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.
Anne has 20 years of experience in accounting roles with construction, property management, and franchise organizations. Working from her home in Chicopee MA, she supports the SkyRun team by applying her analytical skills to budgeting and financial management. In her free time, she enjoys the beach, quilting, and spending time with her family.
Anna has more than 25 combined years of professional experience in software development and as an entrepreneur and business owner. Before joining SkyRun Headquarters as a Franchise Business Consultant, Anna spent nearly 20 years holding high-clearance positions in project management, analytics, and quality assurance on engineering teams for the Department of Defense, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining and NASA/NOAA. For the last 10 years, Anna owned and operated SkyRun Breckenridge Vacation Rentals, growing it to a thriving $10M business with more than 100 properties. During that time, she was a licensed Colorado Broker, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) and a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA). She has also maintained Project Management Professional (PMP) certification for more than 15 years. Anna is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech and loves to spend time with her family and friends, traveling, skiing, boating, staying active outdoors and is currently learning Spanish.
Jasmine is a savvy marketing strategist with a passion for executing marketing campaigns. 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.
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.
Peter is an experienced backend software developer with a passion for performance and maintainability. He finds his motivation in designing, developing, and optimizing complex software systems. Peter is excited to help bring Skyrun into its next era with the advent of SkyTrax 4. When not in front of his computer, Peter loves to spend time with his St. Bernard, Alfred, and his cats.
Eric hails originally from Maryland, but currently resides in the Dallas area. With degrees in Computer Science and Business Management, Eric supports the SkyRun system through management of the help desk. Outside of tech, Eric also has experience in banking and insurance and is currently studying web development. When not working, Eric is passionat about playing sports and traveling.