Meet the team
Kat Brownsdon, Property ManagerKat Brownsdon is the crackerjack Property Manager at Mango Hill Greathouse. Originally from Dayton, OH, Kat moved to the Caribbean where she began her hospitality career as the Guest Services Manager at Christophe Harbor on St Kitts. After four years, Kat relocated to Virgin Gorda to work in a variety of key management roles at Oil Nut Bay, a luxury community, from 2012-2016. Kat met her British husband Nathanial whilst studying at Oxford in 1992. They both worked at Oil Nut Bay, and when Nat accepted a new management job in St. Croix, Kathleen gamely moved to the island with their daughters, Ella (17) and Molly (14). Kat says now that her whole family adores island life on St. Croix. Kat is a sports enthusiast – marathoner and triathlete -and will be running in next Chicago and Boston marathons as well as St. Croix’s own Half Ironman.
Colette Woodson, Concierge
Colette is the wonderful smiling face that will greet you upon your arrival at Mango Hill. She will give you a thorough tour of the house & grounds, and will entertain you with tidbits on the history of some of the West Indian furniture to be found on the premises. Colette will be on call during your stay, and is happy to assist with recommendations & arrangements prior to and during your trip, to include private chefs, massages, on-island excursions, and restaurant selections. Colette is your dedicated concierge, ensuring your stay on St. Croix is the best time ever. She was born on St. Croix and lived in New York during her college years. She possesses many talents and wouldn’t trade life on St. Croix for anyplace else
Henry Espirit, Maintenance Manager
Henry Esprit is the indispensable Maintenance Manager at Mango Hill Greathouse. As Henry also cleans the pool and removes the garbage, guests are likely to encounter his beaming smile and island cheer at some point during their stay. His black truck coming up the drive – always a welcome sight – is easily identified by the large decal message across its front: “Why Worry When You Can Pray?” For the last 12 years, Henry has been responsible for the pool, landscaping and sanitation at Mango Hill. Last year, he retired from 20 years serving as Property Manager at Villa Madeleine condominiums, and joined the Mango Hill team full time. Henry grew up in Dominica, and has 4 grown daughters and one young son.
Pam and Tod, Owners
Pam and Tod, the owners of Mango Hill, have been coming to St. Croix for more than 25 years, staying originally at their condominium at Villa Madeleine. Residents of upstate Connecticut, they decided some 12 years ago to take the leap and buy property on the island to design and build their dream house. Over the past two decades, they have been curating the West Indian antiques in the house, and in the last 5 years have added an extensive Cuban art collection. Both Pam and Tod are retired now from careers in publishing, design and finance, and serve on the boards of several non-profit organizations.