Ellen DeProto - General Manager
After graduating from University of California, Santa Cruz and traveling the world, in 2004 I moved back to Guerneville and started working at the family business. I am passionate about creating a positive, fun-filled work environment and I love to see this positivity pay forward to our clients, vendors and guests. Every day brings a new challenge and I strive to meet each one with ingenuity, integrity and empathy. I currently live in Santa Rosa with my husband and son. My hobbies include playing music, hiking, soccer, teaching Zumba and reading.
Megan Perkins -Account Management
I moved to Guerneville in 2005 with my husband and I started working at Russian River Vacation Homes at the end of 2009 – just in time for Thanksgiving! I love being active in the community, gardening and the arts. The diverse, inclusive, fun and funky Russian River area suit me. My hands are always busy with some project: guerilla gardening with California natives, felting a water-inspired wool scarf, hunting through antique shops and trying restaurants and recipes. Cali, my bull terrier/jack Russell mutt, comes to work and will “make eyes” at you until she gets a treat or two from the bowl at my desk.
Kate Williams - Guest Relations
I have happily worked for Russian River Vacation Homes for just over two years. I’ve spend the majority of my career working in hospitality management of all sorts, including hotels, vacation homes, and retirement communities. I am originally from northern Minnesota, and then I spent several years in Kansas. I fell in love with Sonoma County the moment I saw it 8 years ago, and immediately began planning a move! I have now lived in the Russian River area for 7 years. On my days off, you’ll find me on a hiking trail, exploring beaches along the coast, or having a taste or two at one of our amazing wineries. I am also a landscape photographer, and my work is displayed at various locations around the county. I love sharing the beauty of our varied landscapes with others, and I really enjoy helping guests plan their outdoor experiences.