Meet The Producers

Shane Farley – Producer

With over 25 years of experience producing some of the highest profile daytime, late night and primetime programming for television, Shane Farley is a multiple Emmy-Award winning producer who has created, managed, overseen and consulted on some of the top shows such as The Rachael Ray Show, The Voice, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Steve Harvey Show and many more.

His work has earned him four Best Show Daytime Emmy® Awards for his efforts on Rachel Ray, The Rosie O’Donnell Show and The Wayne Brady Show.

Prior to this, he served as Co-Executive Producer of the Style Network’s popular celebrity-based talk show Isaac, starring fashion personality Isaac Mizrahi. From 2002 to 2005, he served as supervising producer of Buena Vista’s featured daytime programs The Tony Danza Show and Emmy® Award-winning, The Wayne Brady Show.

During the 1998 – 2002 seasons, he produced the nationally-syndicated, award-winning program, The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Early in his career, Farley also handled production duties on popular programs The Ricki Lake Show and The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show.

Alex Boylan – Host

After winning CBS’s The Amazing Race at age 23, Alex’s sense of adventure catapulted him into the limelight, creating a successful and dynamic entertainment career both in front of and behind the camera.

For nearly two decades, Alex has been a sought-after onscreen personality, having hosted the #1 food series on PBS At The Chef’s Table, the #1 animal series on PBS Animal Attractions, and over 100 segments for The Travel Channel. Additionally, Alex was Rachael Ray’s sidekick hosting ‘Rach to the Rescue’ for her syndicated talk show, circumnavigated the world without a penny in his pocket as the star and creator of Around the World for Free, and spent two summers as the ‘National Ambassador’ on the CBS Buzz Tour.

Behind the lens, Alex has kept just as busy, garnering himself an Emmy nomination for producing The Steve Harvey Show. His creative talents have been recognized throughout the industry, and he has won multiple Webby Awards for his groundbreaking work on Around the World For Free, as well as an ADRIAN Award for his work on DreamJobbing.

With a passion for storytelling and an affinity for globetrotting, Alex has filmed in every US state and over 60 countries around the world.

Cassie Girard

With a rich 20-year history in luxury hospitality, Cassie Girard stands at the forefront of the evolving luxury villa sector. A Canadian by origin, Cassie’s professional journey has taken her across diverse landscapes—from the vibrant cultures of Mexico and the United States to the serene beauty of the Caribbean. Currently, she proudly calls Punta Mita her home.

Cassie’s passion lies in being an integral part of making luxury villas as a preferred choice among discerning travelers. She believes that private estates offer a unique blend of personalized service and guest relations, which traditional resorts simply cannot match. For Cassie, the essence of luxury travel is in its customization—tailoring every aspect to meet the specific desires and needs of each guest.

Cassie is deeply involved in ensuring that each guest’s experience is as exclusive and memorable as they desire. Her extensive experience, coupled with her understanding of diverse cultures and client needs, makes her an unparalleled expert in creating bespoke luxury travel experiences.

Cassie’s journey is more than a career; it’s a testament to her dedication to redefining luxury travel. She continues to inspire and lead in the luxury villa sector, offering unparalleled experiences to those seeking exclusivity and connection in their travels.

Diandra Berman

Diandra began her career in the world of luxury travel in 2014 as a Villa Specialist for Luxury Retreats, which was at the time, the leading luxury villa rental agency in the world. After many years of helping guests find their perfect villa rental across the globe – from France, to Costa Rica, to Hawaii – she became intrigued by the exciting opportunities building the portfolio and working with owners in business development.

After spending many years building and launching new destinations, forming relationships with owners and partners, and finding the highest-end, most unique properties to include in the company’s portfolio, in late 2020 she decided to venture on her own. Diandra partnered with Agave Villas Mexico, a locally owned, niche villa rental agency located in Puerto Vallarta, with a primary focus on luxury villas in Mexico. Here, she focuses on Sales and Business Development for the quickly growing agency.

She brings with her a vast knowledge of the ever-growing villa rental industry, with connections and contacts spanning from the South Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and beyond. Her love of travel and culture, and her ability to communicate fluently in 3 languages, brings the perfect combination of passion and experience to Epic Villas.

Diandra is thrilled to be a part of this exciting show that will bring the world’s most incredible properties right to you!