Learn more about Book Breck’s knowledgeable and friendly staff:
Owner/Manager: Imane Deininger
I became owner of Book Breck in 2008 largely in part by mere chance, and I am so glad I did. With a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and master’s degree in Public Administration, being a small business owner in the vacation rental world does not seem a natural progression. In hindsight, however, it’s as if everything has lead up to it.
I spent my college years working in the hospitality industry and learning the qualities of good customer service before social networking was all the rage. I even had the good fortune of working in different tourist communities from St Croix, USVI to Paris, France.
Years later, I followed a lifelong dream by serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso. There I learned what it truly takes to work with others. I also had my first experience building a project from the ground up, including planning the daily logistics, revenue and expense projections, and long term sustainability. It was this latter experience combined with my time as Program Director at a Family Center that led me to pursue a Master in Public Administration.
While working toward my master’s degree, my love affair with Breckenridge was beginning to truly take hold. I had already fallen in love with the quaintness of the town, the sense of community among the residents, the ebb and flow of the visitor with the change of seasons, and the exquisite restaurants, boutiques and galleries. My (now) husband, Pete Deininger, was slowly introducing me to all the things that made him fall in love with the area ten years earlier: mountain biking, cross-country skiing, hot springs, and of course, skiing! Having grown up on the beach just south of Casablanca then in Tucson, I was a little nervous taking on this last winter sport. Now, I love sharing my experience and love of skiing with other beginner/intermediate skiers.
As a vacation rental business owner, I am able to pull from all my experiences and passions: efficiency, organization and finding new ways to improve customer service in the true sense of the words…serving the customer by discovering your needs and meeting them. I am also able to draw from my love of the outdoors, the neighborly way of life of a small town, and the balance of work and play that a town like Breckenridge draws out.
Administrative Assistant/Reservationist: Kristi Stanford
I was born and raised in Texas by a family who loved the Colorado mountains and owned a vacation home in South Fork, Colorado. From the time I was very young, I was drawn to the rocky mountains and proclaimed I would be going to Colorado to live someday, not just to vacation.
After graduating from Tarleton State University in Texas, I ended up starting a family and sticking around in Texas longer than intended. For many years, I counted the days down to each trip until I was back in Colorado for hiking, biking, skiing, and just enjoying the beauty of this majestic state, and especially the magic of Breckenridge. Long weekends and even summer-long stays were never enough and then I was finally able to become a Breckenridge homeowner and resident.
I bring my experience as a vacation home renter and my knowledge of the area to help provide our Book Breck guests with an experience that makes them feel like they have a friend away from home to ensure their vacation is an unforgettable experience. I am extremely happy to be working for a company with employees who strive to ensure quality right down to the smallest details.
Housekeeping & Vacation Rental Inspector: Heather Nicholson
In September of 2016 I decided to leave my home state of Texas to embark on my journey of finding a place to call home that I truly love. The mountains of Colorado kept calling my name and I found myself here in the small town of Breckenridge, escaping the hustle and bustle of city life.
I remember coming to Breckenridge as a child for a church ski trip and being blown away by its beauty—never imagining that I would be lucky enough to live here one day. Some of my favorite outdoor activities in the beautiful state of Colorado are hiking, birding, rafting and enjoying the many hot springs nearby.
Working in customer service since the age of 18 has taught me the importance of taking care of your guests and providing them with the best experience possible. With a background in merchandising I have developed a keen eye for detail, assuring that our homes are in tip top shape for each and every guest during their stay.