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Meet Our Telluride Rentals Team

Christina Casas

Christina Casas - President

Christina Casas founded Telluride Rentals in 2001, and has served as the President of the company since its inception. Christina first came to Telluride in 1997 for a winter ski vacation and loved the area so much she purchased a vacation home in Mountain Village. Christina soon purchased a second and third residence and started managing her properties as short term vacation rentals. Other homeowners began asking Christina to manage their properties too, and the business took off, with Telluride Rentals now managing over 90 properties in the region. Once Telluride was successfully running Christina decided to expand to Mexico and Spain. Now her company is worldwide and operates under the name Exceptional Stays. Christina attended college at the University of Colorado, followed by Pepperdine University in California. She also has an MBA from IESE, one of Europe’s top business schools. Christina loves skiing, golfing, hiking, cooking for her large family, including her friends and her hungry boys. She can often be spotted riding on her motorcycle, or sneaking into the woods to hunt for mushrooms! She spends about half the year here in Telluride, while also splitting her time between Miami and Barcelona. Email Christina

Natalie Binder Bio

Natalie Binder - Global General Manager

Natalie Binder is the Global General Manager of Telluride Rentals, and offers a level of service and professionalism that is a rare find in our tiny mountain community. Natalie has been a consistent figure in Telluride real estate, hotels and hospitality for over 10 years, working for Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals, the Peaks Resort Spa and lumière – a residential boutique hotel in Mountain Village. Natalie was involved with lumière from it’s inception, working on every aspect of the project including construction, marketing, real estate and opening operations. In addition to her extensive experience, Natalie has a degree in Hotel Management from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Masters in Real Estate & Construction Management from the University of Denver. Her focus on personalized service, communication, creative marketing and sustainability bring a fresh perspective to the business. Natalie works closely with our homeowners, while also overseeing the various departments including reservations, operations, guest services, and managing our sister company, Punta Mita Vacations. Email Natalie

Meghan Pittenger

Meghan Pittenger - Telluride General Manager

Meghan became a part of the Telluride Rentals family in 2013, and quickly established herself as a pivotal member of the Telluride Rentals team. Meghan has a natural ability to help match our guests with the perfect vacation rental property, and keeps guests coming back year after year. Following their love of the outdoors, Meghan and her husband Scott moved to Telluride in 2008 to fulfill their dreams of living in the mountains. Meghan is a graduate of the Butler University where she also played collegiate softball as a scholarship athlete. After obtaining her degree in Integrated Communications, Meghan worked in Public Relations in Indianapolis for two years, before making a move to the mountains. Before joining the Telluride Rentals team, Meghan worked in high end retail and marketing, opening the Mountain Village Fashion District. When Meghan is not dreaming up the next creative campaign to promote Telluride Rentals stunning homes and full concierge services, you can find her rafting the rivers of the region with her husband Scott, whipping up delicious treats in her kitchen with her daughter Gwyn or spending time with her baby girl Thea. Email Meghan

Alexa Nota

Alexa Nota - Director of Marketing

Alexa joined the Exceptional Stays team in 2019, bringing with her dual career backgrounds in marketing and journalism. Over the past 10 years, she's worked with countless clients around the world on everything from branding design to social media to photography, but her specialty is in writing and content development. She's been published in a variety of outlets, including NC newspapers, Matador Network, and more than 100 articles for vacation rental industry publication VRM Intel, where she previously served as Vice President. She has also served as the editor of her own travel wellness web magazine and as the Marketing Manager for a property management company on the Outer Banks where she developed the market's first and only property management magazine. Alexa has a degree in Media and Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She moved back to the area in 2018 with her husband, Allen. The pair have a penchant for unique properties—They currently live in a geodesic dome, and prior to that, they lived in a tiny house on wheels. They are working toward turning an offbeat property into a wellness retreat. When they aren't talking business ideas, you can find them trying new restaurants, playing games with family and friends, and traveling. Email Alexa

Natalie Ann Price

Natalie Ann Price - Telluride Concierge Manager

All those coming to Telluride, Colorado are sure to have the most personalized and authentic experience possible due to Exceptional Stays’ local Concierge Manager, Natalie Ann! Originally from NC, she graduated from UNCW in 2011 with a dual major in English & Spanish. Her passion for language and culture brought her across the globe, including Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South America. She found a home in Costa Rica teaching English for several years before settling in Telluride during the Winter of 2015. Natalie Ann is enthusiastic, funny & driven to succeed and provide exceptional & genuine customer service to both first time guests and guests that have been visiting Telluride for years. She loves to cook (especially southern comfort food), hike (join her for one next summer!), bike & travel. Her devotion to Telluride thrives from her love for live music and the incomparable festival and musical offerings of this town. Email Natalie

Carter Sharp

Carter Sharp - Concierge

Carter Sharp is just that, sharp, and when it comes to his career as a concierge, he takes the job seriously – it allows him to channel his passion for Telluride and guide others in their experience here, allowing them to discover their love for this beautiful place, too. Joining the Exceptional Stays team in September 2018, Carter has already made a lasting impression on many guest stays, introducing them to the best of Telluride no matter the season. Hailing originally from Dallas, Texas, Carter moved to Colorado and attended Colorado Mesa University, graduating Cum Laude in 2016 with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Land Energy Management. In his free time Carter loves to explore Telluride while he skis, golfs and hikes. Email Carter

