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Each and every one of our employees represents the spirit of our company: driven, committed, and acutely aware of the importance of our service to guests, homeowners, realtors and vendors. We go to great lengths to identify self-starters with diverse experience and skill sets to produce not just an effective workforce, but a well-rounded, talented and complementary team.

Jeff Cospolich, General Manager | | 970.771.3302

Jeff is responsible for all aspects of the business. 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 the Breckenridge Open Space Advisory Committee, is active in the Breckenridge Lodging Association, and in the past has worked on the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Local Organizing Committee. Jeff enjoys living in Breck with his wife and daughter and is an avid mountain biker.

Brian Juchno, Director of | 970.771.3321

Brian is responsible for managing the daily operations of unit maintenance, housekeeping, daily check-in/out inspections, and the property management of all of our units and complexes including One Breckenridge Place, Park Avenue Lofts, Sawmill Creek Condos, and The Corral. He started working for Great Western Lodging in 1999, and has always displayed a strong hands-on work ethic that has adapted well to the property management environment.


Keith Kroepler, Homeowner Relations | | 970.771.3303

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.

Monika Dydek-Niemkiewicz, Housekeeping Manager | | 970.771.3320

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.


Erin McGrain, Owner Relations & Operations Admin | | 970.771.3308

Erin works directly with operations and owner relations and focuses on daily efforts to ensure our homeowners properties are taken care of, as well as acts as a homeowner liaison for any homeowner requests, updates and maintenance needs. Erin has been living in Breckenridge for 4 years and enjoys skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer with her pup Pogo.


Michael Easby-Smith, Accountant | | 970.771.3304

Michael moved to Summit County 2 years ago from the Washington D.C. area. He has been working in accounting for over 10 years in property management and construction. He enjoys snowboarding, playing hockey and photography. He also loves backpacking all over Colorado and Utah and travels to national parks any chance he gets.


Julie Paradysz, Director of Owner Acquisitions | | 970.771.3305

Julie is responsible for managing the acquisitions efforts and strategy that will propel Great Western Lodging. With more than fifteen years of experience in sales for the travel industry, Julie brings to the table a variety of experience in the travel and tourism realm. As a transplant from Lake Tahoe, Julie is a mountain girl at heart. On her days off, Julie spends winter days working to teach her three-year-old daughter to ski. In the summer, you can find Julie hiking local 14,000-foot mountains with her giggly toddler in the backpack and her golden retriever leading the way.

Hilary Warner, Revenue Analyst | | 970.771.3310

Hilary manages all aspects of the guest interaction from the initial reservation to the check-in/out process. Originally from Hilton Head, SC, Hilary moved to Colorado in 2004 to attend the University of Colorado Boulder where she earned her Bachelors. A local of Breckenridge since 2011, Hilary enjoys all things the high country has to offer: Skiing, hiking, and camping.

Molly McFarland, Guest Experience Manager | | 970.771.3312

Molly started with Great Western Lodging in the Fall of 2015 as a reservationist and quickly became the Guest Experience Manager overseeing all reservations and front desk staff, and ensuring our guests have an overall wonderful experience from booking to post departure. Molly worked in guest management in Steamboat Springs, and while she is not working, she is an avid Chicago Cubs fan, dog lover and enjoys the outdoors in the Summer.  

Candace Taylor, Marketing Manager | | 970.771.3315

Candace is in charge of our marketing efforts, including email, social media, and the numerous marketing channels we work with: Tripadvisor, HomeAway, and VRBO just to name a few. Candace has over 9 years of experience in Marketing and has lived in Summit County for 6. When not working, you will find Candace on the mountain snowboarding in the winter, or hiking & mountain biking in the summer.