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Johna's passion for beautiful home design upholds Paragon Lodging as an industry leader in high-end vacation rentals. Her gifted eye for detail is what truly sets Paragon's luxury chateaux above the rest.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Johna moved to Chicago at 19. After ten years in the Windy City, she relocated to Boulder, Colorado, in 1981; there, she met Byron, her husband of 30+ years. In 1997, lured by the small-town vibe and caring community, they moved to Breckenridge, and "it has been the best years of my life."
Surrounded by the magnificent Rocky Mountain scenery, the picturesque town of Breckenridge is ideal for Johna's love of photography, and fulfilling her daily forest fix; hiking with friends and beloved yellow lab Abbee.
Johna adores animals and is passionate about animal causes. Adopted from the local shelter, cats Luckee (RIP) and Francee struck gold in the Rice Household. Johna understands pets are family, and this influences Paragon to be as pet friendly as possible.
Johna's love for travel draws her to the desert and sea each year. When not exploring one of the many beautiful parks in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, or New Mexico, in their travel trailer, Johna and Byron can be found sailing around an island beach in the spring.
She finds inspiration tending to her garden and spending time with her six grandchildren. From good food, movies to music, especially The Beatles, Johna's zest for life is evident from the minute you meet her.