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Executive Team

Mary Beth Miles
Chief Executive Officer
Mary Beth Miles
Chief Executive Officer
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Mary Beth serves as Vacation Rental Collective’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mary Beth joined VRC (formerly Premier Vacation Rentals Group) in October of 2017 as the company’s first employee and COO. In late 2022, Mary Beth was promoted to CEO following the passing of the company’s co-founder and original CEO, Chris Bettin. In her role as CEO, Mary Beth defines the strategic direction for VRC, leads the company’s merger and acquisitions and market expansion efforts, administers the company’s quality assurance measures, and serves as the operations liaison and technical advisor for the Owners and Managers running day-to-day operations in VRC’s multiple markets. While she no longer plays an active role in running daily operations, during her tenure Mary Beth played a critical role in establishing the foundations and procedural integrity that serves as the backbone of VRC’s service delivery.

Mary Beth's love for hospitality started at an early age, helping her mom run their family’s bed and breakfast in the heart of Southern Colorado. This early connection to the warmth of hosting and creating unforgettable memories left an indelible mark on her. This passion was rekindled when she returned to the hospitality industry, focusing her energy and expertise on vacation rentals. For Mary Beth, hospitality is not just about providing a place to stay; it's about immersing guests in the local culture and community, creating authentic, unforgettable experiences. Her approach is simple—personalized service and meticulous attention to detail. She believes in establishing a connection with every guest, ensuring that their stay is not just comfortable but a memory they'll cherish.

With nearly a decade of experience in local government management and municipal governance prior to joining VRC, Mary Beth is well-versed in local government policies and regulations that impact vacation rentals. She holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Environmental Science and Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. As a Colorado native, Mary Beth enjoys spending time in Colorado’s great outdoors trail running, mountain biking, camping, fly fishing, and adventuring with her husband, Sean, and their dog Eddi.

Keith Brant
Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer
Keith Brant
Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer
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Keith Brant is a founding principal and owner of Vacation Rental Collective (VRC) formerly known as Premier Vacation Rentals Group LLC (PVRG), offering vacation rentals around Purgatory, Purgatory Resort and the greater Durango area. He launched the business in October 2011 while serving as the Financial Controller for La Plata Electric Association (LPEA). Due to the accelerated growth of VRC, by September 2012, after more than four years with LPEA, Keith felt it necessary to step down from his controller position to pursue his new business full time.Keith directly manages all of VRC operations and provides strategic leadership focused on revenue growth, increased efficiencies, and technological innovations to provide the highest level of service in the vacation rental management business. Since moving to Durango, Colorado in 2008, Keith has actively sought opportunities for involvement in the community and ways to “give back.” He was a member of the Durango Area Tourism Office Board of Directors from 2012-2015 and served on the Durango Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2009–2012, including a year as Board President. Keith was a Durango City Councilor from 2013-2017. Prior to joining LPEA, Mr. Brant worked overseas as a Finance Manager in the oil service industry, including experience in 30 countries. Mr. Brant’s diverse business background has provided him with a broad-based knowledge of business, economic development and community-specific concerns. Traveling the world and living overseas has also given him a much greater appreciation for Durango and the community as a whole, and he truly understands how fortunate he is to live in Durango. Keith is an avid golfer (not good, but avid) and also loves hiking and being outdoors and traveling. He and his wife Sabrina have two daughters.

Russell Boone
VP, Business Development
Russell Boone
VP, Business Development
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Russell joined the team in the summer of 2021 as the National Director of Sales and is now the VP of Business Development. Russell has over 25 years of experience in delivering solutions to the end user in a variety of industries including, Resorts & Hospitality, FinTech and Enterprise Software Sales. Leveraging the technical and process advantages learned and applied in organizations that range from start-up to well-established publicly traded organizations combined with the power of strong relationships crucial to successful property management, Russell brings a diverse skill set to the organization. His ability to connect, engage, and learn from everyone he meets is one of his favorite aspects of being in sales. When Russell isn't hustling to grow the portfolio and establishing lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships, you will find this Tex-pat outside: in the woods or on the water hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, skiing, biking and probably getting too much sun with his incredible wife and fantastic children and eclectic group of friends. Either that, or wrenching on his LandCruisers.

