Our Team

Meet the Nauset Rental leadership team, and learn about our connections to the Cape community.

Nauset Rental is Hiring! Check out current openings on our Job Opportunities page.

Kent Zelle  
Founder, CEO

A summer kid who didn't want to leave, Kent brings a love for “local color”, the environment and 14 years in Consulting and company building to the Nauset Rental team. Prior to founding Nauset Rental, he studied at MIT, helped grow a consulting company from 20 to 200 people to a successful exit as part of the senior leadership team and worked with Fortune 100 clients like Best Buy, AT&T, Verizon, Zerox, Blue Cross, etc. However, helping vacation homeowners lever innovation, best practices and technology previously accessible only to the Fortune 500 has been the most fun by far. He is super passionate about building a company based on Cape Cod that is innovative, tech-enabled, and family owned (no VC $) with high-end customer service. This is a long-term venture (we believe in quality over growth) as he relies on Nauset Rental to manage his own rental home and those of friends, family and neighbors. 

Favorite Beach: Nauset (of course, I was a lifeguard there in the 90s) 
Favorite Ice Cream: Ice Cream Cafe and Sundae School
Favorite Secret Spot: The various un-trafficked conservation areas across the cape. There are so many trails and beautiful quiet spots (even in the height of summer)!

Devin McGuire
General Manager

Devin grew up on the Cape and now lives year round in Brewster. She brings deep operations, technology and "getting it done" experience from running a non-profit in the Boston area. Devin proved her value quickly after joining our team spring of 2016 and now runs the day-to-day operations of Nauset Rental. 

Alyssia Pessolano
Marketing and Operations 

Born and raised on Cape Cod, Alyssia brings her love of all things local and her extensive experience in customer service and communications to the Nauset Rental team. Prior to joining Nauset Rental, she worked with local nonprofits and digital marketing agencies, and at a variety of local restaurants. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge of the Cape with guests, from best sunset spots to best ice cream sundaes and beyond.

Favorite Beach: Crosby Landing, Brewster 
Favorite Restaurant of the Moment: Mac's Fish House 
Favorite Nature Walk: Cedar Swamp

Brian Merchant
Stay Management and Operations Lead
Francisco Razo
Customer Service Specialist 

Gerry Smith
Special Projects 

Gerry brings deep experience managing and executing complex projects for Nauset Rental. 
Advisors & Mentors

Nauset Rental is a start-up supported by Venture Mentoring Services which provide legal, IP, and other guidance and a deep network of seasoned entrepreneurs to support each venture. 

Nauset Rental is lucky to have additional experienced advisors including national players in the vacation rental industry and long term local cape cod business owners. 

Interested in renting out your home? Visit our Homeowner Page to learn more about our owner solutions. 
Interested in renting one of our homes? Browse our full inventory.