LaRell Baldwin | General Manager
After spending a year with the Alaskan wildlife, LaRell and her husband Jim returned home to Montana. With Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons calling to them, Big Sky and the Madison Mountain Range were a natural place for them to land. LaRell brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to our team having worked as the Regional Director of Operations for 8 hotels in Alaska, a General Manager, and a Director of Sales and Marketing for several hotel groups in the Billings, MT area.
Travel Tip: Enjoy the beauty Big Sky offers and try something new! There are many options year-round including rafting, zipline, fly fishing, hiking, skiing, soak it all in. Check out our favorite winter and summer activities!
Favorite Big Sky Activity: If you traveling into town for PBR weekend, watching as they fly the American Flag and sing the national anthem with all the riders in the ring...this is something not to miss.
Stacy Charlton | Executive General Manager
Stacy brings over 25 years of Vacation Rental experience to BSVR, from helping a small vacation rental business grow and succeed in Colorado’s major ski towns, transitioning several established vacation rental businesses onto the Windham platform in the Smoky Mountain, to serving as the Executive General Manager over established Windham operations in South Carolina
After several years in the corporate realm, he decided that vacation rental businesses are best run locally by small teams and departed Wyndham to successfully transition a newly purchased vacation rental business onto modern technology platforms. Stacy joined the BSVR team last year and is excited to bring his expertise to the business and team.
Travel Tip: Make sure to allow for agenda free days on your trip to find time to explore the area and get off of the beaten path.
Favorite Big Sky Activity: Getting out into the woods - on cross country skis in the winter, and on foot or by bike in the summer!
Meghan Maus | Guest & Owner Services Manager
Meghan has called Montana her home her entire life. You will find her natural homegrown hospitality genuinely warm and exceptionally accommodating. As the mother of 3 busy boys it doesn't seem to affect her energy and desire to make each guest feel important and pampered. Her enthusiasm to please will amaze you. She has enjoyed working in the guest service industry for over 15 years, starting in her hometown area of the Bitterroot Valley and now Big Sky since 2007. She loves the family feel of our team spirited company that gives her ample time to find a balance between her family and work. Meghan's former experience in guest services at Lone Mountain Ranch here in Big Sky, gave her the opportunity to become well acquainted with all the amazing local adventures available to our guests. Her attention to detail assures each visitor a dream vacation to make lasting memories you will cherish for years.
Meghan also enjoys spending time with her boys and husband Patrick. Whether they are bike riding, skiing down a slope or playing at the lake they take advantage of the scenic open spaces and recreational opportunities in the Big Sky country.
Travel Tip: Read up on area activities before you travel, this way you will know the activities that can't be missed!
Favorite Big Sky Activity: The Ousel Falls hike is my favorite. Check out our local area guide, you won't be disappointed!
Janine Stroempl | Operations Manager
Born and raised in Ohio, Janine lived in Germany for 10 years where she started her career in hospitality and became fluent in German. In 2015, Janine moved to Alaska, where she resided for 5 years. She continued her career in hospitality, working in operations in Denali, Alaska and as Hotel General Manager in Anchorage, Alaska as well as in Memphis, Tennessee.
Missing the mountains, Janine decided to move to Montana. Now in Montana, she loves all the mountain activities Big Sky provides, especially the warm season ones like hiking and paddle boarding.
Travel Tip: Whether you're coming to Big Sky to bike, hike, ski, or fish, don't forget to bring extra water! Hydration is the key to a fun and safe trip!
Favorite Big Sky Activity: Big Sky has so many great activities, with her favorites being hiking and paddleboarding.
Alicia McPhilips | Sales Manager
Originally from the beach in Maryland, Alicia decided to venture out to Big Sky, Montana for a month of skiing. She instantly fell in love and decided to stay! After 7 years, Alicia has planted her roots in Big Sky for the indefinite future with her husband and their daughter. With her love for Big Sky and its community, there is nothing more exciting than sharing this beautiful place and amazing experiences with our guests! Alicia can be found at any of our local dining spots with friends and family or taking part in an array of outdoor adventuring.
Travel Tip: Read up on area activities before you travel, this way you will know the activities that can't be missed. There are so many!
Favorite Big Sky Activity: Snowboarding and snowmobiling the fresh pow in the winter or walking around the Farmers Market in the summertime while supporting our local businesses.
Eric Anderson | Marketing Director
Eric moved to Montana after studying Marketing at the University of Denver. Over the past twelve years Eric has been busy promoting recreational businesses in Montana through search engine marketing. He has started and sold several fly shops, lodges, and restaurants but now, with child in tow, the lure of entrepreneurship and a nomadic lifestyle is gone. When not working on BSVR's online presence Eric can be found fishing or shuttling his son to and from hockey.
Travel Tip: Yellowstone is only 45 minutes away but the ample public land surrounding Big Sky is equally special. You don't have to drive far to enjoy some spectacular nature here.
Favorite Big Sky Activity: October! More animals, less people, great weather (most of the time) and the best fishing of the year.