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Paragon Lodging  began operations in July 2000 with the goal of providing a standard of excellence unmatched in the luxury vacation rental market.  Our success is in no small part due to our combined  40 years of experience in the property management business.

When we opened our doors, more

Johna Rice


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 more

Krista Rider


A proud owner of Paragon Lodging, Krista is passionate about her work and is dedicated to providing unmatched excellence in the vacation rental industry for over 20 years.  

Born in Boston and raised in Rochester, NY, and New England.  Her love for the mountains brought Krista more

Lauren McLoughlin

Director of Revenue & Marketing

As director of revenue and marketing, Lauren is a multi-tasking machine.  Her professional, proactive work ethic shines as she promotes Paragon's integrity and tracks their financial strength and progression.

Born and raised in Old Forge, New York, Lauren went off to Saint Michael' more

Darien Waker

Director of Quality Assurance

Helping create a memorable vacation is Darien's specialty. As director of quality assurance, Darien is dedicated to upholding Paragon's impeccable standard of excellence to ensure the ultimate guest experience. 

Born and raised in beautiful Switzerland, Darien moved to Colorado in 2012, more

Christine Izard

Reservations Manager

At Paragon, all guests are VIPs. As an expert in travel and tourism, Christine plays a vital role in streamlining the entire reservation process to ensure the ultimate vacation and guest experience.   

Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Christine attended college at the University more

Sean Krantz

Maintenance Supervisor

Maintaining Paragon's luxury homes since 2003, Sean takes pride in his work, and his dedication to ensuring each property meets exceptional requirements is apparent. 

Born in Bermuda, Sean moved to Colorado 30+ years ago. He realized the Colorado Rockies are the perfect place to fuel more

Jeanne Huggins

Owner Relations Assistant | Quality Assurance Specialist

A communication expert, Jeanne, guides homeowners through various procedures for the vacation rental process. Both guests and homeowners value her customer focus and open communication.

A Mankato Minnesota native Jeanne was born with an innate love and appreciation for the outdoors. more

Gregg Blumenreich

Maintenance Operations Coordinator

As Operations Maintenance Coordinator, Gregg’s exceptional ability to communicate and keep tight
timelines is what helps keeps Paragon unrivaled in their industry. Gregg and his team ensure each of
Paragon’s exquisite chateaux are impeccably maintained as if they were their own. more

Katie Kelsey

Reservations Specialist

Katie's in-depth knowledge of Paragon's luxury properties helps guest find their perfect-fit in a vacation rental.

Born in Wichita, KS, she grew up in Seattle, WA, and Lenexa KS. Katie came to Colorado 5 years ago, and loves that "there are so many adventures in our backyard." more

Sheryl Rider

Guest Relations Specialist

Sheryl plays a vital role as the friendly face of Paragon.  Her talent for topnotch guest services is un-rivaled as she helps guests feel right at home, and addresses any questions or concerns with clarity and assurance. 

Originally from New York and raising their three kids more

Brian Williams

Maintenance Technician

Brian always delivers impeccable guest and maintenance service with diligence and an unwavering eye for detail.  It is this collective skillset (among others) that helps distinguish Paragon from the rest. 

Born in Los Angeles, California, in the early ’60s, Brian grew up in San more

Nancy McDowell


As bookkeeper, Nancy maintains Paragon’s financial records and keeps accounts current with skilled accuracy. 

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she graduated from the University of Oregon. She followed her brother to Breckenridge in 1993 to become a “ski bum.” The Rocky Mountain’ more