REAL STRATEGY.
REAL SOLUTIONS.
REAL RESULTS.

We stake our reputation On your success.

Over the years, Real Living Productions has worked with a number of successful brands at truly premier destinations—throughout the United States, and across the globe. And what we’ve learned is that no two destinations are alike. Neither are your targeted audiences. Each destination, each development, each resort, each home, is highly unique and personal, and appeals to a specific target on a deep, intimate level. The success that we have helped our clients achieve is developed through teamwork, respect, and clear understanding of the project and how to reach the right audiences.

Meet The Team.

Peter Dayot managing director
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Peter Dayot

real estate marketing advisor
President of Marketing

Chris Collins

project manager
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Sarah Marchbanks

digital copy writer
Media Director

Rich Abernethy

Social Media Manager

Josie Borsch

Technology Solutions Director

Russ Collins

jack delgado senior creative director
Creative Director

Jack DelGado

Creative Director
Creative Director

Emily Forsberg

web developer
Web Developer

David Garrison

creative director
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Joe Gilman

Senior Web Developer

Travis Goodwin

Art Director

Chris Gupton

Karen Mann brand strategist
Branding and Communication Strategist

Karen Mann

justin merrell web developer
WEB DEVELOPER

Justin Merrell

Account Manager

Nicole Miller

account supervisor
ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

Rebeca Ortega

Jr. Developer

Ian Paraventi

graphic designer
Graphic Designer

Nell Gray Rasmussen

Senior Writer/Strategist
Senior Writer/Strategist

Charles Richardson

Copywriter

Rodney Rodgers

Accounting Manager

Ramon Van Dijk

Web Strategist

Jen Vanderputten

CRM Manager

Naomi Valentin

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Peter Dayot

Over the past two decades, Peter has been among a select group of experts in resort real estate marketing.  His strength comes in putting cohesive, industry-specific teams together that have driven success in extremely diverse and complex markets. In 2020, Peter acquired Real Living Productions. The company quickly rose to national prominence, specializing in strategic marketing for real estate developments, destinations and the hospitality industry. Peter has worked with hundreds of notable high-profile projects in the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean, helping clients generate billions in sales revenue. Prior to Real Living Productions, Peter served as a Senior Marketing Manager for IMI Worldwide Properties. He sits on a number of advisory boards and is a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI), the American Advertising Federation (AAF), and has directed multiple grant campaigns for non-profit organizations.

EXPERIENCE: Martis Camp, The Idaho Club, Scotch Hall Preserve, Capella Pedregal, Whitetail Club, Deep Water Cay, Tamarack Resort, Thistle Golf Estates, Tahoe Beach Club, Holleman Hills, Paraiso Residences, Snake River Sporting Club, Capella Pedregal, CPYC Cabo and Esperanza Residences

President of Marketing

Chris Collins

Chris brings more than 30 years of senior management experience working domestically and abroad to his role as a Business Development Strategist for Real Living Productions. Leveraging significant leadership and broad industry experience, Chris leads ongoing corporate strategy development, strategic marketing, product marketing and corporate communications functions. Chris’ teams are responsible for generating programs that increase demand for all Real Living Productions services, assessing and targeting key customer segments, and building the company’s brand and customer awareness. Prior to Real Living Productions, Chris was VP or Marketing at IMI Worldwide Properties. Where he and his teams were responsible for the launch and marketing strategies of over 100 real estate projects that resulted to billions in sales across the US, Latin America and the Caribbean.

EXPERIENCE: Martis Camp, Tahoe Beach Club, Summit Sky Ranch, Hacienda, Ocean Delray, Four Seasons Anguilla, Hartness, Falls Tower Camperdown, Bluejack National, Esperanza

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Sarah Marchbanks

Sarah is fundamental to the day-to-day operations at Real Living Productions. She manages and coordinates schedules and makes sure all deadlines are met on time. Essentially, she keeps everyone on track. From a logistical standpoint, she ensures that the creative and account teams work in harmony to meet and exceed the expectations of clients—often in a very fast-paced environment. She has more than a decade of experience in the advertising and marketing industries across multiple disciplines–both traditional and digital—as well as proven expertise in Project Management, Account Management, and Digital Systems Management.

