Our Team

SkyRun Vacation Rentals

We are composed of unique individuals with a variety of backgrounds. Our diversified destination owners are as special as the one-of-a-kind locations they operate in and our local headquarters team has a strong synergy that adapts to the dynamic business environment of vacation rental management.

SkyRun Destinations

At our core, we wouldn't be who we are without our unique destinations. Each of our SkyRun destinations is owned and operated by a local business person. Whether you need a local property manager, vacation rental, or have a question, you can learn more by visiting their website!

Lukas Krause


Lukas Krause is originally from Chicago and joined SkyRun as its CEO in mid-2021. Passionate about professional development, Lukas grew his previous company into the largest single-family property management company in the U.S. (managing over 65,000+ homes), wrote the motivational book ‘The Business of You’, and is a regular guest lecturer at CU Boulder and the University of Utah. Lukas loves the active lifestyle as an avid skier, mountain biker, and hiker.

Steve Falk

Steve co-founded SkyRun in 2004 with Barry Cox, complimenting Barry’s IT acumen with his business development/growth background. Steve now owns and operates 6 SkyRun destinations with over 200 properties, including the original SkyRun location in Keystone, Colorado. Steve enjoys being the ski bum he always wanted to be in his 20’s, and when not on the slopes and hanging out with his boys, working in his locations and growing SkyRun destinations.

Kyle Gjersee

VP Development

Kyle Gjersee was born in Seattle, Washington, but has been a resident of Colorado for over 17 years. Kyle has over 30 years of franchise experience in all aspects of the business (Development, Operations, and Marketing). He was previously the Co-Founder/CEO of Rocky Mountain Mentors, a franchise consulting firm. He was the COO of Well Biz Brands, where he was in charge of both Elements Massage and Fitness Together. He also spent 20 years in various executive positions with PepsiCo/YUM brands, Quizno's, Arby's, and Spicy Pickle Franchising. He cherishes the Colorado lifestyle and spending time outside with his dog Ivy.

Susan Graber

Susan has a background in training and human resources, grounded in degrees in communication and music. She’s into documentation and details to ensure a quality guest experience. When not working, you’ll see her on the concert stage, listening to concerts, behind a telescope, hiking, or eating out with friends. Need advice about going to an opera on your travels? Call her!

Lindsey Watkins


Lindsey began her journey in the vacation rental industry in 2012 after meeting SkyRun's co-founder Steve Falk. As General Manager of SkyRun's flagship location in Keystone Resort, she increased annual revenue by 21% to $3.4M, maintained a 98% homeowner retention rate, and oversaw operations for 135 vacation rental homes. Lindsey has assisted with opening and providing support to SkyRun's destinations in Steamboat Springs, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. In 2018 she joined SkyRun's headquarters team. In her current role as Director of Location Support she is responsible for assisting each SkyRun destination owner with training, consulting and technical support. She also currently oversees SkyRun's IT and Development team. Lindsey is a Colorado native and spent eight years living and working in Summit County. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys various outdoor activities such as backpacking, backcountry snowboarding, and fly fishing.

Maura Wall

Maura Wall

Director of Marketing
Maura brings her “full-stack” marketing expertise to SkyRun as the Director of Marketing, overseeing the organization’s owned, earned, and paid campaigns. She hails from Philadelphia originally, and brings over a decade of experience in marketing for live entertainment, attractions, arts, and culture to the SkyRun team. She has worked with some of the biggest brands (Rovio/Angry Birds), studios (Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, Universal Studios), integrated resorts (Caesar’s Entertainment), and cultural organizations (The Franklin Institute, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia Ballet), to sell millions of tickets to events and attractions around the globe. Maura is passionate about the arts and the outdoors and can be found on the trails, at a pottery wheel, or attending the theatre in her spare time.
Michael O'Sullivan

Michael O'Sullivan

Director of Software Development

Michael comes to SkyRun with over 20 years of experience in software development for the creative, research, and financial industries. His mission is to propel the development of SkyRun's software towards the future so that SkyRun can continue to provide an innovative platform for all end users. Originally from the Florida Gulf Coast, he is excited to be a part of a unique player in the vacation rental industry. When not creating at the computer, he can be found spending time with his family and trying to spend as much time as possible outdoors.

Anne Golden


Anne has 20 years of experience in accounting roles with construction, property management, and franchise organizations. Working from her home in Chicopee MA, she supports the SkyRun team by applying her analytical skills to budgeting and financial management. In her free time, she enjoys the beach, quilting, and spending time with her family.

Anna McGoff

Franchise Business Consultant

Anna has more than 25 combined years of professional experience in software development and as an entrepreneur and business owner.  Before joining SkyRun Headquarters as a Franchise Business Consultant, Anna spent nearly 20 years holding high-clearance positions in project management, analytics, and quality assurance on engineering teams for the Department of Defense, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining and NASA/NOAA.  For the last 10 years, Anna owned and operated SkyRun Breckenridge Vacation Rentals, growing it to a thriving $10M business with more than 100 properties.  During that time, she was a licensed Colorado Broker, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) and a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA).  She has also maintained Project Management Professional (PMP) certification for more than 15 years.  Anna is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech and loves to spend time with her family and friends, traveling, skiing, boating, staying active outdoors and is currently learning Spanish.

Jasmine Guardado

Marketing Specialist

Jasmine is a savvy marketing strategist with a passion for executing marketing campaigns. Jasmine has led multi-platform marketing initiatives in the luxury travel industry, as well as radio and digital media. She has a knack for both creativity and analytical thinking which she will bring to her work implementing new marketing strategies to help SkyRun expand.

Ryan Nagle

Marketing Specialist

Ryan is a Colorado native who comes to SkyRun from a digital marketing agency where he was a jack of all trades. From email marketing, to website design, to managing CRM systems and editing commercials for television, Ryan has experience working on a wide range of marketing projects. Ryan loves to be outdoors, and in his free time he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding.

Austin Clemmer

DevOps Engineer

Austin joins SkyRun with experience in DevOps and Cloud Engineering, where he has primarily focused on balancing legacy systems with new technologies to improve efficiency and cut costs. In a field that's constantly evolving, he finds he stays driven through exploring how new, exciting technologies can help take his projects to the next level.  When he isn't in front of a keyboard, he can be found outdoors, taking advantage of the beautiful and varied landscape North Carolina has to offer.  From the beach, to the backcountry, hiking, or surfing, he is at home in nature.

Peter Lane

Backend Software Developer

Peter is an experienced backend software developer with a passion for performance and maintainability. He finds his motivation in designing, developing, and optimizing complex software systems.  Peter is excited to help bring Skyrun into its next era with the advent of SkyTrax 4. When not in front of his computer, Peter loves to spend time with his St. Bernard, Alfred, and his cats.

Eric Elgayar

Application Support Specialist

Eric hails originally from Maryland, but currently resides in the Dallas area. With degrees in Computer Science and Business Management, Eric supports the SkyRun system through management of the help desk. Outside of tech, Eric also has experience in banking and insurance and is currently studying web development. When not working, Eric is passionat about playing sports and traveling.

Barry Cox - Rest in Peace

Barry co-founded SkyRun Vacation Rentals in 2004 after purchasing a 2nd home and not finding any acceptable options for renting. He became SkyRun's CEO in 2010 after co-founding our initial location in Keystone, Colorado with Steve Falk, which they grew to 100 properties and $2M in revenue in 3 years. Barry tragically passed away in his fight against esophageal cancer in 2021. He was a beloved and fearless leader, and on his off time, he spent time with his family, played banjo, and skied around the mountains of Colorado.

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