Our Leadership Team

Core Value #8 - Team Spirit 

Bryn Carey – CEO and Founder
Bryn Carey founded Ski Butlers out of a single car garage in 2004 in Park City, Utah and has since led a successful expansion into 35 North American ski resorts. Born into a skiing family, he first hit the slopes when he was one year old.  Carey skied his way through high school at Carrabassett Valley Academy in Maine and The Winter School in Park City, Utah, before he attended the University of New Hampshire, where he had a successful athletic career captaining the NCAA Division I ski team.  He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and quickly applied his degree towards his old summer business, Park City Seal Coat, and his newer venture, Ski Butlers. Today he lives in Park City, Utah.

Jake Hardy – COO
Jake Hardy has been with Ski Butlers since the winter of 2009. He started as a ski technician before being promoted to General Manager of Ski Butlers Park City and was then named Vice President in 2011. In 2015 he moved into the role of Chief Operating Office. Hardy, who grew up in Maine, has a classic New England ski racing pedigree, first skiing at Carrabassett Valley Academy and then collegiately at Bates College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  Hardy claims his perfect day is skiing powder at Snowbird with his wife and friends.  Today he lives in Park City, Utah. 


Mike Cremeno – Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Born and raised in Pembroke, New Hampshire, Mike first hit snow at the ripe age of 2. Being from a racing family, he was quickly thrown into the Race Program at Pat’s Peak and loved every minute of it, continuing his racing career through college. Mike chose the University of New Hampshire not only for its great Business School, but also for the fun, competitive atmosphere the NCAA Division I Ski Team at UNH offered. During his time at UNH, Mike earned All-American honors at the 2009 NCAA Championships and was named Captain of the UNH Team his Senior year. Immediately upon graduating, Mike moved out to Park City, UT to try and develop his career within the sport that had given him so much. Mike has been with Ski Butlers since the fall of 2011, where he started as a Ski Technician and was quickly promoted to Team Leader a month into the season. After the 2011/12 season came to a close he took on the responsibilities of General Manager for two years and was promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing the spring of 2014.

Chris Gallegos - Vice President of Colorado 
Chris Gallegos moved to Vail, CO with the ambition of being apart of something special. Gallegos first discovered his love for the outdoors as a child spending summers in Moab, UT.  Summers were spent hiking, biking and his number one passion Golf.  Snowboarding is a close second.  Gallegos brings an expertise for growing small business and developing people from 9 years of professional consulting/banking.  He also was schooled at UCLA Anderson School of Management-Business Diversity

Riley Tippet – Ski Butlers Aspen, Telluride & Sun Valley Owner
Riley Tippet grew up in Readfield, Maine with a love of the outdoors. From hiking and biking in the summer to skiing Sunday River and Sugarloaf/USA in the winter he couldn't get enough. Riley majored in Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire where he met Bryn Carey, this friendship would ultimately lead to Riley buying the Ski Butlers Aspen franchise in 2006, Telluride franchise in 2008 and is opening the Sun Valley location for the 2016 season. Today Riley lives in Snowmass with his wife Kristin and their 2 children, Anderson and Elin.

Glen Traylor – Ski Butlers Steamboat Owner
Glen Traylor started with Ski Butlers in September of 2008 running the Breckenridge and Vail locations.  In 2009 Glen moved to Steamboat Springs and opened up a Ski Butlers location with his wife Stephany. Traylor, who is originally from Oak Brook, IL, attended high school in New Hampshire where he raced for Proctor Academy. After graduating college from the University of Denver he did anything he could to stay in the ski industry and the mountains. Glen, Steph and their dog Parley have found a town they absolutely love being a part of and enjoy all the activities that are afforded to them living in Steamboat.

Derek Rhodes - Ski Butlers Whistler/Blackcomb Owner
Derek moved to Whistler BC from the East Coast of Canada after Graduating High School to pursue a Lifestyle in the Mountains. After several years working for other employers, he decided to start his own business. Derek is current owner of Profile Ski and Snowboard, Whistler’s only tuning specific shop with door to door delivery service. Profile Ski and Snowboard has been the providing Tuning for Ski Butlers for six seasons, so an opportunity to work with Ski Butlers as an owner seemed to be a natural fit. Derek will continue to operate his successful company and begin working with the Ski Butlers brand for the 2013 - 14 season. 

