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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.

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

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Ameya Kadam

DEVOPS ENGINEER

Ameya is originally from the west coast of India. He joined SkyRun in April 2021 as a DevOps Engineer after completing his master's in information systems from the University of Colorado Denver. He is passionate about working on new stacks of IT related technologies to optimize application performance. His love for mountains motivates him to go on adventures like backpack hiking, snowboarding, and summiting many 14ners.

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.

Chelsea Berger

Digital Marketing Specialist

Chelsea is a creative marketer passionate about the intersection of people, tech, and creative design. Her perpetual curiosity sends her on many adventures like international backpacking and taking on obscure new hobbies. She believes she has a personal responsibility to create a positive impact in her community -- both present and future, which is the driving force behind her actions. That, and she has an absolutely PERFECT Boston Terrier named Weasley.

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.

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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