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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 (while her cat Stanley closely supervises) or spending time with her beautiful baby girl Gwyn. Email Meghan


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Zoe Dohnal - Director of Sales + 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


 
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


Patrick

Patrick Meucci - Operations Manager

With over ten years of property management experience under his belt, Patrick joined the Telluride Rentals operations team in December 2016 and has already made a great, lasting impression on guests and owners alike. His attention to detail has proven to be a true asset in his role as Property Manager - Owners appreciate his proactive strategy when managing their homes, and guests love his friendly, can-do attitude! Originally hailing from Bend, Oregon, Patrick has now lived all over the state of Colorado, eventually settling down in Telluride after following his wife Kristin here. In true Telluride form, Patrick’s extra-curricular activities and passions lie in skiing, mountain biking and road biking. Patrick and his wife now enjoy improving on their Placerville home in their downtime, working on the open space and taking pleasure in the peace and quiet that down valley provides. Email Patrick