Kristy was born and raised in Florida where she attended and graduated from the University of Central Florida before moving out west to fulfill her love for the mountains, skiing and everything outdoors. In her spare time, she loves music and songwriting and fulfilled a lifelong dream when she went back to school to obtain a second bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado to study Music Business.
While in school, she began working in commercial and residential real estate management in Denver, overseeing everything from high rise office buildings, residential apartments, commercial HOA’s and client relations that continued into a fulltime position for over 8 years.
In 2019 she purchased Grand Mountain Rentals and began a lifelong dream of living and working in the Rocky Mountains and enjoying life in beautiful Grand County, Colorado with her fiance Nathan and their dog Lil’ Blackie. She is dedicated to running a highly attentive and knowledgeable local operation filled with people who love what they do and where they live!
- Marketing Director and Property Management
Sophia moved to Grand Lake from Colorado Springs in 2022 with her boyfriend August and their cat Sundance. Sophia has studied at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Southeast Community College. Her professional background includes seven years of diverse sales based guest and client services. Getting her start in restaurants and bars working her way up the chain before eventually transitiong to other careers in hospitality before ending up in Property Management.
She keeps busy in her spare time by practicing and studying yoga, and is on her way to becoming a yoga teacher and dedicated yogi. Sophia loves staying active, engaging in anything and everything mountain sports, from hiking,climbing, kayaking, skiing and more!
Sophia is passionate about creating an upholding an exceptional standard for customer service, and takes pride in her ability to create genuine connections with others. She's very excited to bring her powers of organization, efficiency, and authenticity to the team at Grand Mountain Rentals.
- Operations and Seasonal Property Management
Melina started with Grand Mountain rentals in 2021. She spent 20+ years managing in corporate food service, running large operations, events, and staffing crews. She was ready for a career change and fell into property management once Covid changed the scope of management and policies in the work force. She is so happy to be working in the mountains and loves the small town feel in Grand Country.
Born and raised in Oviedo, Florida, Melina comes from an old farming family that settled in Slavia in the early 1900’s and started a Lutheran church and school that she attended in her early years. After that, Melina attended Florida College of Jacksonville where she studied fire science and received a volleyball scholarship. After college, she moved to Colorado to enjoy the change of seasons, enjoy outdoor activities and beautiful Colorado scenery.
In her spare time, Melina enjoys fly fishing, hunting, snow shoeing, camping, paddle boarding and hanging with her dog Duck. She has 3 nieces and visits her parents and brother in Florida as often as she can. She loves the beach and being on the boat with her family. She met her now husband Ty in 2015 and he’s a Colorado native, because of this, they will not be leaving this beautiful state anytime soon!
Lil' Blackie and Duck are living their best lives up here in Grand Lake. They can be found snoozing in the office, eating treats, playing in the snow and greeting guest as they arrive. They love the water and car rides. Make sure you say hi if you stop in to see us!