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Our Staff is passionate about living life to the fullest and helping our customers do the same. Here are some of the people that help make Cloud 9 Living what it is.
Throughout his whole life, John has had a passion for experiences. Whether heli-skiing in Alaska, whitewater rafting or taking dance lessons for his wedding, he has always believed in the impact experiences have on creating lasting memories. He and his team work together every day to make sure that their customers are too creating these lifelong memories through Cloud 9 Living experiences. After receiving a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, John moved to Pinehurst, NC where he pursued his dream of playing on the PGA Tour. After 4 years of competing on the mini-tours he stepped away from professional golf and moved back to Colorado where he founded Cloud 9 Living. He currently lives just outside of Boulder with his wife Lindsey, son Nathan and golden retriever Murphy.
Bobby received a B.S in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego School of Law. Following law school, Bobby worked as a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego County. In 2009, his desire to contribute towards building an exciting and innovative business led him back to Colorado where he joined the Cloud 9 Living team. His primary responsibilities include managing the company's experience portfolio and our relationships with the amazing experience providers we are privileged to work with, as well as overseeing corporate sales and media relations. Bobby lives in Golden, CO with his wife Heather, son James, daughter Frances and golden retriever Khuno.
Daniel was Cloud 9 Living's first employee and has done a bit of everything during his time here. In his current role as VP of Customer Experience, Daniel is responsible for managing our team of Experience Consultants, helping develop our back end technology and making sure that all of our customers are happy. He also spearheads our corporate culture to ensure we are always "keeping it fresh." Daniel received a B.S. in Small Business Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado.
A Coloradan to the core, Jenn grew up spending all of her time outdoors, playing sports, and cheering on her Denver Broncos. She was raised in Highlands Ranch, CO along with her 3 brothers and 3 sisters (hold the "Brady Bunch" jokes, please) and then went on to graduate from the University of Colorado located in the beautiful city of Boulder. Jenn holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication along with an emphasis in Spanish language. After spending 2 years working in education, her love of adventure and trying new things led her to Cloud 9 Living, where she is able to help others give their loved ones the gift of a brand new experience! In her free time, Jenn enjoys writing, running, camping, Crossfit, watching hours of Netflix, appearing on game shows, and spending time with her family and friends.
Valerie was born into a world of adventure. Born in Paris, France and a German citizen, she has always been on the run around Europe and North America. Valerie’s life gravitates around her passion for marketing events and exploring the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the world beyond! Her favorite place to travel to is Berlin, Germany. She loves the both the eclectic environment and historic aspects of the city! Next on the bucket list is to one day visit Japan to ski and to try exotic foods! She is always ready for the next adventure, whatever that may be! A recent graduate of the University of Colorado, Valerie is more than excited to be working at Cloud 9 Living!
Kristin moved to Colorado after spending 2012 in Australia, where she pursued her dream of working in the coffee world and learning the craft behind a quality cup o' joe. A graduate of Grand Valley State University, she moved to London in 2006 to do theater while earning her Master's in Business Psychology at University of Westminster. She backpacked around Western Europe before returning to her first loves in the US: lake life and nonprofit work. With a heart for adventures that are big, small and everything in-between, Kristin is thrilled to help Cloud 9 Living customers embrace a walk on the wild side of life!
Lindsay's passion for creating memories for others stems from her personal experiences during her travels where she learned the importance of having your dreams come true. After receiving her degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, Lindsay moved to Boulder so that she could combine work with her love for adventure and outdoor activities. She is one of the cheerful voices on the other end of the phone and will always go the extra mile to make sure your dreams come true.
Megan was born and raised in the small town of Lemont, Illinois, but realized the mountains were a much better fit come time for college. There was no better place than Boulder. She recently obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Speech Therapy and Psychology, but decided to pursue other interests. Megan spent the past two years working as a floral designer in Boulder, and now does it in her free time. Megan’s love for nature and adventure makes her fit right in at Cloud 9 Living. When not at work, you can typically find Megan enjoying time with her boyfriend and two pups and exploring all of Colorado.
Kahla joined Cloud 9 Living after finishing the Appalachian Trail in 2013, hiking from Georgia to Maine. After finishing, it confirmed that the outdoors was one of her biggest passions so moved to Keystone, CO to be a ski instructor for the winter. She became hooked on the Colorado lifestyle so was more than excited with the opportunity to pursue her graphic design degree in Boulder, CO with Cloud 9 Living. Kahla grew up in Lancaster, PA and went to American University in Washington, DC. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive and Multimedia Design and a minor in Marketing. Merging her love of experiences and design at Cloud 9 Living couldn’t be a more perfect combination. When she’s not designing you’ll find her climbing, hiking, skiing, and traveling as much as possible.
From 80 to 8 in 72... That was the temperature change in the 3 day move that brought Jeff from Florida to the Denver area when the great outdoors and the mountains called. Jeff has been successfully SEO-ing websites for over 10 years now and since moving to Denver is now thrilled to be a part of the Cloud 9 Living team as the SEO Specialist. Playing baseball was always Jeff's passion growing up and it took him all the way through college and beyond. Today hiking and photography is where and what you'll find him doing in his free time. Jeff lives just outside Boulder with his wife Tammy and their (blind) terrier Butch... but don't tell him... he still loves to go hiking with us.
Frederiek was born to work at Cloud 9 living. She loves trying new things, the crazier the better! Frederiek grew up in Holland and has lived, worked and studied in five different counties on three different continents. She was eighteen years old when she moved to Spain to study Spanish. After that she received her BA in Hospitality Management while studying in Amsterdam. Her passion for traveling and the excitement of trying new things led her to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to fulfill a management trainee-ship and to explore South-East Asia. After living in Washington DC for a year Frederiek decided to move to Colorado in 2013. In her free time she has been enjoying her new surroundings in and around Boulder and is always up for a hike or a ski session.
Melanie was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Despite being a proud Michigander, she moved to the Big Apple after high school to pursue her dream of working in the fashion industry. Upon graduating from Fordham University in New York City, Melanie embarked on an exciting career as a sales executive for a major fashion brand. By all accounts, she was living the dream. Dreams change however, and it wasn’t long before Melanie’s other passion, her passion for adventure, took over.
After nearly 10 years in New York City, Melanie packed up her life and took the meandering route to Colorado. Along the way she ran her first 50 mile race in Washington DC, hiked the entirety of the John Muir Trail in California, spent weeks exploring Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and backpacked in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It was quite the journey, but she is excited to be settled now and ready to help share her love of adventure through her work at Cloud 9 Living.
Alan grew-up in a household where computer science was discussed at the dinner table, and began tinkering with websites when he was 15. After leaving Georgia Tech in 2010, he spent 9 weeks in the Utah desert before coming to Boulder to study Buddhist psychology. Combining intellect and spirit, Alan loves using his passion for technology to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences for 1000's of people each month. When not in front of a computer screen, Alan can be found biking through the streets of Boulder, meditating, or enjoying time with his girlfriend and 2 cats.