Alex Reese – Lake Tahoe Regional GM
Alex was raised in the hills of Pomfret, Vermont where he took his first turns on the slopes of Suicide Six ski area at the age of 2.  Coming from a family of avid skiers, his passion for the sport led him to Johnson State College where he would ski the mountains of Stowe, Smuggler’s Notch, and Jay Peak by day and work on his degree in Business Management by night.  In 2010, this love for the mountains took him to Breckenridge where he found Ski Butlers and began as a Ski Tech.  After three amazing seasons in Breck, he left his position as Team Lead to move farther west and assume a new role as the General Manager of Ski Butlers Lake Tahoe.  This amazing opportunity has landed him in the mecca of skiing, hiking, and lakeside living.  On a powder day you will find him in the KT lift line at Squaw Valley with a smile plastered on his face.  He currently resides in Truckee, California.  

Steph Traylor - Ski Butlers Steamboat GM
Stephany Traylor helped open Ski Butler Steamboat in 2010 with her now husband, Glen Traylor. Steph is from Seattle, Washington where she grew up skiing and snowboarding. After a short stint in college, she ventured west and landed In Park City, Utah. There, she met Glen Traylor and moved to Breckenridge, Colorado to support him as he managed two of Ski Butlers most busiest locations. After seeing first hand how awesome Ski Butlers was, she joined Glen in opening their own location in the sweet town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After three seasons of running Ski Butlers together, Steph and Glen figured marriage would be a cake-walk, so they tied the knot as Ski Butlers first ever husband/wife team. Along with their dog, Parley, they live happily together in Steamboat, where they try to fit as many ski-days in on the mountain as humanly possible (it’s a friendly marital contest. And Steph is determined to win this year). 

Sumner Ford - Jackson Hole & Big Sky General Manager
Sumner grew up in Woodstock, Vermont steadying his skiing legs at Suicide Six ski area, and eventually racing throughougt New England. Sumner found his true passion for skiing while at the Holderness School in Plymouth New Hampshire while exploring the more hidden trails of Cannon Mt. Sumner went on to attend St. Lawrence University, where he spent his weekends hiking in the Adirondacks; whether it was for a great view, or a descent down one of the legendary Adirondack Slides. Sumner graduated from St. Lawrence in 2013 with a degree in Environmental-Geology. He subsequently moved to Jackson Hole where the prospect of working at Ski Butlers immidiately jumped out at him. After a productive season as a Ski Technician and Team Leader in Jackson,  Sumner is now looking forward to his first season as the GM in Jackson Hole.

Cody Danforth - Aspen General Manager
Cody grew up outside of Burlington, VT, where he grew his passion for snowboarding at Smugglers Notch. However, after taking his first powder turns at Vail in college he vowed to make a living in a ski town and work within the ski industry. He was first introduced to Ski Butlers after meeting Riley Tippet when he was only 16 and kept the idea at the forefront of his career opportunities through college. After graduating from St. Lawerence University in 2013, where he majored in Environmental Studies and played on the lacrosse team, he followed up with Riley on the opportunity that was presented years 8 years ealrier and has settled in Aspen, CO to continue his passions of snowboarding and golfing in the summer.   


Barclay Mitchell - Telluride General Manager
Barclay started with Ski Butlers in January of 2013 as a ski tech after relocating to Telluride from the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC.  After a few years in the world of suits and ties, Ski Butlers provided the freedom to grow and challenge himself that had been so lacking elsewhere. Coupled with the endless terrain and  beauty of the San Juans, Ski Butlers in Telluride was a win-win.  After moving into a managerial role to close out the 2013/2014 season, Barclay ended up taking off last winter to complete a humpback whale internship in Maui, Hawaii. A few hundred good waves and fresh pineapples later, he couldn't be more excited to be back with Ski Butlers this winter as the Asst. GM in Telluride and has truly found a home in the unparalleled culture of this company!