Meet Our Team

Chad Christy, President & Owner –
Chad oversees every aspect of Great Western Lodging’s business. Chad has worked in the property management field since moving to Breckenridge in 1987 and started Great Western Lodging (GWL) in May of 1997. He is passionate that a locally owned and operated business will always deliver better service to their customers. Chad has a strong knowledge of the local and regional markets, and is an interested party in the growth and development of Breckenridge. He lives in Breckenridge and enjoys time with his dogs, along with skiing, biking & hiking, and kiteboarding when visiting coastal destinations.

Jeff Cospolich, Vice President & General Manager –
Jeff is responsible for all aspects of the business, with a concentration on marketing and advertising. He has a degree in English Language from Louisiana State University. Since moving to Summit County in 1995, Jeff has been working in several aspects of resort management, and has been with GWL since the start in 1997. A strong attention to detail and work ethic make Jeff a vital component of our overall operation. He also sits on the Breckenridge Resort Chamber Board of Directors, as well as the Breckenridge Open Space Advisory Committee, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Local Organizing Committee and active in the Breckenridge Lodging Association. Jeff enjoys living in Breck with his wife and daughter, and can often be found skiing, biking and simply enjoying the sun.

Keith Kroepler, Owner Relations & HOA Mgmt
Attending to our owners’ needs and overseeing the operations of the associations managed by Great Western Lodging, Keith has a degree in Business Administration from Elmhurst College in Illinois, and professional experience in accounting, finance & sales. Keith moved to Breckenridge in 1992, and has been in the property management field for over 20 years. He has been assisting GWL and its owners and associations since 2001. When not at work, Keith enjoys cross country, downhill & water skiing, and hiking with his wife Debbie & their two Golden Retrievers.

Brian Juchno, Director of Operations
Brian is responsible for managing the daily operations of unit maintenance, housekeeping, daily check-in/out inspections, and the property management of One Breckenridge Place, Park Avenue Lofts, Riverbend Lodge and Sawmill Creek Condominiums. He started working for Great Western Lodging back in 1999, and has always displayed a strong hands-on work ethic that has adapted well to the property management environment. Brian attended Springfield College, where he studied Outdoor Recreation Management, and has been working in the construction trades for over twenty years.

Peyton Rogers, Director of Sales
Peyton is in charge of all sales efforts with the following areas of concentrations: group sales, travel partner relationships, website events and promotions, and managing the reservations system. Peyton moved to Breckenridge in 1996 and worked in either property management or in the ski area industries ever since she arrived. She has been pushing the GWL sales force since 2010. A Breckenridge Central Reservations Board Member, Peyton also is a strong voice on the Breckenridge Marketing Advisory Committee and Secretary for the Breckenridge Lodging Association.

Jackie Gottschalk, Controller –
Jackie works directly with managing the day-to-day financial responsibilities of Great Western Lodging’s rental and association businesses. Jackie graduated from Lamar Jr. College in Mesa, AZ, with a degree in accounting. She started working at Great Western Lodging in 2008, and has financial experience in the Summit County hospitality industry since 2001. Jackie grew up in the Denver metro area and moved to Park County in 1999. She likes being outdoors and the summers are what makes her stay. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, working in her garden, and enjoying the outdoors.

Monika Dydek-Niemkiewicz, Housekeeping Manager –
Monika works directly with Brian Juchno attending to the daily requirements of scheduling and inspecting the contracted cleaners. She has been managing our housekeeping department since 2003. Monika’s previous work experience with another property management firm in town has helped create and enforce the highest housekeeping standards.