Meet Karen & Scott



Thank you for taking a moment to learn more about us! Since 2021, we have been enjoying life as Tennessee transplants after living in Vermont for most of our lives. I am a veteran of the US Army (HOOAH), and I recently retired from a Fortune 500 company to start several entrepreneurial pursuits in Tennessee. Scott retired from his construction company in late 2020 and now works on projects that complement our entrepreneurial ventures.

Our favorite pastime is riding our Harleys. For you gearheads, I own a 2016 Road Glide Special, and Scott rides a highly customized 2012 Street Glide. Let us know if you want a peek—we would be glad to show them to you. My other passions include working out (weight lifting and spinning are my go-tos) and container gardening.

We have five children. Two of them have chosen to remain in VT, and one of them went to college in FL and never came back! We are lucky enough to have both of our daughters joining us in our businesses in Tennessee.

Our Tennessee businesses include:

– [Star Gazer Stays Glamping Village](

– [Star Gazer Stays](

– [The Smokies STR Sherpa real estate sales](

– [Octopools pool cleaning and servicing](

– [The Heavenly Roast coffee shop](

– [The Best BnB host cabin concierge service](

We would be honored to treat you like family in our home. We feel blessed and fortunate for the freedom and opportunity that being vacation home rental operators has afforded us. We are lucky enough to live full lives pursuing our dreams and making memories with our families. We hope you’ll enjoy Cascades at The Summit as much as we do!

Wishing you safe travels,

Karen and Scott