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Our Team

Meet The Team

Locally owned and operated by a husband and wife team, we are a fully licensed, full service short term vacation rental property management company run entirely by Chattanooga locals!

Our Leadership Team


Christian "Thor" Thoreson

Owner & Chief Operations Officer

Thor is co-owner of Chattanooga Vacation Rentals. He is our visionary, and he also manages the operations division, head of maintenance, and self proclaimed "trash man".   He knows every quirk and special details about every single one of our homes and he ensures that all of our homes are cared for as if they were his own.


Christina Thoreson

Owner & Chief Financial Officer

Christina is co-owner of Chattanooga Vacation Rentals and our numbers wiz.  She manages the finances of the company, keeping us all in budget and on track to meet our financial goals.  She also runs her own commercial appraisal business, and was recently distinguished as a member the prestigious Counselors of Real EstateĀ®.

Jen Richards
Director of Communications and Marketing

Jen is our marketing guru, and has brought our direct reservations from 30% to 60% in three years through her mad marketing skills. She also heads up revenue management, and leads our vacation planner team to success. She can organize internal workflow and SOPs like no otherShe is a hang glider pilot, loves the outdoors, and is passionate about our relationships with the community.


Katie Bien

Director of Business Development

Katie's focus is on our homeowners and growing our portfolio of vacation homes.  As an owner of two homes in our owner program, she loves to talk about the perks of making passive income in our program.  She also helps to onboard new technologies and offers support for the vacation planner team.

Our Vacation Planners

Everyone on our team is a local! We are here to help you have an amazing well rounded vacation (not just an awesome place to stay).  Because we are all local, we can help you experience Chattanooga like a local!



Christy is a river guide on the weekends, can fly airplanes, and is your go to contact for information on outdoor adventures! She loves to explore the outdoors and lead folks on whitewater adventures down the Ocoee River!  If you are looking for recommendations on adventures that will get your blood pumping, just ask Christy!


Monica Luck was the first employee of Chattanooga Vacation Rentals in January, 2015. A seven-year veteran of the vacation rental industry, she has performed every job except accounting. Monica has focused on the "front of house" end of the business since 2017, talking with guests and processing reservations. She has also managed collegiate housing facilities for 11 years as a local and national volunteer. One of her first vacation rental experiences was in September, 2002, when she rented an apartment in Venice, Italy for nine days. Monica now stays at locally managed vacation homes whenever possible! 


Robin has been on the team as a vacation planner for 4 years.  If you've called us before, chances are pretty great that you've spoken to Robin. She's an awesome advocate for all things Chattanooga and can share with you any kind of recommendation you need!  She loves spending time with her kitty cats and is an amazing Aunt!  She has a great sense of humor, is an awesome advocate for the Chattanooga area, and can offer recommendations for fun things to do in the area from dining and outdoor adventures to family friendly activities!


An avid outdoor person and Chattanooga native, Samantha has called Chattanooga home for over....never mind how long!! When not kayaking (or teaching kayaking), trail running, hiking and/or rock climbing, Samantha can be found with her nose in a book or with her hands on her knitting needles. An elementary special education teacher by trade, she has been a part of the Chattanooga Vacation Rental family since 2017. 

Our Property Care Team

Our property care team are our boots on the ground. They handle everything from housekeeping and maintenance to coordinating lawn care and appliance repair.

Jeanette & Jennifer

Outgoing and funny, they and love to make people smile with a little bit of laughter. Jeanette loves her animals and Jennifer loves her jigsaw puzzles.


Kat has been a housekeeper with us for over 3 years and is daughter of Christina. She enjoys performing at open mics and has a beautiful singing voice.


Lucy is a recent graduate of Covenant College and a Chattanooga native. When she's not at work, she enjoys spending time with friends and her pet rabbit.


Makenzie has been housekeeping for CVR for 10 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, taking care of her cats, dogs, and ducks, being outdoors & good beer!