EXPERIENCE: Four Seasons Anguilla, Preserve Communities, Tamarack Resort, Unna Resorts, Hartness, Quivira Los Cabos, Verizon Wireless, and Denny’s National Restaurant Chain

Media Director

Rich Abernethy

Rich has a keen eye for content across a variety of mediums and brings a unique perspective to our Real Living Productions team. Prior to joining us he worked in video production at the PGA TOUR for more than a decade, and his invaluable experience as a storyteller serves him well in planning and executing our social media strategy. Rich also contributes to our email marketing and business development efforts as well. Born and raised in North Carolina, he is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and now lives in Raleigh.

EXPERIENCE: Deep Water Cay, Tamarack, The Idaho Club, Tahoe Beach Club, PGA

Social Media Manager

Josie Borsch

Josie creates social media strategies and manages social media platforms for an array of Real Living Productions clients. Josie’s experience includes graphic design efforts in the diamond industry, where she worked with multiple internationally recognized jewelry retailers. She was also a social media manager for a sustainable swimwear label and an eco surf resort. She holds a B.A. in environmental studies from Salisbury University.

Technology Solutions Director

Russ Collins

Russ has over a decade of experience managing and directing database and technology applications for highly regarded companies in the luxury resort real estate industry. Russ is currently focused on training, deployment, and management of customer relationship management systems for the RLP family. He is dedicated to cutting-edge technical solutions with extensive knowledge of data management, coding languages and streamlining business processes. Additionally, Russ has contributed to sales, marketing and administration across many states and countries on behalf of his employers.

Russ received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Clemson University and furthered his education with post-graduate work focusing in Data Analytics with the University of North Carolina Kegler – Flagler School of Business. He currently resides in Los Cabos.

Creative Director

Jack DelGado

Born and raised in New York, Jack has been helping premier real estate and hospitality brands drive leads that convert to customers for more than two decades. He has a deep understanding of the luxury market and the triggers that drive sales. In addition to starting his own company, Jack has worked at Erwin-Penland and IMI, an international industry leader in luxury real estate and resort marketing. Jack’s strengths lie in bringing to life conceptual design ideas that resonate deeply with specific audiences, across both traditional and digital media. He is particularly adept in creating user-friendly online experiences that engage prospects and convert customers.

EXPERIENCE:  Preserve Communities, Four Seasons Private Residences, Martis Camp, Del Mar Developers, BMW Manufacturing, Verizon, Barbados Luxury Residences, The Idaho Club, The Paraiso Residences, Snake River Sporting Club, Summit Sky Ranch, Fairmont Hotels & Residences, Raffles Resort & Residences, Rosewood Resort & Residences, Hacienda Beach Club & Residences.

Creative Director

Emily Forsberg

Emily is a true brand nurturer. She is an experienced, multidisciplinary designer, specializing in integrative visual approaches that are designed to build brand awareness and spur tangible business growth. She is highly strategic and has an extensive background working with luxury real estate and high-end resort properties—both national and international. Emily gained high-volume agency experience at McKinney Durham and has also partnered with a variety of marketing companies and creative boutiques over the years. She is equally skilled at both print and digital design/production.

EXPERIENCE: Deep Water Cay, The Paraiso Residences, Thistle, The Idaho Club, Marsh Point, Canopy Hall, Cabo Luxury, Costa Elena, Marina Del Palma, Currahee Club, Shaffer’s Mill, Little River, Tamarack, Tahoe Beach Club, Ocean Delray, Estates at Ocean Delray

Web Developer

David Garrison

David is the consummate professional and web developer extraordinaire.  He has 15+ years of experience working in the fields of website design, web development, and graphic design. During that time, he has launched more than 500 websites and finalized over 50 branding campaigns. He has extensive experience working with luxury resorts, high-end real estate communities, technology companies, dentists, attorneys, schools, state parks, local government events, non-profits, worldwide e-commerce stores, and distribution companies. His work was even featured in the HBO Film Mary and Martha starring Hillary Swank.

EXPERIENCE: Four Seasons Private Residences Anguilla, Auberge Resorts, Preserve Communities, Ocean Delray, Hartness, Nanuku Fiji, Callawassie, Bluejack National, Tahoe Beach Club, Tumble Creek, Preserve at Rock Creek, Celadon Community

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Joe Gilman

Joe brings two decades of experience working with national, regional, and international accounts across a number of industries in both consumer and business-to-business segments. He has worked side-by-side with a variety of sales teams in the hospitality and real estate industries to help drive quality leads and conversions. Gilman is highly strategic. His true passion is creating and implementing both traditional and digital marketing materials that help companies build awareness and attain sustainable growth.

