About The Owners
The Owners and on-site General Managers, are two Canadians who frequented Puerto Rico as scuba divers and were married on the back of a dive boat, off the coast of "Ilse de Ratones" in 1998. In October 2006, Trevor and Jennifer left successful executive careers in Chicago and purchased Villa Tropical. Trevor is learning to kite-board and Jennifer enjoys underwater photography. They also came to paradise to raise a family and welcomed their children, Jacklyne Elsaida, born in Moca, PR in February 2007, and Jess Alexander born in Mayaguez, PR in March 2009. Villa Tropical is a family business and Trevor, Jennifer, Jacklyne, Jess and the entire Guest Services Team, will do all that they can to ensure Guests truly enjoy the Villa Tropical experience.
The Founder of Villa Tropical, Dr. Michael Shand, still lives near-by and is an avid surfer. When he’s not teaching at Inter American University, grading, or helping someone somewhere, he can be found sharing Shacks Beach surfing stories with a guest at Villa Tropical.
Photo by Cholo