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, Colorado Springs, Moab, 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 was b a Durango City Councilor from 2013-2017. 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.