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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, we...read more

Johna Rice

Owner

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...read more

Krista Rider

Owner

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 to...read 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's...read 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,...read 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 of...read 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 his...read 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. Her...read 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."  

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Anne Slubowski

Guest Relations Specialist

Anne has called Breckenridge home for 29 years. Her expansive local knowledge of the area helps guests find the ideal property with a location that will best suit their needs. 

Growing up in Buffalo, New York, Anne moved to Breckenridge in 1991 to ski for the season.   She fell in love...read 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 Fernando...read more

Kody Bekeris

Maintenance Technician

A service and customer-focused maintenance technician, Kody works hard keeping Paragon's chateaux in exceptional condition.

Born and raised in Illinois just outside Chicago, he moved to Colorado in 2014.  And thankfully, he did.  As fate would have it, Kody rescued his two awesome dogs,...read more

Nancy McDowell

Bookkeeper

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’s...read more

Byron Rice

Business Analyst

Retiring as the IT director for Summit County after 22 years, Byron has a knack for problem-solving. He is the fresh set of eyes for efficient business solutions that helps drive Paragon's progression, keeping them one step ahead in the vacation rental industry. 

Originally from Oberlin,...read more