Lukas Krause is originally from Chicago and joined SkyRun as its CEO in mid-2021. Passionate about professional development, Lukas grew his previous company into the largest single-family property management company in the U.S. (managing over 65,000+ homes), wrote the motivational book ‘The Business of You’, and is a regular guest lecturer at CU Boulder and the University of Utah. Lukas loves the active lifestyle as an avid skier, mountain biker, and hiker.
Kyle Gjersee was born in Seattle, Washington, but has been a resident of Colorado for over 17 years. Kyle has over 30 years of franchise experience in all aspects of the business (Development, Operations, and Marketing). He was previously the Co-Founder/CEO of Rocky Mountain Mentors, a franchise consulting firm. He was the COO of Well Biz Brands, where he was in charge of both Elements Massage and Fitness Together. He also spent 20 years in various executive positions with PepsiCo/YUM brands, Quizno's, Arby's, and Spicy Pickle Franchising. He cherishes the Colorado lifestyle and spending time outside with his dog Ivy.
Lindsey began her journey in the vacation rental industry in 2012 after meeting SkyRun's co-founder Steve Falk. As General Manager of SkyRun's flagship location in Keystone Resort, she increased annual revenue by 21% to $3.4M, maintained a 98% homeowner retention rate, and oversaw operations for 135 vacation rental homes. Lindsey has assisted with opening and providing support to SkyRun's destinations in Steamboat Springs, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. In 2018 she joined SkyRun's headquarters team. In her current role as Director of Location Support she is responsible for assisting each SkyRun destination owner with training, consulting and technical support. She also currently oversees SkyRun's IT and Development team. Lindsey is a Colorado native and spent eight years living and working in Summit County. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys various outdoor activities such as backpacking, backcountry snowboarding, and fly fishing.
Michael comes to SkyRun with over 20 years of experience in software development for the creative, research, and financial industries. His mission is to propel the development of SkyRun's software towards the future so that SkyRun can continue to provide an innovative platform for all end users. Originally from the Florida Gulf Coast, he is excited to be a part of a unique player in the vacation rental industry. When not creating at the computer, he can be found spending time with his family and trying to spend as much time as possible outdoors.
Austin joins SkyRun with experience in DevOps and Cloud Engineering, where he has primarily focused on balancing legacy systems with new technologies to improve efficiency and cut costs. In a field that's constantly evolving, he finds he stays driven through exploring how new, exciting technologies can help take his projects to the next level. When he isn't in front of a keyboard, he can be found outdoors, taking advantage of the beautiful and varied landscape North Carolina has to offer. From the beach, to the backcountry, hiking, or surfing, he is at home in nature.
Born and raised in Hungary and rooted in hospitality, Szilvia has a passion for traveling, lodging, food & wine. She has spent most of her career working with the finest resorts of Colorado, such as the Broadmoor Hotel, The Little Nell, and W Aspen, in a wide range of capacities from operations to guest services. She derives great joy from helping others to create life-long memories through fine hospitality and good company. In her free time, she loves exploring the outdoors, staying active, or cooking up and sharing a good meal with family and friends.
Jasmine is a savvy marketing strategist with a passion for executing marketing campaigns. She is originally from Maryland and relocated to Colorado's rocky mountains in October 2021. Jasmine has led multi-platform marketing initiatives in the luxury travel industry, as well as radio and digital media. She has a knack for both creativity and analytical thinking which she will bring to her work implementing new marketing strategies to help SkyRun expand.
Ryan is a Colorado native who comes to SkyRun from a digital marketing agency where he was a jack of all trades. From email marketing, to website design, to managing CRM systems and editing commercials for television, Ryan has experience working on a wide range of marketing projects. Ryan loves to be outdoors, and in his free time he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding.