CottageCare Crew

We are a small team of multi-talented professionals with a many years in the service and hospitality industry. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to helping you have the perfect, worry free vacation in Paradise!

Heather Plampin

Founder, CEO

After starting up and running several successful companies, Heather took her many years of expertise and knowledge in the vacation industry and focused it on guest experience. She has been in the hospitality industry for 24 years and can’t imagine doing anything else! She enjoys giving guests and Siesta Key vacationers opportunities to create memories that will last a lifetime. On her days off, she loves cooking for her family and friends, jet skiing with her husband, and enjoying the Sarasota and Siesta Key lifestyle.

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Brittany Wright

Chief Concierge

Raised outside of Chicago and after living in four states, she is now calling Siesta Key home. Brittany has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 year. She uses her past experiences to ensure that guests have every need attended to! On her days off, she loves SCUBA diving, skydiving, and hang-gliding with her husband, enjoying live music, and traveling as much as possible.

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Chef Juan Palacio

Private Chef

Born and raised in Colombia, Juan moved to Spain after high school. He attained his Culinary Arts degree in Spain and then moved to America. He has lived in Sarasota since 2013 and is currently the kitchen manager at a staple restaurant on Siesta Key. In his spare time, he enjoys shredding the electric guitar, SCUBA diving with his wife, and being surrounded by great food, friends, and family.

Chef Stephen “Stevie” Carrera

Private Chef

After attending Johnson and Wales for Culinary Arts, Chef Stevie eventually found his way to Siesta Key. He specializes in seafood and gourmet foods. He is an adventure seeker, SCUBA diver, and an avid fisherman. When he is not cooking for our guests, he is a private chef on a yacht that travels all over the world!

Lil Chefling (Christine DeTeresa)

Private Chef/Catering

Christine has been a chef for many years! She provides exquisite, flavorful, and unforgettable fare to fit any occasion! Your vision is her top priority!

The Culinary Queen (Chef Sharon)

Private Chef/Catering, Meal Prep,

Self taught and killin’ it, Sharon has been cooking since age 9 and specializes in making comfort food with a healthy take on everything from classic dishes to comfort food. She can accommodate gluten free, vegan, and keto friendly meals as well. Sharon loves creating custom dishes, from private chef clients to catering large events.

Marissa Farhat

Personal Hair Stylist and Line Dancing Instructor

Marissa is originally from Long Island, NY, but found her new home in Paradise! She has been a stylist for over 10 years and is passionate about what she does. Let her use her talent to give you an updo, blow out, or stye to bring your vacation vibes to the next level! She also is a line dancing instructor at a local country bar and enjoys to share her love of dancing with anyone who wants to learn!

Matthew Farhat Jr.

Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga and Line Dancing Instructor

Sarasota native Matthew Farhat Jr. is blessed to be able to work in a profession that he truly loves! He is a personal trainer with certifications in boxing, weight lifting, and yoga. After his collegiate football career, he moved back to Sarasota to be a teacher and athletics coach. Eventually his passion for fitness transitioned him into a fill time career of personal training. He uses his coaching and teaching skills to bring an engaging, challenging, and fun workout experience in to your home!

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