Delphine Jadot

Delphine Jadot - Sales

Originally from Belgium, Delphine moved to Colorado in 2000 and immediately fell in love with the dramatic mountains that occupy our incredible state. An avid skier at heart, Delphine lived in the Vail valley for 13 years, where she worked at the Ritz-Carlton Club in Bachelor Gulch followed by a career with Exclusive Resorts. Finally finding home on Colorado's Western slope, Delphine's most recent tenure was served with the Seattle Fish Company, supplying local restaurants with sustainably sourced ingredients and educating them on the best available choices to help save the world's oceans and wildlife, prior to joining the Exceptional Stays team. With a passion for travel, a hunger for cultural knowledge and a flair for hospitality and serving others, Delphine has found her true calling at Exceptional Stays adding her vast knowledge and expertise to the team's five-star service and global presence. In her spare time, Delphine loves to spend time with her two children, Lucas and Julia as well as volunteering in her community. Email Delphine

Mike Finch

Mike Finch - Director of Operations

With over 25 years of upper level management experience in the hospitality industry, Mike brings a true passion for serving others to the Exceptional Stays team. Recently having moved back to Telluride from Costa Rica with his family, Mike has owned his own restaurants abroad, managed AirBnb properties and finally excelled at serving as an executive and private chef worldwide. During his past tenure in Telluride, Mike served as an estate manager for a celebrity family on a full-time basis, which allowed him to hone in on his ability to provide the 5-star service that our owners and clients expect. Outside of his career, Mike is a dedicated family man, fly-fisherman, hiker, snowboarder, and loves the mountains. Email Mike

Ana Marquez

Ana Marquez - Directors of Housekeeping and Maintenance

This pair began in 2006 when Ana and Rene married in Ocean City, Maryland. Originally from Mexico, the pair decided to plant their roots in Telluride to join family and friends. Rene has an extensive background in facilities maintenance. When combined with Ana’s vast experience in housekeeping, they form the perfect team! Ana is one of Exceptional Stay’s longest standing employees, and is always on hand to provide knowledge and support to the rest of the operations team. Our 80 plus properties are kept pristine, and our guests always feel at home thanks to their tireless efforts Rene and Ana enjoy spending their free time with their 5 year old son, Roberto, and preparing for their new son Ian. (Due in August 2017). The Exceptional Stay office is fortunate to be on the receiving end of the best Tamales in the world due to Ana’s skills in the kitchen. Email Ana

Patrick Meucci

Patrick Meucci - Telluride Operation Manager

Patrick is one of Exceptional Stays’ most experienced property managers, with over 10 years experience and joined the team in December 2016. He shines with a true attention to details that services our guests and owners to the highest degree. Patrick found Telluride through his wife Kristin, who accepted a job here. He fits in well with the local community as his passions of skiing and biking take up much of his free time. The couple own a house down valley from Telluride, and enjoy spending time improving the property and relaxing in the solitude of the neighborhood. Email Patrick

Rene Graciano Castro

Rene Graciano Castro - Telluride Property Manager

Having worked for Exceptional Stays since 2010, Rene is an integral member of the Exceptional Stays Operations Team. Hailing from Durango, Mexico, Rene moved to the United States in 2004, working for the Princess Royal Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland before making his move to Telluride. He joined the team as a housekeeper, working with his wife Ana, but has recently transitioned over to our property management team a seamless one. Rene’s impressive work ethic and background in drywall and plaster have made him a valued member of the team, appreciated by owners, guests and teammates alike. In Rene’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with wife and two young sons and mastering the art of cooking carnitas. Email Rene

Turner Kilgore

Turner Kilgore - Telluride Property Manager

Turner joined the Exceptional Stays team after landing in Telluride in the Fall of 2010 - during his search for big mountains. A nature lover and artist, Turner has served in some of the most extreme conditions in Alaska as a Hot Shot firefighter in the wilderness as well as a front and back end developer and graphic designer. Having traveled the world to places like Belgium, Greece, the Cech Republic and Hungary, Turner is into backcountry snowboarding, camping, biking and road trips. He once bike toured the West coast from Seattle to San Francisco. Born and raised in Little Rock and having spent a stint in the mountains of North Carolina, Turner's experience and eye for detail can ensure comfort in even the most detailed stay. Email Turner

Mac Tilt - Property Manager

First drawn to Telluride for the iconic Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Mac Tilt was immediately captivated by the mountain town and made it his home in 2015. He brings a degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado, a work background in building energy management and a keen eye for detail to his job as a Telluride Rentals Property Manager. His free time is spent enjoying the area's skiing, fly fishing and mountain biking. Email Mac

Ira Vick

Ira Vick - Web Developer

As one of the longest reining members of Telluride Rentals beginning in March 2007, Ira’s sharp mind has been a huge contributor to the luxury rental company’s success and international expansion into Exceptional Stays. A Californian, Ira studied Spanish in Costa Rica after high school and enjoyed a successful career as a professional down hill mountain biker. Ira also boasts a business degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and soon pursued web design and website construction. Traveling, playing volleyball, hanging with his son Eli, and mountain biking are a few of the things that keep him busy and active! Email Ira