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Moving Mountains Team


Robin

Robin Craigen : President/CEO

Many years in the European Ski Travel industry in the 80's, including two years working in chalets in the French Alps, provided the experience to develop a luxury lodging and catered chalet program in Steamboat Springs.

He is a keen skier and snowboarder in the winter, taking advantage of the many powder days that come each year. In summer, he bikes everywhere both on the mountain and around the many roads in the valley.  He founded the Board of Directors and served as President of Routt County Riders, the local cycling club. His passion is endurance bike racing and has completed races that include the Leadville 100 MTB, Joberg2C, Park City Point 2 Point and L'Etape du Tour. As a professional yachtsman for several years, he covered many ocean miles competing in international regattas and offshore races including the Sydney-Hobart, Newport-Bermuda, and the Fastnet Race.

As President / CEO of Moving Mountains he is delighted to lead a strong, energetic and talented team dedicated to providing the best vacation experiences in Colorado.


Heather

Heather Craigen : VP / Catering Director

Heather's cooking is legendary in Steamboat where she oversees the menus and food preparation for all of our chalets and catered events. She has appeared several times on Steamboat TV18's cooking show and breakfast TV and was featured on the cover of the Food Section of the Denver Post.

Her cooking career began on a yacht in the Caribbean and she refined her skills at Cordon Bleu, the Culinary Institute of America, and at the International School of Baking in Oregon.  She has authored her own cookbook "Simple Pleasures" which highlights some of her most successful creations, plus many old favorites.

She has skied since her high school years but switched to snowboarding on arrival in Steamboat. Now she alternates between the two disciplines as she attempts to keep up with her kids, Maddie and Chili.


Joan

Joan Allsberry : Sales Manager

A California native, Joan and husband, Todd, stopped in Steamboat for “one night” 20 years ago and never left.  She has worked in a sales capacity nearly her entire career, most recently as business development manager for a global company providing electronic discovery services to corporate and law firm clients.  Joan graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling and from California State University Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

Joan and Todd have three daughters, the eldest of whom is married and recently delivered their first grandchild.  Joan loves family time, running trails, telemark skiing, gardening, vintage cars and the arts.


Kyle

Kyle Barczak : Reservations Supervisor 

Kyle moved to Steamboat from a suburb south of Chicago in May of 2015, choosing Steamboat because of his close family connections; his parents met and fell in love here and his aunt and uncle still reside in town. He comes to Moving Mountains with a large background in sales and a focus on business in marketing.

 Kyle spends a lot of his free time outdoors, downhill mountain biking in the summer and making many turns on his snowboard in the winter. When he isn't on the mountain you can find him watching the Chicago Blackhawks or the Chicago Cubs, building computers, or spending time with his friends.


Adamo

Adamo Vullo : Front Desk / Reservations

Adamo was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. After graduating with a Business Degree from Georgia College, a series of events led him to pack up his car and drive out to Colorado. Previously having only "skied" the renowned slopes of North Carolina, it was through pure happenstance that he began working as the ski valet for the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

It was in this first winter Adamo realized two new passions. Skiing and playing in these wild mountains as much as humanly possible and helping others to come out and do the same. He spent three more years with the Ritz as a Club Level Concierge, moved to New Zealand to enjoy a winter in the Southern Hemisphere, took a job in Guest Services at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, and most recently embarked on a ski adventure in search of the legendary powder on Japan's northern most island of Hokkiado. Adamo joined the Moving Mountains team in the fall of 2016 and is learning fast as a member of this energetic and diverse team.


Stephanie

Stephanie Stevenson : Operations Manager 

Stephanie was born and raised in Southern California. Steph moved to Steamboat with her husband and 4 daughters to live the Colorado dream, which she is enthusiastically doing while working at Moving Mountains.

Stephanie is a detailed oriented professional with an eye for perfection. Her goal is to have all of our residences shine while exceeding the expectations of each owner and guest. Stephanie is responsible for organizing, scheduling and overseeing the daily functions of our operations team. When not at work you’ll find Steph enjoying both summer and winter outdoor sports  with her family and Bernese Mountain Dog Beau.


Britt

Britt Dick : Guest Services Specialist 

Britt wandered into Steamboat on her 30th birthday with the intention of staying for one winter season to do research on local trees. The famed “Yampa Valley Curse” had a different plan for her, however, and one short season turned into a permanent settlement. Being an archaeology/anthropology aficionado, she dug right in to the native foods, flavors, footprints, and flares that set this special little Western ranching community apart from the rest. She joined the Moving Mountains Guest Services team to help spread the joy that she uncovered during her life-altering Steamboat dig to new and returning guests from all over the country and world.

When Britt isn’t at the Moving Mountains hub, you can find her tagging mountain peaks near and far, exploring local trails on foot or bike, semi-gracelessly pointing a snowboard or skis downhill on fresh snow, reading a book about apes or dirt, throwing something breakable on a potter’s wheel, inspecting a new beer (or three), cheering on the Green-and-Gold, and hopping last-minute trains and planes to anywhere. Most importantly, you will almost always find her big ol’ Great Pyrenees/St. Bernard mix named “Moose” (aka. the love of her life) in tow.

 

Debbie : Moving Mountains

Debbie Harney : Exec. Assistant / Office Manager 

Debbie was born in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Her family moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she has lived for the past fifty years, raising her two sons, now 33 and 31.  Most of her family ties are still in Oklahoma, but she has family in Steamboat Springs.  She is fulfilling her lifelong dream of living in the majestic mountains  with a new career with Moving Mountains.

With 30 plus years in management and the last decade in the Oil and Gas Industry she is an accomplished leader who thrives on challenging, collaborative environments where performance makes a direct impact.  Debbie’s goal at Moving Mountains is to assist in helping provide our guest and owners with the finest professional services available, so that ALL have a memorable experience.

Debbie enjoys outdoor activities, the arts and design.  As well as being a huge fan of college and professional football and basketball.  Her teams include all sports at Oklahoma State University (Cowboys), OKC Thunder and Denver Broncos.


Carol : Moving Mountains

Carol Gilman : Accounting Manager

Carol has lived in Steamboat for 15 years. She joined the Moving Mountains team in December 2015 with over 20 years of experience in accounting, the last 12 in property management. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, but was drawn to the Rocky Mountains shortly after college. She spent a year traveling around the world with highlights in East Africa, Nepal, Thailand and New Zealand. Since then she has also explored parts of Europe, South America and much of the US.  Her passion is mountain climbing, having reached the summit of all 55 fourteeners in Colorado. She loves a good powder day on the mountain, but will be found more often on her tele skis in the back-country. She also enjoys hiking and scuba diving with her husband of 23 years.

 


Sean : Moving Mountains

Sean Schimmel : Digital Marketing Manager

Growing up in Colorado Springs, Sean fell in love with skiing and Steamboat at an early age. After college, Sean made Steamboat his home after a short spell in the midwest. As our Marketing Coordinator and Executive Assistant, Sean works closely with all branches of the company to ensure that our properties are widely promoted and well represented in a highly competitive market. When he isn’t at work, Sean enjoys early morning skiing with bluebird skies, mountain biking on Emerald, and coaching and playing soccer.