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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Brittany

I was born and raised in Western Colorado, and am proud to call this home! I married my middle school sweetheart and we are blessed with a beautiful daughter. The mountains are my happy place and that’s where you’ll find me during my free time. I love fishing, camping, hiking, exploring the back mountain roads in our side-by-side, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. I like getting to know our guests on a friendship level to help them have the best vacation possible. I love helping our guests plan their itinerary with fun activities, must-try restaurants, and places to visit all based on my local experiences. Whether you come to relax, play, work, or do a little of all, I’m here to help you have the best time in The Roaring Fork Valley!

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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