Meet the Team
Steve and Jennifer Ryan
Steve and Jennifer Ryan originally came to the Crested Butte area on their Honeymoon in 1998. Extended trips to the area and the frustration of finding a property management company that met their expectations were the driving force in relocating to the area and starting Iron Horse in 2009. Jennifer manages the office and all of the accounting after a decade of running human resources for several biomedical firms. Steve brings the knowledge of running several large sales organizations as a national manager and is well versed in all aspects of home management, real estate, marketing, and sales. While Iron Horse keeps them busy, they make time for back country jeep trips with their daughter, fly fishing, and enjoying everything Crested Butte has to offer.
Director of Homeowner and Guest Services
With nearly 15 years of combined domestic and international industry experience, your vacation is in good hands! Katie grew up in Nowata, OK and attended Oklahoma State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Before moving to Crested Butte, Katie spent 5 years in Germany working for the Department of Defense and N.A.T.O. in various hospitality roles. Along with spending time with her husband, Brady, and their cat, Boris, she. enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, and decorating her passport
Keith spent his childhood in New Hampshire before heading west to Crested Butte over 25 years ago. After being in the property management industry for almost 2 decades, Keith has seen (and probably fixed) it all! When he's not taking top notch care of properties, he likes to spend his time exploring new trails in his Jeep with his dog Norm, and relaxing and fishing at his cabin.
Maintenance Team Member
Brandon, a Minnesota native, is no stranger to harsh winters, which probably helped him settle in Crested Butte almost 20 years ago. Originally from Dayton, Minnesota, Brandon attended Western State Colorado University and began working in the property management industry shortly after graduating. In his free time, if he's not riding his dirt bike, camping, fishing, or skiing, chances are he's on the clock at the fire department where he is a volunteer fire fighter.
Maintenance Team Member
Danny grew up in Gunnison after moving to the valley in 1972. He was a firefighter for South Arkansas Fire Protection District in Salida, Colorado for 10 years. Our homes are in good hands with Danny; his experience in construction and as a mechanic for 24 years make him an ideal Iron Horse maintenance team member. Danny's passions outside of work include riding his custom motorcycle and off-roading with his R/C truck.
Raised in Colorado and New Mexico, Lexi was shaped by the mountains and rivers of the Southwest. She spent most of her life pursuing the arts, and received her degree from Northern Arizona University in Theatre Design and Studio Arts. She moved to Crested Butte in the Spring of 2018 and felt right at home in this small and whimsical mountain community where she found her niche at Iron Horse. Lexi maintians the exceptional condition of the rental homes for homeowners and guests by thoroughly inspecting each home for comfort and quality. If you haven't seen her at the office, you'll find her taking in the outdoors, singing in a local band, teaching dance, painting, and creating costumes for her dancers and local festivals.