EXPERIENCE: BMW Manufacturing, Far Niente Wines, Seabrook Island Resort, Preserve Communities, Eagles Nest at Banner Elk, Blue Ridge Mountain Club, Quivira Los Cabos, Hartness, Tamarack Resort, Albemarle Plantation.

Senior Web Developer

Travis Goodwin

With over 15 years of experience, Travis has a knack for creating and maintaining websites as well as custom online applications. His focus includes custom websites, CMS and LMS development, MySQL database management, as well as programming and distribution of email blasts.

EXPERIENCE: Suncadia, Tumble Creek, Deep Water Cay, Bay Creek

Art Director

Chris Gupton

With over 25 years of experience in graphic design, Chris is renowned for his versatile skills, and seamless ability to navigate a diverse array of clients, from industry giants like Travelocity to local real estate ventures in his hometown of Raleigh, NC. His dedication to delivering impactful visual solutions has solidified him as a respected designer in the travel industry.

Branding and Communication Strategist

Karen Mann

Karen took her experience as a big ad agency creative director on national and international brands and turned it into a focus on luxury resorts, outdoor sporting clubs and ranches, conservation and environmental organizations. She and Real Living Productions have partnered on a number of marketing projects related to luxury lodges and the hospitality industry. Karen has promoted US and international destinations – fly-fishing and wing shooting lodges, big-game hunting and dude ranches, group adventures, getaways, and eco tours. Working closely with organizations committed to ecosystem and habitat restoration, environmental conservation and nonprofits, she understands those challenges. She loves to work with clients whose business interests dovetail with her own passions, allowing work that mixes business with pleasure.

EXPERIENCE: The High Lonesome Ranch, Deep Water Cay, Cherokee Park Ranch, The Boone & Crockett Club, Coral Beach and Tennis Club, Discover Ranches, Inspiration Hill, Premier Club Management Services, Sweet Waters Adventure, Water Sage, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Laughlin Homes & Restoration, Western Landowners Alliance, Citizens Environmental Coalition

WEB DEVELOPER

Justin Merrell

Justin can take something as complex and involved as web development and make it seem easy. Of course it’s not, but he has a unique gift for communicating clearly with clients so that they clearly understand the dynamics of the process and the end result. He creates user-friendly and mobile-friendly web designs that effectively showcase our clients’ offering with targeted audience segments. He is relationship-oriented and works well with clients in a wide cross-section of industries to create optimized online experiences.

EXPERIENCE: Frederica Estates, The Reserve at Sea Island, The Cape on Kiawah, Monarch Realty Co, Banyan Cay, Jack’s Bay Club, Four Seasons Private Residences Anguilla, Tahoe Beach Club, Tamarack Realty, Ocean Delray Beach, Barbados Luxury Residences, Old Lighthouse Club, Quivira Los Cabos, Espiritu at Palmilla, IMI Living Worldwide.

Account Manager

Nicole Miller

Nicole is a proud Michigan State University graduate. She is a born organizer and people person. She has been working with large, multi-million dollar accounts for two decades, across a variety of industries, including: resort, real estate, automotive, military and government. She is an ideal liaison between the client and marketing team, expediting the workflow of large campaigns that combine both traditional and digital marketing initiatives. She has a wealth of knowledge in senior-level account management, as well as hands-on experience overseeing photo/video production shoots and events.

EXPERIENCE: Red Ledges, The Reserve at Sea Island, Frederica Estates, Panther National, Bay Creek, Monarch Realty Co, General Motors, United States Navy and United States Postal Service.

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

Rebeca Ortega

Rebeca is a born organizer and sweats the details. She has been by working with large, multi-million dollar accounts for two decades, across a variety of industries, including: resort, real estate, hospitality, automotive, telecom, and healthcare. She is an ideal liaison between the client and marketing team, expediting the workflow of large campaigns that combine both traditional and digital marketing initiatives. She has a wealth of knowledge in senior-level account management, as well as hands-on experience overseeing photo/video production shoots. She is also bilingual: Spanish/English.

EXPERIENCE: Four Seasons Anguilla, Preserve Communities, Tamarack Resort, Unna Resorts, Chrysler-Jeep, Verizon Wireless, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, BF Goodrich, University of South Carolina, Clemson University, Tulane University.