OUR TEAM

Ryan Martin

Ryan Martin

Owner / President

One of the owners and founders of Travel Life Vacations, Ryan Martin views travel as being a journey, rather than just a destination. His love of exploring new places with his family launched him into creating TLV. He wanted to share the travel lifestyle with others as a brand, a blog, and a multiple destination vacation source. With 12+ years of experience and incredible knowledge of the industry, he has tremendous insight into every aspect of vacation homes and real estate investment. God has blessed him and Sara with the opportunity to build and design their own homes from the ground up. Ryan has experience as a developer, creating floor plans, interior design and décor, landscaping, real estate photography, marketing, building rental management…. And, in the early stages, even pool maintenance, cleaning, and repairs. Having grown to where TLV is now, Ryan isn’t stopping any time soon. Stay tuned for more!
Sara Martin

Sara Martin

Owner. Interior Designer. Blogger.

One of the owners of Travel Life Vacations, Sara has always known she loves interior design and décor. So, when she married Ryan at the age of 19, she was more than eager to jump into real estate to have the chance to develop her passion for interior design. Together, building TLV from the ground up, Sara started with weekly housekeeping and laundry, plus redecorating and updating older rental homes that were purchased for the rental market. Over the years, she and Ryan began to build and develop their own homes using the knowledge they’ve gained. 12 years later, Sara has now designed and decorated 7+ homes on TLV from start to finish, helped coordinate redesigns as well as redecorating for TLVs homes! Working side by side with Ryan, Sara has helped build the foundation for TLV to grow to where it is today. Sara has more recently taken a step back to raise their newborn and now heads up the TLV blog in her spare time!

Mike Martin

Mike Martin

Vice President / Property Manager

Originally from Virginia, Mike is a welcome addition to the Travel Life team! He joins us with over 25 years of experience helping companies run more efficiently and smoother. Mike serves as Property Manager for one of our regions. He also handles operations management, streamlining systems and processes, and is always working to keep things operating efficiently. His “full of life” personality makes him a pleasure to work with and a perfect fit for our team! A long time resident of Destin, he is very familiar with the hospitality industry. Mike understands what guests need to have a vacation they won’t soon forget, and applies that knowledge to ensure our homes are properly managed and maintained in pristine condition. He works diligently to consistently improve the overall guest experience for each and every guest. Mike is a family man who loves to travel! His interests include: spending time with his family, his German shepherd, fitness, motorcycles, trucks and adventures of any kind!

Eric Massingill

Eric Massingill

Property Director

A golfer at heart, our property director Eric moved to the Emerald Coast to be closer to family in 2019. Excelling in hospitality, he has thrived in becoming a vital part of our team! A true team player, Eric serves as our Property Director, ensuring guests, vendors, and staff members have what they need. Known around the office as “King of Spreadsheets”, Eric specializes in combining business know-how with meticulous attention to detail. We could not stand apart from the crowd without him! Eric has 4 children with his beautiful wife. Together they raise and homeschool their kids, are faithful members of the local church, enjoy going to the beach, playing a round of golf, as well as growing in an industry they can share with their family!

Sherri Cutshaw

Sherri Cutshaw

Sales / Office Manager

As a true local, Sherri serves as our Sales & Office Manager, keeping things running smoothly & everything coordinated, most importantly handling calls from guests that are searching to find the perfect home for their vacation. Being a local her whole life, makes her uniquely qualified to help guests plan their vacation! Her husband currently serves as our Counties Tourism Director, helping her bring a wonderful in-depth view on the travel industry as a whole & how it flows with our local area! Sharing TLV passion for travel is what inspired her career change from serving children as a teacher, to serving guests in the Travel Industry! In both Careers, she has served the needs of others & is a faithful member of the local church.