At Crye Leike Gulf Coast Real Estate – Flip Flop Vacations, we have made booking your stay simple with our secure, online booking, our travel and damage insurance options, and our knowledgeable staff to quickly answer all your questions. We also provide a seamless check in process with electronic lock systems that allow you to go directly to your unit to start your vacation immediately! We have a free app that is downloadable on all mobile devices that offers all your instructions, contact and emergency information, as well as recommendations for great things to do during your stay! Our staff is here to ensure you are treated to clean, lovely accommodations and first-class customer service. We pride ourselves on making you feel welcome and at home, like you are coming to the beach to visit with friends.

Crye Leike Gulf Coast, aerial view

Meet Our Team

broker David Stidham

David Stidham


David Stidham, President/Broker, With more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage, insurance, real estate and property management industries, David currently serves as president of Gulf Shores, Alabama based IL Group, which includes Crye-Leike Gulf Coast Real Estate and Flip Flop Vacations. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, his career started at a large regional bank, a private mortgage banking firm, and then partner and now owner of an independent insurance consulting firm and real estate brokerage. In addition to being licensed in 50 states in insurance as well as holding the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation, he is also a licensed realtor and broker in both Alabama and Florida.  He currently also serves as Broker for Crye★Leike Gulf Coast Real Estate & Flip Flop Vacations.

In 2003, David, his wife and 3 children relocated to the Alabama Gulf Coast to enjoy the laid back coastal living lifestyle. He and his family now live in Orange Beach and enjoy spending time watching the local wildlife and the natural beauty that abounds in this area.

Operations &

Business Development

Casey Buckner, Vice President of Vacation Rentals

Jenny Summerville, Director of Owner Relations

Diane Skelton, Business Development

Samantha Fender, Transaction Coordinator

Carlette Mitchell, Revenue Coordinator

Mai-Lek Nicely-Mathis, Reservations & Guest Relations

Vivian Hanich, Reservations & Guest Relations

Marie Parrish, Lead Property Manager/Inspector

Harrison Burr, Property Inspector

Lauren Cason, Property Inspector



Michelle O’Neil, Marketing Coordinator

Ashley Tasker, Office Manager

Katie Stidham, Office Administrator