About Us

 

Justice for Timeshare Owners

The Board of Directors of AATO comprise lawyers who specialize in helping timeshare owners combat the unfair practices of the vacation travel industry and passionate supporters well-versed in lobbying regulations at both state and federal levels.

We do NOT support the timeshare pushing industry in any way. If you are or have ever been a timeshare pusher or an agent thereof, this is not the organization for you. If you support the underhanded tactics of the timeshare industry, this organization is not for you. If you don’t see the need for real change at state and federal levels and do not wish to support our efforts to retain professional, registered lobbyists dedicated to seeking new laws to help relieve owners of their timeshare burdens and prevent these practices from continuing, this organization is not for you.

 If you are like so many of the millions of timeshare owners in the United States who find themselves disenchanted with their timeshare after having been manipulated or lied to by the timeshare industry, join us today to help us fight for justice for timeshare owners. United We Stand!

Congressional Advocates

Timeshare Advocacy Rights US Senator Trent Lott

trent lott

U.S. Senator

Senator Lott represented the people of Mississippi in Congress for 35 years and is one of a handful of officials to have held elected leadership positions in both the House of Representatives and Senate. During his 16 years in the House and 19 years in the Senate, he worked closely with seven presidential administrations and was regarded as a savvy coalition builder and dealmaker. Senator Lott joined the House in 1973, representing Mississippi’s Fifth Congressional District. From 1981 to 1989, he served as House Minority Whip, the second-ranking Republican in the House. 

In 1995, Senator Lott was elected Senate Republican Whip, giving him the distinction of being the only person to hold that position in both the House and Senate.  He served as both Senate Majority and Minority Leader from 1996 to 2003.

US Senator John Breaux

john breaux

U.S. Senator

Senator Breaux led a long and distinguished career in the US Congress. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1972 at the age of 28 – at the time of his election, he was the youngest member of Congress. He represented the 7th District of Louisiana for 14 years before being elected to the United States Senate in 1986.  Senator Breaux was a widely recognized bipartisan leader in the Senate, and in 1993, was appointed by his Democratic colleagues to the post of Chief Deputy Whip, a position he held until his retirement. He also held a number of key Senate committee positions. 

A senior member of the Finance Committee, Senator Breaux served as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy. He also held positions on two other Finance subcommittees, the Subcommittee on Health Care and the Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight. Senator Breaux also served on the Senate Commerce, Science and Technology Committee, where he was a leader on telecommunications and transportation issues, along with his work on fisheries and ocean policy.

Board of Directors

Scott Montgomery

SCOTT MONTGOMERY

Chairman of the board

Scott Montgomery was born and raised in Missouri where he attended Kickapoo High school and the University of Missouri. He’s been a lawyer since 1994 and started his own practice in 2000. He quickly realized the true nature of the timeshare industry and has been fighting to assist victims of the timeshare pushers since then. His work has lead to being personally sued by two of the largest timeshare pushing companies in the world, which have spent untold amounts of money attempting to shut down his efforts, to no avail.

Scott is one of the founders of AATO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is married to his best friend and together they have four children. They live with the two younger children in Springfield, Missouri, near Branson, along with their barn cat, Miley, and two old horses, Tilley and Jimmy. Tilley is a pretty good horse whom Scott hopes will be a member of their family for many years. Jimmy, on the other hand, Scott will happily deliver to your door upon request.

Todd Newcomb

Todd Newcomb

Vice-chair

Todd Newcomb was born and raised in Missouri, grew up in Jefferson city, & attended Jefferson City High School, Missouri State University, & University of Missouri.  He’s been a lawyer since 2000 and started his own practice in 2005.  He was shocked to discover the true nature of the timeshare industry several years ago and has devoted himself to fighting for victims of the industry ever since.  Two of the largest resorts in the world have sued him and spent vast amounts of money and time in their attempts to stop the fight.  Not today, timeshare pushers…not today!

Todd is one of the founders of AATO and serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors.  He lives in Springfield, Missouri with his son, Duke.  In his free time, Todd enjoys watching comedies and timeshare presentations.  But, you can most often find him near Table Rock Lake, where he spends his summer weekends enjoying the Ozarks with Duke.

David Vaughn

David Vaughn

vice-chair

David is a lifelong Missouri resident. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for his undergraduate degree and then attended law school at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.  David has been a lawyer since 1990 and celebrates his 30th year as an attorney this year. David‘s practice has been primarily in major civil litigation, with many successful jury trials over the last three decades. His primary area of practice now is representing clients who feel they were taken advantage of by timeshare companies. Making a difference in their lives is challenging and rewarding.

David attended college just a short trip from the family farm where he grew up, staying close to roots into adulthood. He lives in Springfield Missouri with his three sons and is very happy to be welcoming his first grandchild very soon.

Brittany Campbell

Brittany Campbell

treasurer

Brittany Campbell was raised in Iowa and moved to Springfield in 2003.  She has been a paralegal for 5 years.

Brittany lives with her 13-year-old son and two cats.  In her spare time, Brittany enjoys reading, writing, attending concerts, and the occasional Netflix binge.

Rebecca Patterson

Rebecca Patterson

Secretary

Rebecca Patterson was born and raised in the Missouri. She has worked in customer service for more than 15 years and has always taken great pride in her work.  She is passionate about her work and enjoys helping people.

When she isn’t working, Rebecca is most likely spending time with her two amazing sons and their dogs, Gertie and Twinkie. Rebecca enjoys hiking, floating, and spending time with her family.