Meet The Team
Professional. Authentic. Caring. That’s how to describe our dedicated team at Tahoe Beach Club. They’ll make you feel welcome and answer any question you might have. Let’s meet the people who help make this community such an incredible destination and experience.
Shayla Hope, Director of Sales
Shayla Hope has over 17 years of experience in the luxury real estate industry including residential sales, land and custom home sales and community development. A Washington State native, Shayla’s versatility and love of travel has allowed her to serve clients in the La Quinta, Carlsbad, British Virgin Islands and Tahoe area. Shayla holds both Nevada and California broker’s licenses as well as a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Washington State University. She is the top producing salesperson for IMI Worldwide Properties since inception. She is known by clients for her candor, dedication, enthusiasm and competence.
Miranda Petersen, Sales Office Coordinator
A graduate of UC Berkeley, Miranda spent a few years working in the wine industry, marketing for boutique labels in the Napa Valley, before joining the TBC team in August of 2020. She’s thrilled to be living in the mountains, and exploring Tahoe’s endless trails.
Kevin Speer, General Manager
Kevin has had a long and storied career at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, CA; Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club for the past 30 years. He has 36 years of experience in the hospitality industry and 27 years in the luxury club industry at a AAA Five Diamond and Five Star rated property.
Bobby King, Director of Residential Services
After several decades of living in this special mountain town, I quickly recognized the unparalleled experience of a Tahoe Beach Club life. Our private community holds a unique distinction as the only full-service Lake Tahoe club with spa, fitness, dining, and private beach service. Together, our team is committed to providing our members and guests the highest standard of luxury lakeside service, making sure everything is right at the beach.
Melisa Benscoter, Director of Property Management
A California native joined the team in 2017 as the sales marketing coordinator bringing a positive team-oriented approach and level of professionalism. She has over 12 years of Hospitality and Office Management experience and a track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments. Working regularly on her professional development, she holds a business degree, is a Nevada Notary and is recently earned her real estate license. Melisa has been a Tahoe resident for 10 years. On her off time she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and two dogs, camping, hiking and exploring beautiful Lake Tahoe.
Patrick Rhamey, CEO
Patrick Rhamey has over 30 years experience in hotel, multifamily, and residential real estate development. From acquisitions and investments to sales and operations, he has led numerous projects to a successful completion. Rhamey is currently CEO of Tahoe Beach Club, a $400 million residential community and private beach club situated on the shores of Lake Tahoe. At Beach Club, he oversees development, sales, and day to day operations. Previously, he managed all aspects of Edgewood Companies’ real estate portfolio including acquisitions and the development of the Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, which won Travel + Leisure’s 2018 Number 1 Resort Hotel in the US. As a member of Edgewood’s Executive Committee, he managed corporate administration and planning including revamping the company’s strategic plan. Prior to Edgewood, Rhamey directed CLB Partner’s acquisitions, development, and sales activities in Southern California including over $300 million in luxury condominium development. Then at Echelon Residential, he led the companies’ development and property management activities for the Tampa, Dallas, and Atlanta markets commencing development of over 1200 multifamily units in less than four years.
Outside of the office, Rhamey is involved with numerous community and professional organizations. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Recreation Development Council, Lake Tahoe Chamber’s CEO Roundtable, The Tahoe Chamber’s Independent Expenditure PAC (Chairman 2016 to Present), and Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce Board, 2011 to 2014 (President 2013 & 2014).
Rhamey holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business from the University of Texas. He was an Endowed Presidential Scholar and was honored as a Sord Scholar from the University of Texas Business School.
Andrew Strain, Vice President of Development
Andrew Strain has planned and developed complex projects in highly-regulated markets for over 20 years. Presently, Strain is Vice President of Development at Tahoe Beach Club, a 143 unit luxury condominium project with a private members’ club on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Over the course of his career, Strain has worked as a Senior Planner with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Director of Planning at Heavenly Mountain Resort, and the Vice President of Planning & Governmental Affairs at Vail Resorts. His most notable projects include the Northstar Mountain Master Plan that will direct the growth of the resort over a 20-year timeframe, and the Heavenly Mountain Master Plan: a comprehensive 4,800 acre resort development and redevelopment plan that included new ski lifts, ski trail expansion, snowmaking system expansion, base lodge area redevelopment at three locations (Heavenly California Base Lodge, Heavenly Stagecoach Lodge, and Heavenly Tamarack Lodge), and additional onmountain restaurants and summer activities. On top of his professional engagements, Strain has been involved in his local community. He previously served as a Co-Chair of the Tahoe Transportation District, Lake Tahoe Transportation & Water Quality Coalition, Past-President and Board Member of Tahoe Douglas Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman and Member of the Lake Tahoe Federal Advisory Committee, which allocated $300M in federal funding over his eight year involvement for environmental restoration projects included in the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program. He is a current Board of Trustees and Executive Committee Member of The Nature Conservancy, Nevada Chapter. Strain holds a Bachelor of Arts in Regional/Environmental Planning with honors from the University of Utah, along with a Master of Landscape Architecture with honors from the University of Washington. He is a registered landscape architect in the State of Nevada.
Joe McDaniel, Controller
I have worked full-time in the world of accountancy since 1983. I am a CPA, licensed in Nevada since 1985. I began my career in a Reno CPA firm and left after five years. I shifted gears and worked in the Nevada gaming/hotel industry for a time.
After leaving the casino world, I worked as the controller of Edgewood Companies for 18 years. At Edgewood Companies, I was responsible for the accounting and assisted in the management of the many different business interests of the Company; long-term real estate rentals, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Edgewood Water Co., and Park Ranch to name a few. Since Edgewood, and before the Beach Club, I worked in the timeshare HOA/resort management business. I been the controller of the Tahoe Beach Club Group now for over 3 years.
Wendy Jones, Project Manager, Construction and Interior Design
Wendy is originally from NZ, relocated to Florida in the late 80s. After 25+ years working in Construction/Project Management and Interior finishes in Florida, a four year stint in San Diego working in Condos and luxury single family homes . Moved back to Miami Florida, managing her own company renovating condos. Relocated to Tahoe in February 2019 to work at Tahoe Beach Club where her position for the last three years has been Project Manager of Construction and Interior Design.