Marilyn Triassi
VP, Operations
Marilyn Triassi
VP, Operations
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Marilyn’s hospitality experience dates back to her college internship at the Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort Guest Services Department. The experience of connecting with guests and being able to create lasting memories for them quickly became Marilyn’s passion. She graduated from St. Leo University with a BA in Hospitality Management and has been fortunate enough to spend her entire career in this amazing industry.

Her career has spanned over 35 years at several resort properties in Florida to include Innisbrook Resort (1000 units), PGA National Resort (300 rooms/cottages) and Sheraton Sand Key Resort (390 rooms). Her roles have ranged from reservationist to front desk agent to leadership roles in hotel operations focused on efficiencies as well as guest service. Marilyn’s true passion is creating exceptional guest experiences and one of her favorite roles was that of service culture trainer. In this role Marilyn trained over 300 resort associates on guest service and the Sheraton brand/culture. Sharing her passion with all resort associates was truly a highlight of her career.

The majority of Marilyn’s career has been spent in various roles at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL. She has worked at the Sheraton as Director of Guest Services and Rooms focusing on service standards, reservations and operating procedures. As Revenue Management evolved from an airline process to a hotel process, Marilyn transitioned to Director of Administration and Revenue Management to learn the discipline and create the resort’s Revenue Management Department. In this role, Marilyn was tasked with the objective of creating procedures and processes, implementing a new revenue management system, and training associates in the revenue management discipline. She led tactical revenue optimization strategies and oversaw rooms merchandising and marketing. In addition, she monitored daily hotel operations and organized the implementation of Starwood and Sheraton mandated initiatives.

Marilyn has been working with VRC in a consulting capacity and on a part time basis since 2018.

Throughout her career, she has developed an extensive background in dealing with hotel operations, service culture training, marketing and revenue management, and spearheading the development of detailed training plans. She is dedicated to delivering high quality service while remaining focused on top line revenue and profit. She works passionately for the overall success and achievement of the organizations’ goals.
When not working Marilyn can be found cheering on her local Tampa Bay Buccaneers or visiting Florida State University to cheer on the Seminoles. Her pride and joy is her family…her husband Jeff and daughter Molly (who attends FSU). Marilyn remains in awe of the beauty that surrounds her on a daily basis while living in Florida and enjoys being around and on the water.

Co-owners and Managing Partners

Scott Hemerda
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
The Denver & Summit County Collections
Scott Hemerda
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
The Denver & Summit County Collections
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Scott Hemerda is a founding principal and owner of Vacation Rental Collective's Denver Collection, offering premier vacation rentals along the Front Range, including the greater Denver metropolitan area. Along with founders Keith Brant and Chris Bettin, Scott expanded the business to the Colorado Front Range in November 2015. Providing superior customer support, Scott goes above and beyond for owners and vacationers alike. As a native Coloradoan, Scott spent his childhood in Littleton, studied at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and raised his family in Parker. His daily commute to downtown Denver led to a love of the city in addition to his established love of the surrounding suburbs and mountains. Scott worked in financial services as the Director of Institutional Relationships for 18 years at TIAA-CREF, where he managed relationships worth 20 billion in assets. In addition to leading the top performing relationship management team, Scott supported and retained clients through challenging service model and system changes all evidence of his superior relationship management skills. Scott married his high school sweetheart and they have three children. A lover of sports, he instilled the values of collaboration, teamwork, and good sportsmanship as a role model participating in softball and basketball and then as a coach for all of his children in their numerous activities. Scott grew up skiing and now enjoys hiking and exploring the mountains with his wife. Business trips, family vacations, and romantic getaways have cultivated his love and expertise on the needs of vacationers.

