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Meet Our Team

Patrick Carter

Co-Founder and President

Patrick enjoys spending time outdoors with his family of four. Whether hiking, climbing, boating, fishing or something in between, you can find him outdoors when he is not busy buying, selling and renting real estate for his family’s established real estate rental business, Carter Company. Years of real estate investing experience coupled with a decade and a half of executive management focused on clients, growth, and development has now afforded him the opportunity to help launch another dream, StayOver.

As President of StayOver, Patrick is committed to providing an exceptional experience for the vacationer and owner/investor clients alike, down to the very last detail. “From the first initial contact or booking to checking out, we want our clients/renters to have a fantastic, stress-free getaway. We also want the same for the owners who have entrusted us to manage their properties. Happy renters make for happy homeowners/investors.”

 

Jeff Carter

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

 

Jeff is a life-long outdoor enthusiast who has traveled and hiked, climbed, biked, and paddled extensively, in and out of the country. As someone who appreciates nature, and all its offerings, Jeff is excited to offer StayOver’s services to those wanting a first-class vacation rental experience in a natural area.

He brings over thirty years of successful experience as a business executive and business owner to StayOver as its Executive Chairman. Jeff is committed to the satisfaction of our customers and wants every customer to have the ability to enjoy great accommodations in nature’s beautiful playground.

 

Derek Blankenship

Co-Founder and CEO

Derek is a Land Specialist and the Owner of Overland Properties Group, where he works with buyers and sellers to find their slice of nature heaven. Derek feels a rush of excitement exploring new properties and helping his nature-loving clients find the perfect property for their needs. He is a husband and father of two. In his spare-time, Derek enjoys rock climbing, skiing, overlanding, dirt-bike racing and mountain biking.

He is passionate about ensuring StayOver’s cabin owners and guests receive the highest quality of service, through maximizing land to reach its fullest potential and achieving a consistent level of service throughout each experience.

 

Hunter Dycus

Manager of Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter has a deep-rooted love for the outdoors. As an avid sportsman, you can typically find Hunter hiking, swimming, fishing, biking, playing airsoft, or kayaking with his wife and dog. He doesn’t let the small pleasures in life slip away, you may even find him relaxing in his hammock or crafting walking sticks.

With over a decade of established customer service, management, and sales experience; Hunter’s passion is ensuring every guest and owner has all their wants and needs met. He is extremely driven and has an eye for small details. His goal is for your stay to be the most enjoyable and memorable experience you’ve ever had.

 

Brennah Dycus

Marketing & Guest Services Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brennah is an adventurer at heart with a deep passion for nature and animals. You can typically find her hiking, kayaking, hanging in a hammock, or engrossed in a book. All while spending quality time with her husband and two dogs.

She is devoted to updating you on the latest information here at StayOver and Red River Gorge. She expresses her enthusiasm for the area by showing you what we see every day! Brennah brings eight years of customer service experience; she is fully equipped to provide every guest with the highest quality of service. Her intention is to provide guests with such a fantastic experience in Red River Gorge – you won’t want to vacation anywhere else!

 

Kassie Oglesbee

Guest Services Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kassie is a UC grad with a love for all things creative. She loves animals, reading a good book, and getting together with friends to sing a song. In her free time, she can be found doing a puzzle and relaxing with her son and husband.

With over seven years in customer service and hospitality, Kassie has the experience and passion to make every stay the best one yet. Her goal is to make each guests feel like a VIP – because they are!

 

Corey Gillman

Guest Services Coordinator

Corey is family oriented with a passion for nature and outdoors. It might be hard to find Corey during the summer as you never know where he might be; from the back yard with the kids to the open road on his motorcycle! With 5+ years of Customer Service experience Corey has the knowledge to help make your stay one to remember. Corey’s goal is to provide the best Customer Service to all guests and help grow StayOver by doing so!