Our Team

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Kent Zelle, CEO and Founder of Nauset Rental

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 of Nauset Rental

Devin McGuire
Chief Operating Officer

Devin grew up on the Cape and came back and joined the Nauset Rental team in 2016. She brings deep operations and “getting it done” experience from running a non-profit in the Boston area. Devin now oversees the day to day operations at Nauset Rental and has become an expert in vacation rental operations, revenue management, technology and the like. She is passionate about building a sustainable and local company, contributing to the local economy and networks on the Cape. Devin resides in Brewster, and in her free time you’ll typically find her hiking or biking around the Cape, or at the beach with her family.

Tracie Vincent 
General Manager

Tracie has lived on the Cape for over 20 years and has worked with vacation rentals for the past 10 years.  She loves being a part of so many families creating great memories on this beautiful sand bar.  Her prior experience includes owning and running a restaurant and corporate marketing.  When not at work she is busy with her family and dogs and loves boating with them to quiet beaches, walking the amazing trails and exploring the many unique things that each town has to offer on Cape Cod.

Kelsey Morse
Client Partner

Joining the team in the spring of 2023, Kelsey brings extensive local knowledge of Cape Cod to Nauset Rental. Kelsey was raised in Chatham, the “elbow” of the Cape, and previously enjoyed a career in customer service management in the local marine industry. Kelsey believes in the importance of developing and maintaining long lasting relationships with clients, and is excited to help prospective guests find their dream vacation rental! Kelsey still lives in her hometown with her fiancé. In her free time you can find her out on her boat, fishing for stripers, or reading a good book. 

Cassie Johnson
Guest Experience Specialist

Cassie recently moved to Cape Cod from the Midwest and has quickly fallen in love with all of its charm. With her salon background, she brings years of experience in building relationships with clients and connecting with people on a personal level. Cassie is committed to guiding our guests through the booking process with ease, and here to help them every step of the way! Cassie currently resides in Dennis Port and looks forward to exploring more of the cape every day.

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. 

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