Executive Vice President of U.S. Tent Rental and Linens by the Sea/Co-owner
Tim has been with 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.
Michelle L. Atkinson, CERP
Director – Linen Operations
Michelle has been a staple of Linens by The Sea and U.S. Tent Rental since December of 2013. She originally came on board as the Linen Operations Manager, later promoted to U.S. Tent Rental’s Warehouse Operations Manager and most recently the Director of Linen Operations. With Michelle’s drive, expertise and extensive knowledge of our products and operations, she will be able to handle all your needs. Originally from New England, Michelle loves the Florida lifestyle. On the weekends you can find her lounging on the beach or playing her favorite sport, beach volleyball.
Tina Smyth, CERP
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.
Linens Warehouse Manager
At Linens By The Sea, we are incredibly privileged to have Emilio as our Warehouse Manager in Linen Operations. For several years, Emilio has achieved great success in the production/warehouse industry as a supervisor in our warehouse until he was promoted the department head. His analytical skills have allowed him to excel in shipping logistics, inventory management, and quality control. Emilio leads the Warehouse Linen Department with fun, functionality and finesse while at the same time implementing procedures important in sending linens out the warehouse doors quickly and returning them safely with each and every item accounted for. An expert in washing/drying, pressing/steaming and logistics of all kinds, Emilio plays the bass guitar, and he loves everything to do with music, the beach and our warm Florida weather.