Our team is the backbone of this company. Each individual that comprises the Cactus foundation embodies empathy, compassion, a deep understanding of the business, and the operational expertise that goes into hosting a guest at a vacation rental. For a deeper look into Cactus and what you are supporting by hiring us to manage your space or renting from us, read our feature article in Roaring Fork Lifestyle Magazine

Brittany - Founder & CEO

For as long as I can remember, I've had a knack for hospitality and creating lasting experiences. When I started my own Airbnb in the mother-in-law suite of our home in Carbondale, I never dreamed it would become one of the top listings in the area. I've hosted hundreds of people and learned the art of getting a space booked with the right guests at the right price. Through carefully honing in on location, amenities, quality communications, and personal touches, we can help make your home a home away from home for travelers near and far.

My name is Brittany and I treat your home as if it was my own. That's why I started this company: I love unique spaces, traveling, and feeling as though I'm right at home while I'm away. I've traveled all over the world using vacation rentals and pick up something new from each space I enter. Through these experiences, I've come to realize that a space can make or break a vacation. That's powerful - which is why managing these spaces needs attention and thoughtfulness. My goal is to show guests the beauty of The Roaring Fork Valley through the spaces I manage. From a rustic cabin next to the Crystal River to a luxury mountaintop oasis, I have the skills to show guests the magic of a beautiful space to match the beautiful valley we call home.

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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGER

Serena

I am a mother of two and also have a dog and a moody cat. My favorite travel spots have been to our national parks and also the American southwest. I’ve hosted travelers from all over the world and I love hosting and providing a real human connection to our guests. I take any chance that I can get to learn more about each guest and where they are from and their travels. A recent transplant who now calls Colorado home, I love this beautiful state. Colorado is a true gem full of adventure and discovery. When I’m not hosting or providing excellent care to our guests, you can find me around a campfire. I also enjoy reading, baking, and exploring open spaces with my kids. We love ghost towns, thrift shops, and kitschy attractions. I’m always looking up to the stars and invite you to do the same when you are visiting the beautiful Roaring Fork valley. 

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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE ADVOCATES

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Kristen

I’m a native Texan who now lives in Colorado with my husband, our two children, a dog, and a cat. I’ve lived in three countries on two continents and have traveled many places along the way. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. Everyone has an interesting tale to tell! Having the chance to get to know people from all over the world and all walks of life has given me a great appreciation for the human experience and all of the adventures life lets us have. My favorite things to collect are experiences, whether it be white water rafting down the Colorado river, visiting unique museums in Estonia, or trying hole-in-the-wall restaurants in every town I visit. So I like to make our guests’ experience as great as it can be. I want them to see the best that Roaring Fork has to offer, including the people, and take all of those memories back home with them. Come visit and tell me how I can make your day better!

Philip

Like most in the state, I grew up elsewhere. I hail from the east coast, splitting time between Boston and Raleigh, then came to Colorado in search of adventure. Boy did I find it! When not assisting our amazing guests, you can find me diving into one of my way-too-many passions such as performing acoustic folk music, sailing, hiking, camping, cycling, skiing and lots of traveling. I also restore vintage cars and motorcycles to cruise the amazing backroad canyons across the State. After exploring Colorado for the last eight years, my favorite place has become the Roaring Fork Valley. As a lover of getting outside to stay active and experience all nature has to offer in the area, it keeps me in wonder. I love sharing that excitement with everyone we get to host, and I hope to have the pleasure of being a part of your travels!

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