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About Us

Elevated Properties

Meet the dedicated individuals who make up the team at Elevated Properties. Locally owned and operated, Elevated Properties was founded on the importance of personal, customized service to guests and owners. As an owner, experience the peace of mind knowing your property is cared for by dedicated, onsite management. As a guest, elevate your Steamboat vacation by enjoying the true ski-in, ski-out accessibility at Bear Claw Condominiums & Edgemont Condominiums. From sales and guest service, to operations and housekeeping, below are the team members who make it all happen.

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Meet The Team


Jamie Daniels

Jamie and her husband, Jeff, first visited, and fell in love with Steamboat in 1994. Six years later, they were fortunate to be able to call Steamboat home. Raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, Jamie attended college in Pennsylvania. When Jamie started working at Bear Claw in 2000, she knew that she had found her passion. Twenty years later, Jamie is honored to own the company managing Bear Claw and Edgemont. She is excited to carry on the tradition of personalized, high end property management while elevating the services offered to both owners and guests. Jamie has a 14-year-old son, Tristan, and an 8-year-old daughter, Olivia, who have the joy of being born and raised in Steamboat - both were on skis before the age of two. In their free time, you will find the Daniels' family enjoying all that Steamboat offers and traveling - usually to somewhere with water!


Jim Rabbitt

Jim graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1981, jumped on a greyhound bus, and moved to Steamboat with the intent of skiing for one season, he essentially never left. He is now the proud parent of 4 adult children and two beautiful granddaughters. Outside of work Jim likes to spend his free time traveling, mountain bikng, skiing, and on occasionally brewing a batch of Belgian style beer.


Peggy Martin

Peggy started working for Bear Claw in November 1990 as Joe Brennan's Administrative Assistant. Her role has change and evolved throughout the years. She currently works in accounting and is responsible for accounts payable and owner statements while also providing administrative support to anyone who needs it. Peggy has had the distinct privilege of watching the next generation of Bear Claw owners grow up. She married her husband Dave on the sundeck at Thunderhead before weddings on the mountain were really a thing and they have two sons (Nick and Z) who are true Steamboat natives.


Maggie Stepan

Director of Sales & Owner Relations

Originally from St. Louis, MO, Maggie is happy to call Steamboat Springs home since 2007. From illustrious beginnings as a lift operator at the Steamboat ski area to more recently supporting reservations & eCommerce in roles at Steamboat Central Reservations & Alterra Mountain Company, she is thrilled to now be a part of the small, local team at Elevated Properties. Outside of work during winter months, you will find her skiing the mountain. Favorite summer activities include backpacking, going to outdoor concerts, and travel. When at home, she loves to be in the kitchen with her husband, Max, and typically there's something spicy on the menu! Maggie is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the exceptional team at Elevated Properties and looking forward to getting to know each owner at Bear Claw & Edgemont.


Dan Raphael

Dan settled into Steamboat after hiking the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails - it goes without saying that he enjoys very, very long walks. Dan still answers to his trail name, Baywatch, and all are welcome to use this nickname. Before being hired by Elevated Properties in 2019, he held various sales roles from fashion eCommerce and real estate start ups in South East Asia to IT infrastructure hardware sales in Manhattan. Dan also spent many years as an youth outdoor educator and is passionate about sharing his knowledge and love of the outdoors. If you need to track him down on the weekends, he's likely to be wandering Colorado's beautiful parks, competing in a chess tournament, shooting his bow, or playing disc golf at Thunderhead.


Taylor McConnell

Taylor, a Colorado native, grew up just outside of Denver in Centennial. Before moving to Steamboat Springs in August 2018, she graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Communications. Taylor recently married her husband, Robert McConnell, in May of 2019. Robert was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia - Go Dawgs! Despite her being a Colorado Native, Robert has helped Taylor become more adventurous and "outdoorsy". In her spare time, she enjoys floating down local rivers, fly-fishing, and enjoying happy hour downtown. Keep an eye out on the slopes, maybe you'll catch Taylor cruising down her favorite run on a bluebird day!


