Meet Our Staff
Owner, General Manager
Wanda is the General Manager and owner of Crested Butte Lodging & Property Management and its sister company, Snow Team CB. When she was a teenager, she told her parents that she wanted to be a stand-up comic. They thought she was joking and dismissed the idea…so that sent her searching for new careers, eventually finding a fit with real estate. Poor timing though, back in the ’90s, to try to feed a family on real estate sales commissions. As luck would have it, a property management company noticed that she had plenty of time on her hands and so they put her to work closing hot tubs each night. Later, they put her on the phone in the reservations office; after that, she was assigned to front desk shifts; then, the accounting department needed help; after that, she was tapped to field after-hours emergencies; a bit later, housekeeping needed help so she cleaned rooms; and then, she moved on from all the part-time gigs and took the Sales and Marketing Director position for ResortQuest Crested Butte and Telluride. If you’ve heard of Crested Butte or Telluride, it might be because of Wanda’s efforts! When the General Manager position opened, guess who was appointed!? And when ResortQuest was offered for sale, Wanda jumped at the opportunity.
When she’s not managing property, Wanda can often be found on a Nordic trail or paddleboard with her cell phone muted. Her favorite color is shiny. She has 2 grown children and she doesn’t know if she’s planning to have grandchildren.
Quirky & Lovable
GiGi reaps the benefits of life with Wanda.
You’ll find her out on every trail, summer and winter!
Sierra Bearth, Operations Manager and licensed Real Estate agent joined the team in 2018. She has 10 years of local hospitality experience. She received a dual Bachelor’s degree from Western State Colorado University in Economics and Business Administration. She’s acquired her property management certification from CAI, revenue management certification, and certified pool operator designation. She heads up our Maintenance and Housekeeping staff of 10-15, depending on the season. When she’s not overseeing capital projects, basic service orders, and cleaning procedures, she enjoys rafting, alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, and watching the newest Marvel movies and shows.
Laidback & Adorable
Rori enjoys hiking and biking in the beautiful Gunnison
Valley with her Mom, Sierra, and Dad.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Kate booked a one-way ticket to Crested Butte from Indiana in 2004 and began her mountain-style living. She joined the Crested Butte Lodging staff in 2011 with 7 years of previous local hospitality experience and knowledge. She helps with reservations and day-to-day operations, as well as behind-the-scenes development in a variety of different aspects. When she’s not clocked in, you’ll find her and Barrett walking around historic Crested Butte, in the wilderness nordic skiing and hiking or snowboarding at the resort.
Beggar & Runner
Barrett hails from Phoenix, AZ but quickly determined
retirement in CB was a must when he met Kate.
Jorge Rodriguez has been in the Gunnison valley since 2003. He joined the Crested Butte Lodging team in April of 2021 as a groundsman to help beautify our flower beds and keep our lawns in great shape. Shortly after, he transitioned from grounds to Snow Team, helping coordinate a crew for snow safety. Because of his great dedication, he now helps ensure our hospitality quality as our Housekeeping Manager. Jorge also helps coach the community children in soccer and is the Gunnison High School goalie coach. When he isn’t working and inspiring recreation, he loves to go bowling and play pool with friends.
Playful & Food Driven
Nina is very enthusiastic about peanut butter and toys.
She also enjoys her human Grandmother’s cooking.
Assistant Property Manager
Matthew Found Crested butte in 1986 when he came for a holiday family visit. He knew then that he wanted to live in this magical place. In 2003 at the age of 23, his dream finally came true. After beginning his new life working at the local grocery store, he found a passion for the Crested Butte Mountain Theatre. After performing in 15 plays over a 3-year period, he flew to New York City to audition for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Being accepted before he even arrived back in Colorado, he attended their 2-year acting conservatory with an emphasis on acting for film and television. Not finding much success, he returned to his much-missed home in Crested Butte in 2012. He joined the Crested Butte Fire Protection District in 2014 as a volunteer, and completed the Engineers training course as well as taking part in auto extrication training events and ice water rescue courses. He married his high school sweetheart after being apart for 20 years in 2018 and built a house in CB South. This gave him the skills to begin his career in property management. He now enjoys his weekends playing video games, walking his two dogs, playing with his cats, and taking the occasional hike or bike ride.
Reservation Agent & Long Term Services
Senior Maintenance Technician