Jess Schum
Jessica Schum
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
The Bend Collection
Jessica Schum
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
The Bend Collection
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Jessica has worked in the vacation rental and real estate industry for over 13 years.  She managed many lodging aspects of a top destination resort while providing leadership and supervision to the entire staff. Her focus is on excellent customer service from start to finish which includes maintaining rental inventory quality and assisting owners in maximizing their income potential as well as ensuring guest satisfaction before, during and after their stay. This exemplary customer service and market knowledge has resulted in a reputation as a highly respected and successful real estate broker specializing in helping buyers and sellers realize their homeownership goals. Jess, her husband Tim and their dog Professor Murray relocated to Central Oregon from Colorado after they fell in love with all the opportunities for outdoor adventure.  In her free time, you will find her paddle boarding on the Deschutes river or in the high mountain lakes, mountain biking at Phil’s trail, skiing at Mt. Bachelor, backpacking in the Three Sisters Wilderness or playing roller derby for the Lava City Roller Dolls.

Brian Scarpella
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
The Vail & Beaver Creek Collections
Brian Scarpella
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
The Vail & Beaver Creek Collections
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Brian is a founding principal and owner of Vacation Rental Collective | The Vail Collection. Brian has over 25 years of architectural design, construction and project management, and carpentry experience as well as landscape design and construction. Brian has spent nearly two decades as co-owner of Down to Earth Gardening and Landscaping, Inc. Brian understands the factors that drive true customer satisfaction. He creates unparalleled positive communication and reliable follow-through both of which are critical to ensuring the best possible guest experience. With the primary goal of exceeding customer expectations, Brian has a keen eye toward perfection and efficiency and commitment to getting things done in a timely manner. Born and raised in Colorado, with several adventures under his belt, Brian returned back to Colorado to raise his own family. After living in Durango for over 20 years, Brian made the move to the Vail valley. When he’s not in the office Brian can be found enjoying all that Colorado has to offer, outdoors. He enjoys spending time volunteering in his community by spending time on the ski hill helping young athletes fulfill their dreams as ski racers. He is an avid cyclist, skier, and whitewater kayaker who enjoys camping, adventuring and trying to keep up with his kids.

Gloryann Linch
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
The Moab Collection
Gloryann Linch
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
The Moab Collection
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Gloryann Linch has lived and worked in the Southwest for the last 25 years.  She left a career in higher education to pursue a path in the resort operations and development industry.  As a support member of the leadership team at a top destination resort collective in the Southwest, Gloryann has worked through numerous acquisition and development projects and manages licensing and legal services for its 9 resort properties. Her passion for the travel and resort industry encouraged her to look for other opportunities to use her knowledge and expertise and, in 2020, she joined the Vacation Rental Collective team as owner of the Moab market.  Gloryann is focused on achieving maximum income potential for her owners in the markets she serves.  She’s equipped with an extensive background in customer relations and an approach to profitability through efficiency and consistency. Gloryann, along with her friends and family, enjoy spending time exploring the southwest and seeking out adventure of all varieties including, skiing, rock climbing, river rafting, mountain biking, canyoneering, adventure photography and gastronomic study.  Gloryann is also an avid wild mushroom hunting expert and shares her passion for fungi through guided hunts, photography and tasty culinary creations.

Heather Dawson
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
The Durango & Tamarron Resort Collections
Heather Dawson
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
The Durango & Tamarron Resort Collections
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Heather Dawson is the founding principal and owner of Tamarron Rental Program, LLC.  Heather joined Premier Vacation Rentals Group family in January of 2020 as part of a joint venture. This symbiotic partnership allows Heather to maintain her existing clientele with a focus on the Tamarron Resort vacation rental market, maximize her operational efficiencies, and expand the distribution of her units to the 50+ channels in PVRG’s distribution network. While the merger allows VRC to gain market share in its home market of Durango, CO and provide Heather with the resources needed to grow her business. Heather brings over a decade of experience in the vacation rental industry owning her own business and managing vacation rentals in southwest Colorado. Heather is a Michigan native. She grew up in a small town in northern Michigan and attended university at Lake Superior State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in paralegal studies. Before moving to Durango in 2007, Heather served as a paralegal for ten years at one of the largest law firms in Green Bay, WI, where she specialized in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. Heather married her husband, Shane in 2008 in Rome, Italy! Heather, Shane and their 17-year-old son, live on a hobby farm in the heart of southwest Colorado.  They share their farm with alpacas, goats, chickens, bees and their 4 dogs.  In her spare time, Heather enjoys backpacking, exploring new places, hunting mushrooms, cooking, and crafting.

