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About Us


The team here at Sundance Rental Management has been leading the local Property Management industry for the last 40 years. We pride our business on providing top-notch customer service to owners and tenants alike through the professionalism of our staff, continued research and education in our industry, and advanced technology resources. For more information on our services please visit our office or the owner and tenant resource pages.

Meet the Team


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J. Matthew Scheel OwnerLicensed Real Estate Broker
Pamela Cooke Scheel OwnerLicensed Real Estate Sales Associate

Pam and Matt are the owners of Sundance Rental Management which currently manages over 1,600 long term rental properties and has an ever growing staff of over 20 employees.

Matt was born in Peoria, Illinois and is a US Air Force Veteran. He spent 15 years as a builder/contractor and met his wife Pam after moving to the Emerald Coast. Three years later he left his contracting business to help his wife with her property management business and quickly received his Real Estate Broker License. Matt and Pam have worked side-by-side growing their business and raising their family. Their daughter, son, son-in-law, and daughter-in-law are now also carrying on the family business.

Pam is a native of Fort Walton Beach and grew up having her father actively involved in the real estate industry. In 1977, following college, Pam received her Real Estate Sales Associate License and went to work with her father's real estate business. She began managing a few properties for out of state owners and quickly moved from sales to full time professional property management as more and more properties were referred to her from owners and other sales associates. Pam has a GRI designation, was Realtor Associate of the year and has been recognized as a leader in her profession.

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Blake Business Operations DirectorLicensed Real Estate Broker

Blake is a native of Northwest Florida where he graduated from The University of West Florida with a Bachelor’s degree from the College of Professional Studies majoring in Recreation, Resort, and Hospitality Management. Blake spent 8 years in the restaurant business before he joined the Sundance team. Since beginning his career at Sundance in 2007 he has obtained his Real Estate Broker License and enjoys managing the business’ operations.

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Jamie Business Operations Manager

As a native of the Emerald Coast, Jamie has witnessed the local growth and prosperity with great pride. She graduated from Choctawhatchee High School and has a bachelor's degree in management from The University of West Florida. In her free time, Jamie enjoys boating, reading, traveling and spending time with her two children, her husband, and spaniels. Jamie joined the Sundance team in April 2013 and is happy to meet the needs of owners and tenants with both hospitality and efficiency.

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Tricia Business Operations Coordinator

Tricia was born and raised in Fort Walton Beach Beach. After Graduating from Fort Walton Beach Beach High School she earned her Associates Degree in Business Management. Her extensive work experience includes many years in office management, various areas of real estate and bookkeeping. Tricia is currently celebrating more than 10 years as a member of the Sundance team.

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Laura Business Operations Assistant

Laura was raised in Pace, FL before meeting her husband and moving to his home state of California. She has enjoyed raising her two beautiful children there, as well as the experience she gained as a real estate agent for 3 years and a property manager for 5. In 2017, she was blessed with the opportunity to return to her home state of Florida with her husband. Laura is excited to join the Sundance team and to contribute to the company's continued success.

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Susan New Business Development Director Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate

Susan is a Fort Walton Beach native and the daughter of owners, Matt and Pam Scheel. She has been working with the company since 2007 and obtained her Real Estate Sales Associate License in 2010. Susan takes pride in growing the company as the new business development director and upholding the standards, policies, procedures, and legacy that her parents have founded. She is looking forward to building relationships with the community and is motivated to continue her parents’ excellence in the property management business as well as their community involvement.

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Rick Destin Broker AssociateLicensed Real Estate Broker

Rick was born and raised in Fort Walton Beach and graduated from Choctawhatchee Highschool. Rick enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and is a loyal Florida State Fan “Fear the Spear”! He has been with the company full time for over 10 years and has grown up in the business being the son of Owner’s Matt and Pam Scheel. Rick started his career overseeing the maintenance department and worked his way up to Property Manager after obtaining his Real Estate Sales Associate License in 2013. Rick started by managing a portfolio of 235 units in the Fort Walton Beach area. He obtained his Broker’s License in 2017 and is looking forward to his future and growth within the company as the Destin Broker Associate.

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Rachel Marketing Director

Rachel is originally from the Great Buckeye State of Ohio, but she has lived here on the Emerald Coast since 2012 and now considers it her home. She enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, going to the beach, and reading. She has extensive experience in management and customer service making her a true asset to the Sundance team. Rachel strives to provide the best experience possible to our customers and takes great pride in her work. She enjoys working in such a family-oriented environment and is looking forward to inner company growth in her future with the company.

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Lori Leasing Director

Lori has lived here on the Emerald Coast for 7 years. She is the proud mom of three boys. Lori enjoys paddle boarding, yoga and music. She reemerged into the work force 2 years ago after being a stay at home mom for 10 years. Her background is customer service will be a great asset to the Sundance team. Lori is looking forward to the opportunity to grow and build a bright future here at Sundance.

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Ashley Navarre/Gulf Breeze Area Property ManagerLicensed Real Estate Broker Associate

After her father's retirement from the United States Air Force, Ashley moved to Florida with her family and fell in love with the Emerald Coast where she has lived since with her husband and son. She graduated from the University of West Florida in 2007 and has worked in the hospitality field for 10 years including being a reputable property manager with the Sundance team.

