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Meet Our Telluride Rentals Team

Christina Casas Bio

Christina Casas - President

Christina Casas founded Telluride Rentals in 2001, and has served as the President of the company since it’s inception. Christina first came to Telluride in 1997 with her husband Juan Carlos, and loved the area so much they purchased a vacation home in Mountain Village. The Casas family soon purchased a second residence, with Christina managing both 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 70 properties in the region. Christina and Juan Carlos have 4 boys, and the family splits their time between Spain and the United States. Despite the boys growing up skiing all over Europe, all it took was one trip to Telluride for the family to find their second home in Colorado. 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 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 - General Manager

Natalie Binder is the 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 - Marketing + Reservations Manager

Meghan became a part of the Telluride Rentals family in 2013, and quickly established herself as a pivotal member of the Telluride Rentals reservations 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 (while her cat Stanley closely supervises) or spending time with her beautiful baby girl Gwyn. Email Meghan


Beth Hess - Concierge

Beth is a well known and much loved member of the local community, and assists Telluride Rentals with our full service concierge offerings and reservations. Beth moved to town in 1985 - a time when ‘modern Telluride’ as we know it, was only just emerging. Coming from Columbus, Ohio, Beth quickly settled into life in the mountains, getting married and raising her 3 children (2 boys and a girl) here in Telluride. Her two sons now live in Helena and Bozeman, Montana and her daughter lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. In 1988, Beth established Telluride Weddings and Special Events. She continued to run her company for over 20 years, and was also a caretaker for a large private home in Mountain Village. Beth joined the Telluride Rentals team in the Fall of 2014. She shares her skills of planning with guests dreaming up their perfect winter and summer vacations. Beth loves taking her Australian Shepherd, Belle on hikes and exploring around Colorado, and also loves to visit her kids scattered around the west! Email Beth


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Zoe Dohnal - Reservations + Guest Services

Zoe recently relocated to Telluride in October, 2016 and immediately joined the Telluride Rentals as a valued member of our reservations and guest services teams. After graduating from Butler University as a collegiate track athlete with a degree in Marketing and Economics, Zoe set sail with Crystal Cruises as the Junior Activities Director on their world cruise, interacting with families and program planning. Most recently, Zoe worked in the luxury travel industry with Adventures by Disney, an escorted tour company with tours all over the world where her standard for excellence earned her a Mouscar for achieving 100% guest satisfaction ratings! Having traveled to over 100 countries (six of which she has lived in) and swimming in every ocean prior to moving to our beautiful box canyon, Zoe offers an incredible knowledge base, refreshing enthusiasm and a passion for providing memorable experiences to her clients. Newly married, Zoe and her husband Ryan enjoy the outdoors and trying new adventurous activities together whenever possible – her latest challenge: cooking! Fun facts about Zoe: She’s an identical twin and is also a dual citizen of both the UK and USA. Email Zoe


Jason Smith - Guest Services + Operations

Boasting an impressive resume as a world traveler, Jason enjoyed his first period in Telluride for five years beginning in 1993. Leaving to explore his passion and build upon his Masters education in English from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Jason spent 13 years in Southeast Asia teaching ESL and working as a freelance travel writer. One highlight was the restoration of a 1950s French Colonial shophouse in Luang Prabang, Laos into a café that he and his wife ran for two years. After a final stint in South Korea he made the decision to return to Telluride, their ideal location in which to raise a young family. Having most recently been a supervisor for Telluride's gondola, Jason brings his love for the outdoors and travel experience to the Telluride Rentals team. In his free time, Jason enjoys time with his wife and 2 children hiking, backpacking, off-road motorcycling, skiing, snowshoeing, gardening, and traveling. Email Jason


Ana and Rene Bio

Ana and Rene Marquez - Directors of Housekeeping and Maintenance

Ana and Rene are both originally from Durango, MX and met and married in Ocean City, Maryland in 2006. Three years later, following Ana's mother out west, the pair decided to move to Telluride, CO. They liked everything about Telluride -- the small town feel, the weather, the people, and the mountain views. Rene's background in maintenance and landscaping and Ana's experience as a housekeeping supervisor at the Princess Royal in Ocean City, gave way to positions in those fields upon arrival to the area. Ana began work for Telluride Rentals since her arrival in town and brought her husband Rene into the fold not long after. Telluride Rentals is thrilled to have the dynamic duo with their knowledge of housekeeping and home maintenance manage the cleaning staff and provide additional support for our operations team. The pair live in the town of Telluride with their young son, Roberto, where they spend their free time hiking or walking outside and enjoying the company of family and friends. Email Ana