Jerrod is a real estate development professional based in Colorado. He has devoted his career to creating places where great travel memories happen, helping to craft beach and ski resorts in such locales as New Zealand, Mexico, and the Rocky Mountains. Jerrod likes to seek variety in travel experiences, from adventure to leisure and from budget to luxury, finding comfort in a hostel after hiking all day or in a fine meal following a day at a perfect beach. Yet, after spending so much time working on the ideal resort experience, he still finds himself calculating the square feet of pool deck space to number of rooms, mentally reworking building facades, or estimating ADR to determine ROI.
Did the most with the least cash in: Managua, Nicaragua. It was $4 for a room. Unfortunately, the old adage “You get what you pay for” rang true.
Favorite city: Vancouver, BC. Take the city bus to ski, jog on the coast, eat mysterious food at an Izayaka, or just hang with some Canadians.
Best trip with friends: Mykonos. Bring friends, but expect to make more.
Scariest wildlife experience: Charged by a huge elk while backpacking in the Redwoods. I should have read the sign by the trailhead that said “Stay away from elk during rutting season.” BEFORE I hiked.