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Alisha Crestview Area Property ManagerLicensed Real Estate Sales Associate

Alisha is originally from Colorado and has lived all over the country following her Army husband. She has made the Emerald Coast her home now. Alisha has 10+ years of experience in the property management field. Her goal here at Sundance is to be of the utmost service to property owners and tenants in hopes to help grow the business even further.

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Amber Fort Walton Beach Property Manager Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate

Amber is a Northern Kentucky native who has lived all over the country and even in Europe for three years. She enjoys traveling and experiencing other cultures. After moving to Florida in 2017 she earned her Real Estate Associate License and began her career as a sales associate. While she enjoyed helping people, sales just wasn't her thing so she was excited to put her knowledge to work in the property management field. She has enjoyed the satisfaction of making both tenants and owners secure that their best interest is looked after. When she isn't working she can be found soaking up the Florida sun on a paddleboard, bike or roller skates.

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Tammy Fort Walton Beach Area Property ManagerLicensed Real Estate Sales Associate

Tammy moved to Fort Walton Beach 20 years ago from Enterprise Alabama. Tammy has moved from the short term rentals and customer service field into long term rental management. Tammy says, "The best part about my job is helping tenants find the perfect home and helping owners to find the perfect tenants!” She has been with the Sundance team since August 2013 and is looking forward to a bright future with the company.

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Beverly Niceville/Shalimar/ Fort Walton Beach Area Property ManagerLicensed Real Estate Sales Associate

Beverly moved to the Fort Walton Beach area in 1980 and loved it so much she stayed. She's been employed in the real estate industry for many years and has experience in real estate sales, mortgage lending, and is now looking forward to a career in property management.

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Kim Mary Esther/Navarre Area Property ManagerLicensed Real Estate Sales Associate

Originally from Missouri, Kim was transferred to Fort Walton Beach in 2007 with her job. After years of managing multiple tax offices, Kim decided it was time for a change and was welcomed into the Sundance team as a property manager. She has been with Sundance since 2012 and looks forward to many more years to come.

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Kaylan Fort Walton Beach Area Property ManagerLicensed Real Estate Sales Associate

Kaylan was born and raised in Fort Walton Beach and is a true native of the Emerald Coast. She is a Choctaw Grad “Go Green!”. She has her LPN license and graduated from Northwest Florida State College with her Associates in Pre-Nursing. Kaylan enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the beach and shopping. She has been in the customer service industry for 8 years and the vacation rentals industry for 4 years giving her great skills to contribute to our company. She strives to provide everyone with a top-notch experience and to solve all problems in a timely fashion. Kaylan is a true asset to the Sundance Team and she is looking forward to growing and developing with our company.

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Tabatha Maintenance Coordinator

Tabatha was born and raised in Oklahoma. After vacationing all along the Emerald Coast, she decided this was the place she wanted to call home and moved here with her fiancé and her daughter just 5 months ago. Tabatha loves cooking, reading and spending time at the beach. She is very excited to start this new chapter in her life and be a part of the Sundance family. She loves her job and strives to provide the best customer service and assistance to all of our clients. Tabatha is looking forward to many years of growth and opportunity here at Sundance Rental Management.

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Sarah Maintenance Coordinator

Sarah grew up in a military family and became a military spouse who loves to travel. After living abroad with her husband and three sons, Sarah has come back to her southern roots to settle here on the Emerald Coast. While having her BS in Military Resilient Psychology has prepared her for the military lifestyle, it really was that experience that has led her to find her place as a part of the Sundance family. Sarah takes great pride in her work and is looking forward to growing her career and herself as a member of the Sundance team.

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Mara Maintenance Coordinator

Mara is a West Virginia native who moved to Florida in 2013. She has traveled the world, enjoys being outdoors and loves to spend time with her family. Mara has her Bachelors in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Mara has 9 years of customer service experience and is looking forward to providing Sundance’s customers with the best possible service.

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Idana Maintenance Coordinator

Idana is originally from Kansas, Rock Chalk Jayhawk! She moved here to the Emerald Coast 7 years ago with her husband and 2 daughters. Idana enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing on the beach. She came to us from the short term rental industry where she was a Maintenance Coordinator and then an Owner Relations Manager. Idana is excited to join the Sundance team and to contribute to the company's continued success.

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Abby Accounting Manager

Abby grew up in Massachusetts but has been living in the area since 1976. She graduated with honors from High School and took courses through Cornell University in Business Management. She has over 35 years experience in accounting and enjoys working with people. She loves the easy going atmosphere at Sundance and the feeling that everyone is Family, not just employees.

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Karen Accounting ManagerLicensed Real Estate Sales Associate

Karen was born in Japan while her father was serving in the Air Force but she has called the Northwest Florida area her home for over 20 years. She has served as a military dependant and spouse for her entire life. Karen brings over 20 years of bookkeeping and property management experience to Sundance where she excels at helping people and accomplishing objectives for the company.

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April Karejwa First Impressions Coordinator

April is originally from Nebraska but has resided on the Emerald Coast for 29 years. She is the mom of 2 handsome sons and a beautiful daughter. April has 20 years’ experience working with the public. When she's not traveling for soccer with her youngest son, she enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family. April is excited to bring her expansive customer service knowledge and positive attitude to our team.