Shane Dawson
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
The Northwoods, WI Collection
Shane Dawson
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
The Northwoods, WI Collection
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Shane Dawson is the owner of Vacation Rental Collective’s Northwoods Collection in Northern Wisconsin – serving Eagle River, St. Germain, Three Lakes, and the surrounding areas. Born and raised in the NW suburbs of Chicago, Shane is a Midwestern native. As a child he enjoyed summers at his family’s lake home in Hayward, WI. His career in hospitality began 25 years ago after attending Northern Arizona University’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Shane spent the mid 1990’s through the early 2000’s running the day-to-day operations of two resort properties in Northern Arizona and Big Bend National Park, TX. He oversaw reservations, front desk, food & beverage, maintenance, housekeeping, accounting, retail, and the special projects departments at both properties.

He played a significant role in getting the Big Bend property ISO 14001 certified for environmental stewardship and certifications with both the Green Hotels Association and Green Restaurant Associations - both firsts for a Forever Resorts property (out of 53 locations throughout the US at the time). His second career was in real estate development and sales. In 2003, he moved to the resort areas of SW Colorado to work in sales for a local ranch and land developer. Following that, Shane was a Christie’s International Real Estate agent and member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate™, closing some of the highest-valued properties in the area. In 2010, he opened Elevation Real Estate Company, and for over a decade, has operated his own real estate company focused on vacation homes, luxury properties, and farm & ranch estates.

During his time in Colorado, Shane was heavily involved in advocating for private property rights through positions on Local, State and National REALTOR® Association Boards and Committees. He was recognized for his excellence in customer service with the “Realtor of the Year” award in 2017. Shane was also the 2019 President for his local REALTOR® Association and served on the Board of Directors for United Way of Southwest Colorado. Shane’s wife, Heather, is the founder and owner of Vacation Rental Collective’s Durango/Tamarron Collection where she manages 125 rental properties. Shane and his family returned to the Midwest, specifically Eagle River, to enjoy all Northern Wisconsin offers. Trading mountains for lakes, they love to be boating, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing and enjoying the good people and friends they’ve met in this beautiful part of the country.

Operations Teams

Levi Lloyd
Regional Operations Director
The Durango & Ouray Collections
Levi Lloyd
Regional Operations Director
The Durango & Ouray Collections
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Levi Lloyd serves as Vacation Rental Collective’s Director of Operations and supports the daily operations in our Durango, Ouray and Ridgway markets. Levi Joined the VRC team in January of 2022 and brings nearly two decades of operations and infrastructure management to the VRC team as well as 15 years of experience in local government management. Levi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science from Arizona State University. He also holds professional certifications in Executive Leadership and Management from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. As a lifelong resident of the Four Corners region, he enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and enjoys camping, fly fishing, riding motorcycles, mountain biking, wake surfing and exploring all the adventures that the Southwest has to offer.

Amanda Miles
Operations Manager
The Creede Collection
Amanda Miles
Operations Manager
The Creede Collection
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Amanda joined Vacation Rental Collective (VRC) in the Spring of 2022 as the Creede Collection Operations Manager.

As a 4th generation Creede native, Amanda brings years of hospitality experience and small business management expertise. Having worked for and managed several other Creede-based hospitality businesses, including Humphrey's Lodge, The Creede Smokehouse, Kips Grill, and the Big 6 BBQ, Amanda is a seasoned hospitality professional with unmatched familiarity with the service industry. She understands the needs and preferences of guests who return year after year to enjoy all Creede has to offer. She is excited to help guests maximize their increasingly valuable vacation time while enjoying all Creede has to offer.

Prior to joining the VRC team, Amanda spent nearly a decade at La Plata Electric Association in Durango, CO, where she built and maintained the Electrical Safety Program, oversaw LPEA's Renewable Generation Energy projects, and excelled at member relations. Prior to LPEA she served as a medical assistant to the area's only Neurosurgeon. Amanda's passion for helping people is one of admiration, her ability to cultivate relationships and develop new ones makes her a great addition to VRC. Her professionalism, organizational skills, and high level of attention to detail enhance VRC owners' and guests' experiences.

Amanda, along with her husband Clay, have two beautiful daughters. In their free time, you can find them on some sort of adventure: hiking, biking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, camping, skiing or just enjoying family time together.

