Keith Brant is a founding principal and owner of Premier Vacation Rentals Group LLC (PVRG), offering vacation rentals around Purgatory, Durango Mountain Resort and the greater Durango area. PVRG also now has operations in Denver, Ouray and Ridgway. He launched the business in October 2011 while serving as the Financial Controller for La Plata Electric Association (LPEA). Due to the accelerated growth of PVRG, by September 2012, after more than four years with LPEA, Keith felt it necessary to step down from his controller position to pursue his new business full time. Keith directly manages all of PVRG operations and provides strategic leadership focused on revenue growth, increased efficiencies, and technological innovations to provide the highest level of service in the vacation rental management business.
Since moving to Durango, Colorado in 2008, Keith has actively sought opportunities for involvement in the community and ways to “give back.” He was a member of the Durango Area Tourism Office Board of Directors from 2012-2015 and served on the Durango Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2009–2012, including a year as Board President. Keith has been a Durango City Councilor since 2013.
Prior to joining LPEA, Mr. Brant worked overseas as a Finance Manager in the oil service industry, including experience in 30 countries. Mr. Brant’s diverse business background has provided him with a broad-based knowledge of business, economic development and community-specific concerns. Traveling the world and living overseas has also given him a much greater appreciation for Durango and the community as a whole, and he truly understands how fortunate he is to live in Durango.
A proponent of a healthy environment, Mr. Brant is an avid cyclist and commuted daily to LPEA in Bodo Park via bicycle year-round. While he no longer has a daily commute, he still rides his bike when going downtown. He can be routinely found snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking or camping in the region. He and his wife Sabrina Brant have two daughters.
Chris has worked in the resort and real estate industry for over 27 years. After completing a degree in Business Administration and Tourism and Resort Management, he worked in operations management and consulting in several locations before returning to his favorite town in the world, Durango, Colorado. With a background in four-star resort management and homeowner relations, Chris has a wealth of knowledge about the resort real estate market and the income derived from the rental of investment property. Chris and Keith founded Premier Vacation Rentals Group in 2011. Chris is responsible for sales and marketing for PVRG, and he actively participates in strategically guiding the growth and quality assurance measures of the company.
Chris is also the co-owner and managing broker at Durango Land and Homes (www.DurangoLandandHomes.com). He was formerly the managing broker at Durango Mountain Realty, the real estate arm of Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory). Prior to that he was the director of sales for the new base area development at Durango Mountain Resort, Purgatory Lodge. Chris has been a licensed Realtor since 2003, and a licensed employing broker in the state of Colorado since 2012. In advance of his real estate career, Chris worked in operations management in Durango, as well as in resorts located in St. Simons Island, GA, Palm Beach, FL, and Tarpon Springs, FL.
When he’s not in the office, Chris and his two boys can be found with one eye on their fishing lines and the other appreciating the splendor of the Colorado mountain West. He is an avid runner, cyclist, skier, snowboarder and hiker. Chris also has professional writing credentials and has been published in Inside Outside Magazine, Ski Magazine, and other regional publications. Chris just finished a six year term on the SASO executive board as the financial officer. Chris also serves on the board of the Durango Area Association of Realtors, and is formerly a board member on the Durango Mountain Master Association.
Scott Hemerda is a founding principal and owner of Denver Premier Vacation Rentals LLC (DenPVR), offering premier vacation rentals along the Front Range, including the greater Denver metropolitan area. DenPVR is an extension of Premier Vacation Rentals Group LLC (PVRG), which offers service in Durango, Purgatory, Durango Mountain Resort, and the surrounding area, as well as Ouray and Ridgway. Along with founders Keith Brant and Chris Bettin, Scott expanded the business to the Colorado Front Range in November 2015. Providing superior customer support, Scott goes above and beyond for owners and vacationers alike.
As a native Coloradoan, Scott spent his childhood in Littleton, studied at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and raised his family in Parker. His daily commute to downtown Denver led to a love of the city in addition to his established love of the surrounding suburbs and mountains. Scott worked in financial services as the Director of Institutional Relationships for 18 years at TIAA-CREF, where he managed relationships worth 20 billion in assets. In addition to leading the top performing relationship management team, Scott supported and retained clients through challenging service model and system changes all evidence of his superior relationship management skills.
Scott married his high school sweetheart and they have three children. A lover of sports, he instilled the values of collaboration, teamwork, and good sportsmanship as a role model participating in softball and basketball and then as a coach for all of his children in their numerous activities. Scott grew up skiing and now enjoys hiking and exploring the mountains with his wife. Business trips, family vacations, and romantic getaways have cultivated his love and expertise on the needs of vacationers.
Nate & Keeton Disser
Ouray/Ridgway Associates, Nate and Keeton Disser are full-time residents in Ouray, Colorado and are The Local Experts for everything from outdoor adventure to dining – and everything in between.
Nate is the Owner/Director of San Juan Mountain Guides – the regions premier mountain guide service. He has operated that business since 2004. He also serves on the Ouray Chamber of Commerce Board as the Treasurer and he is a member of the Ouray Community Development Committee, the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team, and a special advisor to the Ouray Ice Park Board of Directors and their staff. Nate possesses vast knowledge about the local area, its history, and the businesses and community members that provide core services throughout the area.
Keeton is a Colorado State Licensed Art Teacher, and works part-time for the Ouray School District. Previously, she was an Art Teacher in Durango for the Excel Charter School, and has also owned and operated the Durango Rock Lounge Climbing Gym. She was also previously the full-time office manager for San Juan Mountain Guides. Keeton is an avid mountain runner, having explored most of Ouray’s classic high trails in the summer. Keeton currently manages 2 other personal properties in the Ouray area and is well-versed in the Ouray area real estate market and vacation rental listings.
When they’re not in the office, Nate and Keeton are typically spending time with their two young children exploring and adventuring in the mountains and deserts surrounding southwest Colorado and Utah.