Hazel is a transplant from ‘across the pond’. The lure of the sunshine brought her to Florida in the mid ‘90’s when she built her first home here in Rotonda West and put it on a vacation rental program. After 25 years of working in the Defense Industries, including over 7 years in the Royal Air Force as a Fighter Control Officer; and over 12 years running her own defense and software consultancy, she decided that it was time to get back to the sunshine so she moved over and then bought the vacation rental company. It was a return to the hospitality industry as she had worked in her mother’s small family hotel throughout her high school years. Hazel now runs a very successful Vacation, Seasonal and Long Term rentals and Home Management business. In addition, she has a Real Estate company. She is passionate about service to the client – whether that be the home owner or the renter; as well as being dedicated to tourism in the area.