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Meet

Our Team

SkyRun Vacation Rentals

We are composed of unique individuals with a variety of backgrounds. Our diversified destination owners are as special as the one-of-a-kind locations they operate in and our local headquarters team has a strong synergy that adapts to the dynamic business environment of vacation rental management.

SkyRun Destinations

At our core, we wouldn't be who we are without our unique destinations. Each of our SkyRun destinations is owned and operated by a local business person. Whether you need a local property manager, vacation rental, or have a question, you can learn more by visiting their website!

Lukas Krause

SKYRUN CEO

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.

Steve Falk

SKYRUN CO-FOUNDER
Steve co-founded SkyRun in 2004 with Barry Cox, complimenting Barry’s IT acumen with his business development/growth background. Steve now owns and operates 6 SkyRun destinations with over 200 properties, including the original SkyRun location in Keystone, Colorado. Steve enjoys being the ski bum he always wanted to be in his 20’s, and when not on the slopes and hanging out with his boys, working in his locations and growing SkyRun destinations.

Kyle Gjersee

VP Development

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.

Susan Graber

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Susan has a background in training and human resources, grounded in degrees in communication and music. She’s into documentation and details to ensure a quality guest experience. When not working, you’ll see her on the concert stage, listening to concerts, behind a telescope, hiking, or eating out with friends. Need advice about going to an opera on your travels? Call her!

Lindsey Watkins

DIRECTOR OF LOCATION SUPPORT

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.

Maura Wall

Maura Wall

Director of Marketing
Maura brings her “full-stack” marketing expertise to SkyRun as the Director of Marketing, overseeing the organization’s owned, earned, and paid campaigns. She hails from Philadelphia originally, and brings over a decade of experience in marketing for live entertainment, attractions, arts, and culture to the SkyRun team. She has worked with some of the biggest brands (Rovio/Angry Birds), studios (Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, Universal Studios), integrated resorts (Caesar’s Entertainment), and cultural organizations (The Franklin Institute, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia Ballet), to sell millions of tickets to events and attractions around the globe. Maura is passionate about the arts and the outdoors and can be found on the trails, at a pottery wheel, or attending the theatre in her spare time.
Michael O'Sullivan

Michael O'Sullivan

Director of Software Development

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 Clemmer

DevOps Engineer

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.

Justin Holt

Application Support Specialist
Justin is from a very small town in the hills of rural Tennessee. He temporarily worked with a government contractor for the Department of Defense, but decided he wanted a large, structural change in his life. He decided to head out west to Colorful Colorado! He is now the Application Support Specialist for SkyRun, aiding end users across the nation with technology-related adversity in order to ensure the success of their businesses. Being from the Volunteer State, Justin can be found outside of work volunteering at small and local animal shelters.

Szilvia Clay

Reservation Specialist

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 Guardado

Marketing Specialist

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 Nagle

Marketing Specialist

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.

Gwen Grasse

Chief Numerologist
Gwen has over 20 years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping for small businesses. She has a love for numbers and detail, organization, and problem-solving. She grew up in a family that gave her a curiosity and appreciation for other cultures, cuisine, and worldwide travel. Outside of work, she loves spending time with family, reading, gardening, creative endeavors, and travel to places new as well as to places familiar.

Barry Cox - Rest in Peace

SKYRUN CO-FOUNDER & FIRST CEO
Barry co-founded SkyRun Vacation Rentals in 2004 after purchasing a 2nd home and not finding any acceptable options for renting. He became SkyRun's CEO in 2010 after co-founding our initial location in Keystone, Colorado with Steve Falk, which they grew to 100 properties and $2M in revenue in 3 years. Barry tragically passed away in his fight against esophageal cancer in 2021. He was a beloved and fearless leader, and on his off time, he spent time with his family, played banjo, and skied around the mountains of Colorado.

SkyRun Vacation Rentals, LLC

390 Interlocken Crescent, Suite 350
Broomfield, CO 80021
970-660-4422

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