Guest Financial Director
Born in Lynchburg, VA, Crystal Marie moved with her mom and two brothers to Burlington, NC when she was about 11 years old. Her dream of moving to the beach finally happened in 2005, and Crystal Marie has enjoyed raising her two daughters amongst the sand and surf.
Growing up, Crystal Marie would often tag along in the summers with her older sister, pulling up a chair and imitating her work as a receptionist. She has an Office Administration degree under her belt and most of her career has been in the hospitality industry. She joined the #Hobbspitality team in 2014, which has been a perfect fit and pleasure for her to work with guests to create and plan memorable vacations. Crystal Marie also enjoys supporting various team projects with her ever-expanding skillset. Serving now as Hobbs Realty's Guest Finanacial Director, Crystal Marie’s primary focus is managing guest accounting and ensuring the integrity of our guests’ reservation and payment experiences.
Best Part of Hobbs Realty: My genuinely kind coworkers. Everyone here is so caring and it is a joy to work with them.
After Hours: Being the crafty person I am, I enjoy card-making and painting.. I also love to swim, spend a lot of time riding the waves, and have discovered how much fun kayaking is!
Pursuits: I’ve always wanted to hang glide or wear one of those flying squirrel suits and glide down a mountain! Or go on a cruise. When I retire, I would love to travel across America in an RV.
Alternate Dream Job: A consignment store owner or working with animals. I love going thrift shopping to find gems amongst the plunder. I would also appreciate being covered in puppy - and other animals – love on a daily basis.
Something Others May Not Know: I am a chihuahua mom and have a deep love for the breed.
Inspired By: Rachele Hobbs. She is a kind-hearted, loving person who is so well put together. She is warm, outgoing, and truly likeable, keeping everyone’s best interest at heart, all while diligently managing a business. I’ve never worked anywhere with a supervisor like her. She is attentive and understanding, with an extraordinary gift of keeping a cool head even in the most challenging situations.
“Life is short and time is fast. There’s no replay or rewind, so enjoy every moment as it comes.”