Kyle Gornell

Throughout his career, Kyle has held numerous operational and guest service positions. He most recently worked for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation before joining the team at Elevated Properties as Director of Operations. Kyle grew up in Illinois, but spent summer and winter holidays visiting Colorado. He eventually deciding to move to Colorado permanently in the pursuit of spending more time in the outdoors. In 2010 Kyle moved to Steamboat for what was going to be just one winter season, but never ended up leaving and has called Steamboat home ever since. He met his wife Kristen, when she too decided to spend a Winter season in Steamboat and the two were married in the Fall of 2017. Kyle enjoys going on adventures in the outdoors, especially hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. He and his wife also enjoy trying new restaurants, going to the farmers market, and taking their dog on walks around town.


Paul Pete

Pete comes to us from Oklahoma City and Destin, Florida. Growing up with 4 other siblings, Pete was the favorite child. He went on several camping trips with his father and siblings each year which cultivated his love for the outdoors and the yearning to live in Colorado. After his freshman year of college Pete moved to Destin, Florida where he managed high volume retail stores. He then went on to own an embroidery/screen printing shop on the Destin Harbor that catered to other local small businesses and walk-in customers. Eventually, Pete could no longer resist the call of the mountains coming thousands of miles from the West... He sold his business, packed his bags, and took a job with Steamboat Ski Resort. Through hard work and the desire to make a life for himself here in Steamboat, Pete was eventually recruited to work for Elevated Properties where he has continued his hard work and is here for you as the Guest Services Manager.


Mindy Frailey

Mindy was born and raised in Sitka, Alaska. She has 3 sisters, (2 older and one younger). She enjoys various outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, snowboarding, camping and hiking. After several years of spending her Summers in Alaska and her Winters in Steamboat, she decided to move to Colorado and has been here full time for the past 5 and a half years. Winter is her favorite season and she loves getting out in the Champagne powder that Steamboat is famous for. Mindy Started at Bear Claw last winter working at the front desk and is now the Operations Coordinator, handling all the work orders, housekeeping charges and other various tasks.


Maria Montalvo

Maria moved from Puerto Rico 13 years ago and has called Colorado home for the past 2 years. She graduated in 2013 with a BBA in Human Resources and a minor in Hospitality. In 2015 she decided to explore her culinary side and obtain a Culinary Arts degree. She has held different position within the hospitality industry - moving up from Front Desk Agent to Housekeeping Manager. During her time off she likes to visit new places and try new food. Her goal is to visit the 50 states and travel to all continents. Maria is happy to be part of the team at Elevated Properties and is excited to learn how to ski during the season!


Ana Gonzalez

Assistant Housekeeping Manager

housekeeping@steamboatelevated.com 970-871-9100

Originally from Durango, Mexico, Ana moved to the United States many years ago and has since adapted to Steamboat's new culture. She is a Proud mother of 4 and defines herself as a very self-sufficient and independent person. On her days off she enjoys cooking for her whole family and friends who are the most important parts of her life. She cooks with her very own special ingredient (which is Love, of course!) that makes everything taste better. She is fortunate to have worked for Bear Claw & Edgemont since last November. Ana takes great pride in her job and enjoys working with our new team.


Converse Fields

Head of Maintenance Operations

conversef@steamboatelevated.com 970-871-9100

Converse, also known as "Maintenance Man Extraordinaire", has been with our company since May, 2018. Converse moved to Steamboat in 2009 to pursue a professional snowboarding career. From 2010 until January 2018 he competed in numerous races including the FIS World Cup and the World Championships. He has been awarded the "Most Handsome Man To Have Ever Competed on the NORAM Snowboarding Tour" - a title highly sought after and unrivaled by even a gold medal. Away from work, Converse most enjoys sharing his love for rock climbing and biking with his daughter, Adeline.

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