Resident Estate Manager, Gourmet Chef
Prior to Chef Jon’s (JT’s) appointment as Gourmet Chef at Mango Manor, he was trained in some of the finest kitchens in Paris, the French Alps and the Balearics, where, spotting his talent, a yacht captain offered JT the Executive Chef position on-board a busy charter mega yacht. Traveling the world, JT sampled foods from Tahiti, Brazil, the Far East and the Mediterranean, adding to his repertoire and creating absolutely sublime menus. For seven years he wowed the world’s elite with his exquisite cuisine. To JT, the ethos of the owners and this property, with its gardens and beautiful fruit trees, is the epitome of what he desires as an extension of his kitchen, making the decision to move to land from sea effortless. Whether it is sourcing from local farmers, gardeners, fishermen or vendors, or simply creating tasty dishes from Mango Manor’s own herb and vegetable garden, Chef JT’s cuisine continues to wow guests and is by far an experience all of its own! Born in “The Fine City” of Norwich, England, this small town Brit loves only one thing more than football; beautiful, delectable food. As a certified scuba diver, JT is happy to accompany those interested in exploring the beautiful waters of the BVI.
Jordan McDonough, MAIB, LMT
Resident Estate Manager, Concierge, Massage Therapist
Jordan received her Business Administration degree from the University of Florida, graduating Summa cum laude. Simultaneously, she attended the world-renowned Florida School of Massage from where she received her massage license. She extended her studies by achieving her Masters Degree in International Business from the University of Florida & Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University. Jordan’s love for travel ignited her journey into the Charter Yacht Industry where she held appointments on-board busy mega yachts as stewardess, purser, and massage therapist. Her studies abroad, and the yachting industry, have gifted Jordan with an extensive travel resume that includes Antarctica, the Arctic Circle, Ushuaia, Brazil, SE Asia, Australia, the Baltic, UAE, Mediterranean and Russia. If it is information on the best activities on Tortola, a relaxing massage, a yoga session, a certified scuba diving partner, or simply a refreshing cocktail that you desire, she is here to take care of your every need. Jordan’s superb attention to detail and passion for excellence ensures that guests are able to fully relax and rejuvenate in the beautiful surroundings of Mango Manor. Jordan was born on Beaver Island, Michigan before her parents desire for career enhancement brought her to The Villages, Florida, at the age two.
Guest Services, Maintenance
Tony is Mango Manor’s Maintenance & Guest Services team member; he has been a staff member at Mango Manor since 2009. Tony loves the sunshine and breezes we have here at Mango Manor. He would be happy to take you on a tour of our tropical gardens, pointing out the location of our papaya, coconut, avocado, Bajan cherry, pomegranate, banana, and his favorite, mango trees. Our, constantly smiling, Guianese guy takes excellent care of Mango Manor and is looking forward to sharing his love for it with you. Tony hails from a small village in the river region of Berbice, Guyana. He has lived in the British Virgin Islands for several years now, he has two children, Tailaha and Justin, and his beautiful wife is appropriately nicknamed “Barbie”. Tony is always on the move and loves to live an active lifestyle. In his free time, he is an integral part of a local cricket team. He loves to run, is always up for a game of pool, and is a very big fan of American basketball, specifically, the LA Lakers.
Harley and Duke, the owners’ beloved Great Dane’s, call the Estate home year-round.
These two loveable, gentle giants are unseen by guests unless invited to join them.
Fun-loving, and naturally protective, they’re both fantastic with adults and small children alike.
A lover of food and anyone who will give him a good scratch behind the ears, Duke is a brindle Great Dane with a big heart and playful personality. Duke loves to be around people and is fast friends with anyone who wanders through the doors of Mango Manor. In his free time, which is mostly all the time, Duke likes to chase lizards and play wrestle with his little brother Harley. Duke enjoys rides in trucks, playing football with coconuts and swimming in the beautiful waters of the BVI. Guests feel very secure knowing, at Mango Manor, Duke is on watch at all times.
The “Dainty Dane,” as we like to call him, Harley is a Great Dane with the gentlest of natures. Harley is a bit shyer than his big brother Duke but once he warms to you, he will surely become one of the sweetest dogs you’ve ever met. Harley is patient and kind with children and has been known to have a baby or two snuggling into his tummy and playing with his ears. Harley loves to chase Duke along the garden paths of Mango Manor and just a mention of the word “beach” in his vicinity will bring on an energetic and excited side of him that will make anyone smile. Harley makes up the other half of Mango Manor’s Security Team.