Mary Curry Co-Owner/Broker
Co-owner of East Islands Rentals since 2006, Mary oversees all accounting, reservations and home improvements for the company. She works one-on-one with clients during the home improvement process, having amassed a vast network of qualified contractors and vendors.
She is a licensed realtor with a strong background in finance, and has owned several successful companies including a bookkeeping and handyman business.
Through the years, Mary has purchased and remodeled several homes, giving her a working knowledge of home maintenance and repairs.
She’s lived on the Isle of Palms or surrounding areas for the last 40 years and has a marketing degree from Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
Steve Hood Co-Owner/Sales Associate
In 2001, Steve founded East Islands Rentals, Inc., as the Isle of Palms’ preeminent luxury property management company dedicated exclusively to high-end homes.
From the beginning, the company prioritized customer service and has thrived over the years as homeowners recognize the team’s dedication, including Steve’s determination to maximize income while preserving assets.
With degrees in both business management with a real estate concentration and construction management, he brings to the company a deep understanding of all aspects of real estate sales and professional property management.
Darla Hood Co-Owner/ Broker in Charge
In 2001 Darla founded East Island Rentals with her husband Steve. The business began with just a few luxury homes, but quickly word of mouth spread and today it manages many of the top luxury properties on the island.
Property owners needed a local professional management company with their best interest in mind and appreciated East Island Rentals’ expert knowledge and personalized care of their homes.
In addition to her work with East Island rentals, Darla is also a licensed Real Estate Broker and has over 17 years’ experience selling multi-million dollar homes in the Charleston area. Prior to her work as a broker and business owner, she worked for United Airlines and American Express Travel.
Her extensive experience and knowledge of the vacation rental and real estate industry helps provide first rate customer service to both the property owners and vacation rental guests. Over the years, she has helped make East Island Rentals one of the premier vacation rental companies in the Charleston area.
When she is not working, you will find Darla at the beach paddle boarding with her two sons and husband, or entertaining family and friends at her home on the beautiful Isle of Palms.
Tammy Local Operation Manager
Tammy is the front-person for East Islands Rentals, and her friendly and gracious Southern approach is welcoming and contagious: her daily motto is to walk in the office with a smile and leave with a smile.
Since 2007, Tammy has been assisting East Islands Rentals guests from reservation through departure, and occasionally even babysitting for them.
She has lived in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., for the past 24 years and is a native of Charleston. Her family includes many longtime natives of the Isle of Palms, so she spent childhood summers here on the beach and on Hamlin Creek.
Jill Evangelista Guest Services Agent
Jill has been a reservationist with East Islands Rentals since 2015. Her first job was picking up loose nails left behind by the contractors that worked for her father’s company. Later, helping her father replace roofs and interior remodeling jobs during her college summer breaks while finishing a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities.
Living on the north end of Isle of Palms for almost 20 years, she raised her children here and is personally invested in the island.
She has been part of the Island Turtle Team for many years. When she is not working, she can be found hunting driftwood and turtle tracks at the north end spit with her husband and SharPei.
Dee Ducey Field Operations Specialist
Devina “Dee” Ducey comes to East Islands with multiple years’ experience working specifically in vacation rentals and a extensive past in hospitality.
Dee started working with East Islands Rentals in 2016. She is a highly motivated and positive person who has a wide array of skills.
She originally hails from Iowa but has been in South Carolina for the past 16 years.
Dee has a degree in photography. When she is not out taking photos she is spending her free time with her two dogs Dudley and Diem.
Jamie Roberts Field Operations / Guest Relations
Jamie came to East Islands in 2017 after several years working in the Charleston/Isle of Palms hospitality industry in various roles including property management, food and beverage management and resort focused customer service.
Prior to relocating to Charleston, Jamie spent 25 years serving as an enlisted member in the US Navy and eventually retiring as an Army Chief Warrant Officer where he spent more than 17 years as a diplomat at our US Embassies abroad. Jamie has an amazingly diverse background and brings years of experience managing properties around the globe and keeps his focus on our guests’ satisfaction at all times.
Originally from Upstate New York, he has a degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland and considers himself a Craft Beer “guru”. If you need to know anything about Craft Beer or any of the numerous Charleston Breweries, Jamie is your guy. Jamie is married and he and his wife Laura have two young children – Nicholas and Cecilia.
When not working or soaking up the sun on the Isle of Palms, Jamie enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish and German.