Holly Pickell
Operations Manager
The Ouray & Ridgway Collections
Holly Pickell
Operations Manager
The Ouray & Ridgway Collections
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Sara Davis
Operations Manager
The Santa Fe, Coeur d'Alene, Phoenix and Texas Collections
Sara Davis
Operations Manager
The Santa Fe, Coeur d'Alene, Phoenix and Texas Collections
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Sara joined Vacation Rental Collective in May 2022 as Operations Manager for the Santa Fe, Coeur d’Alene, Fredericksburg and Phoenix collections. As an Austrian native, she brings a decade of hospitality experience spanning two continents to the VRC team. She has been living in New Mexico since 2017 and previously managed a large hotel Food and Beverage operation in downtown Santa Fe. Her experience in managing large teams, providing top-notch customer service and leading operations makes her a great addition to VRC!

Sarah Dressel
Guest Services Representative
The Moab Collection
Sarah Dressel
Guest Services Representative
The Moab Collection
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Rachel Naifeh
Operations Manager
The Denver Collection
Rachel Naifeh
Operations Manager
The Denver Collection
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Rachel started with the VRC team in spring of 2022 as the Denver and Summit County Collection Operations Manager.

As a Colorado native, Rachel has a profound understanding of the unique qualities and attractions that the state has to offer. This knowledge allows her to curate exceptional vacation experiences for guests, showcasing the breathtaking landscapes, outdoor adventure, and vibrant culture that make Colorado a sought-after destination.

In addition to her role in the vacation rental industry, Rachel is also a successful entrepreneur, owning a staging and design business. With her creative flair and meticulous attention to detail, she has the ability to transform spaces into inviting and visually stunning environments.

Alongside her professional endeavors, Rachel cherishes her role as a wife and mother. She is blessed with a loving husband named Mike, two wonderful boys named Declan and Kye, a dog named River, and a cat named Matzah Ball. The joy and love she experiences within her family inspire her dedication to create exceptional guest experiences.

With her passion for people, attention to detail, and deep appreciation for the Colorado lifestyle, Rachel is a valuable asset to the VRC team.

Casey Yetter
Operations Manager
The Coeur d'Alene Collection
Casey Yetter
Operations Manager
The Coeur d'Alene Collection
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Ray Ruiz
Guest Services Representative
The Denver Collection
Ray Ruiz
Guest Services Representative
The Denver Collection
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Hello there! I'm Ray, a New Mexico native who traded the desert sands for the majestic peaks of Colorado in the mid-90s. Since then, I've called the vibrant Denver area my home, embracing the city's energy and the captivating Rocky Mountain backdrop.

Professionally, my journey has been a thrilling ride through the world of finance. With over 20 years of experience under my belt, I've navigated the intricate paths of helping thousands of individuals and families meet their retirement needs. Additionally, I had an adventurous stint as a business owner, where I got a taste of the challenges and rewards that entrepreneurship brings.

Beyond the numbers and balance sheets, you'll often find me out on the green, swinging away with a passion for golf that has grown into an integral part of my life. The golf course is a place where challenges are met with determination and camaraderie is as important as the scorecard. Through birdies and bogeys, I've learned that the lessons of golf often mirror the lessons of life.

While my career and golf game have been constants, as a father to these four-legged friends, I've discovered the unbreakable bond that forms between humans and their furry companions. Their wagging tails and unconditional love have added a unique joy to my journey.

However, life has a way of leading us down unexpected avenues. These days, I'm dedicated to creating memorable experiences in the realm of guest relations. By providing exceptional service and fostering connections, I'm able to bring a touch of joy and comfort to those I interact with. It's a shift that's aligned with my belief in the power of human connections to enrich our lives.

So here's to new horizons, fairway adventures, and the enduring companionship of dogs—a bio that's as diverse and colorful as the journey itself.

