Chris Dey has never lived life in an ordinary way. Not only did he serve in the Air Force as a Russian linguist, he has his private pilot’s license and has traveled all through the eastern U.S. racing motorcycles in the WERA Superbike Series.
His love for travel and adventure led him to finding a new calling in the timeshare sales industry. Chis joined the PRG family in 2020 and now leads the sales team at our Panama City Beach, FL, Landmark Holiday Beach Resort.
When he isn’t helping our customers fulfill their own travel dreams, he loves traveling to Mexico, Japan and India, and coaching his boys in baseball and football.