Meet Our Team

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Kate Stokes, General Manager

Hailing from Michigan, Kate has always had a desire for adventure and to spend as much time possible outdoors. Before arriving in Telluride, she led bicycle tours with Backroads. Now as the General Manager of the hotel, she brings poise and polish to the role and treats guests like family. She enjoys hiking, biking, and skiing and will help you experience Telluride like a local.


Kendra Norris, Front Desk Supervisor

Originally from the red dirt of west Texas, Kendra brings a little southern charm to the front desk. When she isn’t out hiking or skiing you can find her painting or playing her ukulele and crooning to her cat, Harry.

Meaghan Nee, Front Desk

Born and raised on Long Island, NY, Meg opted for adventure after graduating college and found her way to Telluride. A 3-month “vacation” quickly turned into a permanent change of residence as she fell in love with the town and community of Telluride. When she’s not working you will find her training at Fuel or shredding on the mountain.


Fred and Linda Shapiro, Dream Breakfast Duo

While hiking in the San Juan Mountains in the 70s, Fred discovered Telluride and fell in love. He soon brought his wife, Linda, back followed by their children some years later. Their family were some of the first guests to stay at the newly opened Hotel Columbia where they returned year after year. Upon retirement, Fed and Linda made Telluride their permanent home where they enjoy the beautiful outdoors with their Golden Retriever, Aspen.