Holly Houston
Guest Services Representative
The Durango, Santa Fe, Phoenix, & Texas Collections
Holly Houston
Guest Services Representative
The Durango, Santa Fe, Phoenix, & Texas Collections
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Heidi Anderson
Guest Services Representative
The Creede & South Fork Collections
Heidi Anderson
Guest Services Representative
The Creede & South Fork Collections
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In September 2023, Heidi joined the VRC team, in the Creede and South Fork Collections, as a Guest Services Representative. Heidi spent 13 years working in public education, where she cultivated relationships and helped others grow and thrive. Heidi's connection to Creede goes beyond her professional life. She grew up hunting in Creede with her father each fall and fell in love with the area after her first visit. She always knew she wanted to call Creede home someday. Heidi eventually made her dreams come true, where her passion for teaching, combined with her love for the area, brought her and her family to this picturesque location. For the past three years, Heidi was the General Manager of a busy lodge. In this role, she oversaw various aspects of the lodge, including lodging, the restaurant, and entertainment. Heidi's hospitality background and love for Creede make her a valuable addition to the VRC team. Her diverse skill set and passion for the outdoors allow her to share her enthusiasm for the region with our guests and provide an enhanced guest experience. Heidi and her kids share a love for the outdoors and enjoy various activities, including hiking, exploring, rock hounding, or sitting by the campfire eating s'mores and making memories.

Tamara Wilder
Guest Services & Project Management
The Ouray & Ridgway Collections
Tamara Wilder
Guest Services & Project Management
The Ouray & Ridgway Collections
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Erika Jeter
Lead Guest Services Representative
The Durango Collection
Erika Jeter
Lead Guest Services Representative
The Durango Collection
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Erika joined the Vacation Rental Collective (VRC) (formerly Premier Vacation Rentals) team in May of 2019 and serves as our Guest Services Representative. Erika brings a wide range of customer service and property management experience both of which help her flourish in this business. A Durango transplant from West Texas, who graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelors degree in University Studies, she spends her free time adventuring, snow skiing, mountain biking, and traveling.

Andy Brown
Guest Services Representative
The Durango Collection
Andy Brown
Guest Services Representative
The Durango Collection
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Andy joined the Vacation Rental Collective (formerly Premier Vacation Rentals) team in August of 2020 as a Guest Services Representative.  Andy has 20 years of Customer Service experience from the Retail and credit card processing industries, before joining VRC, which has helped him hone many customer service skills.  When he's not coaching his son's basketball team or jamming out on the drums at church, you will probably find him camping, traveling or playing a strategy board game with friends and family.

Cindy James
Guest Services Representative
The Durango Collection
Cindy James
Guest Services Representative
The Durango Collection
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Cindy joined the Vacation Rental Collective team in December of 2020 as a Guest Service Representative. Cindy's career in the customer service industry started soon after graduating from the University of Arizona in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  Cindy takes pride in assisting guests in planning and executing their perfect vacations! Durango is home to Cindy and her family.  It's also where she met her husband, Justin, in 2003, shortly after moving to town. Justin and Cindy were married in 2005; they have a son that attends Miller Elementary. In her spare time, Cindy loves hiking, camping, and traveling.

Anna Templeton
Guest Services Representative
The Durango Collection
Anna Templeton
Guest Services Representative
The Durango Collection
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Born and raised in Taos, NM. Anna moved to Durango in Summer of 2004 & attended Fort Lewis College. Where she graduated with her BA in Tourism & Resort Management in December of 2008. She's been in & out of Durango for the past 19 years. Most recently, her husband and her moved from Steamboat Springs, CO in May of 2021 where they resided for 8 years.

Anna loves to be outside and enjoys everything from biking, paddle boarding, hiking, camping/backpacking to snowboarding and traveling. She also enjoys group fitness workouts that she does online at home. Fun fact about Anna: During her junior year in high school she went abroad to Finland for 6 months as an exchange student.

Brian O'Field
Property Care Supervisor
The Durango Collection
Brian O'Field
Property Care Supervisor
The Durango Collection
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Brian has been in the hospitality industry from a very young age, starting with working in restaurants and going to Culinary school. This career choice led him to buy out a small classic mom and pop hamburger shop he had been working at while in his last semester at Oklahoma State Technical Institute. Learning very quickly how to operate a business efficiently and effectively, this path propelled his desire to help others and gave him the opportunity to work as a Direct Care Staff Trainer for a Boys’ home. There he assumed many positions as he helped operate one of the largest at-risk youth homes. Moving to Durango in 2013 with his Wife and Son, to go back to college, Brian Supervised vacation rentals. Then, in April of 2022 was welcomed to The Vacation Rental Collective team where he actively strives to provide our guests with top notch service before, during and after their stay.

