Our Company


Pictured (from left): Owners Pete Platte, Danielle Smith, & Michael "Mac" McCarthy

Founded in 2008, Danielle Smith began her career managing vacation rentals and found a significant passion for the work. Danielle joined Gaslight Group Properties in 2012, an affiliate Real Estate Company she co-owns with Mac McCarthy and Pete Platte. Shortly thereafter they formed the brand VPNM. Together with their local knowledge they have become a superior management company while also leading Gaslight Group Properties as one of the top real estate sales companies in the area. The combination of these two businesses and their team of experts provides unparalleled service in all facets of rental management and sales. 

 

James Braddock
Director of First Impressions & Reservations Specialist
If you happen to walk into our office, located in downtown Petoskey, Jamie is the smiling face you'll be greeted with! Since he joined our team in 2021, Jamie has been assisting clients from rental inquiries and the booking process all the way through to departure. Jamie is typically your contact person to getting you squared away for your stay. He manages our rental schedule, housekeeping staff, and attends to any maintenance/supply needs.

 

Jacquelline Garborg
Marketing & Operations Manager
Joining us in 2019, Jacquelline puts her degrees in Creative Advertising and Graphic Design and her background in marketing to work on a daily basis and is an asset to both our property owners and our company. She brainstorms how to showcase each property in the best possible light and implements our innovative marketing strategies. She is also responsible for our social media management, media buying, all advertising campaigns, and keeping things organized and running smoothly.