Linens by the Sea Staff

Tim Boyle
Executive Vice President of U.S. Tent Rental and Linens by the Sea/Co-Owner


Tim has been with the U.S. Tent Rental, the parent company of Linens by the Sea, since its incorporation in 2001, and he specializes in Large Scale Projects and Customer Care. As the most important link between Linens by the Sea and U.S. Tent Rental, Tim is a natural born leader and a CERP (Certified Event Rental Professional) graduate.  His insight into forecasting trends in the rental industry is incredibly valuable in the linen department, and if you think that you have a nearly impossible requirement for your upcoming occasion, he will produce the most perfect, creative rental solution. Tim’s philosophy is that since we house over 10,000 linens that we launder in house and because we realize that the nature of this business is change, we are ready for those last minute updates and additions that tend to pop up even on the best planned events. We want you worry free, and we will always have a solution for your last minute need to the very best of our abilities. As an honored recipient of the Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business of the Year Award in 2008, Tim is completely dedicated to his community by volunteering as a Sarasota Area Sports Alliance (SASA) board member and for the wheelchair Florida Sled Hockey Team. Originally from Minnesota, Tim lives on Siesta Key by the beautiful blue water and is married to his French-born wife Nathalie. They have two adorable little boys, Christopher and Joshua. When Tim isn’t busy running US Tent with his partners who are his father Brian and brother Cliff, you’ll find him chatting about sports and making excuses as to why the Vikings can’t win a Super Bowl. 

Anna Pohl

Director - Linen Operations

With an MBA in Management and BFA in Fine Arts, Anna's unique combination of creativity and solid business skills allows her to impeccably assist clients with selecting the perfect linens to solidify the entire event design.  She has keen intuition as to what style works best for your specific needs.  Originally, Anna started her career planning events in the corporate world both in the states and abroad. Immediately before Linens by the Sea, she managed her own highly praised wedding and event planning company. Her events have been featured on numerous blogs including Style My Pretty and 100 Layer Cake, and they have been written about in various publications including the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Sarasota Magazine, SRQ Magazine, Biz Bash Flash and Nuovo Bride. Her industry awards include Wedding Wire - Bride's Choice Award, The Knot - Best of Weddings Winner, People's Choice Award - Best Wedding Planner - The Bradenton Herald, Biz Bash Flash Award - Top 20 Event Planners in Florida Under 40, and the Gulf Coast Business Review 40 Under 40 Award.  Anna is a certified wedding consultant by The ACPWC, has taught wedding and events training classes at the State College of Florida, and she is CERP certified through the American Rental Association (ARA). In her free time, Anna, a true Texan at heart, enjoys volunteering for numerous causes, decorating her 1920’s home with her husband, watching sunsets at the beach and playing with her puppy Buster.


Tina Smyth

Outside Sales Manager

Originally from San Diego, Tina is an energetic and always cheerful member of the linen team and a CERP professional. At the beginning stages of Tina’s career, she was in the travel and tourism trade and through this path eventually wound up in the hospitality industry. She has worked in various management positions for leading hotels on both the West and East coasts of the United States. One day while in Ft. Lauderdale as a hotel event planner, Tina attended a local N.A.C.E. (National Association of Catering Executives) meeting at a linen and rental company.  At that very moment, Tina discovered that her true passion was the party rental field and knew she absolutely wanted to follow this exciting career path. She then worked eight celebrated years in the very company where she attended this fateful meeting. While in the Tampa region executing rentals for events, Tina met the U.S. Tent/ Linens by the Sea family setting up tents throughout the region. Tina decided that adding tents to her already outstanding repertoire of knowledge in linens and rentals would be a perfect match, and it truly has been. We are so lucky to have her expertise. Tina loves the sun! Every weekend you can find Tina and her husband Bryan swimming in the pool, on a boat, riding bikes or sipping margaritas by the water. 



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A regular fixture at Linens by the Sea, Lucy the dog is always by Tim’s side.  She is a seven year old white German shepherd and loves meeting new friends. No visit to our showroom is complete without a warm welcome from Lucy!

  7600 Matoaka Road
  Sarasota, FL 34243
  941-757-3523 office | 941-727-1938 fax