Carly Hahn
Property Care Assistant
Carly Hahn
Property Care Assistant
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Carly joined the VRC as a Property Care Supervisor in 2022. She moved to Durango for her love of rock climbing, snowboarding, and river surfing along with all of the other outdoor splendor that Durango has to offer. Carly moved to Durango to fully immerse herself in mountain life and outdoor pursuits in Durango. She has diverse experience working in customer service related roles and is passionate about sharing her love of the area with our VRC guests!

Bryce Jackson
Property Maintenance Specialist
The Durango Collection
Bryce Jackson
Property Maintenance Specialist
The Durango Collection
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Marketing & Business Development

Brian Chaplin
Sales Executive
Brian Chaplin
Sales Executive
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Brian joined the VRC team initially in the Fall of 2017 as an independent part-time Sales Executive focusing on Owner Acquisition, and establishing our Denver market alongside Scott Hemerda. Now a full-time Sales and Business Development professional at VRC, Brian is now focused on continued growth throughout the Front Range, establishing strategic relationships, and building out new targeted markets for VRC. Prior to joining VRC, Brian spent 15 years in the Financial Services serving in Enterprise Sales, Business Development, and Team Director roles. He’s worked for publicly traded Fortune 500 companies, and several private start-ups. He resides in Denver alongside his wife Jamie, and two sons Caden and Silas. Brian spends his free time trail running throughout the mountains surrounding Denver, fly fishing, golfing, and traveling. He’s also a graduate of Fort Lewis College’s school of Business.

Emma Adams
Special Projects Manager
All VRC Collections
Emma Adams
Special Projects Manager
All VRC Collections

Emma has been involved with VRC since September 2020, and she formally joined the team in October 2022 as our full-time Special Projects Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She has years of experience serving company executives, managing projects, and assisting in business administration operations. When she is not working, you can find her expressing herself through art, skiing the slopes, or relaxing at home with her kitty, S’mores.

Katy Neylon
Marketing Manager
All VRC Collections
Katy Neylon
Marketing Manager
All VRC Collections
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Katy joined the team in June 2018 as VRC’s Marketing Coordinator and is based out of the Durango market. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Strategic Communications from TCU in Fort Worth, Texas and has prior experience working for agencies in Dallas and Washington, D.C. She has numerous years of experience working as a digital marketer in the hospitality and real estate industries. She enjoys data and design. If she is not working at VRC, you can find her spending time with her cats Link and Zelda or climbing some mountains.

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In Memory of Chris Bettin - VRC Co-Founder

Chris Bettin served as the Co-founder and CEO of Vacation Rental Collective from 2011 to 2022. Chris founded VRC (formerly Premier Vacation Rentals group) with co-founder and CFO Keith Brant in Durango, CO, in 2011. Bettin and Brant founded the company in response to a need to refer real estate clients to a trusted Vacation Rental partner who was responsive and took care of clients' real estate assets. The business grew organically and continues to do so through client referrals and word-of-mouth based on exchanges from satisfied customers.

In light of the business's success in the Durango market, Chris' foresight and vision served as the foundation that fueled the growth and expansion beyond the initial concept...

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In 2016, Chris and Keith expanded business operations into Denver, CO, marking the first VRC operation outside Durango. Today, VRC manages ~700 properties across 15 markets on behalf of its Homeowner Partners. This expansive growth and quality of care for the $455 Million in real estate assets that VRC manages reflects Chris' ambitious vision and more than a decade of relentless work.

Chris lost his battle with large cell neuroendocrine cancer in December of 2022 after being diagnosed in late August. Shortly after being diagnosed, Chris took a medical leave of absence and stepped away from the company to pursue medical treatment.

While VRC lost a co-founder and visionary in 2022, Chris's desire to offer a differentiated lodging product focused on high-quality customer service, operational efficiencies and technological innovation continues to serve as the foundation of VRC, and his legacy lives on in the fulfillment of his vision.

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